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2/20/2016 Norman Pinnacle Access
3/05/2016 Badin Alcoa Access
5/07/2016 High Rock Tamarac Marina
6/04/2016 Norman Pinnacle Access
2 Day Area Championship - Guaranteed $10,000 First Place
08/27/2016
08/28/2016
Wylie Buster Boyd Landing
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Division: $200 Boater/$100 Co-Anglers
Area Championship: $300 Boater/$150 Co-Anglers
Ray Scott Cup - No Entry Fee
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Wilson Wins Big on Lake Norman

Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina tournament, held 02/11/17 on Lake Norman.

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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

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New Takes Win at Lake Norman

Bryan New of Belmont, NC won the North Carolina Division Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Norman on June 4, 2016. New weighed in an 18.16-pound limit to win $5000. “I was fishing shallow along the banks,” said New.

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Gardner Wins Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus

Brandon Gardner of Salisbury, NC won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his 5.21 pound Big Bass at the May 7, 2016 Ram Truck Open Series event at High Rock Lake. He was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99.

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Wright Wins High Rock Event

David J. Wright of Lexington, NC won the North Carolina Division Ram Truck Open Series event at High Rock Lake on May 7, 2016. Wright weighed in a 16.33 pound limit to win $5000. “I was fishing down a bank with a Zoom Fluke Stick in about 1-2 feet of water, really shallow,” said Wright.

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McKinney Wins Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus

Matthew "Matt" McKinney of Belmont, NC won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his 6.93 pound Big Bass at the March 5, 2016 Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Badin. He was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99.

The Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus is an incentive program that applies to selected American Bass Anglers events. The Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program applies to all Ram Truck Open Series events and Ram 100% Plus Team Tour events along with each competition day of the Military Team Bass Event, American Couples Series National Championship, Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship, and the Ray Scott Championship. There is no fee to participate in this program. Anglers that use any model Abu Garcia reel to catch the prevailing Big Bass at qualifying American Bass Anglers events will be awarded a new Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99. Abu Garcia has created an incentive program without any associated fees, registrations, or claim forms to be filled out.

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A Family Affair

It was a "family affair" for the Webber's at the March 5th North Carolina Ram Truck Open Series event on Lake Badin. Carlton "Dale" Webber won  first place in the co-angler division with 13.41 pounds and his son, Nathan Webber, took second place in the boater division with 20.89 pounds.

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Webber Wins Co-angler Division at Lake Badin

Carlton "Dale" Webber of Kernersville, NC was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on March 5, 2016 at Lake Badin. Webber’s 13.41 pound limit was worth $1760. “I caught my fish cranking. They were spread out. I caught the first one deep, suspended under baitfish. My other two came really shallow,” said Webber.

Joe Westmoreland of Greensboro, NC finished in second place on the co-angler side with 10.64 pounds to win $579. Westmoreland used spinnerbaits in the grass for his catch.

Charles Wood of Thomasville, NC brought in 10.60 pounds to finish in third place and win $386. "I used anything and everything. One fish came in 20 feet of water on a Fish Head Spin. I caught another fish in five feet of water on a jig. My third fish came on a spinnerbait in three feet of water about 3:00," said Wood.

Co-angler Big Bass honors went to Matthew "Matt" McKinney of Belmont, NC with a 6.93 pound largemouth bass. McKinney used a swimbait to catch his Big Bass. He also won a new Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99 through the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program for using an Abu Garcia reel to catch the Big Bass of the event.

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Pope Wins North Carolina Event

Roger Pope of Statesville, NC won the North Carolina Division Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Badin on March 5, 2016. Pope brought in a 20.98 pound bag of Lake Badin bass to win $5000. He used a Tackle Town spinnerbait to secure his win. “I caught most of my fish on the spinnerbait. I caught some on laydowns, rip rap, and grass. I don’t know this lake very well, so I just fought the wind and fished what looked good,” said Pope.

Nathan Webber of Lake Wylie, SC finished in second place with 20.89 pounds at the Badin event winning $1486. "I caught all of my fish on a crankbait, just using various types of crankbaits, depending on depth and structure," said Weber.

Third place at the Badin event went to Jeffrey Queen of Catawba, NC with 19.65 pounds winning $991.

David Wright of Lexington, NC caught the 6.16 pound Boater Big Bass of the event to win $690 from the Big Bass Pot. Wright used a Zoom crankbait in the grass to catch his Big Bass. "It was a lucky cast. That's all I can say," said Wright.

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Mann Takes Home Co-angler Trophy at Lake Norman

Nick Mann of South Point, NC took the co-angler win at the North Carolina Ram Truck Open Series opener held on February 20, 2016 at Lake Norman. Mann brought in 8.60 pounds to secure his win and collect $2000 for his efforts.

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Stephens Takes Home $5750 at Lake Norman Event

Michael Stephens of Gastonia, NC won the North Carolina division Ram Truck Open Series opener at Lake Norman on February 20, 2016. His winning limit weighed 17.94 pounds earning himself a $5750 paycheck for the day. “I just targeted staging points on the main lake with brush on them. I was using a Tackle Town underspin in 15-25 feet of water. One largemouth did come a little bit shallow, but that was pretty random for Lake Norman. I was just fishing for five bites and I ran as many waypoints as I could. I ended up culling about six times, but I just couldn’t bit after 12:30 or so. The payout for this event is awesome and has really changed the game for ABA events in the North Carolina. It’s so nice to fish an event and have a chance to win a big paycheck,” said Stephens.

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