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Tammy and J.B. Wicker Claim Lake Greenwood06/07/2014

Athens, Al. Tammy and J.B. Wicker won the American Bass Anglers - South Carolina event on 06/07/2014 out of One Stop Marina with 5 fish weighing 14 pounds.

Tammy and J.B. Wicker took first place honors on the June 7 Lake Greenwood couples tournament.   The Wickers, from Pomaria, SC, had a 5-fish sack weighing in at 14 pounds.   In that sack were J.B.'s Mens Big Bass (4.9 pounds) and Tammy's Ladies Big Bass (3.9 pounds).    Their success came primarily on Carolina rigs using Zooom's Ol' Monster and Jumbo Trick Worms.   Their big bass were both shallow "on the bank" in 2 feet of water.  

Susan and John Mills, Leesville, SC, claimed second place with 11.5 pounds.    They only had 3 fish at noon using Texas rigs on shallow docks.    But their patience yielded better fish later in the day on Carolina rigs.   

An awards lunch after weigh-in was well attended.   Susan and John Mills received the Anglers of the Year crystal.   This South Carolina award is presented to the team with the best overall season results.   Victoria and Dale Goff, from Lugoff, SC, were a very close second place.  Tami and Jimmy Raper, Easley, SC, were third.

Debbie Brown received recognition for Ladies Big Fish for the season.   Her awesome 6.3 pounder from Clarks Hill was also the big fish for all tournaments this season.   J.B. Wicker's 4.9 pounder was recognized as the Men's Big Fish of the season.

A very special award was presented to Janette and Charles Rodgers, from Cayce, SC.    They are celebrating their golden anniversary of 50 years on June 19.   The Rodgers were instrumental in bringing the American Bass Anglers Couples Series to South Carolina.   They received a crystal recognizing their wonderful accomplishment.

Gift packs were presented to all of the teams.   A Yo-Zuri "3DB" Pencil, topwater lure, was the centerpiece featured on each gift pack.   Thanks to Yo-Zuri for their generous contribution.  

The top 5 teams were:

1. Tammy & JB Wicker with 13.94

2. Susan & John Mills with 11.38

3. (tie) Victoria & Dale Goff - Jimmy (& Tami) Raper with 10.13

5. Lynn & Steve Moeller - Amanda & Vince Smith with 8.25

Gentlemen's Big Bass: J.B. Wicker 4.9

Ladies Big Bass: Tammy Wicker 3.9

This division's next event will be held:

For more information visited www.americanbassanglers.com or call the tournament director: Don & Martha Goodfellow at (864)630-3183.

All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman. Although many married couples compete together as teams, some teams consist of boyfriend and girlfriend combinations, parent-child combinations or just two friends. Contestants between 14 and 18 years old may participate with a parent’s written permission.

The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.

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 American Fishing Tour, The Weekend Bass Series or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

 

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