ABA Open Series NE heads to the
1000 Islands in Clayton New York.
ATHENS, Ala. – The ABA Open Series NE will hold its next event of the season on July 21st 2018, on The St. Lawrence River Launching from French Creek in Clayton New York.
The competitors will launch from French Creek Marina, located at 250 Wahl St Clayton Ny 13624. Anglers may begin fishing at 5:30 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. July 20th at the ABA stage at French Creek Marina.
To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. First place is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 first place for boaters. To learn more about the payout visit www.abaopenseries.com/payout.php
Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 12 inches long. Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass.
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors fishing ABA Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, and ABU Garcia. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses
Onsite Pre-Event Meeting Location:
French Creek Marina 250 Wahl St Clayton NY 13624
Onsite Registration 4-6:30 PM
Meeting 7:00 PM
Clayton Chamber of Commerce
517 Riverside drive Clayton NY 13624
New York and /or Canadian Fishing License Required
Yyou can get Canadian License here http://www.tibait.com/
All co-anglers need a passport or enhanced license.
They no longer let you phone into Canada by water with a regular license.
The best American Bass Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2018 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, AL in April 2019.
For more information on this tournament, call Jeff Randall, tournament manager, at 256-777-6152 or ABA at 256-232-0406.On line, see www.abaopenseries.com .
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 Open Series, the American Fishing Tour,and the American Bass Anglers 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Best Western Hotels, Garmin, Maui Jim, Power Pole and GEICO. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com/
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