$5,000 Minimum Guaranteed First Place at Every Divisional Tournament

Rigsby Wins Alabama North Event at Guntersville

Jesse Rigsby of Old Hickory, TN won the Alabama North division Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Guntersville on May 714, 2016. Rigsby caught a 25.70 pound limit to win $5825. “I caught my fish using a green pumpkin/blue colored jig, sitting in 18 feet of water and throwing into 6-8 feet of water. I found a school of fish moving out of a creek channel heading into the main lake. I sat there just working my jig down in the rocks. It was a great day and I had my original limit by 6:30, before moving to my secondary spot and culling three times. I found the school on Wednesday while practicing and I was able to stay with that same school,” said Rigsby.

Derek Remitz of Grant, AL finished in second place with 25.45 pounds and brought in the boater Big Bass, weighing 8.18 pounds, to win $2631. “I caught all of my fish cranking today. You just have to keep looking around and when something comes open, you have to take advantage of it. I didn't catch a whole lot today, but I was able to cull a few times. The way Guntersville has been fishing, it was kind of a grind,” said Remitz.

Gregory Buie of Athens, AL finished in third place with 24.78 pounds winning $1174. “I caught my fish off of ledges using a red shad colored worm in about 12-14 feet of water. I had a good day and I was able to land every fish that bit my bait which allowed me to cull about seven times,” said Buie.

Top Five Boaters:

1. Jesse Rigsby  25.70  $5825

2. Derek Remitz(Big Bass)  25.45  $2631 

3. Gregory Buie  24.78  $1174

4. Randy Tolbert Jr.  23.58  $822

5. (tie) Shane Dick  21.01  $675

5. (tie) James Smith  21.01  $675

There were 96 boaters registered for this Ram Truck Open Series event.

Jody Jordan of Silver Creek, GA was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on May 14, 2016 at Lake Guntersville. He brought in a 13.27 pound limit that was worth $1760. “I used a shaky head with a green pumpkin trailer. I only caught three fish all day. It was a grind, but I was lucky enough to catch the right three fish,” said Jordan.

Joey Wayne Garner of Sherwood, TN finished in second place on the co-angler side with 13.04 pounds to win $579. “First off, I had a good partner to start with and we were doing pretty well until the wind picked up. I caught most of my fish using a Carolina rig with a green pumpkin colored Zoom Brush Hog. The depth varied on where my fish came from and I was lucky enough to cull a few times,” said Garner.

Mark T. Denney Jr of Bonaire, GA brought in 12.79 pounds that included the 6.49 pound co-angler Big Bass to finish in third place and win a total of $636. “I caught all of my fish using a Texas rigged green pumpkin worm in about 12 feet of water. I only got six bites today, but I was able to cull a few times to get to the weight I had, as well as, catch the big bass,” said Denney Jr.

Top Five Co-anglers:

1. Jody Jordan  13.27  $1760

2. Joey Wayne Garner  13.04  $579

3. Mark Denney Jr(Big Bass)  12.79  $636

4. Nathan Martin  12.39  $271 

5. Noah Willis  11.49  $232

There were 51 co-angler entries for this Ram Truck Open Series event.

Complete results can be found at this link

Points standings for the Alabama North division can be found at this link.

For more info on the Alabama North division of the Ram Truck Open Series visit www.ramopenseries.com or call ABA tournament manager, Kristin Malott, at (256) 771-3709. The next event in the Alabama North division event is on July 9th at Lake Weiss.

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.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Hydrowave, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Dr. Dan's, Garmin, Simms Bass, and GEICO.  American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com. 



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

Register Division Date Lake
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
Virginia 4/14/2018 Gaston
Maryland 4/14/2018 Chesapeake Bay
Mississippi 4/14/2018 Ross Barnett
Kentucky 4/14/2018 Kentucky Lake
South Carolina 4/21/2018 Hartwell
Alabama South 4/21/2018 Martin
Oklahoma 4/21/2018 Eufaula
North Carolina 4/28/2018 Kerr
Georgia 4/28/2018 Sinclair
South East Texas 4/28/2018 Sam Rayburn
Alabama North 4/28/2018 Neely Henry




Membership Special

Get all ABA Member Benefits Plus an 
ABA Tournament Jersey! Only $99.95

Check out the Lastest T-H Marine


Check Out Garmin's Panoptix!
Live is Better

More News

Mickey Beck Joins SiriusXM Team
Maryland Open Series Kick off March 31
Bozman Wins on Harris Chain
Lake Conroe Shows Off Again
Beck Dominates at Wheeler Lake
North Carolina Heads to Lake Hickory
Florida South Returns to Lake Okeechobee
Round 2 For East TX Division 11
Oklahoma Opener on the Arkansas River
Prough Wins on Lake Seminole
Florida Central Heads to Harris Chain
Houston, TX Division 18 Your Time Is Now!
Alabama North Division Heads to  Wheeler Lake
Georgia Division Heads to Lake Seminole
Kentucky Lake Open Series Rescheduled
Division 14 Begins on Arkansas River
Mississippi Anglers Take on Columbus Pool
Maui Jim PEAHI Polarized Wrap Sunglasses
McDonald Wins $5000.00 In Season Opener  On Kerr Lake
Robert Beatty Bust 36 Pounds on Kissimmee
Adam Wagner Wins on Center Hill
Jay Bennett Wins on Sam Rayburn
ABA Open Series Mississippi Division Goes to Columbus Pool
Center Hill Tournament Relocated to Edgar Evins State Park
Mizell Wins Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee
 Mollohan Wins $5000.00 On Lake Murray
Big Bags Predicted for Kissimmee Chain Saturday
OPTIMA® Batteries Joins American Bass Anglers Inc.
    Virginia Division Opens on Kerr Lake
American Bass Anglers Head to the Red River for the Ray Scott Championship
Division 10 Starts at Big Sam Rayburn
Powell Pockets $5,000 plus $7,000 Triton Gold in the Georgia Division Opener on Lake Eufaula
Doug Easton Takes Home $6530.00 In North Carolina Season Opener on Lake Norman
South Carolina Heads To Lake Murray
Florida South Returns to Lake Okeechobee
Lamb Wins Alabama North Season Opener on Lake Guntersville
New York/Ohio Area 9 Championship Date Change
North Carolina Opens On Lake Norman
Smith Wins Alabama South Season Opener on Lake Eufaula
Georgia Opens at Lake Eufaula