Boggs Take Kentucky Opener
Drew Boggs of Lebanon, TN won the Kentucky division Ram Truck Open Series opener at Kentucky Lake on March 12, 2016. Boggs caught a 27.80 pound bag of Kentucky Lake bass, which included the 6.86 pound boater Big Bass, to win $5510. “I fished last weekend and found a pattern. I went back there this morning and everything had changed. I picked up a four pounder in the area using a football jig. I made adjustments and found a back of a pocket that had some clear water. This is where I caught my fish that secured my win. I caught my biggest fish of the tournament on a Red Eye Shad,” said Boggs.
Craig Hipshire of Benton, KY finished in second place with 23.89 pounds to win $1329. “I caught every fish on a one ounce Accent double willow spinnerbait. I was fishing in about 5-8 feet of water. I caught three fish first thing in the morning and then, I hit a lull. It picked back up in the afternoon for me. It was one of those days, you just had to grind it out,” said Hipshire.
Brent Anderson of Kingston Springs, TN finished in third place with 20.03 pounds winning $886. “I caught my fish on about 12-15 different types of bait. We caught over 100 keepers today, we just never could get a big bite,” said Anderson.
Top Five Boaters:
1. Drew Boggs 27.80 $5510
2. Craig Hipshire 23.89 $1329
3. Brent Anderson 20.03 $886
4. Billy Schroeder 18.58 $620
5. Matt Bryan 18.56 $532
There were 63 boaters registered for this Ram Truck Open Series event.
Complete results can be found at this link.
Points standings for the Tennessee Central division can be found at this link.
For more info on the Kentucky division of the Ram Truck Open Series visit www.ramopenseries.com call ABA tournament manager, Kristin Malott, at (256) 771-3709. The next event in the Kentucky division is on May 7th on Kentucky Lake, launching from Moor’s Resort.
Ram Truck Open Series anglers can take advantage of the “no boat on boat draw” format along with huge payouts for the 2016 season. First place boaters can win a guaranteed $5000 first place, regardless of number of entries. Payouts will increase to $6000 for the first place boater with a 100 boat field. Over the course of four divisional events and the area championship, anglers will be competing for a spot in the 2017 Ray Scott Championship.
Lots of contingency money is up for grabs during the 2016 Ram Truck Open Series Series season. Anglers participating in the Triton Gold program can earn up to $7,000 at 2016 divisional events and up to $50,000 at the 2017 Ray Scott Championship. Anglers can also take advantage of other programs such as T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash, Garmin Grand Giveaway, Livingston Lures Cash for Big Bass, Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus, Maui Jim Bonus, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money.
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