East Tennessee Heads to Lake Chickamauga for Season Opener
ATHENS, Ala. – The East Tennessee Division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold its season opener on February 16, 2019, on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee.
The competitors will launch from the Dayton Boat Dock located at 175 Lakeshore Drive Dayton Tennessee. Anglers will begin fishing at 7:00 am or safe light on Saturday, February 16th. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 pm. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friday 2/15/19 local time at the ABA stage trailer at the Dayton Boat Dock, with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m. To register for this tournament, visit us online at www.americanbassanglers.com or call 256-232-0406.
To enter, anglers fishing the boater division pays $210.00 with co-anglers paying $105.00 per event. The payout for all events will be based on the number of entries. For one day divisional events $5000.00 will be paid to the winning boater based on a minimum of 60 boats. As the field increases the payout also increases. For each 2-day area championship, $10,000.00 will be paid to the winning boater based on a minimum of 100 boats and $5000.00 paid to the winning co-angler based on 100 boats.
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors fishing this tournament and Bass Pro Shops Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Marine, Berkley and Power Pole. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.
Pre-Event Meeting date and location:
Friday 2/15/2019 at the Dayton Boat Dock.
Registration is from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 pm.
Limit: 5bass for the boaters/ 3 bass for the co-anglers
Size limit: 12 inches minimum on spotted bass
15 inch minimum on largemouth bass
18 inch minimum on smallmouth bass you may only have 1.
Take off: 7:00 am. or safe light
Weigh in 3:00 pm
Time zone: Eastern
All anglers must have a valid Tennessee fishing license in your possession. All boaters must have a minimum of $100,000.00 liability insurance in your possession for the boat you are operating.
Anglers holding a Freedom Pass must text 256-497-0967 Friday 2/15/19
To confirm you are fishing the event.
Tournament Manager: Rodney Michael 256-497-0967
Call 256-232-0406 for more information or to register for this event.
Host Triton Dealer
Island Cove Outdoor Center
6010 Hwy 58 Harrison, TN 37341
Bass Pro Shops:
1000 Bass Pro Drive
Chattanooga, TN. 37412
For more information on this tournament, call Rodney Michael tournament manager, at 256-497-0967 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, Motorguide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Maui Jim, Power Pole and Optima Batteries. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc. PO box 475 Athens, AL. 35612. Phone (256) 232-0406.
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