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2018 Ray Scott Championship Information and Registration

ABA - (256)232-0406
Upcoming 2018 Early Schedules
Registration Now Open - Select Your Tournament
$5,000 First Place!

Register Division Date Lake
Virginia 2/24/2018 Kerr
Florida Central 2/24/2018 Kissimmee Chain
South East Texas 2/24/2018 Sam Rayburn
Tennesee Central 2/24/2018 Center Hill
Mississippi 3/03/2018 Columbus Pool
Georgia 3/10/2018 Seminole
Oklahoma 3/10/2018 Arkansas River
Kentucky 3/10/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Central 3/17/2018 Harris Chain
South Texas 3/17/2018 Lake Conroe
Alabama North 3/17/2018 Wheeler
North Carolina 3/24/2018 Hickory
Florida South 3/24/2018 Okeechobee
East Texas 3/24/2018 Lake Palestine
Tennesee Central 3/24/2018 Percy Priest
Maryland 3/31/2018 Potomac
       

2018 Ray Scott Championship Information and Registration

- Entry Fees Remain the Lowest! $200 for Boaters and $100 for Co-Anlgers for divisional events
- Plus $5,000 First Place Guarantee!

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2/22/2018

Open Series Mississippi Division Opens on Columbus Pool

ATHENS, Ala. – The Mississippi division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its first event of the 2018 season on March 3rd in Columbus, MS on the Tombigbee Waterway.  March is here and it’s time to bag the big girls!  Don’t miss your chance on the excitement!

The competitors will launch at the East Bank Public Ramp in Columbus, located at 3257 Lock and Dam Road.  Anglers will begin fishing at safe light with the weigh-in starting at 3 p.m.  Onsite registration and check in will be from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Friday March 2nd at the East Bank Ramp. 

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2/21/2018

Center Hill Tournament Relocated to Edgar Evins State Park

Athens, Ala (February 21, 2018) – The 2018 TN Central season opener on Center hill has been relocated due to safety concerns on the upper portion of the lake. The tournament will be held at Ramp 2 at Edgar Evins State Park located at 1630 Edgar Evins State Park Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582.

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2/20/2018

Mizell Wins Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – Jessie Mizell of Sarasota, FL won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida South tournament, held February 17th on Lake Okeechobee. Running out of Scott Driver Park in Okeechobee, FL Jessie caught five bass weighing 22.89 pounds including a 7.00-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, took home a check for $5000 for his win.

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2/20/2018

 Mollohan Wins $5000.00 On Lake Murray

ATHENS, Ala. – Matthew Mollohan of Prosperity, South Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 2/17/2018 on Lake Murray. Running out of Dreher Island State Park in Prosperity, South Carolina, Matt weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 23.22 pounds anchored by a bass that weighed in at 8.17 pounds. For the win Matt took home a check for $5000.00. Also, for being a member of the Triton Gold program Mollohan qualified for an additional $500.00 in Triton Gold monies and $500.00 in Mercury bonus monies. 

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2/19/2018

Big Bags Predicted for  Kissimmee Chain Saturday

ATHENS, Ala. –$5000 1st Place guarantee plus over $9000 in sponsor bonus money up for grabs the Florida Central Division of the ABA Open Series will hold its second qualifying event of the season on February 24, 2018, on the Kissimmee Chain near Lake Wales, FL. 

The Kissimmee Chain is really showing some big bags. This past weekend a couple of ABA anglers fishing in a local team event showed up with 5 bass weighing 38.97 with a 12.12 big bass. 

The weather for the upcoming ABA Open Series event could be much better, sunny with temps in the Mid 80s.

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2/19/2018

OPTIMA® Batteries Joins American Bass Anglers Inc.

Athens, Ala. (February 19, 2018) - American Bass Anglers (ABA) announces a sponsorship and membership online discount program with OPTIMA® Batteries. As part of the sponsorship OPTIMA Batteries will support the 2018 ABA Open Series and ABA Championship events with its industry leading batteries.

As a special benefit of this program, ABA members receive an online discount on OPTIMA Batteries which includes free shipping. Members receive the discount by logging into the member’s area of americanbassanglers.com.

ABA Members will greatly benefit from OPTIMA  AGM, absorbent glass mat batteries weighing nearly 10 pounds less than their competitor’s AGM batteries while delivering more power.

OPTIMA Batteries provides customers with unstoppable power both on and off the water. With over 40 years of history, OPTIMA Batteries offer anglers with The Ultimate Power SourceTM when it matters the most, never leaving you dead on the water.

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2/16/2018

    Virginia Division Opens on Kerr Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The Virginia Division of the Open Series will hold its season opener on Kerr Lake on 2/24/18.

The competitors will launch from the Nutbush launch facility located at 115 Jack Wade Farm Road Henderson, NC 27536.  Anglers will begin fishing at 6:45 am or Safelight until 2:45 pm.  

Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer on Friday 2/23/18 located at Nutbush Park 115 Jack Wade Farm Road Henderson, North Carolina. Registration will run from 4:00 pm-6:30 pm, with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 pm. Anglers holding a Freedom Pass must text or call 256-497-0967 Friday 2/23/18 between 4:00 pm-6:30 pm to confirm you are fishing the event. 

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2/15/2018

American Bass Anglers Head to the Red River for the Ray Scott Championship

April 2nd – 8th the top 400 anglers from across the nation will converge on The Red River in Bossier City to compete for their piece of the over $400,000 in cash and prizes.  The first-place Boater will take home $50,000 and a brand-new Triton Boats 21TRX powered by a Mercury motor package.  The first-place Co-Angler will take home $25,000 and a brand-new Triton Boats 19TRX powered with a Mercury Motor package.  If requirements are met, additional bonus incentives of $50,000 from Triton Boats, $1000 from Mercury Motors, $1000 from Garmin and $1250 from TH Marine are available.  This is one of the largest events for the weekend angler in the country, and it’s sure to be a wonderful time.  The blast off and weigh ins are open to the public, and they are encouraged to attend.  They can come check out all the great sponsors demos and see what the anglers bring back to the scales. 

The Red River
“Where Memories are Made!”
By Eric Gilmore, Red River Waterway Commission

The Red River – Waterway to the World.  Desoto found it while exploring the Mississippi for riches. Bienville followed its route to explore north Louisiana.  St. Denis spent years searching its shores for gold and silver.  Early settlers and farmers used it to ship cotton and other goods to New Orleans.  Steamboats from St. Louis, Pittsburg and Cincinnati roamed its waters.  Today, the Red River is a vital source of economic development, providing both recreational and commercial opportunities essential to the State of Louisiana.  

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2/14/2018

Division 10 Starts at Big Sam Rayburn

ATHENS, Ala. – The South East Texas division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its first event of the 2018 season on February 24th in Brookeland, TX on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.  Sam Rayburn is known for its monster bags this time of year so don’t miss your chance on the excitement.

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2/12/2018

Powell Pockets $5,000 plus $7,000 Triton Gold in the Georgia Division Opener on Lake Eufaula

ATHENS, Ala. – Shane Powell of Dothan, AL topped the field with 23.77 pounds.  He anchored his catch and sealed his victory with 6.30-pound kicker.  For his victory in the American Bass Open Series Georgia Division tournament, held February 10TH on Lake Eufaula, Shane took home a check for $5000.  Shane also qualified for an additional $7000 from Triton Gold.  

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2/12/2018

Doug Easton Takes Home $5530.00 In North Carolina Season Opener on Lake Norman

ATHENS, Ala. –  Doug Easton of Concord, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series North Carolina tournament held February 10, 2018 on Lake Norman. Running out of Pinnacle Landing in Mooresville North Carolina, Doug weighed in a five-bass limit that locked in the scales at 15.04 pounds. For the win Doug took home a check for $5000.00. Easton also Collected an additional $530.00 for weighing in the largest bassfor the boaters. His winning bass weighed 3.97 pounds. Also, for being a member of the Triton Gold program Easton qualified for an additional $500.00. For having his Triton equipped with a 2016 or newer Mercury Outboard Engine he qualified for an additional $500.00 from Mercury Bonus Bucks.

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2/09/2018

  South Carolina Heads To Lake Murray


ATHENS, Ala. – The South Carolina Division of the Open Series will hold its Second event of the season on February 17, 2018 on Lake Murray.  The competitors will launch from Dreher Island State Park Located at 3677 State Park Road Prosperity, SC.  Anglers will begin fishing at 7:00 am or safe light until 3:00 PM. 

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2/09/2018

Florida South Returns to Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida South Division of the Open Series will return for the second event of the 2018 season February 17, 2018, on Lake Okeechobee in Okeechobee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Scott Driver Park, located at 10100 W Hwy 78, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Scott Driver Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here 

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2/06/2018

Lamb Wins Alabama North Season Opener on Lake Guntersville

Greg Lamb of Birchwood, TN won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Alabama North tournament held February 3rd on Lake Guntersville.  Running out of t Goose Pond in Scottsboro, AL, Lamb caught five bass weighing 24.09 pounds including a nice 6.43 pound bass.  For the Boater Division victory, Lamb took home a check for $5000.  

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2/06/2018

New York/Ohio Area 9 Championship Date Change

 

Athens, Ala (February 6, 2018) – The 2018 Area 9 Championship between New York and Ohio has been moved to the week of September 29-30, 2018.  This event will continue to be held on Lake Chautauqua launching out of Mayville Park located at 78 Water Street Route 394, Mayville, NY 14757

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ABA - (256)232-0406
Upcoming 2018 Early Schedules
Registration Now Open - Select Your Tournament
$5,000 First Place!

Register Division Date Lake
Virginia 2/24/2018 Kerr
Florida Central 2/24/2018 Kissimmee Chain
South East Texas 2/24/2018 Sam Rayburn
Tennesee Central 2/24/2018 Center Hill
Mississippi 3/03/2018 Columbus Pool
Georgia 3/10/2018 Seminole
Oklahoma 3/10/2018 Arkansas River
Kentucky 3/10/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Central 3/17/2018 Harris Chain
South Texas 3/17/2018 Lake Conroe
Alabama North 3/17/2018 Wheeler
North Carolina 3/24/2018 Hickory
Florida South 3/24/2018 Okeechobee
East Texas 3/24/2018 Lake Palestine
Tennesee Central 3/24/2018 Percy Priest
Maryland 3/31/2018 Potomac
       

 

ABA - (256)232-0406
Upcoming 2018 Early Schedules
Registration Now Open - Select Your Tournament
$5,000 First Place!

Register Division Date Lake
Virginia 2/24/2018 Kerr
Florida Central 2/24/2018 Kissimmee Chain
South East Texas 2/24/2018 Sam Rayburn
Tennesee Central 2/24/2018 Center Hill
Mississippi 3/03/2018 Columbus Pool
Georgia 3/10/2018 Seminole
Oklahoma 3/10/2018 Arkansas River
Kentucky 3/10/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Central 3/17/2018 Harris Chain
South Texas 3/17/2018 Lake Conroe
Alabama North 3/17/2018 Wheeler
North Carolina 3/24/2018 Hickory
Florida South 3/24/2018 Okeechobee
East Texas 3/24/2018 Lake Palestine
Tennesee Central 3/24/2018 Percy Priest
Maryland 3/31/2018 Potomac
       

 

 

 

Top Money Winners 2018

Micah Silverman Toho $6000
Jay D. Bennett Sam Rayburn $6000
Robert Beatty Kissimmee Chain $6000
Adam M. Wagner Center Hill $5670
Trevor Fitzgerald Okeechobee $5630
Doug Easton Norman $5530
Michael M. Smith Eufaula $5000
Greg D. Lamb Guntersville $5000
Kenneth Randy R. Brewer Cedar Creek $5000
Scott R. Reeves Keowee $5000
Shane Powell Eufaula $5000
Jessie J. Mizell Okeechobee $5000
Matthew Matt Mollohan Murray $5000
Mike McDonald Kerr $5000
Eric R. VanLandingham Toho $2400
Billy A. Brokaw Kissimmee Chain $2400
Lat Nichols Sam Rayburn $2115
Jeff Ragsdale Guntersville $2070
Michael Jones Guntersville $1990
Rick Chenoweth Kerr $1910

 

 

 

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