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Alabama South Heads to Lay Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The Alabama South Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its next event of the season on July 16, 2016, on Lay Lake near Columbiana, AL.

The competitors will launch at Beeswax Creek Ramp, located at 245 Beeswax Creek Road, Columbiana, AL, 35051. Anglers may begin fishing at 5:45 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Beeswax Creek Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see www.americanbassanglers.com/proddetail.php?prod=8753.

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 

Anglers fishing the Boater division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 12 inches long. Co-Anglers may weigh in up to three bass. 

In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, Boater and Co-Angler competitors fishing this tournament and Ram Truck Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, ABU Garcia, Maui Jim and Livingston Lures. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

Tournament Information: 
Limit: 5 bass for Boaters / 3 bass for Co-Anglers
Size Limit: 12"
Take Off: 5:45am of Safe Light
Weigh In: 2:30pm
Time Zone: Central 

Host Hotel:
100 Bishop Circle
Pelham, AL. 35124

Event Host: 
Shelby County
1123 County Services Drive
Pelham AL 35124
Phone: (205)620-6650
Fax: (205)620-6630

Registration Location: 
Beeswax Creek Landing
245 Beeswax Creek Road
(off of Hwy 145)
Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone: (205) 991-2015
or Call: (205) 620-6650

The Registration & Briefing for this event will be held in the ABA stage trailer at Beeswax Creek Landing on Friday July 15, 2016 from 4:00pm to 6:30pm with the meeting and partner pairing at 7:00pm local time.

Additional Informaton: 

Host Dealers: 
Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
1624 Montgomery Hwy 
Hoover, AL 35216
(205) 909-2150
424 HWY 87
Alabaster, AL 35007

License Information: 
All anglers are required to have in their possession a valid AL Freshwater Fishing License. To purchase an Alabama fishing license call (888) 848-6887 or online www.outdooralabama.com.

The best Ram Truck Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2017 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, TN., in April of 2017. 

For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at (256)230-5632 or ABA at (256)232-0406. On line, see www.ramopenseries.com.

American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the Ram American Fishing Tour, the Ram Truck Open Series, the Ram 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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



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