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Darrell Gallagher of Maplewood, Ohio won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Ohio Division tournament held 07/29/2017. Running out of Moundwood State Park, Darrell weighed in a five-bass limit for 11.47 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed 3.20 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Gallagher took home a check for $5000.00. 

“I Caught 7 fish today culling two times. I caught all of my fish off one log on a homemade jig.”  Said Gallagher.

In second for the boaters, Mike Quinlin of Mooresville, Indiana weighed in a five-bass limit going 10.20 pounds. He anchored his limit with a bass that weighed in at 3.47 pounds. He collected $600.00 for the effort. 

 “I caught my first fish which was my biggest fish on a crankbait. I caught 7 keepers total and 2-3 short fish. Besides my first fish I caught the rest flipping wood and rocks.” Said Quinlin.  

Richard Shaffer of Rockford, Ohio took third place with a five-bass limit weighing in at 9.91 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed 3.49 pounds. Richard collected $475.00 for his catch. Also, for catching the largest bass for the boaters Richard took home an additional $400.00. Richard also had the largest bass of the tournament. He was awarded an ABU Garcia Revo Spinning reel valued at $160.00 for catching his bass using an ABU Garcia reel.   

“I caught probably 6 fish today, I caught a couple on a spinnerbait, a couple on a frog and a couple on a worm.”  Said Shaffer.    

Finishing fourth, Jay Gillfillan from Ridgeway, Ohio weighed in four bass weighing 8.81 pounds and rounding out the top five Cody Seeger of Lewistown, Ohio weighed in four bass weighing 7.34 pounds.

In the Co-Angler Division, Tim Cukovecki from Dayton, Ohio won with two bass weighing 3.18 pounds. Cukovecki sealed his victory with a bass weighing 1.91 pounds.
Tim collected $600.00 for his catch.  Also for catching the big bass for the co anglers Tim collected an additional $70.00.

“Besides the two keepers I weighed in, I caught a couple of short fish and I had a bigger fish come off at the boat. My fish came on plastics around rock and wood.” Said Cukovecki.   

Taking second for the co-anglers, Bryan Hofstetter of Fort Jennings, Ohio weighed with one bass for 1.67 pounds. Hofstetter collected $300.00 for the effort.

“I missed a couple of fish today but the one I weighed in came off a spinnerbait mid-day,” said Hofstetter.

Taking third for the co anglers Dan Minor of Norwalk, Ohio weighed in one bass for 1.63 pounds. Minor collected $225.00 for the catch. 

Finishing fourth was Chad Buzard of Delphos, Ohio who weighed in one bass for 1.54 pounds. Rounding out the top five was Paul Stamper of Urbana, Ohio who weighed in 1 bass for 1.05 pounds.

Slated for 09/02/2017 the next tournament for the Ohio Division will be the two-day regional on Lake Erie out of Erie PA. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2018 Ray Scott Championship, slated for the Red River in Shreveport-Bossier Louisiana in April 2018. 

For more information on this tournament, call Jeff Randall, tournament manager, at 256-777-6152 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.ramopenseries.com .

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing 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, the Ram Truck Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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