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
Aaron Batson Wins D72 on Oconee
Aaron Batson of Oxford, GA. brought a winning sack totaling at 23.53 lbs. to the scale at Lake Oconee on December 21, 2019 for the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tournament.
Mike Blalock & Deanna Phillips win on Lake Russell
Mike & Deanna are making a strong run for the points this year with their second first place finish. They were just one of the 29 teams that braved the cold and wind of December to compete on Lake Russell. The following round out the top 5 teams who earned a placement check along with Men’s Big Fish, Ladies Big Fish and Berkeley’s Smallest 5 Five Fish Limit:
2021 Ray Scott Championship Lake Chickamauga Dayton, TN
ATHENS, Ala. – January 06, 2020 -- American Bass Anglers announced today that the 2021 Ray Scott Championship, will be hosted by Dayton, TN. The event will take place April 11-18 at Dayton Boat Dock on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, TN. Two hundred boaters and co-anglers from the Bass Pro Shops Open Series 2020 season will be invited to compete for over $300,000.00 in cash and prizes which include $115,000 for first place boater and $65,000 for first place co-angler.
Lake Chickamauga is a reservoir along the Tennessee River completed in 1940 and has a shoreline of 810 miles stretching from Watts Bar Dam to Chickamauga Dam making the lake 58.9 miles long. The Championship will launch from the Dayton Boat Dock at Dayton TN, near the midsection of the lake. Lake Chickamauga is known for big bass stringers and the month of April should produce an exceptional fishery for all the anglers.......
John Rice and Paul Arnold Take Home Two New Tritons at Chickamauga
John Rice of Huntsville, Al and Paul Arnold of Woodville, Al. won the Bass Pro Shops Team Tour Championship, held October 5th and 6th on Lake Chickamauga. Launching out of Dayton Boat Dock and Grill. John and Paul went straight to work and caught a two-day limit of 10 bass weighing 36.51 pounds. For their victory, the team took home 2 Triton TX-17 boats equipped with 60 HP Mercury outboards and Garmin electronics valued at $40,000.