2024 ABA Team Series Schedules
November 9, 2023, Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers announces the 2024 ABA Team Series Schedules. For 2024 there will be 13 divisions covering the Midwest, and Southeast and one in the Northeast. These include Alabama North, Alabama Central, Alabama/Georgia South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia North, Georgia/South Carolina Line, Illinois, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Missouri, Tennessee East, Virginia, divisions, and one soon to be announced in the Northeast.
For 2024, the Team Series offers six events in each division, with five one-day qualifying tournaments and a two-day Divisional Championship. Teams will accrue points at each event with their four best one-days combined with their best two-day Divisional Championship determining their national ranking. Teams four best one-days combined with the team’s Divisional Championship all fished within the same division will determine their divisional point standings.
The top teams based on national standings at the end of the season will be invited to compete in the ABA Team Series Championship which will be held in the spring of 2025 and will include a new CAYMAS Bass Boat CX18 with a 150hp Mercury Outboard.
The entry fee for each Divisional qualifying, Divisional Championship, and National Championship events is $150, which includes big bass. A package entry for all (6) events for each division is $900. Priority registration for the 2024 season online will begin Monday, November 13, 2023, at 8 a.m. CT. Priority registration is reserved for current ABA members and CAYMAS Boat Owners who pay for all events in a division.
Package Priority registration for the 2024 season online will begin Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 8 a.m. CT. All anglers may begin registering for package entries by paying for all six events within a division ($900 total).
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, November 16, 2023, teams may secure their position by paying a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $450.00 (six events) in a division. The remaining balance of $450.00 must be paid on or before 10 days prior to the first event in that division.
General Online Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. CT on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
Visit https://www.americanbassanglers.com/Team/TeamEvents.php to register online which is the preferred method.
Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginning weekend warrior, the 2024 ABA Team Series is tailored for the true competitive bass angler. With a balanced payout structure, it’s not just about the big catch, but consistency, strategy, and passion that will lead to the crowning of team champions.
The Team Series offers an 80% day-of-the-event payout, plus big bass. The payout is an equitable payout meaning it is not a top-loaded payout and is balanced and equitable through the top 20% of teams at an event. This series is designed for weekend bass anglers and neither guides nor professional (Elite, and MLF Tour) entries will be accepted. To learn more about the entry process, rules, and example payout visit www.AmericanBassAnglers.com/Team
Alabama North will offer a very competitive season as teams travel across north Alabama to compete on Guntersville, Pickwick, Neely Henry, and Wheeler Lake. George Kunkle is the tournament director with 20-plus years of experience and is also an ABA Hall of Fame member.
The Alabama North Schedule:
2/17/2024 Guntersville Goose Pond
4/13/2024 Pickwick McFarland Park
5/25/2024 Guntersville Goose Pond
6/08/2024 Neely Henry Coosa Landing
7/20/2024 Wheeler Ingalls Harbor
8/10-11/2024 Guntersville Goose Pond
Alabama/Georgia South will concentrate their events on two of the hottest lakes in the country of Eufaula in Eufaula, AL, and Lake Seminole in Donalsonville, GA. Deacon Collins, a long-time ABA Director, Hall of Fame Member, and one of the first Caymas Boat owners will be the director of this division and is assisted by Chris Lynch.
The Alabama/Georgia South Schedule
2/03/2024 Eufaula Lake Point Marina
3/02/2024 Seminole Big Jims Marina
4/20/2024 Seminole Big Jims Marina
6/02/2024 Eufaula Lake Point Marina
9/14/2024 Eufaula Lake Point Marina
10/26-27/2024 Eufaula Lake Point Marina
The third Alabama division is situated across Central Alabama and will travel to some of the best lakes in the US located across central Alabama including Logan Martin, Mitchell, Jordan, and Lay Lake. These lakes are known for the big and fierce fishing Spotted Bass as well as lunker-sized largemouth. Michael Donaldson, who has been running ABA Events for many years, is the director of this division and brings a lot of experience.
The Alabama Central Schedule
1/13/2024 Logan Martin Town and Country
2/03/2024 Mitchell Higgins Ferry
3/23/2024 Jordan Bonners
4/06/2024 Lay Lake Flatlands
5/04/2024 Logan Martin Town and Country
6/01-02/2024 Lay Lake Flatlands/Beeswax
There are two divisions in Florida, one central and one south. Henry Montgomery, the owner of BLANPRO Bait and Tackle located in Green Cove Springs and current ABA Director will lead the Florida Central Division. The division will compete on three of the most iconic and well-known lakes in the US the Toho (Tohopekaliga), St Johns River, and the Harris Chain.
The Florida Central Schedule
1/07/2024 Toho Lakefront Park
2/10/2024 St. Johns River Palatka City Docks
3/16/2024 St. Johns River Palatka City Docks
4/13/2024 Toho Lakefront Park
5/25/2024 Harris Chain Hickory Point
9/21-22/2024 Harris Chain Hickory Point
The Florida South division will use four bodies of water for 2024 all of which anglers know very well Toho, Kissimmee Chain, Okeechobee, and Minneola. While Minneola may be lesser known, however, it is a fabulous chain of lakes located just outside of Orlando in Clermont. The director of this division is Rick Southerland and is well-known throughout central and south Florida.
The Florida South Schedule
1/27/2024 Toho Lakefront Park
2/24/2024 Okeechobee Scott Driver
3/23/2024 Kissimmee Camp Mack
4/27/2024 Okeechobee Roland Martin Marina
5/11/2024 Minneola Clermont
5/25-26/2024 Toho Lakefront Park
The Georgia North division located just north of Atlanta will feature two lakes for 2024 Lake Lanier and Allatoona. Experienced directors Alex Pearce and Dale Hunter will lead the division.
The Georgia North Schedule
5/04/2024 Allatoona Gatewood
6/01/2024 Lanier Little Hall
6/15/2024 Lanier Little Hall
9/28/2024 Allatoona Gatewood
10/26/2024 Allatoona Gatewood
11/30-12/01/2024 Lanier Little Hall
Just east on the Georgia and South Carolina border called the Georgia/South Carolina Line Division will feature three of the best lakes on that border Clark’s Hill, Hartwell, and Lake Russell. Experienced director Zach Green will run this division that begins in January on Clark’s Hill.
The Georgia/South Carolina Line Schedule
1/28/2024 Clarks Hill Dorn
3/10/2024 Hartwell Gum Branch
4/14/2024 Russell Hwy 72
5/26/2024 Clarks Hill Dorn
6/23/2024 Hartwell Gum Branch
9/14-15/2024 Russell Hwy 72
Up in the Midwest located in Central and Southern Illinois will offer 6 events spread across the state with the location of Clinton, Sara, Des Plaines/Kankakee River, The Illinois River, and Glenn Shoals. The division is directed by Andrew Blunier well known through central IL.
The Illinois Schedule
4/13/2024 Clinton Clinton Marina
5/04/2024 Sara Bluegill Marina
6/08/2024 Shelbyville Whitley Creek Rec Area Ramp
7/13/2024 Des Plaines/Kankakee River Big Basin Marina
8/03/2024 Illinois River - Morris Pool LST Memorial Ramp
8/31-9/01/2024 Glenn Shoals - Lou Yeager North Access Ramp
This Mississippi Coast is unique for bass fishing and has some of the best waters for black bass in the nation. This division will concentrate on four bodies of water the Pearl River, Jourdan River, Back Bay, and the Pascagoula River. One example of the unique fishing found in this division is the Jourdan River. The Jourdan River is a major coastal river that brings fresh water to the Gulf of Mexico. It is a tidally influenced freshwater river, with lots of scattered cypress/gum swamp trees that is a fish factory.
This division is directed by Joel Davis, an experienced ABA tournament director and well known through the Mississippi Coast and social media, in the fishing industry, and is also a Civil Designer.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Schedule
1/27/2024 Pearl River Pearlington County Ramp
2/24/2024 Jourdan River Bayou LaCroix
3/23/2024 Back Bay Gulfport Lake
4/06/2024 Pascagoula River Indian Point Resort
5/11/2024 Pearl River Pearlington County Ramp
6/01-02/2024 Back Bay/Pascagoula River Gulfport Lake/Indian Point Resort
Over in the Midwest is the Missouri Division directed by Randy Chapman, an experienced ABA Director, who will hold events on some of the most popular and best fishing lakes in Missouri. Truman, Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, Stockton, and Bull Shoals will be destinations for the division in 2024.
The Missouri Schedule
3/16/2024 Lake of the Ozarks Shawnee
4/13/2024 Truman Lake Harry S. Truman State Park
5/04/2024 Table Rock Lake Cape Fair Marina
6/08/2024 Stockton Lake Ruark Bluff
9/28/2024 Pomme de Terre Hermitage
12/14-15/2024 Bull Shoals TBA
Back on Old Rocky Top, the Tennessee East division will fish eastern and southern lakes in Tennessee. Chickamauga, Nickajack, and Watts Bar are each known, and each offers some of the best bass fishing in the country. Directed by Chris Hamby, the division will kick off its season on Chickamauga, one of the hottest lakes in the country well known for five fish limits that have broken the 30-pound mark. Chris is still working on his schedule, and it will be released as soon as possible.
The Tennessee East Schedule
On the East Coast in Virginia on the North Carolina Border, Kerr Lake is one of the most competitive lakes in that region. Everyone has heard of the famed Buggs Island which is the old school name for Kerr Lake. Long-time director Elvin Jennings is the director of the Buggs Island division.
The Virginia Schedule
4/20/2024 Kerr Occoneechee State Park
6/01/2024 Kerr Occoneechee State Park
7/13/2024 Kerr Occoneechee State Park
9/28/2024 Kerr Occoneechee State Park
10/26/2024 Kerr Occoneechee State Park
11/09-10/2024 Kerr Occoneechee State Park
There is another division coming soon in the Northeast and as soon as the schedules are available, they will be posted. The division will be in the eastern PA/NJ area and will be operated by Charlie and John Haravitch of Hulmeville, PA.
While these events are scheduled, there are circumstances that can cause schedules to change. If any changes do occur can be found on www.AmericanBassAnglers.com/Team
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