• 1601px200
  • 1600px1gjuice
  • Alliance1600
  • Garmin1600
  • mercury
  • BW1600
  • 1600pxatlas
  • Mercury1600
  • Alliance1600_2
  • 1600pxgforce
  • A1600x200
  • Triton2
  • BW480
  • Garmin480
  • Garmin4802
  • Atlas
  • Mercury480
  • Eliminator
  • Alliance480
  • Triton Gold
  • G Juice
Draw Trail
American Fishing Tour
Boater/Co-Angler
Open Series
Team Tour 
Couples Series 
Team Tour
100% Plus Team Tour
Annual Team Event
Military Bass Anglers
Welcome to the American Bass Anglers
Did you receive your Membership Packet?
AFT
Opens
Couples
Team - Military

 

5/22/2018

Dan Rose wins at Long Pond

ABA AFT Division 5 held a tournament on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Long Pond, Harwich, MA. It was cloudy, windy and raining when the anglers showed up for registration. The north wind was blowing at 10-20 mph and remained steady until late mid-morning. According to most, the bite was an early one and seemed to turn off when the sun broke through the clouds and the wind shifted to the SSW. One would think the opposite pattern should have taken place. Nevertheless, we had some beautiful smallmouth & largemouth weighed in for a total of 44 fish weighed in with a combined weight of 75.08 lbs. for an average weight per fish of 1.71 lbs.

Read More

5/21/2018

Weldon Wins on Lake Jordan

ATHENS, Ala. –    Dallas Weldon of Tallassee, AL won the American Bass Open Series Alabama South Division tournament, held May 19TH on Lake Jordan. Running out of Bonners Landing in Wetumpka, AL Dallas caught five bass weighing 17.62 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, he took home a check for $5000. 

Read More

5/21/2018

Close Finish on Lake Conroe

ATHENS, Ala. – Justin Buller of Willis, TX won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Oklahoma Division, held May 19th on Lake Conroe, with an excitingly close finish above the runner-up. Launching from Lakeview Marina in Conroe, TX the anglers went out for the day with clear skies, mild winds, and a harsh sun that stayed around most of the day with the wind picking back up closer to weigh-in.  The boats launched for the day promptly at 6:00 am and returned to weigh-in at 2:00 pm.

Read More

5/21/2018

Doug Davis wins D114 Two-Day Championship

Doug Davis from Chipley, Fl is one step closer to the American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first-place win in the American Fishing Tour Seminole Division 114 bass tournament held on Lake Seminole May 19& 20, 2018. Doug’s 2 limits weighed in at 42.18 pounds.  Big Bass was awarded to Doug Davis for catching a 7.76-pound largemouth bass. 

Read More

5/21/2018

Gary Singleton Claims D40 Championship Title

American Fishing Tour Division 40 held it two-day championship on May 19 and May 20 on Kentucky Lake out of Pebble Isle Marina.  On the second day of the tournament, Gary Singleton of Dickson, TN, brought in the largest bag of the tournament at 21.31 lbs.  This weight gave him first place with a total of 30.04 lbs. He took home $804 for the victory.  Eddie Scott of Waverly, TN took second with a two day total of 27.34 lbs. He took home $374.  Big fish of the tournament was 6.36 lbs.  Tom O’Bryant of Cedar Grove, TN took home $120 for that fish.

Read More

5/21/2018

Kameron Harbin gets the win on Clarks Hill Lake
 

Athens, Ala. Kameron Harbin of Abbeville, SC won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 1-day qualifier held May 20, 2018 on Clarks Hill Lake running out of the Dorn Boating Facility near McCormick, SC.

There were 25 anglers fishing this Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament out of the Dorn Facility near McCormick, SC.  First place, Kameron Harbin had the Level Performance Rod Big Sack with 5 fish weighing 15.20 pounds for the win. Kameron fished the lower part of the lake early catching fish on the top water herring bite. He then traveled to the upper part of the lake and finished the day catching fish on frogs. The payback for first place and first place option earned Kameron $740 with the first-place trophy.

Read More

5/21/2018

Mason and Walker take the win on Wheeler Lake


Sunday, May 20, 2018 was a great day of fishing for the ABA Triton 100% Plus Team Tour event that launched from Ingalls Harbor on Wheeler Lake located in Decatur, Alabama.  Fifty-three teams went to battle for a chance win the 2018 Triton 17TX powered by a 60HP Mercury four-stroke with Garmin Echo-map plus 93SV valued at $20,000. Jimmy Mason of Rogersville, Alabama and Lance Walker of Counce, Tennessee took the victory of weighing in 5 fish for a total weight of 18.87lbs. The team also earned a check of $900 for taking 1st place in the High Stakes Option Pot.

Read More

5/21/2018

Travis Williams Wins On High Rock

ATHENS, Ala. – Travis Williams of Salisbury North Carolina, won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 5/18/2018 on High Rock Lake. Running out of Tamarac Marina in Salisbury North Carolina, Williams weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 21.71 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 4.78 pounds. Williams took home a check for $5000.00 for the win.  

Read More

5/18/2018

AFT DIVISION 96   BRING–A–YOUTH TOURNAMENT


South Carolina Division 96 of the Ram American Fishing Tour is holding the 4th Annual Bring A Youth Fishing Tournament. It will be held again on Lake Greenwood out of Lake Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC on Saturday, May 26th 2018 (the photo is of our last year winners).

Read More

5/18/2018

Connecticut D6 5/19 Tournament Canceled

The Connecticut D6  tournament on Lillinonah on 5/19/18 has been canceled, due to hazardous weather conditions and tornado damage.  

The next event in this division will be held 06/02/2018 on Colebrook.

For full schedule click here

For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371 or Assistant Director Gary McClarran at 203-578-5012.

Read More

5/17/2018

Richard Bates wins in a big way on the Chickahominy River


In what turned out to be a lopsided victory Richard Bates scored a four pound margin of victory on the Chickahominy River May 12.  “This was a personal best for me on this river.  Everything just fell into place today.  All my fish came fishing Zoom plastics shallow.  There had to be cover of some sort to find the fish.  Every bite came when my bait was in contact with wood of some sort.  The big fish followed the bait out from wood and struck a few feet after I had contacted the cover,” said Bates. 

Read More

5/16/2018

Danny Flynn Wins on the Roanoke River

Danny Flynn, of Bethel, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 12 May 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  Danny caught 5 bass weighing an impressive 21.09 lbs.  Danny said he ran to the Cashie River and caught his fish on worms.  Congratulation Danny.  Danny also had big fish of the tournament with a nice 7.17 kicker.  

Read More

5/16/2018

American Bass Anglers Partners with Mastercard

Athens, AL – May 16, 2018, American Bass Anglers and Mastercard presents the ABA Platinum Mastercard for personal or business use.  Designed especially for ABA Members, you will be able to track all of your expenses and earn rewards points faster.  With either the personal or business classic, payback or preferred cards, members can enjoy no annual fees and a 3.99% promotional rate for balance transfers.  For the more ambitious traveler, the Personal World or the Personal World Elite card may be your choice.  

ABA members have always expressed the desire to have the necessary tools to use in their travel and to track fishing expenses for yearend reporting.  With low or no annual fees, cash back options, and rewards, members can reap the benefits of the American Bass Angler Mastercard whether it be for business or pleasure.

To apply for your card, please visit:
https://cue.thecardservicescenter.com/0162/onlinebanking/OnlineCreateApplication?fINumber=0162

Read More

5/15/2018

Army Team Beck/Anderson Won the 2018 Military Team Tournament

The Military Team Tournament is an annual team event where prior and active military meet to spend time with friends for a little healthy competition. This three-day event is not just for fun and fellowship, it’s also a big cash event and winners get a years’ worth of bragging rights. The Military Team Tournament was held on Old Hickory Lake launching out of Sanders Ferry Park in  Hendersonville, Tennessee on May 9-11. 

Read More

5/15/2018

 Hughes wins on The Potomac River

ATHENS, Ala. – Jesepth Hughes of King George, VA won the American Bass Anglers Open Series NE region tournament, held May 12th on the Potomac River. Running out of Smallwood State park near Marbury, Maryland, Hughes caught five bass weighing 20.38 pounds. For the Boater Division victory Hughes took home a check for $5000.

Read More

5/15/2018

Houston McSwain Takes D40 win on Kentucky Lake

American Fishing Tour Division 40’s last one day tournament was held on Kentucky Lake on Saturday May 12, out of Pebble Isle Marina.  Houston McSwain of Jackson, TN brought a limit to the scales that weighed 15.54 lbs. He took home $522 for his first place finish.

Read More

5/15/2018

Reid McGinn Takes D14 win on Lake Norman

Athens, Al -  Reid McGinn of Fort Mill, SC won the American Fishing Tour division 14 tournament on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC with five fish weighing 8.94 pounds held on 05/12/2018.

Read More

5/15/2018

Ken and Pam Draskovic win on Lake Guntersville 

Ken and Pam from Scottsboro, Alabama won the Couples Tour Alabama North event held Saturday May 12th, 2018 on Lake Guntersville.  Seven teams competed, and every team caught a five fish limit.  The Draskovics weighed in 14.52 lbs for the win.  Scott and Marylin Dalton claimed second place with a limit weighing 13.18 pounds.  Scott claimed a defective new net resulted in a lost fish that would have helped their cause.   Ladies Big bass pot was won by Joyce Cooper with a 2.66 lb largemouth.  Ken won the men’s big bass with his 3.66 pounder.  Bass were caught using  Swimbaits, Crankbaits and Texas rigged creature Baits. The temperature soared up to 91 degrees.

Read More

5/15/2018

Weir Takes It Home on Grand

ATHENS, Ala. – Patrick Weir of Broken Arrow, OK won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Oklahoma Division, held May 12th on Grand Lake. Launching from Wolf Creek Park in Grove, OK the anglers went out for the day with steady but brisk winds that stayed around all day long.  Clear skies with no rain made for a dry day for the anglers when they came back to the launch for weigh-in at 3 pm. Of the nearly 100 participants, almost every angler brought in fish to the scales.

Read More

5/14/2018

Terescenko Wins Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. –  Alex Terescenko of West Palm Beach, FL won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida South tournament, held May 12th on Lake Okeechobee.

Running out of Roland Martin Marina & Resort in Clewiston, FL Alex caught five bass weighing 27.77 pounds including a 6.64-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Terescenko took home a check for $5000.

Read More

Free Issue of American Bass Anglers Magazine

ABA Members Save Big Time on OPTIMA® Batteries
Log in to Get your Discount with Free Shipping
You can't beat this Price Anywhere!

 


Opt In for ABA SMS Messges


 

 

American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

Virginia 5/26/2018 Kerr
Alabama - Mobile 5/26/2018 Tensaw
Alabama Central 5/26/2018 Jordan
Alabama Northwest 5/26/2018 Wilson Lake
KY Lake 5/26/2018 Kentucky Lake
Maryland 5/26/2018 Potomac
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 5/26/2018 Lay Lake
Kansas - Big Hill 5/26/2018 Bone Creek
Kentucky Central 5/26/2018 Barkley
Louisiana Central 5/26/2018 Caddo
Oklahoma East 5/26/2018 Lake Hudson
Alabama East Central 5/26/2018 Neely Henry
South Carolina - Greenwood 6/02/2018 Greenwood
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 6/02/2018 Toledo Bend
North Carolina East 6/02/2018 Tar/Pamlico River
North Carolina Charlotte 6/02/2018 Lake Norman
Georgia Central 6/02/2018 Oconee
Texas - Central 6/02/2018 Belton Lake/ Stillhouse Lake
DFW - Texas 6/02/2018 Texoma
Florida - West 6/02/2018 Toho
Florida Harris Chain 6/02/2018 Harris Chain
Arkansas River 6/02/2018 Pine Bluff
Connecticut 6/02/2018 Colebrook
Oklahoma 6/02/2018 Grand Lake
Oklahoma East 6/02/2018 Fort Gibson
Alabama North 6/02/2018 Guntersville
Georgia - Westpoint 6/02/2018 West Point
Alabama West 6/03/2018 Bankhead
Massachusetts - New England 6/03/2018 Long Pond
Massachusetts - Western 6/03/2018 CT River
Minnesota 6/03/2018 Clearwater Lake
North Carolina Piedmont 6/09/2018 Kerr
Texas - Wichita Falls 6/09/2018 Lake Texoma
Maryland 6/09/2018 Potomac
KY Lake 6/09/2018 Kentucky Lake
Connecticut 6/09/2018 Lake Zoar
Ohio-Central 6/09/2018 Clear Fork Reservoir
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 6/09/2018 Smith Mountain
Pennsylvania 6/09/2018 North East River
Georgia Central 6/10/2018 Sinclair
Kansas South 6/10/2018 El Dorado
Illinois North 6/10/2018 Mill Creek
Minnesota 6/10/2018 East/west Rush Lake
Massachusetts-Central New England 6/10/2018 Chochuiate

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Alabama

Dates Lake/Info Register
7/01/2018 Weiss

Tennessee/Kentucky

     
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

       
Alabama Central 6/02/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/02/2018 Ft Gibson
Kentucky 6/03/2018 Kentucky Lake
Oklahoma 6/03/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennessee Northeast 6/09/2018 Watts Bar
Florida Northwest 6/09/2018 Seminole
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Lake Greenwood
North Carolina 6/10/2018 Lake Hickory
Alabama North 6/16/2018 Guntersville
Georgia 6/23/2018 Sinclair
Tennessee Northeast 6/23/2018 Chickamauga
Alabama North 6/23/2018 Guntersville
Kentucky 6/24/2018 Kentucky Lake

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

Ohio 6/02/2018 St. Mary's
Maryland 6/02/2018 Chesapeake Bay
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Clark's Hill
Georgia 6/09/2018 Oconee
South East Texas 6/09/2018 Sam Rayburn
Alabama North 6/10/2018 Weiss
New York 6/16/2018 Lake Champlain
Alabama South 6/16/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/16/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennesee Central 6/16/2018 Old Hickory
Virginia 6/23/2018 Kerr
South Texas 6/23/2018 Lake Conroe
Kentucky 6/23/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 6/30/2018 Hickory
East Texas 6/30/2018 Lake of the Pines

ABA Members Save Big Time on OPTIMA® Batteries
Log in to Get your Discount with Free Shipping
You can't beat this Price Anywhere!

Conservation Cull System from T-H Marine

American Fishing Tour
Top 10 Big Bass - 2018 Season

Jason K. Miller Kentucky Lake 7.81
Mitch H. Smith Guntersville 7.47
Michael Sims Chickahominy River 7.33
Elmer E. J. J. Nocon Whitehall Reservoir 6.80
Jason K. Miller Kentucky Lake 6.70
Gary Eldred Hubbard Creek 6.65
Anthony Thomas Ross Barnett 6.11
Michael J. Wallace Hopatcong 5.99
Andy Lake Clarks Hill 5.91
Alfred Williams Ross Barnett 5.76

Open Series
Top 10 Big Bass - 2018 Season

Eric Fisher Kissimmee Chain 10.71
Jeff Mathews Kissimmee Chain 10.18
Donald Tripoli Kissimmee Chain 10.15
John L. Stahl Kissimmee Chain 10.09
Aaron Freeman Conroe 9.79
Gary Niemi Okeechobee 9.47
Jeremy D. Smith Kissimmee Chain 9.37
Clint Sterling Kissimmee Chain 9.26
Kenneth Newt Norris Kissimmee Chain 9.25
Gabe Alanis Conroe 9.09

Top 10 American Fishing Tour
Big String - 2018 Season

Colby Miller Toledo Bend 20.95
Brian T. Owen Toledo Bend 20.95
Donnie Boudreaux Toledo Bend 20.15
Kevin E. Fulmer Murray 19.50
Anthony Thomas Ross Barnett 19.35
Shannon Denson Ross Barnett 18.81
Dustin Wood Lake Eufaula 17.86
Gary Singleton Kentucky Lake 16.83
Michael Sims Chickahominy River 16.69
Jeremy Conrad Kentucky Lake 16.51

Top 10 Open Series
Big String - 2018

Robert Beatty Kissimmee Chain 36.41
Christian Greico Kissimmee Chain 34.09
Dustin L. Smith Toho 32.52
Kenneth Newt Norris Kissimmee Chain 29.36
Marlon Crowder Kissimmee Chain 29.32
John W. Adkinson Kissimmee Chain 29.11
Levi A. Brown Toho 28.69
Donny Beck Wheeler 27.80
Alex Terescenko Okeechobee 27.77
Yogi Kenneth S. Norris Toho 26.82

Top 10 Payouts Open Series - Divisionals

Micah Silverman Toho $6000
Robert Beatty Kissimmee Chain $6000
Jay D. Bennett Sam Rayburn $6000
Flash Butts Gaston $5920
Chad Prough Seminole $5860
Dustin L. Smith Toho $5790
Terry T. Whittington Ross Barnett $5680
Adam M. Wagner Center Hill $5670
Trevor Fitzgerald Okeechobee $5630
Doug Easton Norman $5530

Welcome New ABA Members

Clifton Cook Kingwood , TX
Fred Fox Batavia , OH
Ryan Heilmann M Manchester , TN
Thanh Hoang BALTIMORE , MD
Corey Jones MESQUITE , TX
Jake Pequignot Celina , OH
Kevin Stone Rosedale , MD
Bradley Yoder Colorado Springs , CO
Jordan Young Hillsboro , TN
Gerardo Baiza Fort Worth , TX
Jason Brown SUNSET , TX
Brady Willeford Wichita Falls , TX
Patrick Burrage Salisbury , NC
Kyle Edge Tomball , TX
Brian File Salisbury , NC
Wayne File Salisbury , NC
Phillip Hedrick Salisbury , NC
Jerry Brown Greensboro , GA
Josh Butler Hampton Cove , AL
Logan Chittam Athens , AL
Todd Gurka New Caney , TX
Matthew Norman Wichita , KS
Herby Young Thomasville , NC
Jaylen Andrews Culleoka , TN
Keith Arnold Gleason , TN
Scott Barber Parsons , TN
Craig Barners Farmington , MO
Mark Becherer Collinsville , IL
James Bennett Canton , OH
Chris Beudrie Princeton , KY
Joshua Birtchet Washburn , ND
George Boudin Cincinnati , OH
John Will Brantley Jr Medon , TN
Eric Bremmerkamp Benton , KY
Damon Brown Mayfield , KY
Frank Brown Fairfield , TX
Terry Bruce Tennessee Ridge , TN
John Bruzewski Buchanan , TN
Cody Burke Lexington , TN
Blake Byrd Gallatin , TN
Stuart Byrd Gallatin , TN
Deeann Calloway Murray , KY
Jim Calloway Murray , KY
Diana Colbert Newport , NC
Jerry Cole Columbia , SC
Arturo Contreras San Antonio , TX
Jonathan Cooke Shelbyville , TN
Donald Copeland Dawson Springs , KY
Tim Cude Murray , KY
Carl Davis Dickson , TN

Other News

Dan Rose wins at Long Pond
Weldon Wins on Lake Jordan
Close Finish on Lake Conroe
Doug Davis wins D114 Two-Day Championship
Gary Singleton Claims D40 Championship Title
Kameron Harbin gets the win on Clarks Hill Lake
Mason and Walker take the win on Wheeler Lake
Travis Williams Wins On High Rock
AFT DIVISION 96   BRING–A–YOUTH TOURNAMENT
Connecticut D6 5/19 Tournament Canceled
Richard Bates wins in a big way on the Chickahominy River
Danny Flynn Wins on the Roanoke River
American Bass Anglers Partners with Mastercard
Army Team Beck/Anderson Won the 2018 Military Team Tournament
 Hughes wins on The Potomac River
Houston McSwain Takes D40 win on Kentucky Lake
Reid McGinn Takes D14 win on Lake Norman
Ken and Pam Draskovic win on Lake Guntersville
Weir Takes It Home on Grand
Terescenko Wins Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee
Nesbitt Wins on Indian Lake
Alabama South Heads to Lake Jordan
Triton 100% Plus Team Tour Heads to Wheeler
The Team of Hargis & Bell win at Old Hickory
Mike Franks Dominates on Grand Lake
Billy Barrett wins at Mashpee/Wakeby
Clemen Throttles Pomme
Michael Wasden Takes D32 On Kentucky Lake
 Brad Fuller and Aaron Commons Leads After Day One
Justin Odom Wins Tournament On Old Hickory Lake 
Waters wins on Truman
Wells Takes the Win at Old Hickory
Ken Thompson wins on the Chesapeake Bay
North Carolina Heads To High Rock Lake
ABA Open Series NE heads to Lake the Potomac River
BJ Knowles Wins the ABA District 42 Tournament on the Arkansas River
Brian Gunn wins the Division 94 two-day Tournament on the Savannah River on May 5th & 6th.
Ross Barnett Round Two
Smith Catches over 32 pounds to Win Florida Central Event on Lake Toho
Pete Byrnes wins on Gardner Lake
Kenny Reedy Takes Win on Grand Lake
Florida South Returns to Lake Okeechobee
Mark O’Brien and Allison Sullivan Take Couples win on Barkley
Ohio Division To Open Season On Indian Lake
Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho
Collins Chases More Triton Gold
Tennessee Central Division Heads to  Old Hickory Lake
Triton 100% Plus Team Tour heads to  Old Hickory Lake
Seaborn gets it done on Neely Henry
RODNEY SORENSEN WINS ON JACKSON
Gregg Sanders Takes D40 win on Kentucky Lake
Souther Couple Wins on Lake Hartwell
Eric Self Wins on Kerr Lake
Mike Roberson Wins on Chowan River
Sirius XM Weather Receiver Giveaway
Laney wins on Lake Guntersville 
Division 54 Heads to Eagle Mountain Lake
Jason Dies Wins Tournament on Percy Priest Lake 
Alabama North Division Rolls into Neely Henry for the third stop
Division 10 Heads to Sam Rayburn
Nethery wins on Allatoona
Penn and Schroeder Take the win on Kentucky Lake
Matt & Emily Dean win on the Alabama River
Larry Franklin Takes D40 win on Kentucky Lake
Billy Roe Takes the win on Wequaquet Lake
D66 Heads to El Dorado
Jason Burroughs takes the win on Lake Hartwell
ABA Open Series NE heads to the  Chesapeake Bay- rescheduled from April 14th
Jones to Bank 13k from Lake Eufaula OK
Thomas Guthke Wins $5000.00 on Lake Hartwell
Mike Rinaldi wins on Candlewood
Stracner Wins $12,000 on Lake Martin
Plan now to attend the 2018 Military Team Event
South Carolina Heads To Lake Hartwell