Becoming an ABA American Fishing Tour Director

If you are interested in becoming a director for ABA, here is some basic information on being a director. PDF Application

Some of the areas that are open:
Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, New York, Kentucky (Green River, Barren River, Nolin, Cumberland River and Dale Hollow Areas), Colorado, South Texas, Southern Arkansas, Ohio North, Northeast Tennessee, Eastern Tennessee, South Central Tennessee. If you are in an area where you drive more than 1.5 hours to fish an American Fishing Tour event your area may be considered too. 

What is the criteria on becoming an ABA director?

  • Be a current member of American Bass Anglers
  • Have strong leadership skills and be sure to follow the ABA Director’s guidelines
  • Promote the Series, ABA and our national sponsors as well as any local sponsors you might have
  • Be organized both pre and post events
  • Provide pre and post tournament information
  • Run a very well organized event
  • Work with our support team both pre and post your events
  • We have a support team here to help you along the way and provide step by step instructions on running the events. The main reason for this consistency.
  • Director's Aggreement:   Directors are required to sign an agreement outlining responsibilities, non-competition requirements, and non-disclosure information.

About the American Fishing Tour

Division:  Each division will have a minimum of six (6) tournaments (5 one-day events and 1 two-day event) taking place after January 1st of the tournament year.  Divisions may elect to have additional events and "early bird" events in the fall of each year.

Divisional Schedules:  Each director will be responsible for establishing their schedule along with confirming ramps and lakes as set forth in this handbook. Directors should research the lake sites and establish tournaments on those lakes that they feel will draw the largest field.

Headquarters will provide basic equipment for the successful and efficient operation of divisional tournaments. 

  • ABA Director software
  • Scales (deposit required before being shipped. Deposits are refundable upon successful return of equipment to ABA Headquarters.)
  • Banners
  • Weigh bags
  • Forms (hard copy can be supplied. They will also be available on-line for director download)
  • Special On-line access 
  • Divisional Web Page with stories for your division added and promoted on Social Media.
  • Director’s handbook 
  • Divisional Fliers (PDF download)
  • National Media via the web and social media
  • Commission on all divisional entries
  • Commission on all memberships taken onsite at divisional events
  • Full Support Staff (Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm CST)

Director PDF Application  (This is a PDF document, save it to your computer, fill it out, save it and email it to [email protected]

The Process: Once we receive your application, process it we will contact you to help you form your division. You will be required to fill out an ABA Director's Agreement before we form the new division.


Thank you for your interest 
American Bass Anglers, Inc
(256)232-0406

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