Area Championship $10,000 First Place Guaranteed!

Event Details - Final Results

Division:Area 7 Championship
Dates: 10/06/2018 - 10/07/2018
Lake: Lake Texoma
Launch Ramp: Highport Marina, Ramp Address: 120 Texoma Harbor Dr, Pottsboro, TX 75076
Entry Fee Boater/Co-Angler: $300/$150

Register for this event
or Call (256) 232-0406 for more information or assistance

Host Hotel (Approved locations to stay)

Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center has established a group discounted rate for this event.  Mention "ABA Open Series" to the host when you call and you will receive a discounted rate of $79.00/night.

Take advantage of the location and all the ammenities that Tanglewood has to offer while enjoying a sports bar, fine dining, and 18 hole championship golf course.

Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center

290 Tanglewood Cir, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Phone: (800) 833-6569

Tournament Information:

Congratulations on qualifying for the Area Championship where the first place boater will take home $10,000.00 guaranteed!

The first place Co-Angler is also guaranteed $5000.00!

All anglers who have fished 3 one day events within their division (East Texas 11 or Oklahoma 14) or a combination of 4 events within their Region (2 from Div 11 and 2 from Div 14) have qualified for the Area Championship. 

Boat numbers and pairings are computer drawn and completely random and will be drawn on Friday during the safety briefing.

There are no off limits for practice at this event.  You may pre fish up to the close of registration at 6:30 PM on Friday October 5th.


Event Host:

Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center is conveniently located just up the hill from Highport Marina overlooking Lake Texoma.


Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center

290 Tanglewood Cir, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Phone: (800) 833-6569

Registration Location:

The cutoff for on line registration is Wednesday October 3rd @ 5 PM.

Thursday October 4th:  You can still enter by calling the ABA main office @ 256-232-0406, ext 5 during office hours from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM but the $25 late fee will be in effect. 

Friday October 5th:  On site registration and check in will take place at Highport Marina, on the stage trailer down by the ramp

All registered anglers must check in NLT 6:30 PM on Friday even if you are holding a Freedom Pass.

Additional Information:

Anglers holding a Freedom Pass and cannot attend tournament registration and/or briefing must have someone represent them, or must call the Tournament Director between the hours of 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM local time on Friday before registration/check in.  It is the angler’s responsibility to contact the Tournament Director or have someone represent them at the tournament briefing and partner pairings.  Failure to call or have a representative will result in the angler’s name being withdrawn from competition and forfeiture of their entry fee.

Refuge impoundments are closed to fishing and boating year round.  At the point where Big Mineral Creek joins Lake Texoma, Big Mineral Creek becomes a year-round no wake zone to the end of upstream navigable waters.  Annually, from October 1 through March 14th, only non-motorized boats are permitted in Big Mineral Creek from the point where it joins Lake Texoma, starting at the line of buoys to the upstream and end of navigable waters.  This portion of Big Mineral Creek will be OFF LIMITS to all anglers in this event.


Host Dealers:

Diamond Sports Marine

3910 West Hwy 154 Yantis, TX 75497

(903) 383-7829

Nichols Marine

5008 Judson Rd

Longview, TX 75605


License Information:

Lake Texoma Fishing Permit is required

Special Event Message:

1st place boater is guaranteed $10,000 and the 1st Place Co-angler is guaranteed $5000.00 at this event no matter how many enter!

Tournament Manager: Chris Wayand (256)230-5627, TM Email: [email protected]