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

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.

Running out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, Florida, Casey caught ten bass over a two day period weighing a total of 41.43 pounds with a 10.04-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Gonzalez took home a check for $10,000 and will be receiving a new SIMMS Challenger rainsuit from SIMMS for his win. Casey also pocketed an additional $730 for the Boater Big Fish.

“I was in 7th place after day one and thought I had no shot but I’d get a good check if I could repeat what I caught on day one. I fished with a Gambler Baits Fat Ace and I was pitching reeds, buggy-whips, and grass lines. I started off in Hatchineha the first day and stayed there all day and on day two I started off in Cypress but around noon I went back to Hatchineha because that’s when the bite turns on and I was there five minutes when I caught that big one.” Gonzalez said.  

In second for the Boaters, Eric Conant of Lakeland, Florida landed ten bass totaling 40.91 pounds. He collected $2,000 for the effort. “I caught all my fish both days flipping reeds just like Casey. I just couldn’t get that big bite that I needed. I did lose three fish that may have helped but it is what it is.” Conant said. 

Terry Oliver of Belleview, Florrida took third for the Boaters with ten bass totaling 39.12 pounds. He earned $1,300. “I didn’t lose any fish that would have helped me. I was flipping hydrilla on Hatchineha with a Gambler BB Cricket.” Oliver said.

Finishing in fourth place, John Kremer of Sanford, Florida weighing in ten bass totaling 38.07 pounds. He earned $940 for his efforts.

Rounding out the top five was Austin Schroeder of Zephyrhills, Florida weighing in ten bass totaling 36.43 pounds. He collected $800 for his efforts.

In the Co-Angler Division, Giovanni Pena of Davenport, Florida won with six bass totaling 18.67 pounds over a two day time period. He pocketed a check for $5,000 and will also be receiving a new SIMMS Challenger rainsuit from SIMMS for his win.

“I caught fish both days using a speed worm. I was fishing pads, hydrilla, and Kissimmee grass and we stayed on Toho both days. I want to thank both my boaters they took care of me both days.” Pena said.

Taking second for the Co-Anglers, David Sterling of Okeechobee, Florida brought in six bass totaling 17.92 pounds. He collected $1,000 for the effort. “I caught my fish on chatter-baits out in open water and 10-inch worms. Today (Sunday) I missed one around 2:30 pm that probably would’ve put me over.” Sterling said.

Danney Hulett of Kathleen, Florida placed third among the Co-Anglers with six bass going 17.04 pounds. He earned $650. “I lost one about 4-pounds today (Sunday) that would have helped. Yesterday (Saturday) we were off shore all day and today (Sunday) just the opposite, grass line and hydrilla line. I just didn’t get a big fish today, that’s what killed me." Hulett said.

In fourth place among the Co-Anglers, Philip Ford of Clewiston, Florida brought in six bass for 16.37 pounds.

Uby Rosell of Davenport, Florida finished in fifth place with five bass at 16.22 pounds.

The Biggest Bass for the Co-Anglers was caught by Cesar Jaimes of Davenport, Florida that weighed 8.01 pounds. Cesar pocketed $370 for his efforts.

“I caught that fish dead-sticking a Senko in some grass. It was tough and I only had three bites all day.” Jaimes said.

The top 20 Boaters and top 20 Co-Anglers by place of finish at this event advance to the 2017 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, TN in April of 2017. 

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.

 

Twitter

Upcoming 2018 Early Schedules
Registration Now Open - Select Your Tourament

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

 

 

Ram Truck Month

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

Smallmouth Bite at Texoma Seals a Victory
2018 Ram Truck Open Series Early Registration October 20th
Jerry Kotal wins $18,500.00 in Area 4 Championship on Lake Hartwell
Taylor Odom Lands a Monster to Seal Victory
2018 Ram Truck Open Series Schedules
Steven Marshall Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
LeBrun Takes Win on Toledo Bend
North Carolina and South Carolina Head to Lake Hartwell for Area 4 Championship
Ingram Wins $10,000 in Area 3 Championship on Lake Eufaul
John Simonof Joins SiriusXM Marine Weather Pro Staff Team
Russell Lee Takes the win on Cedar Creek
David Hendrick Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
Michael Nutter wins Area 8 Championship on the Potomac
Eric Silverstrim wins Area 1 Championship on Chickamauga
Georgia and Alabama South head to Lake Eufaula for Area 3 Championship
Tripoli wins on Area Championship on  Lake Erie
Tennessee Central and Alabama North head to Lake Chickamauga for Area 1 Championship
Maryland and Virginia Head to the Potomac River for two-day Championship
Ram Truck Owners - Win one of 4 Tour Sponsorships
Ram Open Series NE Heads to Lake Erie for 2 Day Championship
TX SE Reschedule
Drew Boggs Takes the win on Kentucky Lake
Thompson wins on Lake Champlain
The Ram Open Series NE heads to  Lake Champlain Ticonderoga
Harmon Davis Wins on Grand
Kentucky Division Heads to Kentucky Lake
Manson wins on 1000 Islands
Gallagher Wins on Indian Lake
Ohio Division Heads To Indian Lake
Seeger wins $5000 On The Ohio River
The Ram Open Series NE Heads to 1000 Islands
Tripoli wins on Cayuga Lake 
Ohio Division Heads to Tanner’s Creek
Ram Open Series NE heads to Cayuga Lake
Alfred Williams Rises to the Top on Ross Barnett
Hunter Wins Alabama South Event on Logan Martin
Lake Bob Sandlin Produces a 10+
Batson Wins on Lake Oconee
Shane Ellis Takes the Win on Lake Weiss
Alabama South Heads to Logan Martin

 

 

Sponsors