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Division News

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.  

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North Carolina Heads To High Rock Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its third event on 5/19/2018 on High Rock Lake. 

In early June of 2017, Steve Sink of Winston Salem, North Carolina won on High Rock Lake. with  21.19 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed 6.03 pounds. “I caught probably 10-12 keepers today. I caught a couple shallow and then I moved out to catch the rest. I caught most of them on a Carolina rigged worm.” Said Sink.

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Eric Self Wins on Kerr Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Eric Self of Lawndale North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 4/28/2018 on Kerr Lake. Running out of Nutbush Park in Henderson North Carolina, Eric weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.43 pounds and took home a check for $5000.00.

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  North Carolina Heads to Kerr Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Open Series will hold its next event of the season on Kerr Lake on 4/28/2018. The competitors will launch from Nutbush Park located at 115 Jack Wade Farm Road Henderson NC 27536.  Anglers will begin fishing at safe light until 2:30 pm.

Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer on Friday 4/27/2018 at Nutbush Park
115 Jack Wade Farm Road Henderson NC. 27536.

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North Carolina Heads to Lake Hickory

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Open Series will hold its next event 3-24-2018 on Lake Hickory.

The competitors will launch from Whittenburg Wildlife access located at 89 Wildlife Access Road Hickory NC 28601.  Anglers will begin fishing at 7:15 AM Or safe light until 3:15 PM.

Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer on Friday 3-23-2018 at Whittenburg Wildlife access located at 89 Wildlife access road Hickory NC.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 3/23/18 between 4:00PM- 6:30 PM to confirm you are fishing the event. 

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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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North Carolina Opens On Lake Norman

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Open Series will hold its 
Season opener on Lake Norman 2/10/2018.

Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, NC won the season opener last year ( 02/11/2017) with a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 15.52 pounds with a 4.21 pound kicker. Jason took home the guaranteed $5000 check for the boater division victory.  Kevin Jones of Sanford, NC took the victory in the co-angler division.  He brought back a three-fish limit to the scales that locked in at 8.18 pounds.  Kevin took home $1700 for his victory.

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David Hendrick Wins Ram Truck 
Entry Fee Sponsorship

David Hendrick of Cherryville, North Carolina, is the second winner of four drawn Ram Entry Fee Sponsorships. Drawn on Friday, September 15th, David will receive five entry fee entries into the ABA Tour of his choice.

Two more Ram Truck owner winners will be selected this month and the next winner will be drawn this Friday, September 22nd.

To be in the drawing: 

Fill out the Ram Truck Survey completely, submit it, and you will be placed in a drawing for a full season of entry fees in the Division of their choice of one of the following tours: Ram American Fishing Tour, Ram Truck Open Series, The American Couples Tour, The Ram 100% Plus Team Tour or the Military Team Bass Tournament

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Sink Tops The Field On High Rock Lake

Steve Sink of Winston Salem, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina Division tournament held 06/03/2017 on High Rock Lake.

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North Carolina Division Heads To High Rock Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division will hold its fourth tournament on High Rock Lake on 6/03/2017.

The competitors will launch from Tamarac Marina in Salisbury, NC. Anglers will begin fishing at 6:00 am or safe light until 2:00 pm. Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer located at Tamarac Marina on Friday 6/02/2017. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8817.

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Winters Wins On Lake Wylie

David Winters of Rock Hill, South Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina Division tournament held 5/06/2017 on Lake Wylie.

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North Carolina Heads To Lake Wylie

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division will hold its third tournament of the season on Lake Wylie near Belmont North Carolina.

The competitors will launch from The South Point launch facility located  at 199 Boat Launch Road Belmont North Carolina. Anglers will begin fishing at 6:30 am or safe light until 2:30 pm. Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer at the South Point Launch facility. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8815.

To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. First place is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 first place for boaters. To learn more about the payout visit www.ramopenseries.com/payout.php 

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Wall Wins on Badin Lake

James Wall of Greensboro, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina division tournament held 3/18/2017 on Badin Lake.

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North Carolina Heads to Badin Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its second event of the 2017 season March 18th 2017 on Badin Lake near Albemarle North Carolina.

The competitors will launch from the Alcoa Boat Access located at 239 Hwy 740 Badin NC. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8812.

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Wilson Wins Big on Lake Norman

Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina tournament, held 02/11/17 on Lake Norman.

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North Carolina Opens on Lake Norman

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina division of the Ram Truck Open Series will open its season for 2017 on Lake Norman near Charlotte North Carolina.

The competitors will launch from Blythe Landing located at 15901 NC Hwy 73 in Huntersville, NC.  Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Blythe Landing. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8811

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New Takes Win at Lake Norman

Bryan New of Belmont, NC won the North Carolina Division Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Norman on June 4, 2016. New weighed in an 18.16-pound limit to win $5000. “I was fishing shallow along the banks,” said New.

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Gardner Wins Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus

Brandon Gardner of Salisbury, NC won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his 5.21 pound Big Bass at the May 7, 2016 Ram Truck Open Series event at High Rock Lake. He was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99.

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Wright Wins High Rock Event

David J. Wright of Lexington, NC won the North Carolina Division Ram Truck Open Series event at High Rock Lake on May 7, 2016. Wright weighed in a 16.33 pound limit to win $5000. “I was fishing down a bank with a Zoom Fluke Stick in about 1-2 feet of water, really shallow,” said Wright.

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McKinney Wins Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus

Matthew "Matt" McKinney of Belmont, NC won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his 6.93 pound Big Bass at the March 5, 2016 Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Badin. He was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99.

The Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus is an incentive program that applies to selected American Bass Anglers events. The Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program applies to all Ram Truck Open Series events and Ram 100% Plus Team Tour events along with each competition day of the Military Team Bass Event, American Couples Series National Championship, Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship, and the Ray Scott Championship. There is no fee to participate in this program. Anglers that use any model Abu Garcia reel to catch the prevailing Big Bass at qualifying American Bass Anglers events will be awarded a new Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99. Abu Garcia has created an incentive program without any associated fees, registrations, or claim forms to be filled out.

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A Family Affair

It was a "family affair" for the Webber's at the March 5th North Carolina Ram Truck Open Series event on Lake Badin. Carlton "Dale" Webber won  first place in the co-angler division with 13.41 pounds and his son, Nathan Webber, took second place in the boater division with 20.89 pounds.

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Webber Wins Co-angler Division at Lake Badin

Carlton "Dale" Webber of Kernersville, NC was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on March 5, 2016 at Lake Badin. Webber’s 13.41 pound limit was worth $1760. “I caught my fish cranking. They were spread out. I caught the first one deep, suspended under baitfish. My other two came really shallow,” said Webber.

Joe Westmoreland of Greensboro, NC finished in second place on the co-angler side with 10.64 pounds to win $579. Westmoreland used spinnerbaits in the grass for his catch.

Charles Wood of Thomasville, NC brought in 10.60 pounds to finish in third place and win $386. "I used anything and everything. One fish came in 20 feet of water on a Fish Head Spin. I caught another fish in five feet of water on a jig. My third fish came on a spinnerbait in three feet of water about 3:00," said Wood.

Co-angler Big Bass honors went to Matthew "Matt" McKinney of Belmont, NC with a 6.93 pound largemouth bass. McKinney used a swimbait to catch his Big Bass. He also won a new Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99 through the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program for using an Abu Garcia reel to catch the Big Bass of the event.

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Pope Wins North Carolina Event

Roger Pope of Statesville, NC won the North Carolina Division Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Badin on March 5, 2016. Pope brought in a 20.98 pound bag of Lake Badin bass to win $5000. He used a Tackle Town spinnerbait to secure his win. “I caught most of my fish on the spinnerbait. I caught some on laydowns, rip rap, and grass. I don’t know this lake very well, so I just fought the wind and fished what looked good,” said Pope.

Nathan Webber of Lake Wylie, SC finished in second place with 20.89 pounds at the Badin event winning $1486. "I caught all of my fish on a crankbait, just using various types of crankbaits, depending on depth and structure," said Weber.

Third place at the Badin event went to Jeffrey Queen of Catawba, NC with 19.65 pounds winning $991.

David Wright of Lexington, NC caught the 6.16 pound Boater Big Bass of the event to win $690 from the Big Bass Pot. Wright used a Zoom crankbait in the grass to catch his Big Bass. "It was a lucky cast. That's all I can say," said Wright.

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Mann Takes Home Co-angler Trophy at Lake Norman

Nick Mann of South Point, NC took the co-angler win at the North Carolina Ram Truck Open Series opener held on February 20, 2016 at Lake Norman. Mann brought in 8.60 pounds to secure his win and collect $2000 for his efforts.

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Stephens Takes Home $5750 at Lake Norman Event

Michael Stephens of Gastonia, NC won the North Carolina division Ram Truck Open Series opener at Lake Norman on February 20, 2016. His winning limit weighed 17.94 pounds earning himself a $5750 paycheck for the day. “I just targeted staging points on the main lake with brush on them. I was using a Tackle Town underspin in 15-25 feet of water. One largemouth did come a little bit shallow, but that was pretty random for Lake Norman. I was just fishing for five bites and I ran as many waypoints as I could. I ended up culling about six times, but I just couldn’t bit after 12:30 or so. The payout for this event is awesome and has really changed the game for ABA events in the North Carolina. It’s so nice to fish an event and have a chance to win a big paycheck,” said Stephens.

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Entry Fees:
Division: $200 Boater/$100 Co-Anglers
Area Championship: $300 Boater/$150 Co-Anglers
Ray Scott Cup - No Entry Fee

Divisional News

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

North Carolina Heads To High Rock Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its third event on 5/19/2018 on High Rock Lake. 

In early June of 2017, Steve Sink of Winston Salem, North Carolina won on High Rock Lake. with  21.19 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed 6.03 pounds. “I caught probably 10-12 keepers today. I caught a couple shallow and then I moved out to catch the rest. I caught most of them on a Carolina rigged worm.” Said Sink.

Read More

Eric Self Wins on Kerr Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Eric Self of Lawndale North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 4/28/2018 on Kerr Lake. Running out of Nutbush Park in Henderson North Carolina, Eric weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.43 pounds and took home a check for $5000.00.

Read More

  North Carolina Heads to Kerr Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Open Series will hold its next event of the season on Kerr Lake on 4/28/2018. The competitors will launch from Nutbush Park located at 115 Jack Wade Farm Road Henderson NC 27536.  Anglers will begin fishing at safe light until 2:30 pm.

Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer on Friday 4/27/2018 at Nutbush Park
115 Jack Wade Farm Road Henderson NC. 27536.

Read More

North Carolina Heads to Lake Hickory

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Open Series will hold its next event 3-24-2018 on Lake Hickory.

The competitors will launch from Whittenburg Wildlife access located at 89 Wildlife Access Road Hickory NC 28601.  Anglers will begin fishing at 7:15 AM Or safe light until 3:15 PM.

Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer on Friday 3-23-2018 at Whittenburg Wildlife access located at 89 Wildlife access road Hickory NC.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 3/23/18 between 4:00PM- 6:30 PM to confirm you are fishing the event. 

Read More

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.

Read More

North Carolina Opens On Lake Norman

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Open Series will hold its 
Season opener on Lake Norman 2/10/2018.

Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, NC won the season opener last year ( 02/11/2017) with a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 15.52 pounds with a 4.21 pound kicker. Jason took home the guaranteed $5000 check for the boater division victory.  Kevin Jones of Sanford, NC took the victory in the co-angler division.  He brought back a three-fish limit to the scales that locked in at 8.18 pounds.  Kevin took home $1700 for his victory.

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David Hendrick Wins Ram Truck 
Entry Fee Sponsorship

David Hendrick of Cherryville, North Carolina, is the second winner of four drawn Ram Entry Fee Sponsorships. Drawn on Friday, September 15th, David will receive five entry fee entries into the ABA Tour of his choice.

Two more Ram Truck owner winners will be selected this month and the next winner will be drawn this Friday, September 22nd.

To be in the drawing: 

Fill out the Ram Truck Survey completely, submit it, and you will be placed in a drawing for a full season of entry fees in the Division of their choice of one of the following tours: Ram American Fishing Tour, Ram Truck Open Series, The American Couples Tour, The Ram 100% Plus Team Tour or the Military Team Bass Tournament

Read More

Sink Tops The Field On High Rock Lake

Steve Sink of Winston Salem, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina Division tournament held 06/03/2017 on High Rock Lake.

Read More

North Carolina Division Heads To High Rock Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division will hold its fourth tournament on High Rock Lake on 6/03/2017.

The competitors will launch from Tamarac Marina in Salisbury, NC. Anglers will begin fishing at 6:00 am or safe light until 2:00 pm. Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer located at Tamarac Marina on Friday 6/02/2017. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8817.

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Winters Wins On Lake Wylie

David Winters of Rock Hill, South Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina Division tournament held 5/06/2017 on Lake Wylie.

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North Carolina Heads To Lake Wylie

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division will hold its third tournament of the season on Lake Wylie near Belmont North Carolina.

The competitors will launch from The South Point launch facility located  at 199 Boat Launch Road Belmont North Carolina. Anglers will begin fishing at 6:30 am or safe light until 2:30 pm. Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer at the South Point Launch facility. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8815.

To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. First place is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 first place for boaters. To learn more about the payout visit www.ramopenseries.com/payout.php 

Read More

Wall Wins on Badin Lake

James Wall of Greensboro, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina division tournament held 3/18/2017 on Badin Lake.

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North Carolina Heads to Badin Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its second event of the 2017 season March 18th 2017 on Badin Lake near Albemarle North Carolina.

The competitors will launch from the Alcoa Boat Access located at 239 Hwy 740 Badin NC. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8812.

Read More

Wilson Wins Big on Lake Norman

Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina tournament, held 02/11/17 on Lake Norman.

Read More

North Carolina Opens on Lake Norman

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina division of the Ram Truck Open Series will open its season for 2017 on Lake Norman near Charlotte North Carolina.

The competitors will launch from Blythe Landing located at 15901 NC Hwy 73 in Huntersville, NC.  Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Blythe Landing. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8811

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New Takes Win at Lake Norman

Bryan New of Belmont, NC won the North Carolina Division Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Norman on June 4, 2016. New weighed in an 18.16-pound limit to win $5000. “I was fishing shallow along the banks,” said New.

Read More

Gardner Wins Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus

Brandon Gardner of Salisbury, NC won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his 5.21 pound Big Bass at the May 7, 2016 Ram Truck Open Series event at High Rock Lake. He was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99.

Read More

Wright Wins High Rock Event

David J. Wright of Lexington, NC won the North Carolina Division Ram Truck Open Series event at High Rock Lake on May 7, 2016. Wright weighed in a 16.33 pound limit to win $5000. “I was fishing down a bank with a Zoom Fluke Stick in about 1-2 feet of water, really shallow,” said Wright.

Read More

McKinney Wins Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus

Matthew "Matt" McKinney of Belmont, NC won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his 6.93 pound Big Bass at the March 5, 2016 Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Badin. He was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99.

The Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus is an incentive program that applies to selected American Bass Anglers events. The Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program applies to all Ram Truck Open Series events and Ram 100% Plus Team Tour events along with each competition day of the Military Team Bass Event, American Couples Series National Championship, Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship, and the Ray Scott Championship. There is no fee to participate in this program. Anglers that use any model Abu Garcia reel to catch the prevailing Big Bass at qualifying American Bass Anglers events will be awarded a new Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99. Abu Garcia has created an incentive program without any associated fees, registrations, or claim forms to be filled out.

Read More

A Family Affair

It was a "family affair" for the Webber's at the March 5th North Carolina Ram Truck Open Series event on Lake Badin. Carlton "Dale" Webber won  first place in the co-angler division with 13.41 pounds and his son, Nathan Webber, took second place in the boater division with 20.89 pounds.

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Webber Wins Co-angler Division at Lake Badin

Carlton "Dale" Webber of Kernersville, NC was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on March 5, 2016 at Lake Badin. Webber’s 13.41 pound limit was worth $1760. “I caught my fish cranking. They were spread out. I caught the first one deep, suspended under baitfish. My other two came really shallow,” said Webber.

Joe Westmoreland of Greensboro, NC finished in second place on the co-angler side with 10.64 pounds to win $579. Westmoreland used spinnerbaits in the grass for his catch.

Charles Wood of Thomasville, NC brought in 10.60 pounds to finish in third place and win $386. "I used anything and everything. One fish came in 20 feet of water on a Fish Head Spin. I caught another fish in five feet of water on a jig. My third fish came on a spinnerbait in three feet of water about 3:00," said Wood.

Co-angler Big Bass honors went to Matthew "Matt" McKinney of Belmont, NC with a 6.93 pound largemouth bass. McKinney used a swimbait to catch his Big Bass. He also won a new Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99 through the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program for using an Abu Garcia reel to catch the Big Bass of the event.

Read More

Pope Wins North Carolina Event

Roger Pope of Statesville, NC won the North Carolina Division Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Badin on March 5, 2016. Pope brought in a 20.98 pound bag of Lake Badin bass to win $5000. He used a Tackle Town spinnerbait to secure his win. “I caught most of my fish on the spinnerbait. I caught some on laydowns, rip rap, and grass. I don’t know this lake very well, so I just fought the wind and fished what looked good,” said Pope.

Nathan Webber of Lake Wylie, SC finished in second place with 20.89 pounds at the Badin event winning $1486. "I caught all of my fish on a crankbait, just using various types of crankbaits, depending on depth and structure," said Weber.

Third place at the Badin event went to Jeffrey Queen of Catawba, NC with 19.65 pounds winning $991.

David Wright of Lexington, NC caught the 6.16 pound Boater Big Bass of the event to win $690 from the Big Bass Pot. Wright used a Zoom crankbait in the grass to catch his Big Bass. "It was a lucky cast. That's all I can say," said Wright.

Read More

Mann Takes Home Co-angler Trophy at Lake Norman

Nick Mann of South Point, NC took the co-angler win at the North Carolina Ram Truck Open Series opener held on February 20, 2016 at Lake Norman. Mann brought in 8.60 pounds to secure his win and collect $2000 for his efforts.

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Stephens Takes Home $5750 at Lake Norman Event

Michael Stephens of Gastonia, NC won the North Carolina division Ram Truck Open Series opener at Lake Norman on February 20, 2016. His winning limit weighed 17.94 pounds earning himself a $5750 paycheck for the day. “I just targeted staging points on the main lake with brush on them. I was using a Tackle Town underspin in 15-25 feet of water. One largemouth did come a little bit shallow, but that was pretty random for Lake Norman. I was just fishing for five bites and I ran as many waypoints as I could. I ended up culling about six times, but I just couldn’t bit after 12:30 or so. The payout for this event is awesome and has really changed the game for ABA events in the North Carolina. It’s so nice to fish an event and have a chance to win a big paycheck,” said Stephens.

Read More