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12/16-12/17/2017 Okeechobee - DAY 1 Results Link
 

Upcoming 2018 Early Schedules
Registration Now Open - Select Your Tournament

Registration  Link Division Dates: Lake/Info
Florida South 1/13/2018 Okeechobee
Florida Central 1/20/2018 Toho
South Carolina 1/27/2018 Keowee
Alabama South 2/03/2018 Eufaula
East Texas 2/03/2018 Cedar Creek
Alabama North 2/03/2018 Guntersville
North Carolina 2/10/2018 Norman
Georgia 2/10/2018 Eufaula
South Carolina 2/17/2018 Murray
Florida South 2/17/2018 Okeechobee
Virginia 2/24/2018 Kerr
Florida Central 2/24/2018 Kissimmee Chain
South East Texas 2/24/2018 Sam Rayburn
Tennesee Central 2/24/2018 Center Hill
Mississippi 3/03/2018 Columbus Pool
Georgia 3/10/2018 Seminole
Oklahoma 3/10/2018 Arkansas River
Kentucky 3/10/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Central 3/17/2018 Harris Chain
South Texas 3/17/2018 Lake Conroe
Alabama North 3/17/2018 Wheeler
North Carolina 3/24/2018 Hickory
Florida South 3/24/2018 Okeechobee
East Texas 3/24/2018 Lake Palestine
Tennesee Central 3/24/2018 Percy Priest
Maryland 3/31/2018 Potomac

 

Upcoming Events
Tournaments By Date

     
Area 7 Championship 10/28/2017 Texoma
Area 5 Championship 12/16/2017   Okeechobee

 

2018 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

12/10/2017

Okeechobee Anglers Get Early Christmas Wish

Athens, AL. Anglers fishing the Ram Truck Open Series Area Championship on Lake Okeechobee next weekend will fish the highest water on Okeechobee in Ten Years.

The 8-10” of rain from Hurricanes this summer brought the lake up to 16.3 feet above sea level and today stands at 15.90 (source http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml ).  The local anglers know this has a big impact on fish movement and the east shore is a hot area with high water. 

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12/07/2017

Florida Central and Florida South Head to Lake Okeechobee for Area 5 Championship 

Athens, Ala. - The Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division and Florida South Division Area 5 Championship will be held December 16th -17th on Lake Okeechobee.  The First-Place Boater for this event is guaranteed a minimum of $10,000, and the First-Place Co-Angler is guaranteed a minimum of $5,000.  Also, the top 20 boaters and the top 20 co anglers from this two-day event will qualify for the Ray Scott Championship on the Red River in April 2018. 

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11/01/2017

Smallmouth Bite at Texoma Seals a Victory

ATHENS, Ala. – Brandon Pedigo wins the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 7 Championship on Lake Texoma.  Running out of Highport Marina near Pottsboro, TX a cool 37 degrees with bone chilling North winds on the morning of day one made everyone aware that the warm, calm days of summer were behind us.  Practice throughout the week proved that the lake was going to fish very well, until mother nature threw us a curve ball with a cold front, and a 40-degree swing in temperature.

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10/19/2017

2018 Ram Truck Open Series
Early Registration Opens October 20th

Athens, AL. Registration for the 2018 Ram Truck Open Series with a guaranteed payback at every event will open Friday 10/20/2017 at 8 am. 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 2018 season 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.

Entry fees remain lower with Divisional entry fees for boaters at $200 and $100 for co-anglers. Area Championships entry fee is $300 for boaters and $150 for co-anglers. The Ray Scott Championship has no entry fee.

Boater and Co-Angler Package Registrations from October 20 through December 1, 2017 will each receive free a one-year membership and 2018 freedom pass, value $60.00. Anglers my register online at ramopenseries.com or call (256)232-0406

To advance to the Area Championship anglers fish either as a boater in 3-one-day events or a co-angler in 3-one day events, or a combination of 4-one day events within their region. This allows more anglers to compete for slots for both the local Area Championship and the Ray Scott Championship.

Each division will advance anglers to the Ray Scott Championship.

  • The top ten (10) Boaters and top ten (10) Co-Anglers from each division by points after the Area Championship will advance.
  • The top five (5) Boaters and top five (5) Co-Anglers at the Area Championship by place of finish, who do not advance by divisional points, will also advance.

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10/10/2017

Jerry Kotal wins $18,500.00 in Area 4 Championship on Lake Hartwell

ATHENS, Ala. – Jerry Kotal of Elberton Ga. won the Ram Truck Open Series area 4 championship held October 7th and 8th on Lake Hartwell. Running out of Green Pond Landing in Anderson, South Carolina, Jerry caught five bass on Day One weighing 17.06 pounds with a 4.69-pound kicker. On Day Two Jerry weighed in another five-bass limit weighing 13.64 pounds for a two-day weight of 30.70 pounds

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10/09/2017

Taylor Odom Lands a Monster to Seal Victory

ATHENS, Ala. – Taylor Odom won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 2 Championship, held October 7-8 on Lake Pickwick. Running out of McFarland Park near Florence, AL the Ridgeland Mississippi angler started his day off with a bang.  Just 15 minutes into the day he set the hook on a monster bass, landing it and anchoring his bag of 18.52 pounds to take home the guaranteed boater division prize of $10,000.00.

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10/03/2017

2018 Ram Truck Open Series Schedules

October 2, 2017 

Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers announced today the 2018 Ram Truck Open Series schedules with 81 tournaments in 18 divisions, in a Pro/Am style format. 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. At the end of the season, qualified anglers will advance to the 2019 Ray Scott Championship, named after the legend Ray Scott who started modern day bass tournaments.

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9/26/2017

Steven Marshall Wins Ram Truck 
Entry Fee Sponsorship

Steven Marshall of Phillipston, Massachusetts, is the third winner of four drawn Ram Entry Fee Sponsorships. Drawn on Friday, September 22nd, Steven will receive five entry fee entries into the ABA Tour of his choice.

Two more Ram Truck owner winners will be selected this month and the final winner will be drawn this Friday, September 29th.

To be in the drawing: 

Fill out the Ram Truck Survey completely, submit it, and you will be placed in a drawing for a full season of entry fees in the Division of their choice of one of the following tours: Ram American Fishing Tour, Ram Truck Open Series, The American Couples Tour, The Ram 100% Plus Team Tour or the Military Team Bass Tournament

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9/26/2017

LeBrun Takes Win on Toledo Bend

ATHENS, Ala. – Nick LeBrun won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 6 Championship, held September 23rd and 24th at Toledo Bend Reservoir. Running out of Cypress Bend Park near Many, LA, Nick still fresh off his win from Sam Rayburn just a couple weeks earlier was able to put together 2 solid days and bring in 2 limits for a total of 34.37 lbs, taking home the guaranteed boater division prize of $10,000.00.

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9/26/2017

North Carolina and South Carolina Head to Lake Hartwell for Area 4 Championship

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina and South Carolina divisions will hold their final event of the season on October 7th-8th 2017 on Lake Hartwell.

The competitors will launch from Green Pond Landing located at 470 Green Pond Road Anderson, South Carolina 29626.  Anglers will begin fishing at 7:00 am or safe light until 3:00 pm on Day One and 7:00 am or safe light until 3:00 pm on Day Two. To register for this tournament, see                 www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8820.

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9/25/2017

Ingram Wins $10,000 in Area 3 Championship on Lake Eufaula

Ryan Ingram won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 3 Championship tournament, held September 23RD & 24TH, 2017 on Lake Eufaula. Running out of Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula, Ryan caught five bass on day one weighing 23.10 pounds including a 6.90-poind kicker. On day two, Ingram weighed in another five-bass limit that weighed 17.12 pounds and that sealed the deal for his victory by almost a five-pound margin with a total weight of 40.22 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Ingram took home a check for $10,000 for his win and an additional $750 for Big Bass.

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9/20/2017

John Simonof Joins SiriusXM Marine Weather Pro Staff Team

September 20, 2017 (Athens, AL). John Simonof of Jacksonville, AR will promote SiriusXM Marine Weather and satellite radio as a Pro Staff angler through the American Bass Anglers Pro Staff program. John is running a SiriusXM wrapped Triton 21TrX boat and will fish events in multiple divisions in the Ram Open Series and Ram American Fishing Tour.

John retired from the Air Force after serving 30 years. In his last assignment, John was Chief of Quality Assurance for aircraft maintenance at Little Rock AFB. John is now teaching business courses at Pulaski Technical College and administers the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery to high school students throughout central Arkansas. If John wasn’t busy enough, he also attends college full time and is in the dissertation phase of his Doctorate of Business Administration degree. John is also very busy with fishing, social media, and even produces his own YouTube videos. John has contributed quite often to both the ABA Magazine and social media websites with articles.  

“I was excited when I got the call, and the more I learn about SiriusXM Marine Weather, the more I can leverage their technology to win more tournaments”, said John Simonof. “Adding the SiriusXM Marine Weather feature overlay.....................Read More

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9/19/2017

Russell Lee Takes the win on Cedar Creek

Russell Lee of Sachse, TX won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Texas East Division, held September 16th, 2017 at Cedar Creek.  Running out of Log Cabin Public Ramp near Malakoff, TX the 51-boat field left at 6:44 AM. For the boaters, 10 places were paid out and it took 13.09 pounds to make the cut.  

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9/18/2017

David Hendrick Wins Ram Truck 
Entry Fee Sponsorship

David Hendrick of Cherryville, North Carolina, is the second winner of four drawn Ram Entry Fee Sponsorships. Drawn on Friday, September 15th, David will receive five entry fee entries into the ABA Tour of his choice.

Two more Ram Truck owner winners will be selected this month and the next winner will be drawn this Friday, September 22nd.

To be in the drawing: 

Fill out the Ram Truck Survey completely, submit it, and you will be placed in a drawing for a full season of entry fees in the Division of their choice of one of the following tours: Ram American Fishing Tour, Ram Truck Open Series, The American Couples Tour, The Ram 100% Plus Team Tour or the Military Team Bass Tournament

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9/13/2017

Michael Nutter wins Area 8 Championship on the Potomac

Michael Nutter of LaPlata, Maryland won the Ram Truck Open Series Area 8 championship held Sept. 9th 10th, 2017 on the Potomac River. Running out of Smallwood State Park, on Day 1 Michael weighed in the largest five fish limit of the tournament at 19.73 pounds. This also included a bass that weighed 5.67 pounds.  On day 2 Michael weighed in another five-bass limit weighing 10.91 pounds for a two day total of 30.64 pounds securing his victory. Michael took home a check for $10,000.00 for his win.  

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12/16-12/17/2017 Okeechobee - DAY 1 Results Link
 

Upcoming 2018 Early Schedules
Registration Now Open - Select Your Tournament

Registration  Link Division Dates: Lake/Info
Florida South 1/13/2018 Okeechobee
Florida Central 1/20/2018 Toho
South Carolina 1/27/2018 Keowee
Alabama South 2/03/2018 Eufaula
East Texas 2/03/2018 Cedar Creek
Alabama North 2/03/2018 Guntersville
North Carolina 2/10/2018 Norman
Georgia 2/10/2018 Eufaula
South Carolina 2/17/2018 Murray
Florida South 2/17/2018 Okeechobee
Virginia 2/24/2018 Kerr
Florida Central 2/24/2018 Kissimmee Chain
South East Texas 2/24/2018 Sam Rayburn
Tennesee Central 2/24/2018 Center Hill
Mississippi 3/03/2018 Columbus Pool
Georgia 3/10/2018 Seminole
Oklahoma 3/10/2018 Arkansas River
Kentucky 3/10/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Central 3/17/2018 Harris Chain
South Texas 3/17/2018 Lake Conroe
Alabama North 3/17/2018 Wheeler
North Carolina 3/24/2018 Hickory
Florida South 3/24/2018 Okeechobee
East Texas 3/24/2018 Lake Palestine
Tennesee Central 3/24/2018 Percy Priest
Maryland 3/31/2018 Potomac

 

Upcoming Events
Tournaments By Date

     
Area 7 Championship 10/28/2017 Texoma
Area 5 Championship 12/16/2017   Okeechobee

 

2018 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

 

12/16-12/17/2017 Okeechobee - DAY 1 Results Link
 

Upcoming 2018 Early Schedules
Registration Now Open - Select Your Tournament

Registration  Link Division Dates: Lake/Info
Florida South 1/13/2018 Okeechobee
Florida Central 1/20/2018 Toho
South Carolina 1/27/2018 Keowee
Alabama South 2/03/2018 Eufaula
East Texas 2/03/2018 Cedar Creek
Alabama North 2/03/2018 Guntersville
North Carolina 2/10/2018 Norman
Georgia 2/10/2018 Eufaula
South Carolina 2/17/2018 Murray
Florida South 2/17/2018 Okeechobee
Virginia 2/24/2018 Kerr
Florida Central 2/24/2018 Kissimmee Chain
South East Texas 2/24/2018 Sam Rayburn
Tennesee Central 2/24/2018 Center Hill
Mississippi 3/03/2018 Columbus Pool
Georgia 3/10/2018 Seminole
Oklahoma 3/10/2018 Arkansas River
Kentucky 3/10/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Central 3/17/2018 Harris Chain
South Texas 3/17/2018 Lake Conroe
Alabama North 3/17/2018 Wheeler
North Carolina 3/24/2018 Hickory
Florida South 3/24/2018 Okeechobee
East Texas 3/24/2018 Lake Palestine
Tennesee Central 3/24/2018 Percy Priest
Maryland 3/31/2018 Potomac

 

Upcoming Events
Tournaments By Date

     
Area 7 Championship 10/28/2017 Texoma
Area 5 Championship 12/16/2017   Okeechobee

 

2018 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 2017

Tracy D. Robinson Old Hickory Lake $50000
Timothy Tim P. Adams Old Hickory Lake $25000
Ryan Ingram Eufaula $10750
Donald Tripoli Lake Erie $10000
Eric Silverstrim Chickamauga $10000
Michael B. Nutter Potomac River $10000
David R. Hendrick Old Hickory Lake $10000
Nick LeBrun Toledo Bend $10000
Bryan New Old Hickory Lake $8000
Casey Martin Guntersville $6300
Mike L. Jones Okeechobee $6000
Matthew T. Robertson Old Hickory Lake $6000
Nathan Thomas Okeechobee $5850
Tim Howell West Point $5810
Richard H. Troncatti II Potomac River $5680
Eric D. Panzironi Harris Chain $5660
Ryan Harrell Gaston $5650
Alan Fitts Sam Rayburn $5630
Kail Stevens Okeechobee $5610
Sterling Brenneis Old Hickory $5550

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