2016 Military Team Bass Tournament Dates Announced

ATHENS, Ala. – The 2016 Military Team Bass Tournament, presented by American Bass Anglers and hosted by the Eufaula-Barbour Chamber of Commerce will take place May 4th-6th, 2016 at Lake Eufaula, AL. The onsite registration and dinner will take place on May 3rd, 2016 at the Eufaula Recreation Center.

The 26th annual Military Team Bass Tournament will take place out of Lakepoint State Resort (link) in Eufaula, AL. The resort provides excellent dining, lodging and water access facilities for the competitors, tournament officials and families of competitors. The competitors will fish the 45,181 acre reservoir along the Chattahoochee River, which spans part of the Alabama-Georgia border.

"This will be the third year that Eufaula has hosted the ABA Military Team Bass Tournament and we are looking forward to having the anglers back in 2016," said Jack TIbbs, Mayor of Eufaula. "This event has always had special meaning to me, as it was one of the last events that I was able to fish here with my father several years ago," he added.

Members of the United States Armed Forces from all over the country make the drive to compete in the 2016 event at Lake Eufaula. Any active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, Reserve or Coast Guard member may fish in this event. Families of military members, honorably discharged veterans, Department of Defense civilians, contractors, and retired military members may also fish this event.

The Military Team Bass Fishing Tournament began in 1991 as a way to promote fishing and camaraderie among all branches of the military. In 1975, ABA began as the Military Bass Anglers Association, an organization dedicated to providing bass anglers in the military an opportunity to compete in tournaments with other military members. In 2000, Morris Sheehan, a life member who retired from the U.S. Army, bought MBAA, renamed it American Bass Anglers Inc., and relocated it to Athens, Ala.

Officially dubbed Walter F. George Reservoir, the dam was completed in 1962, creating Lake Eufaula. Bassmaster magazine ranked the reservoir as Number 50 on its list of the top 100 bass lakes in the United States for 2014. Over the years, Lake Eufaula produced many double digit bass with excellent numbers of one to four pound bass and plenty of five to eight pounders. It still produces occasional double digit fish, including a few up to 10 pounds. Improvements to the fishery should make bass fishing even better in coming years, the mayor predicted. "The fishing has steadily improved on Lake Eufaula over the past few years. This year Lake Eufaula moved up to the number 21 on Bassmaster’s Best Bass Lakes of 2015," said Jack Tibbs, Mayor of Eufaula.

Since Lake Eufaula sits on the Alabama-Georgia line, anglers can fish the lake with a license from either state. For Eufaula area information, call the Eufaula Barbour Chamber of Commerce at 800-524-7529, or see link.

For more information on this tournament, call ABA at 256-232-0406 or see www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the RAM American Fishing Tour, The RAM Weekend Bass Series, The RAM 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by RAM Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, Odyssey Batteries, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Simms Clothing, Garmin, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Dr. Dan’s, Navionics, and North American Fishing Club.  American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or visit AmericanBassAnglers.com.

Top 50 Team 2018 Military Team Bass Tournament
PL Team Fish Rel BB Total
1 Mickey Beck-Patrick Anderson 15 15   35.64
2 Jason Forsgren-Theo Corcoran 15 15   33.09
3 Brad Fuller-Aaron Commons 13 13 6.35 32.98
4 Josh Womack- 15 15   32.33
5 Mark Denney Jr-Mark Denney Sr 15 15 4.41 32.09
6 Mitchell Oldnettle-Len Lindahl 14 14 5.14 32.03
7 Jonathan Lee-Travis Hummel 15 15 4.31 30.95
8 Gary Perrine-Jeremy Stoute 15 15   29.85
9 Chad Ardis-Eddie Bryant 15 13   28.67
10 Bobby Robinson-Hiram Robinson 13 13 3.52 28.05
11 Jeremy Easterwood-Vern Baldwin 14 14   27.67
12 Dion Fernau-Arnie Hanson 14 14 3.71 27.41
13 James Melton-Ronald Udart 12 12   26.53
14 Gregg Grodner-Michael Nawrocki 11 10 4.82 26.51
15 George Kunkle III-Clifton Holt 13 13 4.12 26.44
16 Deacon Collins-Chris Sanders 15 15   26.00
17 David Gunderman-Clarence Woodham 12 12 2.94 25.13
18 Steve O Connell-Jeff Hall 9 9 6.70 24.97
19 Robert Armbruster-Shawn Taylor 11 11   24.74
20 Bill Stines-Harold Troutt 13 12   24.32
21 Jason Reinke-Mark Sullivan 13 12   24.02
22 Glenn Foss-Elvis Frazier 12 12   23.83
23 Tim Onusko-Jason Graning 10 10 3.99 22.53
24 Jeffery Phipps-Michael Phipps 10 10 4.64 22.22
25 Chris Melton-Robert Campbell 9 9 3.53 22.04
26 Randy Bell-Vernon Story 11 11 2.23 21.23
27 Torrey Aiken-Craig Fagan 10 10   20.30
28 Richard Clark-Michael Lemley 11 11 4.27 20.21
29 William Pitts-William Eddy 9 9 4.70 20.12
30 BJ Boothe-Kevin Regas 10 10 1.82 19.14
31 Jared Albright-Bryan McNeal 7 7 1.67 18.63
32 Kyle Kolthoff-Damon Denzin 10 10   18.36
33 Eric Lochner-Robert Holley 10 10   17.86
34 Tommy Cooper-James Dudley 10 10   17.81
35 David Wilfong- 10 10   17.25
36 Shane Miller-Travis Crowell 8 8 4.62 16.92
37 James Sheehan-Rollin Willmon 8 7 1.46 16.83
38 Michael Molenaar- 8 8 4.59 16.81
39 Mathew Campbell-Brian Campbell 10 10 1.49 16.13
40 Eric Turner-Mike Lawrence 10 10   16.11
41 Kyle Winn-Zachary Cain 9 9   15.99
42 Rodney Ryan-Joshua Migues 9 9   15.91
43 Kevin Oleen-Kyle Oleen 10 10   15.49
44 Bradley Garrett-Jacob Robinson 9 9 1.44 15.47
45 Vernon Ward-Eddie Wofford 8 8   14.82
46 Marvin Howard-Thomas Allman 9 9   14.33
47 Paul Govensky-Hector Vasquez 10 10 6.12 14.16
48 Jeffrey Knight-Randy Jones 8 8 2.64 14.12
49 William Roberson Jr-Gerald Powe 9 5   14.01
50 Bart Vigo-Julio Candelario 7 7   12.81


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