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Kerr Reservoir to Host the 2021 AFT Championship

ATHENS, Ala. – October 27, 2020 -- American Bass Anglers announced today the 2021 American Fishing Tour Championship will be hosted by Mecklenburg County Tourism and will take place Oct. 17-22, 2021, on Kerr Reservoir in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

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2020 Championship Old Hickory Lake

July 22, 2020, Athens, AL. The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour 2020 Championship online registration will begin on July 27, 2020, at 8 am. This year’s championship will be on Old Hickory Lake in Gallatin, Tennessee Launching out of Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville, October 21, 22, and 23 with Sumner County Tourism hosting. 

The event is seven days long, with Offical Practice starting on 

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Ingram Wins 2019 Championship

ATHENS, Ala. – Ryan Ingram won the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship on Lake Eufaula in Alabama this week with 54.35 pounds (just over an eighteen pound per day average).

“I caught basically all of my fish in 18-25 foot depths in the mid & upper areas of the lake. I mainly looked for isolated trees on a ledge, using a

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Ryan Ingram Maintains Lead

ATHENS, Ala. – Ryan Ingram of Phenix City, AL remained in the top spot with another solid day at the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Championship on Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, AL. Ingram hauled in 15.47 lbs with another 5-fish limit bag today, bringing his current two-day total to 37.15 lbs. His largest bass overall was a 5.99 lb. Ryan is holding a 6-pound lead over Bradley Enfinger. 

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2019 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour

Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers (ABA) announced today the 2019 season for the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (AFT). The tour is a draw format that offers more than seventy divisions with 600-900 tournaments per season across the eastern half of the United States. Members of ABA qualify for the year-end national championship by competing locally in a minimum of four one-day divisional qualifying events and a Divisional two-day championship.

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Lake Eufaula to Host the 2019 AFT Championship

ATHENS, Ala. – October 30, 2018 -- American Bass Anglers announced today the 2019 American Fishing Tour Championship, will be hosted by the Eufaula/Barbour County Chamber of Commerce and will take place Oct. 13-18, 2019 at Lake Point Resort State Park on the Walter F. George Lake (Lake Eufaula) in Eufaula, AL. The onsite registration and dinner will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

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Eckford Wins 2018 Championship

ATHENS, Ala. –  The 2018 American Bass Anglers' American Fishing Tour National Championship on Lake Hartwell near Anderson & Greenville, SC was concluded on Friday October 26th in an unexpected manner. Due to unforeseen weather conditions including high winds and rough waves, the third day of competition was canceled at approximately 7:45am on site at the Green Pond ramp after a delayed launch. The current standings from Day 2 were verified and locked in as the final results for the championship event.

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Eckford Takes Over on Hartwell Day Two

ATHENS, Ala. –  The 2018 American Bass Anglers' American Fishing Tour National Championship on Lake Hartwell near Anderson & Greenville, SC ended the second day of fishing on October 25th. The skies remained clear with a cold front coming through during the day that changed the tide for several of the competition's anglers.

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Burroughs Leads the Event Early on Hartwell

ATHENS, Ala. –  The 2018 American Bass Anglers American Fishing Tour National Championship is underway on Lake Hartwell near Anderson & Greenville, SC and the first day has come to an end. On October 24th anglers were met with a clear day and a chance to fill their live wells and head into day two with weights on the board.

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2018 AFT Championship Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2018 American Fishing Tour Championship on Lake Hartwell October 24, 25 and 26 is now open. For more information visit: (Link)

Video with Neil Paul, Executive Director, Visit Anderson. (Link)

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Kevin D. Jennings Leads  on the Ouachita River

ATHENS, Ala. – Running out of Forsyth Park in Monroe, LA the field of Ram American Fishing Tour Anglers is finding this fishery challenging due to some low water conditions.  All three days will be needed to figure out these fish. The area has not had any rainfall in over a month and the river is below normal pool making it difficult to reach some of the preferred backwater locations for bass.  Some have said that these conditions have leveled the playing field a bit, forcing most to fish in areas they have not been before.

Kevin D. Jennings of Calhoun, LA finished on top of the field after day one with a 5-fish limit of 12.50 lbs.  Only 5 anglers were able to break the 10-lb. mark at the scales on Wednesday.  In second place just ounces behind the leader is Colby Miller of Elmer, LA with 12.14 lbs, and sitting in 3rd place is William Sheffield of Hawkinsville, GA with 12.07 lbs.  

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The Ram American Fishing Tour

The American Fishing Tour is one of the oldest national bass fishing tours in the US. It started in the mid-70s as Military Bass Anglers Association. In 2000, the series was renamed to American Bass Anglers and opened to all non-military.   Here is some basic information on this national bass tournament tour.

The tour offers a national format for the true grass root anglers. With a low entry fee of $70 for a one-day event and a path to a big national championship. The concept is very simple, fish local, do well and advance to a year-end championship where the prizes are huge. For example, this year at the Championship in October, there will be two fully rigged Triton Boats with Mercury Outboards that will be won. A Triton 21TRX to the Champion, a Triton 21TRX to the Angler of the Year.

How do I find a local division? First, visit www.drawtrail.com , click on “Tournaments” and you can search by state, lake or even date. You can always call American Bass Anglers Member Services at (256)232-0406 and they will help you find the closest division.

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