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ATHENS, Ala. – The Ram Truck Open series will hold an Area Championship on August 27th & 28th on Lake Wylie for North and South Carolina Anglers.

The competitors will launch from Buster Boyd Landing in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30 a.m. or safe light on days one and two. The weigh in will begin at 2:30 p.m. each day. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26th at Buster Boyd Landing. 

All anglers are required to have a North Carolina fishing license for North Carolina waters and a South Carolina fishing license for South Carolina waters as the two states do not reciprocate.

Anglers fishing the Boater division may weigh in up to five bass each day, at least 14 inches in length. Co-Anglers may weigh in up to three bass each day, at least 14 inches in length. 

Lake Wylie will be off limits to all competitors beginning Monday, August 22nd through Wednesday, August 24th. Official practice begins Thursday, August 25th through Friday, August 26th.

Anglers must have fished three events in one division (North Carolina or South Carolina) or a total of four events in this area to qualify. Anglers may register for this tournament online www.ramopenseries.com, call the main office at (256)232-0406, or call the tournament managers, Billy Benedetti at (256)230-5632, or Rodney Michael at (256)497-0967. 

To enter, anglers fishing the Boater division pay $300 with Co-Anglers paying $150. First place is guaranteed a minimum $10,000 first place for Boaters and $5,000 to the winning Co-Angler. To learn more about the payout visit www.ramopenseries.com/payout.php 

In addition to cash and prizes for top finishes, Boaters and Co-Anglers fishing this tournament and Ram Truck Open events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Motorguide, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Maui Jim and Livingston Lures. See the manufacture websites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses. 

Hotel:
Best Western Carowinds
3675 Foothills Way
Fort Mills, SC. 29708
(844)347-8254

ABA Member Link For Best Western

Triton Dealer:
Palmetto Boat Center
141 Country Manor Road
Piedmont, SC. 29673
(864)269-6200

Ram Truck Dealer:
Keffer Chrysler Jeep Dodge
8214 E. Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC. 28227
(877)406-5245

Tournament Manager: Billy Benedetti (256)230-5632

Email:  wbenedetti@americanbassanglers.com
Or: Rodney Michael (256)497-0967

Email: rodney@americanbassanglers.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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