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

North Carolina Heads To Lake Wylie

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division will hold its third tournament of the season on Lake Wylie near Belmont North Carolina.

The competitors will launch from The South Point launch facility located  at 199 Boat Launch Road Belmont North Carolina. Anglers will begin fishing at 6:30 am or safe light until 2:30 pm. Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer at the South Point Launch facility. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8815.

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. Co-Anglers may weigh in up to 3 bass. 2 bass may be between 12-14 inches in length with the remainder of the angler’s catch being at least 14 inches in length.  

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, and ABU Garcia. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

Registration Location:
Onsite Pre-Event Meeting Location:
South Point launch facility 199 Boat Launch Road Belmont NC 28021
Registration will be from 4:00 pm local time until 6:30 pm local time with the pairings meeting to begin at 7:00 pm.

Tournament Manager: Rodney Michael 256-497-0967
Email: [email protected]

Host Hotel:
Best Western
360 Best Western Court
Gastonia, NC 28034
Reserve your room by going to the ABA website and clicking on the Best Western logo for a discounted rate.

Ram Truck Dealer:
Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
2339 E. Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC. 28054

Triton Dealer:
Chatlee Marine
2615 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Sanford, NC. 27332

All anglers must have in your possession a valid North Carolina Fishing license when fishing NC waters AND a South Carolina fishing license for fishing SC waters. 

The best Ram Truck Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2018 Ray Scott Championship, slated for The Red River 
Shreveport-Bossier LA. April 2nd-8th 2018.

For more information on this tournament, call Rodney Michael tournament manager, at (256)497-0967 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, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, LiT Coolers, Simms, Garmin, and Divide-It. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com



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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




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