ABA HALL OF FAME
American Bass Anglers recently bestowed its highest honor on these inductees to the American Bass Anglers Hall of Fame. They were inducted by ABA President Morris "Mo" Sheehan at the awards banquet at the National Championship.
2002 - Joe McDaniels, Jim Holloway, Tommy Hibdon, Paul Tyler, Jim Foster
2003 - Bob Medeiros, Pat McDaniels
2004 - George Miserendino, Gary Conner
2005 - Lee Marshall, William Jasper, Jim Garner
2006 - Bill Peeler, Toby Hicks, William Peele, Joe VanHooser
2007 - Dale Hart
2008 - Joe Angelone, Becky Minor
2009 - Barry Davis, Pat Vance
2010 - Deacon Collins, John Beckstrom, Craig Maxwell
2011 - Michael Tamburello, Dave Fox, Tom Storm
2012 - Bob Ogle, Bill Hall
2013 - Rick Tilson
2014 - Jerry Jeranka, Jack Leffingwell
2015 - Mike Garlen
2016 Ray "OZ" Templeton, Albert McCoy, George Kunkle
2017 Mike York, Phil Morris
2018 Rhonda Ford, Tom Dupuis, George Simonof
2019 Roger Gunsell, Tom O’Bryant
2020 Hilton Glover, Mike Colbert
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
Byron Kenney Wins on Oconee
November 26, 2022, Buckhead, GA. Georgia Central Division 72 of the American Fishing Tour presented by Caymas Boats held on Lake Oconee located in Buckhead, GA. Byron Kenney of Monticello, GA brought in a limit of bass weighing 14.80 pounds to put $819 cash in his pocket and win the first place trophy.
Ben & Ashley Sutton Take the win on Lake Russell
November 12, 2022, Elberton, Georgia. Ben & Ashley Sutton of Warrenville, SC won the 2nd American Couples Series South Carolina Division tournament of the 2023 season presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Richard B. Russell State Park near Elberton, GA. Ben & Ashley brought back 5 bass that locked in the scales at 13.10 pounds anchored by a 3.01-pound kicker. For the victory, Ben & Ashley took home a check for $878.
2023 Open Series Registration
November 7, Athens, AL. Registration will open on November 14, 2022, for the 2023 Open Series. The 2023 season will offer 16 divisions, Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee Central, Tennessee East, Texas East, Texas Southeast, and Virginia. Each of these divisions will offer four one-day Divisional qualifying events and one two-day Divisional Championship.
2023 Top 150 Solo Series Opens Registrations Monday
ATHENS, Ala. – After a highly successful second season in which Rusty White, Jr. from Soddy Daisy, Tenn. won the inaugural American Bass Anglers Top 150 Solo Series Championship, Presented by Caymas Boats, anglers look forward to the 2023 season. Registration will open for all 2022 Season Contenders Monday, October 17, 2022.