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Division News

Smith Catches over 32 pounds to Win Florida Central Event on Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – Dustin Smith won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held May 5th, 2018 on the Lake Toho. Running out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL the Grand Isle, FL angler caught five bass weighing 32.52 pounds including an 8.97-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Smith took home a check for $5000 for his win and an additional $790 for the big bass award.

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Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the ABA Open Series will return for the fourth event of the 2018 season May 5, 2018, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL, 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront 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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Lake Conroe Shows Off Again

ATHENS, Ala. – Taylor Robbins of Conroe, TX won the American Bass Anglers Open Series for Division 18, held March 17th on Lake Conroe

Running out of Lakeview Marina Taylor weighed in a solid five-fish limit with a kicker of 8.90, topping the scales with a total weight at 23.88 lbs. For the boater division victory, Taylor took home a check for $5000.00

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Bozman Wins on Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – Bruce Bozman won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held March 17th on the Harris Chain of Lakes.

Running out of Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares, FL the Saint Cloud, FL angler caught five bass weighing 20.59 pounds including a 5.33-pound kicker. Bozman took home $5000 for his efforts.

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Florida Central Heads to Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will host its third event of the 2018 season March 17, 2018, on the Harris Chain in Tavares, FL.

The competitors will launch at Hickory Point Recreational Facility, located at 27341 FL-19, Tavares, FL 32778. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:30p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Hickory Point Recreational Facility with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here

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Robert Beatty Bust 36 Pounds on Kissimmee

ATHENS, Ala. –  Robert Beatty won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held February 24th on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.

Running out of Camp Mack in Lake Wales, FL the Clermont, FL angler caught five bass weighing 36.41 pounds including a 9.03-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Beatty took home a check for $6000.

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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.

Read More

Silverman Wins $13000 in Florida Central Season Opener on Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. –   Micah Silverman of Belle Isle, FL won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held January 20th on Lake Toho. Running out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL Micah caught five bass weighing 23.43 pounds. For the Boater Division victory Silverman took home a check for $6000.  He took home an additional $7000 from Triton Gold, bringing his total earnings to $13,000.

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Florida Central Opens at Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the 2018 Open Series will open the season on January 20, 2018, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

Troy Oliver of Lakeland, FL won the opening event last year (January 28,2017) with 23.01 pounds and took home the guaranteed $5000 First-Place Boater prize.  David Rushing of Orlando, FL was the co-angler winner with an impressive 15.00 pound limit.  David’s victory in the co-anger division earned him a check for $2500. Rich Patterson landed the biggest bass of the tournament with a 8.84 pound bass, that earned him $940

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Smith Wins at Lake Toho
 

Jeremy Smith of Plant City, FL won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division tournament, held May 20th on Lake Toho.

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Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will return for the fourth event of the 2017 season May 20, 2017, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL, 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:15a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8829

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Panzironi Wins at Harris Chain

Eric Panzironi Casselberry, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division tournament, held March 25th on the Harris Chain.

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Florida Central Heads to Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will host its third event of the 2017 season March 25, 2017, on the Harris Chain in Tavares, FL.

The competitors will launch at Hickory Point Recreational Facility, located at 27341 FL-19, Tavares, FL 32778. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:15 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:15 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Hickory Point Recreational Facility with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8828

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Olivier Repeats Win at Lake Toho

Troy Olivier of Lakeland, Florida won his second American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division tournament, held February 25th on Lake Toho.

Running out of Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, Florida, Troy caught five bass weighing 27.24 pounds. For the Boater division victory, took home another check for $5,000 for his win.

Read More

Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will return for the second event of the 2017 season February 25, 2017, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL. 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8827

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Olivier Wins Florida Central Season Opener On Toho

Troy Olivier of Lakeland, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central tournament, held January 28th on the Lake Toho.

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Florida Central Opens at Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will open the 2017 season January 28, 2017 on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Florida.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL. 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:00 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

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Gonzalez Wins Area 5 Championship on Toho

Casey Gonzalez of Brandon, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 5 Championship between the Florida Central and Florida South divisions tournament, held September 24th & 25th  on Lake Toho.

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FL Central and FL South Head to Kissimmee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central division and Florida South division will hold their final event of the 2016 season on September 24th and 25th on Lake Toho.

The competitors will launch from Kissimmee Lakefront Park landing in Kissimmee, Florida. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:00 a.m. or safe light on days one and two. The weigh in will begin at 3:00 p.m. each day. All anglers will compete both days of the event. There will NOT be a cut in the field.

Read More

Wooten Dominates on Kissimmee Chain

Bobby Wooten of Lithia, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central tournament, held June 18th on the Kissimmee Chain.

Running out of Camp Mack near Lake Wales, FL Bobby caught five bass weighing 27.05 pounds. “I started off throwing topwater this morning, but just couldn’t get the fish to eat the bait. Then, I changed up and started flipping, but couldn’t get them to stay on. Around 10:30am, we went off shore and we stayed there the rest of the day fishing brush piles,” Wooten said. For the Boater division victory, Wooten took home a check for $5,000.

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Futch Wins Best Western Travel Card

Randy Futch of Dunnellon, FL was the winner of a $100 Best Western Travel Card at the March 12, 2016 Ram Truck Open Series event at the Harris Chain of Lakes. Futch lodged at the host Best Western hotel during the event and he was entered into the Best Western Travel Card drawing.  There is a drawing for a $100 Best Western travel card at every Ram Truck Open Series event that has a Best Western host hotel. Anglers must bring their Best Western hotel receipts to registration to enter the drawing.

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Mercado Takes $2800 Co-angler Win

Irving Mercado of Davenport, FL was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on March 12, 2016 at the Harris Chain of Lakes. Mercado had a total of 11.77 pounds which included the 6.74 pound co-angler Big Bass. His catch was worth $2500 for first place and $370 from the Big Bass Pot. “We were fishing around the whole lake, pretty much just cranking a little square bill. I caught the Big Bass on an outside grass line and the rest were in lily pads,” said Mercado.

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Kremer Wins at Harris Chain

John Kremer of Sanford, FL won the Florida Division Ram Truck Open Series event at the Harris Chain of Lakes on March 12, 2016. Kremer brought in a 25.34 pound bag of Harris Chain bass to win $5000. “I caught three right away this morning and I think they were spawning, because they were in the grass. I was flipping a four inch Culprit craw and pretty much stayed in that area all day. They were all in a couple hundred yard stretch of grass. I caught my biggest one about 11:00,” said Kremer.

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Bolduc Wins $2500 Co-angler Prize at Toho

David Bolduc of Deltona, FL was the co-angler champion of the inaugural Ram Truck Open Series event held on January 16, 2016 at Lake Toho. Bolduc’s 9.81 pound limit was worth $2500. “I had fun today. My boater took me to fish and I caught fish. I actually caught 12 fish today. It was fun. All I did today was have fun today. I was throwing a trick worm in the grass,” said Bolduc.

Jeffrey Herndon of Plant City, FL finished in second place on the co-angler side with 9.13 pounds to win $775. “We went down to Cypress and I, basically, just played follow the leader. He put me on the fish and I caught them. That’s about it. I was just throwing a Rat-L-Trap,” said Herndon.

Falling into the third place spot was Tom Reeves of Land O’ Lakes, FL. Reeves brought in 9.00 pounds, which included the 7.15 pound co-angler Big Bass of the event. His efforts were worth $517 for third place and $375 from the Big Bass Pot. “We were in Cypress and I caught the Big Bass on a swim jig and my other fish on a Zoom Ultravibe worm,” said Reeves.

Read More

Watkins Wins $6000 at Inaugural Ram Truck Open Series Event

James Watkins of Lakeland, FL won the Florida Central Division Ram Truck Open Series inaugural event at Lake Toho on January 16, 2015. Watkins brought in a 21.64 pound limit of Florida bass to take home $6350. “I ran down south to Kissimmee to fish a little structure I found in four feet of water. The fish like to hold up there when they’re getting ready to bed. Two weeks ago, I had 25 pounds in that area. I went by Tuesday to check it and caught a five pounder. Within 30 minutes this morning, I had a little over 17 pounds and then, I flipped up a four and half pounder later,” said Watkins.

Second place on the boater side went to Joe Ventrello of Apopka, FL with 20.13 pounds. Ventrello earned $1899 for his efforts. “I ran down to Kissimmee and did some flipping. I lost two today that would have probably won it for me, but that’s fishing,” said Ventrello.

Dan Smith of Webster, FL finished in the third place spot with 19.52 pounds to win $1266. “I started out in Toho and went to a little pig trail where I caught a seven and a half pounder and one about a pound and a half. I started working some hydrilla after that and couldn’t do anything. Then, I ran to Kissimmee and started flipping pads. I got the rest of them in the pads,” said Smith.

Read More

Ram Truck Open Series Raises Payout
for the Florida Anglers

Season kicks off on Lake Toho January 16 out of Lakefront Park!

American Bass Anglers offers Florida anglers a new series that will offer a guaranteed minimum first place to boaters of $5,000 at one-day bass tournaments. The 2016 Ram Truck Open Series will offer four one-day bass tournaments in 2 Florida divisions in a Pro/Am format. Anglers can advance to local Ram Truck Area Championships that will offer a guaranteed minimum first place to boaters of $10,000. In total, the series will offer more than $450,000 to guaranteed first place payouts in regular season.

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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

Smith Catches over 32 pounds to Win Florida Central Event on Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – Dustin Smith won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held May 5th, 2018 on the Lake Toho. Running out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL the Grand Isle, FL angler caught five bass weighing 32.52 pounds including an 8.97-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Smith took home a check for $5000 for his win and an additional $790 for the big bass award.

Read More

Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the ABA Open Series will return for the fourth event of the 2018 season May 5, 2018, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL, 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here

Read More

Lake Conroe Shows Off Again

ATHENS, Ala. – Taylor Robbins of Conroe, TX won the American Bass Anglers Open Series for Division 18, held March 17th on Lake Conroe

Running out of Lakeview Marina Taylor weighed in a solid five-fish limit with a kicker of 8.90, topping the scales with a total weight at 23.88 lbs. For the boater division victory, Taylor took home a check for $5000.00

Read More

Bozman Wins on Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – Bruce Bozman won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held March 17th on the Harris Chain of Lakes.

Running out of Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares, FL the Saint Cloud, FL angler caught five bass weighing 20.59 pounds including a 5.33-pound kicker. Bozman took home $5000 for his efforts.

Read More

Florida Central Heads to Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will host its third event of the 2018 season March 17, 2018, on the Harris Chain in Tavares, FL.

The competitors will launch at Hickory Point Recreational Facility, located at 27341 FL-19, Tavares, FL 32778. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:30p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Hickory Point Recreational Facility with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here

Read More

Robert Beatty Bust 36 Pounds on Kissimmee

ATHENS, Ala. –  Robert Beatty won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held February 24th on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.

Running out of Camp Mack in Lake Wales, FL the Clermont, FL angler caught five bass weighing 36.41 pounds including a 9.03-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Beatty took home a check for $6000.

Read More

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.

Read More

Silverman Wins $13000 in Florida Central Season Opener on Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. –   Micah Silverman of Belle Isle, FL won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held January 20th on Lake Toho. Running out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL Micah caught five bass weighing 23.43 pounds. For the Boater Division victory Silverman took home a check for $6000.  He took home an additional $7000 from Triton Gold, bringing his total earnings to $13,000.

Read More

Florida Central Opens at Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the 2018 Open Series will open the season on January 20, 2018, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

Troy Oliver of Lakeland, FL won the opening event last year (January 28,2017) with 23.01 pounds and took home the guaranteed $5000 First-Place Boater prize.  David Rushing of Orlando, FL was the co-angler winner with an impressive 15.00 pound limit.  David’s victory in the co-anger division earned him a check for $2500. Rich Patterson landed the biggest bass of the tournament with a 8.84 pound bass, that earned him $940

Read More

Smith Wins at Lake Toho
 

Jeremy Smith of Plant City, FL won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division tournament, held May 20th on Lake Toho.

Read More

Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will return for the fourth event of the 2017 season May 20, 2017, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL, 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:15a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8829

Read More

Panzironi Wins at Harris Chain

Eric Panzironi Casselberry, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division tournament, held March 25th on the Harris Chain.

Read More

Florida Central Heads to Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will host its third event of the 2017 season March 25, 2017, on the Harris Chain in Tavares, FL.

The competitors will launch at Hickory Point Recreational Facility, located at 27341 FL-19, Tavares, FL 32778. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:15 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:15 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Hickory Point Recreational Facility with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8828

Read More

Olivier Repeats Win at Lake Toho

Troy Olivier of Lakeland, Florida won his second American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division tournament, held February 25th on Lake Toho.

Running out of Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, Florida, Troy caught five bass weighing 27.24 pounds. For the Boater division victory, took home another check for $5,000 for his win.

Read More

Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will return for the second event of the 2017 season February 25, 2017, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL. 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8827

Read More

Olivier Wins Florida Central Season Opener On Toho

Troy Olivier of Lakeland, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central tournament, held January 28th on the Lake Toho.

Read More

Florida Central Opens at Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will open the 2017 season January 28, 2017 on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Florida.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL. 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:00 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

Read More

Gonzalez Wins Area 5 Championship on Toho

Casey Gonzalez of Brandon, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 5 Championship between the Florida Central and Florida South divisions tournament, held September 24th & 25th  on Lake Toho.

Read More

FL Central and FL South Head to Kissimmee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central division and Florida South division will hold their final event of the 2016 season on September 24th and 25th on Lake Toho.

The competitors will launch from Kissimmee Lakefront Park landing in Kissimmee, Florida. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:00 a.m. or safe light on days one and two. The weigh in will begin at 3:00 p.m. each day. All anglers will compete both days of the event. There will NOT be a cut in the field.

Read More

Wooten Dominates on Kissimmee Chain

Bobby Wooten of Lithia, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central tournament, held June 18th on the Kissimmee Chain.

Running out of Camp Mack near Lake Wales, FL Bobby caught five bass weighing 27.05 pounds. “I started off throwing topwater this morning, but just couldn’t get the fish to eat the bait. Then, I changed up and started flipping, but couldn’t get them to stay on. Around 10:30am, we went off shore and we stayed there the rest of the day fishing brush piles,” Wooten said. For the Boater division victory, Wooten took home a check for $5,000.

Read More

Futch Wins Best Western Travel Card

Randy Futch of Dunnellon, FL was the winner of a $100 Best Western Travel Card at the March 12, 2016 Ram Truck Open Series event at the Harris Chain of Lakes. Futch lodged at the host Best Western hotel during the event and he was entered into the Best Western Travel Card drawing.  There is a drawing for a $100 Best Western travel card at every Ram Truck Open Series event that has a Best Western host hotel. Anglers must bring their Best Western hotel receipts to registration to enter the drawing.

Read More

Mercado Takes $2800 Co-angler Win

Irving Mercado of Davenport, FL was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on March 12, 2016 at the Harris Chain of Lakes. Mercado had a total of 11.77 pounds which included the 6.74 pound co-angler Big Bass. His catch was worth $2500 for first place and $370 from the Big Bass Pot. “We were fishing around the whole lake, pretty much just cranking a little square bill. I caught the Big Bass on an outside grass line and the rest were in lily pads,” said Mercado.

Read More

Kremer Wins at Harris Chain

John Kremer of Sanford, FL won the Florida Division Ram Truck Open Series event at the Harris Chain of Lakes on March 12, 2016. Kremer brought in a 25.34 pound bag of Harris Chain bass to win $5000. “I caught three right away this morning and I think they were spawning, because they were in the grass. I was flipping a four inch Culprit craw and pretty much stayed in that area all day. They were all in a couple hundred yard stretch of grass. I caught my biggest one about 11:00,” said Kremer.

Read More

Bolduc Wins $2500 Co-angler Prize at Toho

David Bolduc of Deltona, FL was the co-angler champion of the inaugural Ram Truck Open Series event held on January 16, 2016 at Lake Toho. Bolduc’s 9.81 pound limit was worth $2500. “I had fun today. My boater took me to fish and I caught fish. I actually caught 12 fish today. It was fun. All I did today was have fun today. I was throwing a trick worm in the grass,” said Bolduc.

Jeffrey Herndon of Plant City, FL finished in second place on the co-angler side with 9.13 pounds to win $775. “We went down to Cypress and I, basically, just played follow the leader. He put me on the fish and I caught them. That’s about it. I was just throwing a Rat-L-Trap,” said Herndon.

Falling into the third place spot was Tom Reeves of Land O’ Lakes, FL. Reeves brought in 9.00 pounds, which included the 7.15 pound co-angler Big Bass of the event. His efforts were worth $517 for third place and $375 from the Big Bass Pot. “We were in Cypress and I caught the Big Bass on a swim jig and my other fish on a Zoom Ultravibe worm,” said Reeves.

Read More

Watkins Wins $6000 at Inaugural Ram Truck Open Series Event

James Watkins of Lakeland, FL won the Florida Central Division Ram Truck Open Series inaugural event at Lake Toho on January 16, 2015. Watkins brought in a 21.64 pound limit of Florida bass to take home $6350. “I ran down south to Kissimmee to fish a little structure I found in four feet of water. The fish like to hold up there when they’re getting ready to bed. Two weeks ago, I had 25 pounds in that area. I went by Tuesday to check it and caught a five pounder. Within 30 minutes this morning, I had a little over 17 pounds and then, I flipped up a four and half pounder later,” said Watkins.

Second place on the boater side went to Joe Ventrello of Apopka, FL with 20.13 pounds. Ventrello earned $1899 for his efforts. “I ran down to Kissimmee and did some flipping. I lost two today that would have probably won it for me, but that’s fishing,” said Ventrello.

Dan Smith of Webster, FL finished in the third place spot with 19.52 pounds to win $1266. “I started out in Toho and went to a little pig trail where I caught a seven and a half pounder and one about a pound and a half. I started working some hydrilla after that and couldn’t do anything. Then, I ran to Kissimmee and started flipping pads. I got the rest of them in the pads,” said Smith.

Read More

Ram Truck Open Series Raises Payout
for the Florida Anglers

Season kicks off on Lake Toho January 16 out of Lakefront Park!

American Bass Anglers offers Florida anglers a new series that will offer a guaranteed minimum first place to boaters of $5,000 at one-day bass tournaments. The 2016 Ram Truck Open Series will offer four one-day bass tournaments in 2 Florida divisions in a Pro/Am format. Anglers can advance to local Ram Truck Area Championships that will offer a guaranteed minimum first place to boaters of $10,000. In total, the series will offer more than $450,000 to guaranteed first place payouts in regular season.

Read More