Alabama North and Mississippi to hold
Area 1 Championship on Pickwick
The American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its Area 1 Championship on Pickwick out of McFarland Park on October 6 -7, 2018.
The anglers will launch from McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama at 6:30 a.m. or safe light on day one and two. Weigh-in will be at 3:00 p.m. on day one and at 2:00 p.m. on day two. Registration will be held at the tournament trailer on Friday, October 5th starting at 4:00 p.m. with a meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m.
To qualify for this event anglers much have fished at least three events within one division or two events from the Alabama division and two events from the Mississippi division. Entry fees for anglers are $300.00 for boaters and $150.00 for Co Anglers.
Size limits for this event are15 inch Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass.
The top 10 boaters and the top 10 co-anglers in points from each division after the two-day is completed as well as the top 5 boaters and top 5 co-anglers by place of finish at the two-day event (that haven’t qualified by points) will qualify for the Ray Scott Championship on Lake Eufaula in April 2019.
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishes, boaters and co anglers fishing this tournament and ABA 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, and Maui Jim.
Limit: 5bass for Boaters / 3 bass for Co-Anglers
Size Limit: 15” Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass
Take Off: 6:30 am or Safe Light
Weigh In: 3:00 pm
LOCKING IS ALLOWED THROUGH WILSON DAM ONLY!!!
ALL ANGLERS MUST HAVE QUALIFIED IN ORDER TO COMPETE IN THIS EVENT. PLEASE SEE THE 2018 RULES FOR ELIGIBILITY INFO.
ALL ANGLERS WILLCOMPETE BOTH DAYS OF THIS EVENT, THERE IS NOT A CUT AFTER THE FIRST DAY.
4900 Hatch Blvd
Sheffield, AL 35660
Room Rates are $72.00 per night just let them know you are fishing with the American Bass Anglers Tournament.
200 James M. Spain Dr.
Florence, AL 35630
Friday, October 5, 2018
4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
All anglers are required to have in their possession a valid AL or MS Freshwater Fishing License. Go to www.ms.gov/mdwfp/hunting_fishing to purchase a Mississippi Fishing License. To purchase an Alabama fishing license, go to www.outdooralabama.com.
For more information on this tournament, call Daniel Sylvester, tournament manager, at 256-230-5633 or ABA at 256-232-0406.
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 ABA Open Series, the ABA 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
ABA is sponsored by: Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, GEICO, Garmin, Power-Pole, T-H Marine, Hydrowave, Maui Jim, Abu Garcia, MotorGuide, and Sirius XM Marine.
Tournament Manager: Daniel Sylvester 256-230-5633,
Email: [email protected]
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