Florida South Returns to Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida South Division of the ABA Open Series will host the fourth event of the 2018 season on May 12, 2018, on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, FL.

The competitors will launch at Roland Martin Marina and Resort, located at 920 E. Del Monte Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Roland Martin Marina & Resort with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here

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.abaopenseries.com/payout.php 

Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 12 inches long with an exemption permit available at registration. 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 ABA 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.

Host Hotel (Approved locations to stay) 
Roland Martin Marina & Resort
920 E. Del Monte Ave, Clewiston, Florida 33440
800-473-6766   863-983-3151

Tournament Information: 
Limit: 5
bass for Boaters / 3 bass for Co-Anglers
Size Limit: 12" with a Signed Exemption Permits. Exemption Permits will be available at registration.
Take Off:
6:30am or Safelight
Weigh In: 2:30pm
Time Zone: Eastern
Locking is allowed EXCEPT to Kissimmee River, Caloosahatchee River 
and Port St. Lucie Canal.

Event Host: 
Roland Martin Marina & Resort
920 E. Del Monte Ave, Clewiston, Florida 33440
800-473-6766   863-983-3151

Registration Location: 
Roland Martin Marina & Resort
920 E. Del Monte Ave, Clewiston, Florida 33440
800-473-6766   863-983-3151

Registration and Meeting will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the ABA Stage Trailer at Roland Martin Marina & Resort from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm with the meeting and partner pairing at 7:00 pm.

Additional Information: 
Host Dealers: 
Triton Dealer - Lake Placid Marine
310 US 27 SOUTH, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
863-465-2335   863-465-9550 (fax)  www.lakeplacidmarine.com

The best ABA Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2019 Ray Scott Championship, to be held at Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, AL in April 2019. 

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.abaopenseries.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 ABA American Fishing Tour, the ABA Open Series, the 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

ABA is sponsored by: Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Best Western Hotels, Sirius XM Marine Weather, Livingston Lures, GEICO, Garmin, Power-Pole, T-H Marine, Hydrowave, Maui Jim, Abu Garcia, Berkley, MotorGuide, and Optima Batteries
 

 

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