2021 Ray Scott National Championship
Chickamauga Lake, Dayton TN April 11-18, 2021
Schedule of Events:
Registration: Registration will begin November 30th at 8 am CT
Off Limits: The tournament waters will be off-limits beginning at sunset, March 8, 2021, until safe daylight, Saturday, April 10, 2021.
Official Practice: Official practice will be from safe daylight Saturday, April 10th through 3:00 pm April 13th (Eastern Time)
Marina & Launch Ramp: Dayton Boat Dock, 175 Lakeshore St, Dayton, TN 37321
AOY Dinner (Invitation Only): TBD
Onsite Check-in (mandatory): 3:00-5:00 pm EST - Tuesday, April 13th at TBD
Mandatory Safety Briefing: Mandatory briefing will be held the morning of April 14th (safe light) with all boats in the water. Arrive early at the ramp to ensure you have ample time to be in the water prior to the mandatory briefing
Competition Days: Safelight (take off) – 3:00 pm (weigh-in). Wednesday and Thursday, April 14th & 15th all anglers’ fish. Friday, April 16th the top half of the field will fish. Saturday, April 17th, only the top 25 will fish.
Event Address: Dayton Boat Dock, 175 Lakeshore St, Dayton, TN 37321
Event Host: Rhea Economic and Tourism Council, Inc., 107 Main St, Dayton, TN 37321
Host Hotel: EconoLodge, 8763 Rhea County HWY, Dayton, TN 37321
Host Triton Dealers: Island Cove Outdoor Center, 6010 Hwy 58, Harrison, TN 37341
Creel Limit: The daily creel limit for boaters is (5) bass and for co-anglers (3) bass. The official length for bass will be 15in for Largemouth and Spotted bass 18 inches for Smallmouth.
License Information: Tennessee fishing license required
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
RANDY WOODHAM Wins D72 on OCONEE
Randy Woodham of Social Circle, GA took the win for D72 of the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour held on January 16, 2021, on Lake Oconee. His total weight of 17.12 pounds netted him $755 cash for first place and a nice trophy. Randy secured his five fish limit with a 5.62 pounder, and won additional cash of $370 for the optional big bass pot and the Big Bass trophy. Randy is currently in the lead for AOY position for D72.
North GA Couples kicks off 2021 season with double header on Lake Lanier.
October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems.
Bass Pro Shops Open Series Coming To Lake Okeechobee
Athens, AL - The south Florida division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold their first tournament of the season on Lake Okeechobee. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the tournament will be out of Clewiston, FL, launching out of the framed Roland Martin Marina and Resort.
It will be interesting to see how much Okeechobee has changed since last January. On this same weekend last year, Scott Kirsch of Edgewater, FL, won the boater side of the event with a five-fish limit of 18 pounds. Mason Meder won the Co-Angler side of the event with a three-fish limit of 10.91 pounds.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak