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Get Organized for 2017 - by T-H Marine

Ram Truck Open Series Early Registration Special

Boater and Co-Angler Package Registrations by Dec. 1, 2016 will each receive

1. One-year ABA membership and Freedom Pass ($50 Value)
2. One-year access to Diamond Level membership in the ABA Buyers Club ($150 value)

$200 total value in savings

 

Ray Scott Championship April 2017

2017 Schedules:

Tournaments By Date - 2017 Rules

Area 1 North Alabama - Central Tennessee
Area 2 Kentucky - Mississippi
Area 3 Alabama South - Georgia
Area 4 North Carolina - South Carolina
Area 5 Florida Central - Florida South
Area 6 Texas Southeast -  Louisiana
Area 7 Texas East - Oklahoma
Area 8 Virginia - Maryland
Area 9 Ohio - New York

Get Organized for 2017 - by T-H Marine

Ram Truck Open Series Early Registration Special

Boater and Co-Angler Package Registrations by Dec. 1, 2016 will each receive

1. One-year ABA membership and Freedom Pass ($50 Value)
2. One-year access to Diamond Level membership in the ABA Buyers Club ($150 value)

$200 total value in savings

 

Ray Scott Championship April 2017

2017 Schedules:

Tournaments By Date - 2017 Rules

Area 1 North Alabama - Central Tennessee
Area 2 Kentucky - Mississippi
Area 3 Alabama South - Georgia
Area 4 North Carolina - South Carolina
Area 5 Florida Central - Florida South
Area 6 Texas Southeast -  Louisiana
Area 7 Texas East - Oklahoma
Area 8 Virginia - Maryland
Area 9 Ohio - New York

News

1/17/2017

Florida Central Opens at Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will open the 2017 season January 28, 2017 on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Florida.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL. 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:00 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

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1/10/2017

South Carolina Season Starts on Keowee
2017 Again Offers a $5,000 Guaranteed First Place

Athens, AL. The 2017 Ram Open Series is coming to South Carolina with a qualifying event being held on lake Keowee January 28, 2017 out of South Cover County Park.  (register now)

Last season, Randy Childers of Anderson, SC won the South Carolina Division Ram Truck Open Series opener at Lake Keowee on March 5, 2016. Childers brought in a 20.39 pound bag of Keowee bass, which contained the 9.67 pound boater Big Bass, to win a total of $5390.. 

“I ran about 6-7 minutes up the lake and started fishing some rock. On about my fourth cast, I caught my Big Bass on a jig in around two feet of water. After catching that fish, I’m going to stay on Keowee for the rest of the year, throwing that same jig,” laughed Childers.

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1/09/2017

Jones Wins Season Opener on Okeechobee

Mike Jones of Canal Point, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida South tournament, held January 7th on the Lake Okeechobee.

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1/06/2017

Ram Open Series Season Opener on Okeechobee
2017 Again Offers a $5,000 Guaranteed First Place

Athens, AL. The 2017 Ram Open Series tournaments are coming to Florida in early January for both central and south Florida. The Series first national qualifying event will be held on lake Okeechobee January 7, 2017 out of Scott Driver Park. 

Last season, Jett Dexter of Arcadia, FL won the opener at Lake Okeechobee with a 23.97-pound limit and took home  $5225. Chad Foster of Saint Cloud, FL took second with 19.60 pounds and Larry Wright of Okeechobee, FL took third with 18.79. David Rushing of Orlando, FL had the biggest bass of 7.87. 

James Watkins of Lakeland, FL won the first 2016 event in Florida Central on Lake Toho on January 16 with a 21.64-pound limit and took home $6350. Joe Ventrello of Apopka, FL came in second with 20.13 pounds and Dan Smith of Webster, FL won third with 19.52 

With $5,000 guaranteed first place, anglers know they must fish tournaments with a huge field and pay higher entry fees to take home this kind of payday. 

Jett Dexter the Okeechobee event winner said “This is the best payback that I’ve ever seen on this lake”. The 2017 season of the Ram Open Series offers the same $5,000 first place guarantee. 

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12/01/2016

Carlstar Group Renews with American Bass Anglers

Athens, Ala. (December 1, 2016) - American Bass Anglers (ABA) announced today that The Carlstar Group has renewed their sponsorship agreement with American Bass Anglers to market their Carlisle branded tires as the official tire of the ABA. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee The Carlstar Group is a global leader in original equipment and aftermarket specialty tires and wheels for the agriculture, construction, lawn and garden, ATV and UTV, and specialty trailer markets. 

“The Carlstar Group has been a sponsor with American Bass Anglers since 2009 and in that time, it has been great to see the acceptance and use of their Carlisle branded trailer tires and their wheels in the boating industry. Many major boat manufactures deliver their custom boat trailers on Carlisle branded tires. Their support of the weekend bass angler shows their commitment to this industry with premium products.” said Morris Sheehan, President of American Bass Anglers, Inc.

As part of this sponsorship, The Carlstar Group will promote their Radial TrailHD premium trailer tire and their full line of ATV and UTV tires and wheels for any off-road adventure. The Carlstar products will be integrated into the Ram Trucks Open Series events, Ram Trucks American Fishing Tour Championship, Ram Trucks 100% Plus Team Trail events, American Couples Series Championship and Military Team Event. 

“We are proud to be the official tire of the ABA and to partner with a tremendous organization that allows us the opportunity to help Bass Anglers across the country enjoy what they love to do the most by offering protection for their most precious cargo,” said John Salvatore, Chief Executive Officer of The Carlstar Group. 

Additionally, The Carlstar Group will have three pro-staffers through the American Bass Anglers managed Pro Staff program.

For more information about The Carlstar Group and their line of products visit your tire and wheel retailer or visit www.carlstargroup.com 

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11/21/2016

Simms Launches 2017 Spring Lineup  

BOZEMAN, Mont. (Nov 18, 2016) – The end of 2016 is coming fast and Simms is jumping at the chance to celebrate the New Year early with its launch of the 2017 line, now available in stores.

The award-winning 2017 line of gear spans across several of Simms’ key categories.  Notably, the preeminent manufacturer of fishing waders unveils the new Headwaters™ Pro Stockingfoot, handcrafted in the USA.  The winner of the Best New Wader at the International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) Show this past summer, the new Headwaters™ Pro features an all-new 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro fabric in the lower body with a reinforcement panel for increased durability, updated pocketing with more storage and molle webbing for tool attachment.  The wader also includes all new patterning based on Simms’ award-winning G3 Guide™ Stockingfoot for a more comfortable fit and increased durability.

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10/14/2016

2017 Ram Truck Open Series Registration Now Open

Athens, AL - Registration is now open for the 2017 Ram Truck Open Series that will offer a guaranteed minimum first place to boaters of $5,000 at one-day bass tournaments. Priority will be given to package and linked entries, remaining slots are by date and time of registration. Registration will open at 8am CST both by phone (256)232-0406 and online registration at www.ramopenseries.com or www.americanbassanglers.com.

With Special Early Registration Incentives

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10/12/2016

East TX and Oklahoma head to Lake Texoma

ATHENS, Ala. – Area 7 of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its final event of the season on October 29th and 30th 2016, on Lake Texoma near Denison, Texas.

The competitors will launch at Highport Marina, located at 120 Texoma Harbor Dr. Pottsboro, TX. 75076. Anglers may begin fishing at safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday October 28th at Highport Marina. To register for this tournament call (256)232-0406, ext 5.

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10/11/2016

Butler Takes Home Victory at Guntersville

Josh Butler of Hayden, Alabama won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 1 Championship, held October 1st & 2nd on Lake Guntersville. Running out of Guntersville State Park, Butler caught ten bass weighing 36.60 pounds with a 4.92 pound kicker to take home a check for $10,000 as well as taking home a Simms Challenger rain suit.

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10/04/2016

2017 Ram Truck Open Series Schedules

Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers announced today the 2017 Ram Truck Open Series schedules with a guaranteed payback at every event. The series offers a guaranteed $5,000 minimum to the first place to boaters at all one-day events and at the two-day Area Championships a guaranteed $10,000 minimum for first place boater and $5,000 for first place co-anglers.  The 2017 Series will offer 18 divisions with 81 tournaments, all in a Pro/Am style format with a path to the no entry fee Ray Scott Championship that has a payout of over $300.000 in cash and prizes.

Three new divisions will be introduced in 2017, Ohio, Virginia and Mississippi. Ohio anglers will compete on Grand/St Mary's, Indian and Tanners Creek, Virginia anglers will compete on Kerr and Gaston and Mississippi anglers will compete on Pickwick, Ross Barnette and the Columbus Pool.

Each division will hold four one-day qualifying events and anglers who compete in 3 or more events in their home division will be invited to a two-day Area Championship.

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9/28/2016

Freeman Claims First Place for $10,000

Glenn Freeman of Converse, Louisiana won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Region 6 Area Championship, held Sept 24th and 25th on Toledo Bend.

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9/27/2016

Gonzalez Wins Area 5 Championship on Toho

Casey Gonzalez of Brandon, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 5 Championship between the Florida Central and Florida South divisions tournament, held September 24th & 25th  on Lake Toho.

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9/27/2016

Messer Takes Home Victory at Kentucky

Tim Messer of Hendersonville, Tennessee won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 2 Championship, held September 24th & 25th on Kentucky Lake. Running out of Paris Landing State Park, Messer caught ten bass weighing 35.25 pounds to take home a check for $10,000 as well as taking home a Simms Challenger rain suit.

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9/19/2016

Chester Wins Area 3 Championship

Mike Chester of Warner Robins, Georgia won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 3 Championship between the Georgia and Alabama South divisions tournament held September 17th & 18th on Lake Eufaula.

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9/19/2016

FL Central and FL South Head to Kissimmee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central division and Florida South division will hold their final event of the 2016 season on September 24th and 25th on Lake Toho.

The competitors will launch from Kissimmee Lakefront Park landing in Kissimmee, Florida. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:00 a.m. or safe light on days one and two. The weigh in will begin at 3:00 p.m. each day. All anglers will compete both days of the event. There will NOT be a cut in the field.

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Get Organized for 2017 - by T-H Marine

Ram Truck Open Series Early Registration Special

Boater and Co-Angler Package Registrations by Dec. 1, 2016 will each receive

1. One-year ABA membership and Freedom Pass ($50 Value)
2. One-year access to Diamond Level membership in the ABA Buyers Club ($150 value)

$200 total value in savings

 

Ray Scott Championship April 2017

2017 Schedules:

Tournaments By Date - 2017 Rules

Area 1 North Alabama - Central Tennessee
Area 2 Kentucky - Mississippi
Area 3 Alabama South - Georgia
Area 4 North Carolina - South Carolina
Area 5 Florida Central - Florida South
Area 6 Texas Southeast -  Louisiana
Area 7 Texas East - Oklahoma
Area 8 Virginia - Maryland
Area 9 Ohio - New York

 

 

Top Money Winners 2016

Jason Burroughs Lake Hartwell $141000
Kevin M. Crum Lake Hartwell $95500
Brock L. Taylor Lake Hartwell $11000
Michael D. Stephens Wylie $10000
Andrew S. Getsy Raystown Lake $10000
Mike L. Chester Eufaula $10000
Tim C. Messer Kentucky $10000
Casey Gonzalez Toho $10000
Glen F. Freeman Toledo Bend $10000
Lee L. Sanders Texoma $10000
Andy Wicker Lake Hartwell $9000
Chad Foster Lake Hartwell $7000
James Watkins Toho $6350
Darold W. Gleason Toledo Bend $6300
Chris C. Long Neely Henry $6300
Dennis McNeal Potomac $6000
William Bill E. Schroeder Lake Hartwell $6000
Billy Lemon Grand $5830
Michael D. Stephens Norman $5750
Danny Inabnett Toho $5720

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