South Carolina Opens on Lake Keowee
ATHENS, Ala. – The South Carolina Division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold its first event of the season on Saturday, February 13, 2021, on Lake Keowee in Seneca, SC, launching out of South Cove.
At this same time last year, Greg Rikard of Leesville SC weighed in a five-bass limit on Keowee on 2/29/2020. Rikard brought in a five-bass limit weighing 19.00 pounds even with a 5.38 lb. big bass to win the boater side. Rikard reporting catching most of his fish mid-morning on a Jig and Crankbait.
Taking second for the boaters Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 16.75 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 5.80 pounds. “I had a pretty good day,” said Anderson. “I caught around 12 keepers in very shallow water on a 3/4 ounce spinnerbait.”
South Cove Park located at 1099 South Cove Road, Seneca SC 29672. Anglers will begin fishing at 7:30 am or safe light with the weigh-in to start at 3:30 pm.
To register for this event go to this link
About the 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 all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Monster Energy Drinks, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, REKS Sunglasses, Power Pole, and Hotel Planner.com
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
LES CHARLES WINS D72 on SINCLAIR
Les Charles of Milledgeville, GA took home the first place trophy and $813 cash for his 5 bass limit totaling 15.92 pounds at the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tournament held on November 27, 2021 at Lake Sinclair. Les said he caught his fish flipping docks with a homemade jig.
Tom and Missy take the win and the GLine Battery $100 Bounty on Cooper River
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the Cooper River with mild temperatures and sunny skies! We had eight teams come out to compete with every team bringing fish to the scales. Several teams commented on how clear the water was and how many big bass they watched swimming but couldn’t get to bite. It seems that the most productive bite was on crank baits and worms.
Tom and Missy Bancroft took First Place with 5 largemouth bass weighing 8.15 lbs. earning $360. We caught our bass on crankbaits in the morning and shaky head worms in the afternoon.
2022 Open Series Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2022 Open Series. The 2022 season offers 16 divisions, Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee Central, Tennessee East, Texas East, and Texas Southeast, and Virginia.
Each division offers four one-day qualifying events offering a boater/co-angler format,
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