Bass Pro Shops 2021 Military Team Bass Tournament
FORMAT CHANGE: Due to the situation with COVID-19, we are required to change our tournament procedures to comply with National, State, and Local Government requirements to reduce the possibility of spreading the virus. The daily procedures will be slower than usual but be patient, your health and wellbeing are what ABA is concerned about. All anglers are required to wear face mask/protection, use hand sanitizer, and maintain a social distance of 6ft minimum prior to and during all events
Official Practice: Safelight Sunday, May 2nd until 3 pm Tuesday, May 4th
Marina & Launch Ramp: John C Land Landing, Log Jam Rd, Summerton, SC 29148
Tuesday, May 4th
1. Onsite Check-in (Mandatory): 3-5 pm EST at Santee Convention Center, 1737 Bass Drive, Santee SC 29142
2. Dinner at 5:30 EST unless COVID dictates a to-go meal 3.
Rules and Safety briefing starts at 6 p.m. EST unless COVID dictates on water briefing Wednesday morning
1. Wednesday, May 5th – Take off after flag ceremony with weigh-in at 3 pm
2. Thursday, May 6th – Take off at Safelight with weigh-in at 3 pm.
3. Friday, May 7th – Take off at safe light with weigh-in at 2 pm.
Draw Prizes – Each morning, the Tournament Director will announce prizes and pre-drawn winning names for that day. After the weigh-in, winners may come to the stage trailer and collect their prizes. This announcement will be made each morning of the event, so pay attention; it will be your responsibility to collect your prize after weigh-in.
All boat owners must have provided a copy of their insurance declaration noting a minimum of $100,000 liability insurance. Failure to register onsite will result in disqualification. If for some reason you will be unable to attend or have changes, please contact American Bass Anglers as soon as possible at (256)232-0406 or email us at [email protected]. Proper military identification must be presented at the time of onsite registration. Please read the rules and be aware of them!
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
New Schedule and Directors for Kansas Division 58
Athens, AL January 22, 2020. Today American Bass Anglers announce new directors for American Fishing Tour Division 58 located in southeastern Kansas. Becky Minor and Mark Moody. Becky Minor has been running events in Kansas for over 20 years.
The division will center around Big Hill Lake which is one of the interesting lakes in Kansas. Located in Labette County about 5 miles east of Cherryvale, Kansas, Big Hill is known as one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in Kansas. It has a max depth of 60 and holds a good population of both Large and quality Smallmouth bass.
The first event of the season for Division 58 is
North GA Couples kicks off 2021 season with double header on Lake Lanier.
October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems.
Bass Pro Shops Open Series Coming To Lake Okeechobee
Athens, AL - The south Florida division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold their first tournament of the season on Lake Okeechobee. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the tournament will be out of Clewiston, FL, launching out of the framed Roland Martin Marina and Resort.
It will be interesting to see how much Okeechobee has changed since last January. On this same weekend last year, Scott Kirsch of Edgewater, FL, won the boater side of the event with a five-fish limit of 18 pounds. Mason Meder won the Co-Angler side of the event with a three-fish limit of 10.91 pounds.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak