Florida Central Heads to Harris Chain
ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will host its third event of the 2018 season March 17, 2018, on the Harris Chain in Tavares, FL.
The competitors will launch at Hickory Point Recreational Facility, located at 27341 FL-19, Tavares, FL 32778. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:30p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Hickory Point Recreational Facility with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here
To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. First place is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 first place 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 12 inches long with an exemption permit available at registration. Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass.
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors fishing this tournament and American Bass Anglers Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, and ABU Garcia. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.
Attention: Boaters must meet their Co-Angler partners in the Soccer Parking Field or Offsite before lining up to launch boats to facilitate traffic flow.
Limit: 5bass for Boaters / 3 bass for Co-Anglers
Size Limit: 12" with a Signed Exemption Permit. Exemption Permits will be available at registration.
Take Off:7:30am or Safe Light
Weigh In: 3:30pm
Time Zone: Eastern
BEST WESTERN PLUS Lake County Inn & Suites
1380 E Burleigh Boulevard,
Tavares, FL, 32778, United States
Lake County, Florida
PO Box 7800
315 W Main St., Suite 520
Tavares FL 32778
Hickory Point Recreational Facility
27341 State Road 19
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 343-3777
Fax: (353) 343-4259
Registration & Meeting will be at the ABA Stage TrailerFriday March 16, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:30pm with the meeting and partner pairing starting at 7:00pm.
1621 13th St.
St Cloud, FL 34769
All anglers are required to have in their possession a valid FL Freshwater Fishing License. Florida licenses may be purchased by phone by calling (888) 347-4356.
The best American Bass Anglers Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2019 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Eufaula in April 2019.
For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at 256-230-5632 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.abaopenseries.com .
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 American Bass Anglers Open Series, the 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
ABA is sponsoredby: Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Best Western Hotels, Livingston Lures, GEICO, Garmin, Sirius XM Marine Weather, Power-Pole, T-H Marine, Hydrowave, Maui Jim, Abu Garcia, Berkley, MotorGuide, and Optima Batteries.
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