Open Series Mississippi Division Opens on Columbus Pool
ATHENS, Ala. – The Mississippi division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its first event of the 2018 season on March 3rd in Columbus, MS on the Tombigbee Waterway. March is here and it’s time to bag the big girls! Don’t miss your chance on the excitement!
The competitors will launch at the East Bank Public Ramp in Columbus, located at 3257 Lock and Dam Road. 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 March 2nd at the East Bank Ramp.
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. Mississippi 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, click here.
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 Triton 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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