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North Carolina Opens on Lake Norman

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina division of the Ram Truck Open Series will open its season for 2017 on Lake Norman near Charlotte North Carolina.

The competitors will launch from Blythe Landing located at 15901 NC Hwy 73 in Huntersville, NC.  Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Blythe Landing. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8811

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.ramopenseries.com/payout.php

Anglers fishing the Boater division may weigh in up to five bass, two of which may be 12-14 inches in length with the remainder being 14 inches or greater. Co-Anglers may weigh in three bass of the same lengths.

In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, Boater and Co-Angler competitors fishing this tournament and Ram Truck Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, ABU Garcia and Livingston Lures. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

Registration Location:
Onsite Pre-Event Meeting Location:
ABA stage trailer Blythe Landing 
15901 NC Hwy 73
Huntersville, NC. 28078
Registration will be Friday February 10, 2017 starting at 4:00pm-6:30pm local time with the pairings meeting to begin at 7:00 pm.

Host:
Visit Lake Norman
19900 West Catawba Ave. Suite 102
Cornelius, NC. 28031
Phone: (704)987-3300                                                                                   

Tournament Manager: Rodney Michael (256)497-0967
Email: rodney@americanbassanglers.com

Host Hotel:
Best Western
13830 Statesville Rd
Huntersville, NC. 28078
Best Western ABA Member Link

Host Dealers: 
Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge
20700 Torrence Chapel Rd
Cornelius, NC. 28031
(704)896-3800

Chatlee’s Marine
2615 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Sanford, NC. 27332
Phone: (919)775-7259 

All anglers must have in your possession a valid North Carolina fishing license.

The best Ram Truck Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2017 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, TN., in April of 2017. 

For more information on this tournament, call Rodney Michael tournament manager, at (256)497-0967 or ABA at (256)232-0406. On line, see www.ramopenseries.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 Ram American Fishing Tour, the Ram Truck Open Series, the Ram 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Simms, Garmin, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Dr. Dan’s, and GEICO.  American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

 

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