ABA Introduces the Top 150 Solo Series
Athens, AL, October 8, 2020 – American Bass Anglers announced today the formation of the new Top 150 Solo. The new Tour will launch in February of 2021 and will offer two divisions, each holding three tournaments, one division in the Southeast and one in the Southwest.
Each qualifying tournament will have two days (Friday & Saturday) of competition and have a limited field of 150 anglers. Each tournament will offer a $20,000 award to first place based on a full field and payback will be to the top 20 percent of the field.
“We have been asked for years to have a solo tournament trail with an affordable entry fee and a good payback, well this is the trail. “These tournaments have been scheduled on great lakes and at the prime time for big stringers.", said Morris Sheehan, American Bass Anglers President and Owner.
This series is designed for those angers who want a mid-level entry fee tournament trail with a substantial payback. Entry fee will be $600.00 per event with a payout to the top 20 percent of the field including big fish. Registration will begin October 26th at 8:00AM central time, anglers will be able to pay a deposit to secure their position or pay the full amount, a waiting list will be available for full field events.
Winners of each event will qualify for the Ray Scott Championship providing they have fished all their divisional events. The Angler of the Year (top points holder) of each Division, will also qualify for the Ray Scott Championship
2021 Schedules - Registration Opens October 26, 2020 8AM - 2021 Rules
Southeast Southwest Date Lake Date Lake 02/26-27 Eufaula 02/05-06 Toledo Bend 04/30-05/01 Guntersville 03/26-27 Sam Rayburn 06/25-26 Chickamauga 04/30-05/01 Eufaula OK
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton boats, Mercury Motors, Motor Guide, Berkley, Abu Garcia, TH Marine, Power Pole, Garmin, Lucas Oil, Engel Coolers, OPTIMA Batteries, and Maui Jim.
For more information visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.
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