Division 10 Starts at Big Sam Rayburn
ATHENS, Ala. – The South East Texas division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its first event of the 2018 season on February 24th in Brookeland, TX on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Sam Rayburn is known for its monster bags this time of year so don’t miss your chance on the excitement.
The competitors will launch at the public ramp in Brookeland, located at County Road 225 adjacent to the Umphrey Pavilion. Anglers will begin fishing at safe light with the weigh-in starting at 3 p.m. Onsite registration and check in will be from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Friday Feb 23rd at the Umphrey Pavilion. To register for this event click here
To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. First place is a guaranteed minimum of $5,000.00 for boaters. To learn more about the payout, visit http://www.abaopenseries.com/payout.php
Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 14 inches long. Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass. Texas fishing license required.
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors fishing this tournament and Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, ABU Garcia, MauJim and Livingston Lures. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.
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The best Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2019 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Lake Eufaula, AL in April of 2019.
For more information on this tournament, call Chris Wayand, tournament manager, at 256-230-5627 or register through the ABA main office at 256-232-0406. To register on line, see www.abaopenseries.com and find this event under “Tournaments/South East Texas.”
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the American Fishing Tour, the Open Series, the 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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Fifty-six Anglers took to the water on Lake Eufaula this past Saturday to fish the 9 February 2019 Bass Pro Shop AFT Division 12 One Day Qualifier. Dustin Wood set the standard by taking first place with 28.27 lbs., anchored by a chunky 8.24lb kicker. Bobby Padgett placed 2nd with 21.26 lbs., followed by Robert Enke (Co Angler) with 20.45 lbs. Enke had the big fish of the tournament weighing in at 8.25 lbs. A total of nine Anglers received checks for their efforts. Three bass over 8 lbs. were weighed in. The lake was heavily stained and the water temperature was in the 50’s. Fish were caught in both shallow and deep patterns on a variety of baits ranging from plastics, blades and crankbaits. The next tournament on Lake Eufaula is scheduled for 3 March and the lake should be on fire. Will it take 30 lbs to win and will there be a nine pounder caught, we’ll just have to wait and see!
South Carolina Couples Cancels 12/8 Tournament
The South Carolina Couples Division 11 has canceled the 12/8 tournament scheduled for Lake Wateree. This decision has been made due to falling lake levels, the ramp and the launch site is inaccessible. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to seeing you all at the next tournament.
South Carolina Heads to Lake Murray
ATHENS, Ala. – The South Carolina Division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold its second event of the season on Lake Murray on February 23, 2019.
The competitors will launch from Dreher Island State Park located at 3677 State Park Road Prosperity South Carolina 29127. Anglers will begin fishing at 7:00 am or safe light on Saturday February 23rd with the weigh-in to start at 3:00 pm. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friday 2/22/2019 local time at the ABA stage trailer at Dreher Island State park, with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m.
Mason and Walker win new Triton boat at Guntersville
Saturday, February 9, 2019 the Bass Pro Shops Team Tour operated by American Bass Anglers held its first tournament of the regular season that launched from Goosepond Bait and Tackle on Guntersville Lake located in Scottsboro, Alabama. Ninety-three teams went to battle in cold weather conditions to try and win the 2019 Triton 17TX powered by a 60HP Mercury four-stroke with Garmin Echo-map plus 63CV valued at 20K. With a 5-pound lead over 2nd place Jimmy Mason and Lance Walker took the victory weighing in 5 fish for a total weight of 33.82-pounds. The team also earned a check for $900 for taking 1st place in the High Stakes Option Pot.