Dale and Victoria Goff Collect 2nd Win of 2019 Season
Our 2nd tournament of the South Carolina series followed up the AFT Championship where the last day was canceled due to weather conditions. We'd like to thank the 13 teams that braved the windy conditions to compete on Saturday. We shared the landing with the Jacob Jordan Memorial Tournament. Jacob Jordan was a high school angler that graduated in 2018 and was holding down two jobs. He was killed in an automobile accident earlier in the month. This young man was well-known and liked in the local fishing community. The Jacob Jordan Memorial Tournament will be an annual event on Lake Hartwell. It was decided that the blast off and weigh-ins would co-inside so that our couples could participate in the benefit and fundraisers as well as the couples tournament. A few teams competed in both and several more participated in the fundraisers after weigh in.
We'd like to pass on the appreciation of the Jacob Jordan benefit organizers. Timmy Jones and his son, Jacob’s high school fishing partner, came over as we were leaving to thank everyone for their participation and donations.
We had 13 teams compete in the second series tournament and paid out 3 places.
Congratulations to our couples that earned a paycheck:
Dale and Victoria Goff took another 1st place finish with 5-fish weighing 9.11-lbs.
2nd Place and Ladies Big Fish went to Bryan and Sharon Waddell with 5-fish for a total weight of 8.59-lbs and big fish of 2.96-lbs.
3rd Place and Men's Big Fish went to Craig Sahms with 5-fish weighing 8.20-lbs and big fish of 3.30-lbs.
Don't forget the end of the year bonus drawing programs:
Referral Bonus Program - Complete a Referral Drawing card whenever a team you refer competes in their first Couples tournament.
Participation Bonus Program - Any team that competes in 6 or more trail tournaments will be entered in a Special Prize package drawing.
Our sponsors graciously provide items for our couples that do not earn a paycheck at the division tournaments.
Thank you to our local sponsors that provided items for our couples:
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 the 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, Hydrowave, T-H Marine,ABU Garcia, Berkley, Garmin, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Sirius XM, Optima Batteries and GEICO.
American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted @ (256)232-0406 or visit www.AmercanBassAnglers.com
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
Hamilton Wins on the Potomac River
9/7/2019 Bill Hamilton of Huntingtown, MD. takes the Maryland AFT D11 tournament win on the Potomac River launched from Smallwood State Park near Marbury, MD.
Kentucky Lake Division August 4, 2019
The ABA Bass Pro Shops Couples Tour, Kentucky Lake Division completed their final tournament of 2019 this Sunday. The weather was nearly perfect right up to the weigh-in, at which time Mother Nature dropped high winds and heavy rains for about an hour. Fifteen teams participated today out of the Big Bear ramp. Teams fought a very tough bite all day. A total of 23 bass were brought to the scales for a combined weight of 64.98 pounds. We paid out a total of $1,275.
Division 10 Heads to Sam Rayburn
ATHENS, Ala. – The South East Texas division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold its final one-day event of the 2019 season on September 14th in Brookeland, TX on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The competitors will launch at Umphrey Family Pavilion, Located at 3967 Recreation Rd 255, Brookeland, TX. 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, September 13th at the Umphrey Pavilion.
ABA Announces the 2020 Bass Pro Shop Team Tour
September, 03, 2019, Athens, AL - American Bass Anglers announced the 2020 Bass Pro Shops Team Tour season details today. The Bass Pro Shops Team Tour will hold nine team tournaments in two divisions that offer a Triton/Mercury boat package* for the first-place team at each divisional event. The year-end 2020 Team Championship will offer two Triton/Mercury boat package* to the Championship first place team and a combined payout of up to $80,000 in cash, prizes and bonuses based on a full field.
Registration for the 2020 season will begin September 16, 2019 at 8 am with special incentives for early registrations. Teams may register online at AmericanBassAnglers.com or call (256)232-0406.