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

 Hughes wins on The Potomac River

ATHENS, Ala. – Jesepth Hughes of King George, VA won the American Bass Anglers Open Series NE region tournament, held May 12th on the Potomac River.Running out of Smallwood State park near Marbury, Maryland, Hughes caught five bass weighing 20.38 pounds. For the Boater Division victory Hughes took home a check for $5000.

“I went blind bed fishing,” Hughes said. “I threw a trick worm in June bug with a 3/8oz weight. “

In second for the boaters, Joe Thompson of Coatesville, PA landed a five-bass tournament limit going 18.96 pounds with a 5.38-pound kicker. His 5.38lb big bass was also the big bass for the tournament. He collected $1400 for the second place finish and $710 for the big bass for a total of $2110.

“I got my limit in about 45 minutes,” Thompson said. “I culled about 6 times. I flipped pads in matawoman creek. I threw a green pumpkin brush hog with the tail dipped in orange.

Samuel R. Rineer of Aberdeen, MD took third for the boaters with five bass going 18.59 pounds. He anchored his catch with a 4.67-pound kicker to earn $950.

“I only got 6 keepers all day,”Rineer said. “I threw a 1 minus in chartruse shallow over grass all day.”

Finishing fourth, Ryan J. Ingalls of Fairfax, VA landed a five-bass limit for 18.02 pounds including a 4.57-pound kicker. Danny Moffat of Hughesville, MD  rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 17.13 pounds topped by a 4.16-pound kicker.

In the Co-Angler Division Gregory G Callas of Centreville won with three bass going 11.13 pounds. He sealed his victory with a 4.07-pound kicker to pocket a check for $1700.

“I only caught 3 keepers all day” Callas said. “I got two on a 3/8 oz chatter bait in green pumpkin and white. One of those $20 lures. I got my third on a drop shot with a green pumpkin worm.”

Taking second for the co-anglers, Danny Moffat Jr of White Plains brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 11.09 pounds. He collected $650 for the effort.

“I threw a chatter bait and a swim jig,” Moffat said. “Both were in black and blue with a 3/8 oz. weight. I only got 6 keepers all day.”

Cort W Gardner of Jessup, Md placed third among the co-anglers with threebass going 10.40 pounds to earn him $450.

“I fished over grass all day,” Gardner said. “I threw a green pumpkin french fry with the tail dipped in chartreuse. I caught about 10 keepers.”

In fourth place among the co-anglers, David Wilt of Liitz, PA brought in three bass for 10.35 pounds.  Hart Hall of Alexandria VA finished in fifth place with three bass going 10.21 pounds.

The biggest bass for the co-anglers was caught by: David W Porter II of King George, VA that weighed 4.34 pounds and pocketed $295.

Slated for June 2nd the next divisional tournament will be held on the Chesapeake Bay out of Anchor Boats Marina in North East MD. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2018 Ray Scott Championship slated for the first week of April 2019 on Lake Eufaula, AL
.
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.abaopenseries.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 ABA Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Geico, Berkley, ABU Garcia, T-H Marine, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Garmin,  Sirius XM Marine weather and Optima Batteries.
 

 

Twitter

ABA - (256)232-0406
Select Your Tournament
$5,000 First Place!

Ohio 6/02/2018 St. Mary's
Maryland 6/02/2018 Chesapeake Bay
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Clark's Hill
Georgia 6/09/2018 Oconee
South East Texas 6/09/2018 Sam Rayburn
Alabama North 6/10/2018 Weiss
New York 6/16/2018 Lake Champlain
Alabama South 6/16/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/16/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennesee Central 6/16/2018 Old Hickory
Virginia 6/23/2018 Kerr
South Texas 6/23/2018 Lake Conroe
Kentucky 6/23/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 6/30/2018 Hickory
East Texas 6/30/2018 Lake of the Pines

 

 

 

Membership Special

Get all ABA Member Benefits Plus an 
ABA Tournament Jersey! Only $99.95

Check out the Lastest T-H Marine

 

Check Out Garmin's Panoptix!
Live is Better

More News

Weldon Wins on Lake Jordan
Close Finish on Lake Conroe
Travis Williams Wins On High Rock
 Hughes wins on The Potomac River
Weir Takes It Home on Grand
Terescenko Wins Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee
Nesbitt Wins on Indian Lake
Alabama South Heads to Lake Jordan
Wells Takes the Win at Old Hickory
Ken Thompson wins on the Chesapeake Bay
North Carolina Heads To High Rock Lake
ABA Open Series NE heads to Lake the Potomac River
Ross Barnett Round Two
Smith Catches over 32 pounds to Win Florida Central Event on Lake Toho
Florida South Returns to Lake Okeechobee
Ohio Division To Open Season On Indian Lake
Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho
Collins Chases More Triton Gold
Tennessee Central Division Heads to  Old Hickory Lake
Seaborn gets it done on Neely Henry
Eric Self Wins on Kerr Lake
Sirius XM Weather Receiver Giveaway
Alabama North Division Rolls into Neely Henry for the third stop
Division 10 Heads to Sam Rayburn
ABA Open Series NE heads to the  Chesapeake Bay- rescheduled from April 14th
Jones to Bank 13k from Lake Eufaula OK
Thomas Guthke Wins $5000.00 on Lake Hartwell
Stracner Wins $12,000 on Lake Martin
South Carolina Heads To Lake Hartwell
Alabama South Heads to Lake Martin
Georgia Division Heads to Sinclair
North Carolina Heads to Kerr Lake
Milby Takes the Win at Kentucky Lake
Flash Butts Wins $5920.00 On Lake Gaston
Wild Weekend on Ross Barnett
Maryland Open Series 04/14/2018 Tournament Cancelled
Welcome new ABA Open Series Director Daniel Sylvester
Kentucky Division Gets the Season Started at Paris Landing
Ray Scott Championship Final