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The Final Two events for our 2017 season will be held on Silverwood on one weekend,

September 30th and October 1st.

The fall bite should be great!  This will also be a last chance for Traveler's to qualify for the 2017 Team Classics!

 


 

A Message from Max Garcia...

Hello Silverwood Lake Anglers,

It seems like forever since we have been in touch, but as you already know a lot has been going on. As the ABA 2017 season nears a close, I want to remind you that there are two Silverwood Lake Tournaments left to finish this season. We have 4 already in the books and we have rescheduled the last two Silverwood Lake Tournaments for Sept 30, and Oct 1st. Yes, these are “back to back” tournaments and counted as a separate tournament. These “Back to Back” Tournaments will not only close- up the 2017 season but will also help bring traveler points to those anglers trying to make the Lake Havasu Classic in November. The ABA has always expected the season finale to bring out ABA’s best anglers to finish off the season. Additionally, my assistant director Ray Caldwell will provide a great “Bodacious” BBQ as usual, so please come down, make new friends and join all of us here at Silverwood Lake for a great 2017 season finale as we also usher in the new 2018 season. Speaking of the 2018 Season, my staff and I look forward to more than just catching the biggest bass or a fast ride on an 80mph bass boat. We look forward to meeting new friends and anglers alike. We are excited for the new up and coming 2018 season to start. Beginning Oct 14 at Silverwood, we begin our early bird tournaments. I am asking you to join us in bringing the bass an early meal. I am asking you to start fresh and bring your best rod and reel ready for action. I am asking you to invite your fellow anglers to up their game, become members and compete at a level with what anglers keep secretly among themselves anyways “The buddies challenge”. You know what all this means, and what is at stake and so because my staff and I are hyped up for it we hope you are too. Hope to see you ready to launch.

 

 

Respectfully,

Max J. Garcia

ABA Director

High Desert Region

 

 


 

GREAT NEWS!

We have a new lake to fish in the

High Desert Region...Puddingstone!!

We are working on this for the 2018 season!

 

We are finalizing the details and dates.  Here are a few very important instructions...

 

All participants need to get their boat to puddingstone Lake and have it inspected 1 week prior to the tournament on a weekday. COMPLETELY DRY BOATS ONLY. NO WET BOATS. Also keep a copy of their boat registration with them. Puddingstone Lake does not honor any other boat inspection tags from any other lake. This is a quagga free lake. In addition, they have too much traffic and they do not want to have to inspect a boat early in the morning on the day of the tournament, 

 

Anglers need to have the proper safety equipment listed on the launch requirements attachment for the inspection or they will not be allowed on the lake. 

 

Launch fees are $11.00

 

Participation Fee is $2.00/person, and Vehicle fee is $10.00.

 

Total Launch fee is $25.00.(Participation fee included)
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MAX GARCIA
 
 

 


 

If anyone is interested in registering early for this tournament, you may do so on the website, you may contact me via email at mrgarcia2@verizon.net

 

Note: It is your responsibility to read and become familiar with all the ABA rules. They can be found on the ABA website at Americanbass.com. When signing the wavier release form you are acknowledging that you are familiar with all ABA Rules.

Again, Thank You for Choosing ABA and fishing the High Desert Region…. MAX

Max Garcia Tournament Director 


 

American Bass has been supporting West Coast bass anglers since 1983!!!  We are the oldest organization supporting Team Tournaments in the West. In 2016 we lowered our basic entry fee.  This change was designed to make our events more affordable to all anglers.  American Bass lowered the basic entry fee and changed the Team Classic entry format.  American Bass lowered the Basic Entry fee to only $135.  The “All-In” entry fee, including insurance, conservation fees & options will be $200 for teams entering all options in most regions.  (There will be a couple of regions that have a total cost a little higher, so be sure to check out your regions registration form)  We are lowering the entry fees per the request of many anglers that would like to compete, and qualify for the Team Classic, for a more affordable cost.  With fees, a team can now fish American Bass event for only $150, that’s only $75 per angler!!  The most you will spend is $100 (unless your region has extra fees) per event!  The American Bass membership is still only $30.  This is a 1-year membership from date of purchase.  We believe there are several anglers that have not participated in recent years due to the cost of the events, we feel with this price drop that these anglers will come out allowing the regions to grow and have even bigger paydays with the reduced entry fee!

Paybacks:  Less money is reserved for the Team Classic from each event, which means a higher percentage payback at qualifying events.  No money will be reserved for a cash payback at the Team Classics.  Instead, there will be a $100 basic entry fee at the Team Classic that will be paid back 100% starting at 2nd place paying 20% of the competing field.  Nominal event fees will still be in place for these events.  Options will also be offered as in the past.  The options of course will pay back 100%.  A full payback schedule will be published prior to each event showing Team Classic paybacks based on the number of entries.  The Northwest Division used this structure this year, 2015.  Everyone is welcome to see the Northwest Team Classic pre-tournament and results issues of American Bass e-Magazine.

This means that a team can participate in a full season (5 event minimum) with American Bass for $750 (plus memberships).  That’s only about $400 minimum for the entire year to compete in 5 events and qualify for a Team Classic!  If you decide to fish only 5 events and you want in all the options the most your team will spend about $1,000, only about $500 per angler!!!  

We are excited to offer these more affordable events and look forward to attracting more anglers to your region to continue to make our sport grow in 2016.  Please pass this info along to fellow anglers that maybe have not yet competed in American Bass team tournaments.


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