Bass Angler Magazine

2021 Ray Scott Championship to be Held at Chickamauga

American Bass Championship

ATHENS, Ala. – January 07, 2020 — American Bass Anglers announced today that the 2021 Ray Scott Championship, will be hosted by Dayton, TN.  The event will take place April 11-18, 2021 at Dayton Boat Dock on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, TN.  Two hundred boaters and co-anglers from the Bass Pro Shops Open Series 2020 season will be invited to compete for over $300,000.00 in cash and prizes which include $115,000 for first place boater and $65,000 for first place co-angler.

Lake Chickamauga is a reservoir along the Tennessee River completed in 1940 and has a shoreline of 810 miles stretching from Watts Bar Dam to Chickamauga Dam making the lake 58.9 miles long.  The Championship will launch from the Dayton Boat Dock at Dayton TN, near the midsection of the lake.  Lake Chickamauga is known for big bass stringers and the month of April should produce an exceptional fishery for all the anglers.  Lake Chickamauga was named by Bassmasters Magazine as the 7th best bass fishing lake in the U.S. in its 2014 listing.

Dayton, Tennessee has hosted American Bass Angler events before as well as numerous major events including the Bassmaster Classic and FLW Tour.  The Dayton community is growing tremendously thanks to the fishing community including multiple new hotels opening just in enough time for Ray Scott 2021 Championship.

“We are excited to bring the Ray Scott Championship to Lake Chickamauga and Dayton TN.  All ABA anglers have heard about the great fishing this lake has and now they will have the opportunity to experience it firsthand.  I want to thank the city of Dayton and Rhea County for hosting this event and being a partner with American Bass Anglers in this production.” said Morris Sheehan President.

Rhea County provides safe, small-town living near many diverse shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment opportunities. We are conveniently located 30 miles north of Chattanooga, 70 miles south of Knoxville and 110 miles east of Nashville. Rhea Economic and Tourism Council, achieves that mission by fostering relationships and promoting Rhea’s County’s emerging tourism industry, and other tourism development resources such as Chickamauga Lake. For more information, please visit https://rheaecd.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 visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is Sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats Mercury Outboards, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, Monster Energy, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Garmin, Lucas Oil, Power Pole, Engel Coolers, OPTIMA Batteries and Maui Jim.

Upcoming Bass Pro Shops Open Series Tournaments


Div St Date Lake Ramp/Register
6 FL 1/11/2020 Toho Lakefront Park
10 TX 1/18/2020 Sam Rayburn Cassels Boykin
7 FL 1/25/2020 Okeechobee Roland Martin Marina & Resort
6 FL 2/1/2020 Harris Chain Venetian Gardens – Ski Beach
11 TX 2/2/2020 Palestine Villages Marina
2 AL 2/8/2020 Eufaula Lakepoint Resort State Park
13 AR 2/8/2020 Ouachita Crystal Springs Resort
12 MS 2/15/2020 Ross Barnett Tommys Trading Post
8 GA 2/22/2020 Eufaula Lakepoint Resort State Park
11 TX 2/23/2020 Texoma Highport
1 AL 2/29/2020 Guntersville Goosepond Bait, Tackle and Grill
6 FL 2/29/2020 Toho Lakefront Park
9 SC 2/29/2020 Keowee South Cove
14 OK 2/29/2020 Tenkiller Chicken Creek

Special Member Discounts and Programs

ABA Alliance Program

Get your entry fees paid for a season! ABA, Triton and Mercury Marine offer this very special program.

To be eligible for the ABA Alliance offer, Purchaser must purchase a new (previously unregistered) Triton/Mercury Fiberglass boat/engine package with 150HP or larger engines during calendar year 2020. The ABA Alliance offer cannot be combined with any other offers. Entry fees will be paid for up to five (5) tournaments in the ABA trail of Purchaser’s choice during the 2019 calendar year. Purchaser may select only one tournament trail. The maximum number of entry fees that will be paid for tournaments in a tournament trial is five (5). Purchaser must sign up for 2020 tournament trails and tournaments at the time of the boat/engine purchase. See full details regarding the ABA Alliance offer on tritonboats.com.


About the American Bass Anglers

American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression.  For more information about American Bass Anglers Bass Pro Shops Tournaments visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Monster Energy, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim and Power-Pole.

American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 Phone (256) 232-0406.


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