American Bass Anglers


North Georgia's Premier Draw Tournament Trail

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NEXT TOURNAMENT: September 28, 2019
Galts Ferry Ramp 
(7299 Rocky Lane Acworth Ga 30102)

The next ABA Bass Pro Shops Division 125 Tournament will be September 28, 2019 launching from Galts Ferry Ramp on Lake Allatoona. On-site registration will begin at 5:00 AM. The mandatory safety meeting will be at 6:30 AM. Tournament launch will take place immediately after the safety meeting at safe light. Launch order and partner pairing will be based on random draw. Weigh-in for this tournament will be at 3:30 PM. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Keith Ridenhour at (770)241-5475.
Or Alex Pearce 706-263-2137

REMINDER:  All boaters MUST have a back seat available for potential draw of a co-angler!
Also: Please leave you catch in your livewell until we call for fish to be weighed.

American Bass Anglers
The Largest Tournament Trail for the Weekend Angler

Division 125 (North Georgia)

Director: Keith Ridenhour (770)241-5475

Asst Director: Alex Pearce (706)263-2137

Low Entry Fee Tournaments
Over 1,000 Tournaments in 41 States
Huge National Championship
Bring Your Boat. Use Your Boat.
Level Playing Field for all Anglers
True National Draw Trail
Sponsor Programs 
Non-boaters Welcome 

Visit the ABA Web Site
Or call (256)232-0406 for more information.

ABA Division 125 Incentives:
2019-2020 Season
(These incentives ONLY apply to ABA Division 125)

Raffle tickets for a sponsor gift bag and a premium prize will be sold during registration and weigh-in at each Division 125 one-day tournament. Tickets cost $5.00 for 3 tickets for the grab bags and 5.00 per ticket for an additional premium prize, and all proceeds will go towards financial enhancements for the Division 125 Angler of the Year and the Two-Day Division Championship payout. The drawing for the sponsor bags and the premium prize will take place immediately following the weigh-in for each tournemant. Anglers MUST be present to obtain your prize!

30+ Angler Program: There will be a drawing after EACH ABA D125 One-Day Tournament that contains 30 or more anglers for a tournament fee reimbursement. The drawing will take place after weigh-in and you MUST be present at the time of the drawing in order to receive the tournament fee reimbursement. The reimbursement is ONLY valid for active tournament participants the day of the tournament. This is a $70.00 Value!

Alabama Rig/Umbrella Rigs are now allowed! Yes, you can finally use them!
(Appendix B, Section 13 of American Fishing Tour 2018-2019 Season Rules)

​Livewell checks for all three D125 lakes will now be a rolling livewell check. Anglers must idle slowly past my boat with lids open to be checked, if you come by with lids closed you will be asked to move to the side and you will go last, if you blast off without me checking your live well or Alex if he is running the tournament you will be disqualified. The following info should be followed. Know your Boat number, livewell checks will be by boat number. At Allatoona myself or Alex will be in our boat at the end of the Jetty at Galts Ferry for livewell check, at Lanier-Little Hall, myself or Alex will be out in front of the courtesy docks on the same side the weigh-in stage and bleachers are at little Hall in our boat for livewell check, so you can go ahead and launch your boat when you arrive and idle around to the courtesy docks , tie off and come up for the safety briefing, raffles tickets and partner pairing, there is parking for the non boaters near the weigh-n and bleachers, they can stage their gear and once they have a partner they can load up right there at the courtesy docks, at Carters myself or Alex will be out by the no wake bouy at the Dam site for livewell check. Once you livewell is checked you may blast off. Fair? We have to make sure every livewell is checked. You may come from another ramp but you will be checked!!!!


​2019-2020 D125 AOY STANDINGS 

Anglers Notice-Please leave your fish in the livewell until we call for them. They have a better chance of survival in your livewell then in the weigh-in bag waiting in line. Also...if the director or asst director draws a non-boater he will fish until the weigh-in time, this is to be fair to the co-angler and his fishing time. If the Director or asst director do not draw a co-angler he will be in 30 minutes early to set up weigh-in. Thank You 

Lake Ramp Addresses
Galts Ferry-Allatoona 7299 Rocky Lane Acworth, ga 30102
Little Hall Tournament Venue and Ramp-3375 Dawsonville Hwy Gainesville Ga, 30506 (Turn onto Little Hall Rd)
Damsite-Carters Lake 359 Cove Rd, Chattsworth, Ga 30705

Entry fee & Membership Breakdown
One day tournament entry is 75.00, 80.00 with big fish(Optional) for current members. If you are a new member signing up at the ramp the entry is 70.00, 35.00 annual membership, 5.00 big fish(optional) = 110.00. Two Day divisional Championship in any division is 145.00 entry 150.00 with big fish(Optional) You must fish 4 one day tournaments from any division to qualify for any two day division Championship.
BPA/ABA Tour 1 day and 2 day event Points
1 Day Tournament with a full field of 20 or more anglers is a 200 point event, 1st place-200 points, 2nd place 199 points etc.
2 Day Divisional Championship with 20 or more Anglers is a Full Field and 1st place is 400 points, 2nd place is 399 etc.
You must fish 4 one day tournaments(Any Division) to qualify to fish any 2 day divisional Championship. An Angler can fish as many 1 day and 2 day events as they want, ABA takes your best 4 one-day point finishes and your best 2 day point finishes to qualify you to the Nationals. It's like culling fish, you have a bad 1 day tournament you can fish as many as you want to get better ranking in the Nation, same with the 2 day, you can fish as many as you want and they will use you best points. 
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