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

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.  

Lee caught a five-fish limit weighing 20.42 lbs with a healthy 6.28-pound kicker.   For the boater division victory, he took home a check for $5000.

“I had been catching them shallow but went a little deeper today, I didn’t have any specific areas I was catching them in.   I was looking for deeper brush and caught one here, and one there.  I culled quite a bit and had 10 or 12 keepers.  I’m really happy with 20 lbs this for this time of year.” Said Russell.

In second for the boaters, Jackie Jayroe of Royse City, TX landed a five-bass limit weighing 18.10 lbs held up by a 5.61 lb. kicker.  He collected $800 for placing 2nd.

“It normally takes me about 3 trips to catch 18 lbs here but today I did it in one!  I caught my first one about 8:30 but only had 5 bites and made them all count.  I was all over the lake and didn’t catch any of them in the same spot, they all came from different places.  I went big and it turned out ok.” Said Jayroe

Brett McLendon of Gilmer, TX took third for the boaters with a limit of five bass weighing 17.69 lbs and took home a check for $600.00

“It started off pretty good.  I had 3 fish in the boat pretty early.  I moved around a bit and picked up a couple more but ended up finishing off the day in the same area I started in.  I caught the larger fish in that spot so I tried to clean it out and bump my weight up as much as I could.”  Said Brett.

In fourth, Terry peacock of Royse City, TX came in with a solid bag of 15.68 lbs.  Finishing 5th was John Simonof of Jacksonville, AR 15.51 lbs.  John also caught a 5.85 lb. Big Bass of the day on a homemade bladed jig poured on an Owner hook with a V&M baits Baby Swamp Hog trailer.  He fished the bait on a Temple Fork Outfitters rod and 20lb Hi-Seas Quattro fluorocarbon line.

In the Co-Angler Division, Martin Montfort of Corsicana, TX won with three bass going 11.74 lbs.  His victory allowed him to walk away with a check for $1200.00.

“I had my limit by 7:30 and was able to cull 3 or 4 times.  That is the earliest I have had a limit.  I used a Carolina rig to catch most of them but we caught a few towards the end of the day to improve to what I brought in.” Said Matt.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Tom Brouillette of Garland, TX came in weighing a 3-fish limit for 8.59 lbs. His placement earned him a check for $400.

“I had a limit in the boat this morning by 7:40. I caught my first one about 15 minutes in on a spinnerbait then started flipping some docks and finished out my limit.  I culled 3 times throughout the day and then culled my last one about 20 minutes to go.  The spinnerbait I was using was destroyed by a catfish today as well but I straightened it back out.” Stated Tom.

Jeffrey Grubbs Sr of Goodrich, TX placed third among the co-anglers. He had three fish weighing in at 8.37 lbs to earn a check for $350.

“I caught them on all kinds of baits today but had a few come off at the boat.  I did lose one that was over 5 lbs today that would have helped.” Explained Jeff.

In fourth place among the co-anglers, Richard Burkhart of Caddo Mills, TX brought in three bass for 7.72 lbs.  Robby Carson of Carrollton, TX finished in fifth place with three bass at 7.00 lbs even.

The biggest bass for the co-anglers was caught by Ted Teegarden of Denison, TX weighing 4.90 lbs and was the only fish he caught just one hour before weighing in.  Ted took home $185.00 for his catch.

Slated for October 28th, the next divisional tournament will be the Area Championship held on Lake Texoma at Highport Marina near Denison, TX.  At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance to the 2018 Ray Scott Championship, slated for the Red River in Shreveport & Bossier City, LA.

For more information on this tournament, call Chris Wayand, tournament manager, at 256-230-5627 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.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Simms, Garmin, Divide-It, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting 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

Okeechobee Anglers Get Early Christmas Wish
Florida Central and Florida South Head to Lake Okeechobee for Area 5 Championship 
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

 

 

Sponsors