Division 14 Begins on Arkansas River
ATHENS, Ala. – The Oklahoma division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its first event of the 2018 season on March 10th in Muskogee, OK on the Arkansas River. 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 Three Forks Harbor in Muskogee, 5201 Three Forks Road, Muskogee, OK. 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 Three Forks Marina.
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 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. Oklahoma 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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BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn
2701 Military Blvd
Muskogee, OK 74401
Nichols Marine, Tulsa
6556 East 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74129
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 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com
American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and Weather, Optima Batteries, Garmin, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, MauiJim Sunglasses, Power Pole, and GEICO Insurance. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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