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Tennessee Central and Alabama North head to Lake Chickamauga for Area 1 Championship

The Ram Truck Open Series Tennessee Central Division and Alabama North Division will hold their final event of the 2017 season on September 9th -10th on Lake Chickamauga.

The competitors will launch from Dayton Boat Dock landing in Dayton, Tennessee. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45am or safe light on days one and two. The weigh in will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. All anglers will compete both days of the event. There will NOT be a cut in the field. Registration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday September 8th at the ABA stage trailer at Dayton Boat Dock. Registration for this event ends at 6:00pm on Friday September 8th with the meeting and partner pairing starting at 6:30pm local time.  To register for this event see https://www.americanbassanglers.com/proddetail.php?prod=8796 

All anglers are required to have a Tennessee fishing license.

Anglers fishing the Boater division may weigh in up to 5 bass each day at least 12 inches for spotted bass, 15 inches for Largemouth bass and 18 inches for Smallmouth with only (1) Smallmouth in their possession. Co anglers may weigh in up to 3 bass each day at the same length requirements.

To qualify Anglers must have fished a total of three events within a division or a combination of four events within the two divisions.  To enter anglers fishing the Boater division pay $300.00 and Co anglers pay $150.00. 

First place boater is guaranteed a minimum of $10,000. First place Co angler is guaranteed a minimum of $5,000.

Also, the top 20 boaters and the top 20 co anglers from the two-day event will qualify for the Ray Scott Championship on the Red River in April 2018.

In addition to cash and prizes for top finishes, boaters and co anglers fishing this tournament and Ram Truck Open 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 manufacture websites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses. 

Tournament Information: 
Off Limits:TBD
Size Limit: 12" Spotted Bass, 15" Largemouth Bass, 18" Smallmouth Bass (only 1 Smallmouth per day)
Time Zone: Eastern
Host Hotel 
Best Western Dayton
7835 Rhea County Hwy Dayton, TN 37321

Registration Location: 
Dayton Boat Dock
175 Lakeshore St
Dayton, TN 37321

Friday September 8, 2017
4:00-6:00 PM
Meeting at 6:30 PM

Additional Information: 
Blast Off:
Day 1 & 2: 6:45 or Safe Light
Dayton Boat Dock
175 Lakeshore St
Dayton, TN 37321

Weigh In:
Day 1: 3:00 PM
Day 2: 2:00 PM
Dayton Boat Dock
175 Lakeshore St
Dayton, TN 37321

Host Dealers: 

Triton Dealer:
Cleveland Boat Center
3125 Waterlevel HWY Cleveland, TN 37323

Ram Dealer:
2120 Chapman Rd Chattanooga, TN 37421

License Information: 
Tennessee fishing license required.

The best Ram Truck Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2018 Ray Scott Championship to be held on the Red River in Shreveport, Louisiana in April 2018. 

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 .

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.

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, Divide-It, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com

Tournament Manager: Billy Benedetti 256-230-5632, TM Email: [email protected]



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Tennesee Central 3/24/2018 Percy Priest
Maryland 3/31/2018 Potomac
Virginia 4/14/2018 Gaston
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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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