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WELCOME TO THE BASS HOG'S BLOG.  PROFESSIONAL BASS FISHING CO-ANGLER AND OUTDOOR LEGEND.  GET THE LATEST AND GREATEST NEWS AND UPDATES ABOUT FISHING.  PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLOG USING THE RSS FEED LINK IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THIS PAGE.  ADD THE FOLLOWING URL TO YOUR RSS FEED  http://apps.thebasshog.com/Blog/Rss FOR YAHOO, OUTLOOK, AOL, GOOGLE, HOTMAIL OR OTHER EMAIL ACCOUNT OR TABLET. YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW VIA http://thebasshog.com/news.html. THANK YOU.

Posted By The Bass Hog

Royal Purple pro Albert Collins of Nacogdoches, TX hangs on t o the lead after day three of the Ray Scott Championship. Co llins brought in 14.40 pounds today bringing his three day tot al to 41.84 pounds. He currently holds a 5.44 pound lead over second place. "It was slower for me today, but I did get m y five pound kicker that I needed. I didn't get my limit until around 10:30 this morning. I'm sticking with my same pattern tomorrow. I feel good and I think I can do it one more time tomorrow," said Collins.

Second place after day three belongs to Sam Boss of Paducah, KY wit h a three day total of 36.40 pounds. He has been super super consistent this week weighing in bags around the 11 and 12 pound mark each day.  If the leader's pattern holds, Boss will need a big bag to take the lead on the final day.

George Baucom of Charlotte, NC held on to the co-angler lead after the third day.  His three day total of 26.43 pounds has him ahead of second place by over six pounds. "I had a super boater today and he took me where I wanted to go. The fish didn't bite like yesterday and it was cold and windy all day. I'm looking forward to fishing with Albert Collins tomorrow," said Baucom.

The second place co-angler spot on Day Three belongs to Harry Peyton of Decatur, AL with a total of 20.36 pounds. I found some good fish and I'm hoping that my boater might take me to them at some point tomorrow. I will head out tomorrow and swing for the fences," said Peyton.

Complete Day Three results can be found at this link.

The weigh ins will be held each afternoon at 3pm. Live coverage will be available online for the final three days of competition. Thursday - Saturday. Visit www.americanbassanglers.com for a link to live video feed starting Thursday at 3pm.

Vendors from around the country will be making their way to participate in the Ray Scott Championship Expo at Ingalls Harbor Pavilion on Friday 10:00 am & 8:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am & 6:00 pm. The free admission, indoor expo will include such companies as Triton Boats, Carlisle Tire and Wheel, Odyssey Batteries, Royal Purple Lubricants, Garmin Electronics, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Livingston Lures, Navionics, Hammer Rods, Strikezone Lures, Bill Lewis Lures, Duckett Fishing, Gamma Fishing Line, and Luck E Strike Lures. Many vendors will have special deals and door prizes that expo attendees can take advantage of.

The Weekend Bass Series Championship was renamed the Ray Scott Championship in honor of B.A.S.S. founder and fishing icon, Ray Scott. The week long event includes four competition days, a $100,000 top prize, and a two day outdoors expo.

Ray Scott Championship anglers can cash in on contingency programs such as Triton Gold, Atlas Awards, Garmin Grand Giveaway, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money during this event.

Courtesy of American Bass Anglers/David Hagood.           


 
Posted By The Bass Hog

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(Athens, AL.) - American Bass Anglers announced today that Royal Purple, manufacturer of premium high performance synthetic oil and lubricant products, will continue its sponsorship of American Bass Anglers. As a tour sponsor, Royal Purple is the exclusive and official oil and lubricant products of the American Bass Anglers and will be represented at all ABA events.

 

For the past nine years, Royal Purple has supported anglers who fish the American Bass Anglers American Fishing Tour, Weekend Bass Series and American Couples Series. By renewing its sponsorship, Royal Purple will present the Royal Treatment program, rewarding participants with its premium products and other prizes. Royal Purple will also provide highest placing program participants with win rewards, monthly drawings and year end rewards.

 

“American Bass Anglers is very proud to have a partner like Royal Purple supporting the grass root anglers and as a Top Level Tour Sponsor,” said Morris Sheehan, ABA President. “Royal Purple has been a dedicated supporter of weekend anglers for nine years and both anglers and consumers alike realize Royal Purple manufactures the best synthetic oil and lubricant products on the market. Royal Purple marine 2-cycle oil and Max-Gear consistently outperforms other lubricants by reducing heat and wear while increasing performance. Without a doubt Royal Purple is the best and we are proud to have them as sponsor of American Bass Anglers and to continue their support of the weekend angler.”

“We are pleased to partner with American Bass Anglers again this season. The organization and anglers have become strong brand ambassadors for Royal Purple throughout the years not only for our marine products, but our entire line of synthetic high performance products,” said Randy Fisher, Royal Purple Marketing Director.

Now available for boaters is Royal Purple’s fuel system cleaner and fuel stabilizer Max-Clean. As a fuel stabilizer, Max-Clean prevents emulsion and oxidation. It contains demulsifiers that allow already phase-separated fuel to be combusted without doing harm. Max-Clean also contains rust inhibitors that protect metals against corrosion and powerful detergents that will fully remove the deposits that form in fuel systems, regardless if the vehicle is used as a daily driver or stored during the off season.

 

For more details on how to participate in the Royal Purple Royal Treatment program, see www.americanbassanglers.com/BWS/RoyalPurpleRoyalTreatment.php. For more information about ABA, call 256-232-0406 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

About Royal Purple: Royal Purple manufactures synthetic products for numerous industrial and consumer needs. Join Royal Purple on Facebook at facebook.com/officialroyalpurple and Twitter @Royal_Purple. For more information on Royal Purple or its products, contact Royal Purple via mail at One Royal Purple Lane, Porter, TX 77365; by calling 888-382-6300; or by visiting www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

 

Courtesy of American Bass Anglers/David Hagood.


 
Posted By The Bass Hog
The Maryland Division 21 of the American Bass Anglers Weekend Bass Series will open its 2014 tournament season March 29 on the Potomac River. The competitors will launch at Smallwood State Park, located at 5700 Sweden Point Road in Marbury, Md. Anglers may begin fishing at safe light. Registration begins at 4 p.m. March 28 at Smallwood State Park. To register for this tournament, see www.americanbassanglers.com/proddetail.php?prod=858.To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass. Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass. Anglers planning to throw an Alabama rig or other multi-bait rig in Maryland waters may only use up to two hooks. Anglers may use either a Maryland or a Virginia license to fish in most of the Potomac River. However, anyone fishing north of the Interstate 95 bridge must buy a Washington, D.C. fishing license. For a Virginia fishing license information, call 1-866-721-6911 or see www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses. For Maryland fishing license information, call 1-855-855-3906 or see http://dnr.maryland.gov/service/fishing_license.asp. For a Washington, D.C. license, call 800-855-1000 or see http://ddoe.dc.gov/service/get-fishing-license. In addition to cash prizes for top finishers, boater and co- angler competitors fishing this tournament and WBS events throughout the season may also win hefty bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Royal Purple, MotorGuide and T-H Marine. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses. One of the best bass lakes in the nation, the Potomac River ranks Number 19 on the 2013 Bassmaster magazine list of the top 100 bass waters in the United States. The Potomac runs 383 miles from the mountains of West Virginia to Chesapeake Bay. The river drains an area of about 14,700 square miles, making it the fourth largest river on the Atlantic coast and 21st largest in the United States. The river passes between Washington D.C. and Virginia, within sight of many national monuments and historic landmarks. The river produces good numbers of small fish and quite a few bass in the 3- to 8-pound range. Many anglers fish the thick grass mats. To fish the grass, anglers need to either go over or through the mats. Many anglers work buzzing frogs, senkos or flukes over the grass tops. If a fish blows up at a frog, but misses, immediately follow up with a more subtle Texas-rigged stick bait. Anglers also work the grassy edges with Texas-rigged worms or punch heavy jigs through the pads. Peg or glue the weight to a plastic creature bait or use a jighead rig. Drop the baits vertically between pads and bounce them up and down a bit before slipping it through another crack in the vegetation. Anglers also flip plastics under shady docks or work swimbaits parallel to grassy edges. During a March 23, 2013, tournament on the Potomac River, Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Md., won the Boater Division with a five-bass tournament limit weighing 19.35 pounds. He fished deep water near a small rock pile just off the main river channel with a 1/2-ounce jig. Christiana D. Bradley of Bealeton, Va., won the tournament big bass title with a 5.38-pounder. In the Co-Angler Division during that tournament, Anthony Lohr of Hamstead, Md., landed a three-fish division limit going 7.83 pounds. He capped his catch with a 3.39-pounder. Lohr caught most of his fish on rattle baits and chattering baits. David A. Zimmerman of Bristol, Pa., won the Co-Angler Division lunker competition with a 4.41-pounder. For more information on this tournament, call Gary Conner, tournament manager, at 256-230-5627 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com. Courtesy of ABA/David Hagood

 
Posted By The Bass Hog
ABA to offer Sponsorship into the Opens or Everstart to Champions. ATHENS, Ala. – The Virginia Division 19 of the American Bass Anglers Weekend Bass Series will open its 2014 season on March 22 with a tournament on Kerr Lake near Boydton, Va. The competitors will launch at North Bend Marina, located at 64 North Bend Drive in Boydton. Anglers may begin fishing at safe light. Registration begins at 4 p.m. March 21 at the Comfort Inn in South Hill. To register for this tournament, see www.americanbassanglers.com/proddetail.php?prod=848. To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co- anglers paying $100. In addition, ABA members enjoy these other these other benefits: - No more dual membership to fish the Weekend Bass Series. - No more credit card processing fees for tournament entries. - Liability insurance requirements have been reduced to an acceptable level for weekend anglers. - Increased payback at divisional events from 20 percent of the field to 25 percent of the field. - 2014 Champions will win sponsorship that includes Entry Fees and support in the either the 2015 Opens or 2015 Everstart! Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass. Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass. Since the lake borders Virginia and North Carolina, anglers may use a license from either state. For North Carolina fishing license information, see www.ncwildlife.org/Licensing/HuntingFishingTrappingLicenses.aspx or call 888-248-6834. For a Virginia fishing license information, call 866-721-6911 or see www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses. In addition to cash prizes for top finishers, boater and co- angler competitors fishing this tournament and WBS events throughout the season may also win hefty bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Royal Purple, MotorGuide and T-H Marine. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses. At the end of the season, the best WBS anglers from across the nation will fish the 2014 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., from Nov. 15-18. The champion boater will receive $100,000 and possibly up to $50,000 in Triton Gold Bonus money. The co-angler champion will win $50,000 and possibly up to $25,000 in Triton Gold Bonus money. As a special Ray Scott Championship bonus, the Boater Division and Co-Angler Division champions will each receive entry fees and sponsorship into the one of two professional bass fishing series of the angler’s choice. The sponsorship includes entry fees into three professional events and sponsorship support. This sponsorship will put the champion within striking distance of one of two professional bass fishing championships. One of the best bass lakes in the nation, Kerr Lake ranks Number 83 on the 2013 Bassmaster magazine list of the top 100 bass waters in the United States. Officially called John H. Kerr Reservoir, but also known as Bugg’s Island Lake, the impoundment straddles the Virginia-North Carolina line and can produce bass exceeding eight pounds. The largest lake in Virginia dates back to 1947 with the construction of the John H. Kerr Dam on the Roanoke River, called the Staunton River in Virginia. Kerr Lake covers nearly 50,000 acres of Vance, Granville and Warren counties in North Carolina and Mecklenburg, Charlotte and Halifax counties in Virginia. The lake offers anglers more than 850 miles of shoreline. The Dan River and several smaller tributaries feed into the system. During a May 25, 2013, tournament on Kerr Lake, Rob Digh of Denver, N.C., won the Boater Division with a five-bass tournament limit weighing 14.18 pounds topped by a 3.57-pound kicker. Digh caught most of his fish on a chatterbait, a jig and a few on a topwater bait fished in water three to five feet deep. Kent “Goat” Medlin of Jacksonville, N.C., set the tournament lunker standard with a 4.50-pounder. Courtesy of American Bass Anglers/David Hagood.

 
Posted By The Bass Hog
ATHENS, Ala. (Jan. 9, 2014) (A link to the video announcement: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/6406405/events/2676579) The Weekend Bass Series Championship has been renamed the Ray Scott Championship, announced American Bass Anglers officials who conducts the largest and most prestigious tournament trail for weekend anglers. “I am both honored and humbled that this great weekend angler championship will be named after me,” said Scott, a bass fishing legend. “My heart has always been with the weekend bass angler from the very first days of this great sport. I like the format used in the Weekend Bass Series because it really tests the mettle of the angler in fair and honest competition and it will be exciting to watch the best anglers rise to the top and take this championship.” Most people know Ray Scott as the founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and for his involvement with promoting professional bass fishing over the past 45 years. However, he has also been honored many times for his influential work in conservation, boating safety and the fishing environment. He received the prestigious Horatio Alger award and was named by Field and Stream magazine as one of “Twenty Who Have Made a Difference” in the American outdoors during the 20th century along with people like Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold. “Ray Scott is a true living legend who created B.A.S.S. and the sport of bass fishing as we know it today,” said Morris Sheehan, president of American Bass Anglers, Inc. “We are extremely excited to have him in this position. Ray has been a very strong supporter of ABA and will serve as the official spokesman for ABA activities. He will do personal appearances on behalf of ABA and membership promotions throughout the year. This will be the most prestigious award ever given in bass fishing history. It is exciting that the first-ever Ray Scott Championship will crown the best weekend bass angler in the country in Ray’s home state.” Set for Nov. 12-15, 2014, the first Ray Scott Championship will be held on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala. The no-entry fee championship will be awarded to the first-ever Ray Scott Champion. The Boater Division winner will receive $100,000 in cash and possibly more than $100,000 in contingency bonus money from sponsors. The Co-Angler Division champion will also win a big payout including $50,000 in cash and possibly more than $50,000 in contingency bonus money from sponsors. As a special Ray Scott Championship bonus, the Boater Division and Co-Angler Division champions will each receive entry fees and sponsorship into the one of two professional bass fishing series of the angler’s choice. The sponsorship includes entry fees into three professional events and sponsorship support. This sponsorship will put the champion within striking distance of one of two professional bass fishing championships. The Weekend Bass Series’ 2014 season kicks off on Lake Murray near Columbia, S.C. on Jan. 18, 2014. The anglers will run out of Dreher Island State Park, located at 3677 State Park Road in Prosperity, S.C. For more information about the Weekend Bass Series or the Ray Scott Championship, visit www.weekendseries.com About American Bass Anglers: The Weekend Bass Series provides weekend anglers a professionally operated competitive tour with a path to professional bass fishing. 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 American Fishing Tour, The Weekend Bass Series, the American Couples Series or the annual Military Team Bass Tournament, visit www.americanbassanglers.com. For more information about Ray Scott and the history of bass fishing, visit www.rayscottbassretreat.com. Courtesy of ABA/David Hagood

 
Posted By The Bass Hog
Hendersonville, TN. – More than 200 of the best weekend bass anglers from more than 25 states will compete for four days, but only one will take the title as the best in the nation and win up to $205,000. Operated by American Bass Anglers, the 2013 Toyota Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship tournament, presented by Triton Boats, will be held Nov. 6-9 on Old Hickory Lake and the Cumberland River near Hendersonville, Tenn. The event features the top 20 percent of boaters and co-anglers from each of four regional championships. These anglers will compete for a share of one of the largest paydays for weekend anglers. The winning boater will take home a check for $100,000 with the top co-angler pocketing $50,000. In addition, qualified individuals may also win significant cash and product bonuses from sponsors like Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide trolling motors, Royal Purple synthetic oil products, TH Marine, Toyota and the Best Western hotel chain. In all, anglers competing in this championship could take home up to $245,000 in extra cash and prizes from sponsor bonuses. In addition, the winning boater will earn a chance to compete in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, slated for Feb. 21-23 on Lake Guntersville, Ala. Anglers may begin registering at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Gallatin Civic Center, located at 210 Albert Gallatin Avenue in Gallatin, Tenn. In addition, the annual Angler of the Year Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Latham’s Lighthouse Event Center, located at 133 Sanders Ferry Road in Hendersonville. Each Angler of the Year attending will receive package entry into the 2014 season and a special product award from ODYSSEY Batteries. On Nov. 5, the Sumner County Conventions and Visitors Bureau will host a dinner for the competitors from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gallatin Civic Center, followed by a mandatory meeting for all the anglers. Competitors may practice from Nov. 3-5. All tournament anglers compete on Nov. 6-8. On the last day of the event, Saturday Nov. 9, the top 25 boaters and top 25 co-anglers compete. The competitors will run out of Sanders Ferry Park, located at 513 Sanders Ferry Road in Hendersonville. Competitors may begin fishing at safe light each tournament day. Free and open to the public, the weigh-ins will be held at Sanders Ferry Park, beginning at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6-7. On Nov. 8-9, the weigh-ins begin at 2:30 p.m. Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass per day in any combination of largemouth, smallmouth and Kentucky spotted bass. Each largemouth bass must measure at least 14 inches long. Each smallmouth bass must measure at least 18 inches long. Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass each day. One of the best bass lakes in the nation, Old Hickory ranked 94th on the 2012 Bassmaster magazine list of the top 100 bass waters in the United States. The lake did not make the list in 2013, but still holds good populations of fish. The lake can produce some largemouth exceeding 10 pounds with good numbers of fish in the 4- to 7-pound range. The lake record largemouth bass weighed slightly more than 11 pounds. It generally takes at least a 20-pound bag with five bass to win a single-day bass tournament with the big bass for the day usually hitting in the 5- to 7-pound range. The 2013 Toyota Tundra Weekend Series Championship Presented by Triton Boats is sponsored by: Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Carlisle Tires, Royal Purple, Best Western, ODYSSEY Batteries, Livingston Lures, Busch Beer, Biobor, Raymarine, T-H Marine, SIMMS, Navionics, Mustang Survival, Seaguar and Rejuvenade. The event is being hosted by Sumner County Conventions and Visitors Bureau located in Gallatin, Tenn. For more information on this tournament, call ABA at 256-232- 0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.

 
Posted By The Bass Hog

ATHENS, Ala. – Kermit C. Crowder took the title for the northeastern anglers after winning the two-day 2013 Toyota Bassmaster Weekend Series Northeast Regional Championship, held Oct. 11-12 on the James River.

Running out of Chickahominy Riverfront Park in Williamsburg, Va., the Petersburg, Va., angler won the last qualifying event of the season with eight bass weighing 28.72 pounds. Crowder landed the largest bag each day of the tournament.

On the first day, he led with three bass weighing 13.99 pounds including a 6.47-pound kicker. He followed that with a 14.73-pound effort on the second day, the largest single-day bag caught in the tournament. The Day 2 bag included a 6.65-pounder. For the Boater Division victory, Crowder took home a check for $7,719, plus a Triton boat and Mercury  worth about $30,000.  On Day 1, I caught two fish on a frog and one on a swim jig. I had more fish roll on the frog, but not take it. On Day 2, the bass would not eat the frog at all. I didn’t have a fish until 10 a.m. when I caught my biggest bass on a Pop-R. I caught more on a Pop-R and some on a swim jig. I only caught five keepers.”

As a Royal Purple Level 1 participant, he won a gallon of Royal Purple oil, a Royal Purple hat, an ABA membership renewal and a $500 bonus.

In second for the boaters, Sonny Kyle of Chesterfield, Va., landed two consecutive five-bass daily tournament limits going 25.01 pounds. He caught 11.10 pounds on the first day and followed that with 13.91 pounds on the second day.

Michael A Phillips of Clayton, Del., took third for the boaters with a 10-bass tournament limit going 23.44 pounds. He brought in 10.17 pounds on the first day and 13.27 pounds on the second day.

Finishing fourth for the boaters, Christiana D. Bradley of Bealeton, Va., caught nine keeper bass going 22.62 pounds with a 4.12-pound kicker. She caught 11.11 pounds on Day 1 and another 11.51 pounds on the second day.

Cavin Young of Prince George, Va., rounded out the top five boaters with 10 bass at 22.60 pounds. He caught weights of 8.68 and 13.92 pounds. On the first day, Dennis McNeal of Stafford, Va., landed the Boater Division lunker, an 8.35-pounder.

In the Co-Angler Division, Travis Garrett of Charlottesville, Va., won with five bass going 19.98 pounds. On Day 1, he led with three bass and 13.83 pounds. He capped his catch on Day 1 with an 8.37-pound kicker to win the tournament big bass contest. On the second day, he sealed his victory with a 6.15-pound bag. For the win, Garrett pocketed a check for $3,869 plus a Triton boat package worth about $15,000.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Michael Nelms of Fredericksburg, Va., brought two consecutive three-bass daily division limits for 16.42 pounds. He also held second for the co-anglers on Day 1 with 13.24 pounds. On the second day, Nelms landed 3.18 pounds.

Jonathan B. Marlow of Burke, Va., placed third among the co-anglers with six bass going 13.49 pounds. He landed 4.47 pounds on Day 1 and another 9.02 pounds on the second day.

Landing in fourth place among the co-anglers, George V. Baucom of Charlotte, N.C., came in with five bass weighing 13.35 pounds. Baucom held fifth on Day 1 with 6.89 pounds, but moved up one spot on the final day with a 6.46-pound bag. Robert Wells of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., wrapped up the top five co-anglers with a six-bass tournament limit weighing 13.31 pounds. He made catches of 6.18 and 7.13 pounds.

Complete Results

Courtesy of American Bass Anglers/David Hagood


 
Posted By The Bass Hog


Kermit Crowder

 

ATHENS, Ala. – The Toyota Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Maryland Division 21 two-day divisional championship, held Sept. 7-8, 2013, on the Potomac River proved even more lucrative than usual for Kermit C. Crowder.

Running out of Smallwood State Park near Marbury, Md., the Petersburg, Va., angler caught seven bass weighing 28.56 pounds to win the Boater Division. He also won the tournament big bass honors with a 6.87-pounder.

Crowder not only collected a $3,691 in winnings from ABA for his victory, but he took home generous prizes from the Royal Purple Royal Treatment program as the highest finishing Royal Purple Royal Rewards boater participant in the event. As a Royal Purple Level 1 participant, Crowder won a gallon of Royal Purple oil and a Royal Purple hat.

Are you registered to receive your rewards after the next BWS tournament? To register, just purchase any Royal Purple product and follow the rules posted at www.americanbassanglers.com/BWS/RoyalPurpleRoyalTreatment.php.

For more information on this bonus program, call ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.

About American Bass Anglers: 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, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

 

The Bass Hog Jonathan Marlow finished 31st overall and was lucky enough to fish with Kermit Crowder on day 1 of the tournament.  This was the final event of the 2013 season and the Bass Hog Jonathan Marlow finished 25th overall for the season and appears to have advanced to the post season Northern Regional to be held in Williamsburg, VA on the James River October 11-12, 2013.

 

final standings two day tournament:  http://www.americanbassanglers.com/BWS/results/635.pdf

 

final standings for the year MD division 21:  http://www.americanbassanglers.com/BWS/points/21.pdf

 

Courtesy of American Bass Anglers/David Hagood.


 
Posted By The Bass Hog

Athens, Ala. – American Bass Anglers announces the renaming of its Weekend Series to the Weekend Bass Tour. The Weekend Bass Tour consist of 20 divisions with 5 divisional events each with a Boater/Co-Angler format.  Professional crews will continue to operate these divisions for the weekend bass angler as it has done for years.

 

Each of the divisions will host 4 one-day divisional events and 1 two-day divisional championship. Divisional one-day events have an entry fee of $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers. First place can earn as much as $13,000 from winnings and sponsor bonuses. Two-day divisional championship entry fees are $300 for the boaters and $150 for the co-anglers. First place at a two-day divisional championship could earn as much as $16,000 from winnings and sponsor bonuses.

 

From Divisional Championships, anglers advance to Regional Championships with a 100 percent payout. Top boaters from each Regional Championship qualify for the $100,000 first place and top co-anglers will qualify for the $50,000 first place at the 2014 National Championship.

 

ABA will provide several enhancements for the 2014 season such as:


• Increased payouts
• No online entry handling fees
• Only an ABA membership required with new benefits
• New Division(s)
• Very special news coming soon on the 2014 Championship

 

The Weekend Bass Tour 2014 schedule will be announced in early October and registration will begin October 21, 2013.

 

About American Bass Anglers
 ABA was formed in 1974 as the Military Bass Anglers Association and continues its pledge to offer low-cost, close-to-home tournaments to all weekend anglers nationwide. In addition to the newly named Weekend Bass Tour, ABA offers the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series and Military Team Bass Tournaments.

 

Courtesy of American Bass Anglers/David Hagood.


 
Posted By The Bass Hog

ATHENS, Ala. – David Barker finished with flair by winning the Toyota Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Maryland Division 21 regular season ender, held Aug. 10, 2013, on the Potomac River.

Running out of Smallwood State Park in Marbury, Md., the 50-year-old angler from Emmitsburg, Md., caught five bass weighing 16.20 pounds to secure the Boater Division victory. The anglers had to fight periodic rain squalls with water temperatures in the low to mid-80s and air temperatures in the 70s.

In second for the boaters, Kermit C. Crowder of Petersburg, Va., landed four bass for 15.87 pounds with a 5.77-pound kicker. Jason M. Tibbetts of Centreville, Va., took third with a five-bass tournament limit going 15.11 pounds. Omari Hopkins Navies of Fort Washington, Md., finished fourth with five bass at 14.88 pounds including a 3.99-pound kicker. Robert L. Grike of Dumfries, Va., rounded out the top five boaters with five bass and 14.80 pounds. Sonny Kyle of Chesterfield, Va., landed the tournament big bass, a 6.07-pounder.

In the Co-Angler Division, David T. Williams, a 49-year-old firefighter from Fredericksburg, Va., won with three bass going 10.83 pounds. He fished frogs over thick grass all day long.

“I had a really good boater,” Williams explained. “We started in the grass beds and I caught two right off the bat. The water was really high, so I threw a frog all day. I caught my biggest fish at about 1:30 p.m. I caught five bass and culled twice.”

Taking second for the co-anglers, Randy S. Walsh of Stafford, Va., brought in a three-bass division limit for 8.86 pounds. Anthony Lohr of Hamstead, Md., placed third with three bass going 8.58 pounds. Lamar Spade of Brodheadsville, Pa., landed in fourth place with three bass for 8.56 pounds. Pete Lumpkins of Avenue, Md., finished fifth with three bass at 7.75 pounds. Vince Parisi of Franklinville, N.J., took sixth place with three bass at 7.70 pounds, but landed the Co-angler Division lunker, a 4.43-pounder.

Slated for Sept. 7-8, 2013, the two-day divisional championship will also be held on the Potomac River out of Smallwood State Park. At the end of the season, one BWS angler will win the opportunity to compete in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.

For more information on this tournament, call Gary Conner, tournament manager, at 256-230-5627 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.

The Bass Hog Jonathan Marlow finished 20th in this tournament.  Final Standings here:

http://www.americanbassanglers.com/BWS/results/634.pdf 

Courtesy of American Bass Anglers/David Hagood.