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Division 1 Points Top 25
Place Name Events Fish Points
1 Wayne Isaac 4 20 965
2 Jason Whitehead 4 17 959
3 Jason Jason Workman 4 16 934
4 James Mason 4 20 931
5 Makenzie Henson 4 14 930
6 Garrett Brown 4 16 917
7 John Paulk 4 12 916
8 James Kennedy 4 14 914
9 Scott Baker 4 15 909
10 Paul Tony Tidwell 4 11 903
11 Jeremy Green 4 11 896
12 Kent Keys 4 8 893
13 Park Gettys 3 15 740
14 Richard Mason 4 10 721
15 Jason Jason Atkins 3 12 711
16 Lance Walker 3 12 709
16 Brian Smith 4 6 709
18 Bryan Dowdy 3 13 703
19 Toby Morrison 3 9 684
20 James Bradford 3 5 672
21 Tracy Robinson 3 10 546
22 Brent Barnes 3 6 525
23 Lee Pitts 3 8 520
24 Terry Tucker 2 10 494
25 Greg Jones 2 8 473
(Co-Angler)
1 Mike Young 4 10 987
2 Roy Galbraith 4 12 979
3 Kevin Shrader 4 8 977
4 Danny Moss 4 9 971
5 Duane Parker 4 10 964
6 Anthony Ingle 4 8 962
7 Ben Johnson 4 7 958
8 David Marr 4 9 957
9 Larry McNeil 4 8 956
10 Edmond Edmond Brown 4 8 946
11 Marrell Deering 4 7 766
12 Tim Rampaul 4 5 765
13 Robert Trey Moore 4 5 763
14 Ben Kimbrough 3 5 720
15 Chris Chris Norris 3 5 710
16 Sean Wilson 4 4 575
16 Gerald Jerry Cornwell 4 3 575
18 Nic Carter 3 4 531
19 Zachary Barnes 3 4 529
20 Christopher Baker 2 3 471
21 Mark Hawkins 3 3 346
22 Gary Bates 3 3 341
23 John Bob Vosbury 3 1 334
24 Tony Hill 2 2 285
25 Charles Logan 2 1 279

 

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Division News


Leary Wins on Lake Guntersville

ATHENS, Al. –James Leary won the 2021 Bass Pro Shop Open Series North Alabama Division Tournament, held March 20th on Lake Guntersville. We had 39 boaters with 34 co-anglers for the season opener. Running out of Goose Pond Colony and Resort in Scottsboro, Al. James Leary from Guntersville Alabama, caught 5 fish for 19.44 lbs. For the boater division victory, Leary took home a check for $2200 for his win. 

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Rusty White Jr Takes the Area Championship win on Pickwick

The Alabama North and Mississippi division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series came together for their two-day championship on Lake Pickwick in Florence, AL.  47 boaters and 41 Co-Anglers hit the water to try and seal their way into the 2021 Ray Scott Championship.

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Damien Willis Takes the win on Weiss

ATHENS, Ala. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops North Alabama Open Series had its 3rd stop of the season on Weiss Lake at Little River Marina with 67 boaters and 51 co-anglers. Finishing in 1st place with 5 fish weighing 15.60 lbs. was Damien Willis winning $5,000. He started out fishing upriver using a frog, then moved to the ledges, and finished up fishing wood and shallow docks with a jig with an x-cite raptor in green pumpkin.

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Henshaw Takes the win on Neely Henry

The 2020 Bass Pro Shops North Alabama Open Series had its 2nd stop of the season on Neely Henry. Launching from Coosa Landing 82 boaters and 63 co-anglers went out chasing little green fish. Thomas Henshaw claimed 1st place for the boaters with 5 fish weighing 15.30 lbs. For his efforts, Thomas took home $5,200. Thomas also landed the biggest fish for the boaters with a 4.87-lb beauty, earning him an additional $770. He caught his fish flipping wood with a creature bait and a craw.

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Two Events May 2nd & 3rd on Neely Henry
Bass Pro Shops Open Series Saturday & Bass Pro Shops Triton Team Tour Sunday

April 27, 2020, Athens, AL. The second event of the season for the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Alabama Open Series will be held on Neely Henry on May 5th out of Coosa Landing in Gadsden, AL.

 Kent Keys of Anniston, AL, is currently leading in the division after his 19.60 pounds win on Guntersville Lake in February. Kent pocketed $5,000 for first place and another wad of cash for big bass. 

Paul Tidwell of Horton, AL, has high hopes for the Neely Henry tournament. “We are all ready to get back out there and compete”, said Tidwell. “Neely Henry is a really fun lake to fish and last year it took 20 pounds to win. I’m expecting weights to be even better this year. The fish have had a lot less pressure than normal, so I’m expecting everyone to catch fish”, concluded Tidwell. 
This is a two for one weekend with the Saturday Bass Pro Shops Open Series event and Sunday the Bass Pro Shops Triton Team Tour. Both events are on Neely Henry and out of Coosa Landing.

The Bass Pro Shops Open Series is a Pro-Am format, and the Bass Pro Shops Triton Team Tour is a Team format. Anglers can sign up for one of both events.

Stringent guidelines of social distancing and modified tournament procedures will be enforced at these events, anglers should read ABA guidelines published at this link:

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Kent Keys Takes Home $5,000 on Lake Guntersville

ATHENS, Ala. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops North Alabama Open Series Tournament kicked off on Guntersville Lake at Goose Pond Landing with 64 boaters and 59 co-anglers. Finishing in 1st place Boater with 5 fish weighing 19.60 lbs. was Kent Keys winning $5,000.  Kent also landed the biggest bass for the boaters with a 6.70-lb toad, earning himself an extra $620. He caught his fish using 6”and 7” swimbaits on creek ledges and bends, and deep grass lines.

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An Insider’s Guide to fishing Lake Guntersville

WRITTEN BY  ON FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Lake Guntersville, the site of the action for the 2020 Bassmaster Classic, has a history of producing scale-busting bags during tournaments. It also has a reputation for breaking the wills of otherwise talented anglers with disappointing days.

Oftentimes, there isn’t a whole lot of rhyme or reason separating those two things. So what exactly does it take to catch those famous Lake Guntersville lunkers? How do you get more boom than bust when it comes to bass at this year’s Classic?

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HotelPlanner.com Partners with ABA

Athens, AL February 26, 2020 – American Bass Anglers, Inc. (ABA) announced today that HotelPlanner.com has signed a multi-year partnership and be showcased at all Bass Pro Shops Open Series, Triton Boats Team Trail, Bass Pro Shops 150 Series, Bass Pro Shops Military Team Event and all Championships.  Americanbassanglers.Hotelplanner.com provides fast accurate hotel reservations insuring the lowest hotel rates.  This allows our members to obtain the lowest prices at hotels near tournament sites or making business travel arrangements or making vacation plans, plus Americanbassanglers.Hotelplanner.com guarantees the lowest rates or they will pay for your hotel room.

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2021 Ray Scott Championship Lake Chickamauga Dayton, TN

ATHENS, Ala. – January 06, 2020 -- American Bass Anglers announced today that the 2021 Ray Scott Championship, will be hosted by Dayton, TN.  The event will take place April 10-17 at Dayton Boat Dock on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, TN.  Two hundred boaters and co-anglers from the Bass Pro Shops Open Series 2020 season will be invited to compete for over $300,000.00 in cash and prizes which include $115,000 for first place boater and $65,000 for first place co-angler.  

Lake Chickamauga is a reservoir along the Tennessee River completed in 1940 and has a shoreline of 810 miles stretching from Watts Bar Dam to Chickamauga Dam making the lake 58.9 miles long.  The Championship will launch from the Dayton Boat Dock at Dayton TN, near the midsection of the lake.  Lake Chickamauga is known for big bass stringers and the month of April should produce an exceptional fishery for all the anglers.......

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Bass Pro Shops Open Series 2020 Registration Open

September 30, 2019, Registration for the 2020 Bass Pro Shops Open Series is now open.

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Pryor Takes the win in Area 1 Championship on Guntersville

Terry Pryor of Cullman, Al won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Area 1 Championship tournament, held September 9th-10th on Lake Guntersville. Running out of Goose Pond in Scottsboro, AL Terry caught a two day total of ten bass for a total weight of 35.83-lbs. For his win, Pryor took home a check for $3700.

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Robinson wins $5000 at Lake Guntersville

ATHENS, Ala. – Tracy Robinson, of Gadsden, AL, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Alabama tournament, held on May 4th on Lake Guntersville. Running out of Goosepond Bait and Tackle. Robinson won with just over a 2-pound lead. Robinson caught five bass weighing 27.20-pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Robinson took home a check for $5000.

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Morrison wins $5000 at Neely Henry with a broken motor!

ATHENS, Ala. – Toby Morrison of Lyerly, GA won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Alabama North tournament, held April 13th on Neely Henry. Running out of Coosa Landing in Gadsden, AL Morrison caught five bass weighing 20.13-pounds. Morrison also caught a beautiful 6.52-pound bass that took Big Bass for the boaters. For the Boater Division victory, Morrison took home a check for $5000 as well as a check for $630 for his big bass.

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North Alabama Open Series Heads to Neely Henry

 ATHENS, Ala. – The North Alabama Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Team Tour operated by American Bass Anglers will hold its second event of the season on April 12, 2019 on Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden, AL.  The competitors will launch at Coosa Landing located at 200 Lake St, Gadsden, AL 35903. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at the stage trailer at Coosa Landing, with the tournament briefing to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.
    
To register for this tournament, Click Here!

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Beutjer Cashes in with Contingency

​​​This past weekend the Alabama North Division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series held its first event of the season launching from Goose Pond.  The water level was high and most of the lake and main river channels were stained with a good current. Will Beutjer of Athens, AL made the drive to compete for his share of the over $16,000 in prize money awarded at the tournament. Will had a great day on the water landing a 5-fish limit that locked in the scales at 23.77-lbs. Will anchored his bag with a beautiful 7.52-lb largemouth.

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