2021 Ray Scott National Championship
Chickamauga Lake, Dayton TN April 10-17, 2021
Schedule of Events:
Registration: Registration will begin November 30th at 8 am CT
Off Limits: The tournament waters will be off-limits beginning at sunset, March 21, 2021, until safe daylight, Saturday, April 10, 2021
Official Practice: Official practice will be from safe daylight Saturday, April 10th through 3:00 pm April 13th (Eastern Time)
Marina & Launch Ramp: Dayton Boat Dock, 175 Lakeshore St, Dayton, TN 37321
AOY Dinner (Invitation Only): Monday, April 12th at 5:30 EST at the Trinity Chapel, 240 First Avenue, Dayton, TN
Onsite Check-in (mandatory): 3:00-5:00 pm EST - Tuesday, April 13th at Point Park, Chickamauga Drive, Dayton TN
Mandatory Safety Briefing: Mandatory briefing will be held the morning of April 14th (safe light) with all boats in the water. Arrive early at the ramp to ensure you have ample time to be in the water prior to the mandatory briefing
Competition Days: Safelight (take off) – 3:00 pm (weigh-in). Wednesday and Thursday, April 14th & 15th all anglers’ fish. Friday, April 16th the top half of the field will fish. Saturday, April 17th, only the top 25 will fish.
Event Address: Dayton Boat Dock, 175 Lakeshore St, Dayton, TN 37321
Event Host: Rhea Economic and Tourism Council, Inc., 107 Main St, Dayton, TN 37321
Host Hotel: EconoLodge, 8763 Rhea County HWY, Dayton, TN 37321
Host Triton Dealers: Island Cove Outdoor Center, 6010 Hwy 58, Harrison, TN 37341
Creel Limit: The daily creel limit for boaters is (5) bass and for co-anglers (3) bass. The official length for bass will be 15in for Largemouth and Spotted bass 18 inches for Smallmouth.
License Information: Tennessee fishing license required
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
Mike Butcher Wins On Big Hill
The wind was blowing and the bass were biting; Big Hill Lake turned on! All anglers in the American Bass Anglers tournament held May 8, 2021 on Big Hill Lake brought fish to the scales. Mike Burcher brought in the heaviest bag, weighing 19.28 lbs. He had 2nd Bid Bass, a 5.11 lb largemouth
Danny and Virginia Christ win on Lake Mitchell
ATHENS, Al. – Danny and Virginia Christ won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held April 18, 2021, on Lake Mitchell. Running out of Higgins Ferry boat ramp out of Clanton, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 15.73 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $788.00. Virginia won the Woman’s Big Fish with a 4.87-pound kicker. They caught their fish in shallow water on a worm.
Hawkins Wins $2600 on Harris Chain
ATHENS, Ala. –Calan Hawkins won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held May 1st on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Running out of Venetian Gardens – Ski Beach in Leesburg, FL the Fruitland Park, FL angler caught five bass weighing 24.56 pounds including a 7.61-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Hawkins took home a check for $2600 for his win.
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