2020 Bass Pro Shop Open Series Kick Off Event

December 2, 2019, Athens, AL. The first Bass Pro Shop Open Series event is only 41 days away.   The 2020 Kick off event will be on Lake Toho. The event will lauch out of Lakefront Park located in Kissimmee, FL on January 11, 2020.

At the 2019 kick off event Eric Panzironi of Longwood, FL weight a big sack of bass of 26.67 pounds to win $5,600 for first place. “I stayed on Toho all day. I found a big school of fish last weekend, and they stayed in the same area. I pulled up to that spot and was done by 9:30 am. Last week they were smaller, but the bigger fish moved up to that area. It feels great to start the season with a win,” Panzironi said.  

James Stephens III of Osprey, FL weighed a 8.38-pound monster and pocketed over $1,000 for big bass! Keith Farrell of Tampa, FL was the winning co-angler with a three fish limit that weighed 13.25 pounds and cashed a $2,000 check.

January is the right time to hit Toho and no matter where you live in the US it would be well worth the drive.

The Bass Pro Shops Open Series is a Pro/Am format with 78 tournaments scheduled throughout 17 divisions that provides a path to the 2021 Ray Scott Championship where the winning boater will be awarded $50,000 cash and a new Triton/Mercury Boat package valued over $70,000.  The winning co-angler at the Ray Scott Championship will win $25,000 cash and a new Triton/Mercury Boat package valued over $48,000.

Entry fees for the divisional one-day events are $210 for boaters and $105 for co-anglers, for the area championships entry fees are $310 for boaters and $155 for co-anglers.  Ray Scott Championship entry fees will be $310 for boaters and $155 for co-anglers. 

The Payout for all events will be based on number of entries, for one-day divisional events a guaranteed $5000 will go the winning boater based on a minimum of 60 boats, for each 2-day Area Championship a guaranteed $10,000 for boaters and $5,000 for co-anglers based on 100 boats.

Contingency programs will be offered by sponsors at each event including; Triton Gold, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash and Berkley’s Cast for Cash.

More information can be viewed on the ABAOpenSeries.com website including payouts, schedules, and additional information.  Registrations can be done online at ABAOpenSeries.com or by phone at (256)232-0406.  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, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim and Power-Pole.  For more information visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

To Register for 2020 season events go https://www.americanbassanglers.com click on "All Tournaments Click Here" Select Open Series and select the division you are interested in competing in. You may also register by phone at call (256) 232-0406.

2020 Schedules

Area 1                                                                                                     Area 2
Alabama North                       Mississippi                                              Tennessee Central                   East Tennessee       
02/29       Guntersville             02/15       Ross Barnett                            03/21       Percy Priest             03/14       Cherokee
05/02       Neely Henry           03/21       Ross Barnett                            05/16       Center Hill              03/28       Chickamauga
06/06       Weiss                      05/09       Ross Barnett                            06/20       Old Hickory            06/13       Watts Bar
07/18       Pickwick                 06/27       Ross Barnett                            07/25       Old Hickory            07/11       Douglas

Area 1 Championship             09/26-27  Pickwick                                 Area 2 Championship             09/12-13  Percy Priest

Area 3                                                                                                     Area 4
Alabama South                       Georgia                                                   North Carolina                        South Carolina       
02/08       Eufaula                    02/22       Eufaula                                    03/14       Norman                   02/29       Keowee
03/21       Jordan                     03/14       Oconee                                    05/09       Badin                       04/25       Clarks Hill
04/18       Eufaula                    04/25       Sinclair                                    05/30       Norman                   07/11       Clarks Hill
06/27       Logan Martin          06/13       Oconee                                    06/20       High Rock               07/25       Murray

Area 3 Championship             10/10-11  Eufaula                                    Area 4 Championship             09/26-27  Wylie      

Area5                                                                                                      Area 6
Florida Central                        Florida South                                          Southeast Texas                      East Texas                              
01/11       Toho                        01/25       Okeechobee                             01/18       Sam Rayburn          02/02       Palestine
02/01       Harris Chain            03/07       Okeechobee                             03/28       Sam Rayburn          02/23       Texoma
02/29       Toho                        03/28       Okeechobee                             05/02       Sam Rayburn          06/13       Bob Sandlin
05/02       Harris Chain            05/16       Okeechobee                             06/20       Sam Rayburn          09/19       Lake of the Pines

Area 5 Championship             10/03-04  Toho                                        Area 6 Championship             10/24-25  Toledo Bend

Area 7                                                                                                     Area 8
Arkansas                                 Oklahoma                                                Virginia                                   Maryland
02/28       Ouachita                  02/29       Tenkiller                                  03/21       Kerr                         03/28       Potomac River
03/07       Dardanelle               03/14       Ft Gibson                                05/02       Gaston                     04/18       Chesapeake Bay
04/25       Hamilton                 04/18       Grand                                      06/27       Kerr                         05/16       Chesapeake Bay
06/06       Greers Ferry            05/16       Eufaula                                    08/08       Potomac River        08/01       Potomac River

Area 7 Championship             09/26-27  Arkansas River                       Area 8 Championship             09/12-13  Potomac River

Area 9
New York
06/27       Champlain
07/11       1000 Islands
08/15       Oneida
09/12       Cayuga                                                                                                   

Area 9 Championship              09/26-27 Champlain

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At the 2019 kick off event Eric Panzironi of Longwood, FL weight a big sack of bass of 26.67 pounds to win $5,600 for first place. “I stayed on Toho all day. I found a big school of fish last weekend, and they stayed in the same area. I pulled up to that spot and was done by 9:30 am. Last week they were smaller, but the bigger fish moved up to that area. It feels great to start the season with a win,” Panzironi said.  

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At the 2019 kick off event Eric Panzironi of Longwood, FL weight a big sack of bass of 26.67 pounds to win $5,600 for first place. “I stayed on Toho all day. I found a big school of fish last weekend, and they stayed in the same area. I pulled up to that spot and was done by 9:30 am. Last week they were smaller, but the bigger fish moved up to that area. It feels great to start the season with a win,” Panzironi said.  

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