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Oklahoma Pro League Begins on Lake Eufaula

Athens, AL, March 7, 2024 – The American Bass Anglers (ABA) is set to launch the Professional League season in Oklahoma on Lake Eufaula. This groundbreaking initiative offers weekend anglers an extraordinary platform to showcase their talents at a professional level, empowering them to chart their own destiny in the professional, and with a better payout. The first North Carolina Division event is scheduled for March 16, 2024, at Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, OK, and is being launched out of South Point.

The 2024 North Carolina Division Schedule: (LINK)

  • Event 1: Lake Eufaula, OK – March 16, 2024 (Register)
  • Event 2: Grand Lake – April 27, 2024
  • Event 3: Tenkiller – June 01, 2024
  • Divisional Championship: Grand Lake – September 21-22, 2024

In 2023, Toby Hartsell won the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, Oklahoma Division 14, the first part of a weekend doubleheader held May 6, 2023, at Lake Eufaula, Okla.

Launching at South Point Cove in the town of Eufaula, Okla., Hartsell from Afton, Okla., brought in a 5-bass tournament limit for 19.62 pounds. He capped that catch with a 5.71-pound bucketmouth that took the tournament lunker title.

“I caught fish on different baits,” Hartsell revealed. “I caught fish with a crankbait. When the wind got up, I caught bass on a ChatterBait, an EVO crankbait, and a finesse worm around some rocks off the bank. I caught 20 keepers. I didn’t catch many fish early. It seemed like they started eating once the wind got up around 10 a.m.”

A New Professional Format

The ABA Professional League is distinguished by its unique solo competition format in a National Series, allowing anglers to compete individually and rely on their skills, instincts, and abilities. This format is designed to bring out the best in each angler, as they navigate the challenges of competitive fishing without a team or non-boater.

Unprecedented Rewards and Opportunities

The ABA Professional League offers an unparalleled payout structure with 80% of entry fees contributing to the prize pool, ensuring substantial rewards for participating anglers. The top prize for a one-day divisional event can reach a staggering $17,000, including the Caymas Cash program for Caymas Owners.

Proven Success for the Angler

In Florida on the Harris Chain just a few weeks ago, with 100 boats first placed paid exceptionally well vs the nearest national tournament trail. While the ProLeague paid out $6,700 to first place, the nearest competitor with 145 boats only paid out $4,800 for first place. (See Below) The Professional League paid out almost 40% more for first place with 2/3s of the same field size. The additional places paid were also much higher than the competitor’s, judge for yourself.

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Fewer Road Blocks for the Angler

The Professional League is a Solo Series, anglers do not have to sign up with co-anglers whereas in many cases the boaters end up paying the co-anglers way. The only one anglers have to rely on is themselves. This is why the Professional League exists. If you have the aspiration of becoming a professional angler, you need to fish like a professional angler and develop the skills needed to compete against the best anglers in the country. This format will allow you to do what professional anglers do, rely on their own skills, and intuition without any interferences.

Strategic Points System and Flexibility

Anglers accumulate points based on their performance, with the system considering the best three one-day events and the best two-day event. This points system not only establishes national standings but also allows anglers the flexibility to compete in different divisions to boost their standings.

Upholding Fair Play

The ABA Professional League is committed to maintaining the integrity of the sport, with truth verification measures implemented to ensure a level playing field for all participants.

The Road to the 2025 Championship

The divisional points will become crucial as anglers set their sights on the 2025 Championship, where the title of Angler of the Year and a significant cash award will be at stake.

Join the League

Registration for the 2024 Professional League is now open. Anglers seeking a competitive edge, unparalleled rewards, and the chance to shape their destiny in the world of bass fishing are encouraged to participate.

Lake Eufaula Sign Up Link

ABA Membership Link

or call (256)232-0406

Lake Eufaula OK

Lake Eufaula, nestled in the heart of Oklahoma, is renowned among anglers for its excellent largemouth bass fishing opportunities. With its sprawling waters and diverse habitats, including submerged vegetation, rocky points, and submerged structures, the lake offers anglers a variety of strategies to pursue trophy-sized bass.

About American Bass Anglers

American Bass Anglers, committed to providing low-cost, close-to-home tournaments, offers an exciting platform for individual angler progression. With the support of industry-leading companies, ABA continues to advance the sport of bass fishing.

For more information about the ABA Professional League and other series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

Join the ABA Professional League and embark on a journey where skill, determination, and strategy are the keys to success. Experience the thrill of fishing like a true professional in the ABA Professional League!

American Bass Anglers is proud to be sponsored by Caymas Boats, Mercury Marine, T-H Marine, Power Pole, RT Outdoors, Optima Batteries, Hotel Planner.com, and LurePartsOnline.com.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is dedicated to organizing affordable, local tournaments for weekend anglers while offering opportunities for individual angler advancement. To learn more about American Bass Anglers, including the Team Series, American Fishing Tour, American Couples Series, annual Military Team Bass Tournament, Top 150 Solo Tour, and Pro League, all presented by Caymas Boats, please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

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