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William Sheffield & Camela Farmer Win on Eufaula
William Sheffield and Camela Farmer are one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win and $495 in the American Couples Series bass tournament held on Lake Eufaula this past weekend. Five bass limit weighed in at 15.35 pounds.
Second place went to Doug and Rosemarie Goodall with a weight of 13.39 pounds.
Third place was Mark and Amy Shannon with a weight of 11.48 pounds.
Women's big bass was awarded was to Sherry Eason for catching a 2.31 pound largemouth. Men's big bass went to Doug Goodall with a 7.22 largemouth.

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Misty Lewis and Rusty Satterfield Flip Their Way to the Win

Couples arrived early for the last Division 9 tournament of the year. Conversations about fishing woke up everyone to the excitement ahead. Eight teams blasted off from Poplar Springs Ramp. 
The fish were drawn to the jigs being flipped by Misty Lewis and Rusty Satterfield. As a result, the team earned a solid first place finish and were awarded $360. Congraulations!
Extremely close second place went to Heather and Jason Ashley with 8.90 pounds. They earned $240. Heather also won Lady's Big Fish with a nice 3.57 pound bass increasing her winnings by $40.  

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Bonnie and Shannon Johnson Triumph on Melton Hill

When Bonnie and Shannon Johnson come to a tournament, watch out! You know they are going to win something. This time was no different. Even though Melton Hill is full of almost-long-enough fish, Bonnie and Shannon found enough big ones to win first place and lady’s big fish. Their total weight was 9.94 pounds which was more than a pound ahead of second place. They went home with $360. 

Lady's Big Fish went to Bonnie Shannon with 2.99 lbs. winning $40.00.
Men’s Big Fish was caught by James Stout weighing 4.04 lbs. winning $40.00.

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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.  

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Amanda and Vince Smith take Charge on Keowee

Athens, Al. Amanda and Vince Smith won the American Bass Anglers - South Carolina event on 05/17/2014 out of South Cove with 5 fish weighing 12.4 pounds.

Their fish were caught mostly on main lake points working a Zara Spook and culling through nearly 20 keepers.   They then went in search of their "kicker" by sight fishing.  Vince hooked a 4.3 ounce bedding bass toward the back of a creek in 3 feet of water to claim Men's Big Fish.   His big bass proved important in the final standings.Tammy and J.B. Wicker, Pomaria, SC, were close behind the Smiths with an 11.6 pound 5-fish sack.   Their fish were caught throughout the day on Carolina Rigs and a Pop-R in 2 to 18 feet of water.   Tammy got the Ladies Big Fish with a nice 3.6 pounder!   And her big bass was the key to the Wicker's solid finish!

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Raymond and Michelle Archer win on Horsetooth Reservoir
Raymond and Michelle Archer won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Colorado Division 13 tournament, held May 4, 2014 on Horsetooth Reservoir.
Running out of the South Bay near Ft.Collins, the team from Greeley, Colorado, caught four bass weighing 5.37 pounds with a 2.05-pound kicker. For the victory, they earned a check for $375. Ray and Michelle caught their fish on senkos & tubes.
In second for the 5 teams, Chad and Stephanie Brekke of Windsor, Colorado, also caught four bass weighing 4.22 pounds with a 1.46-pound kicker. They caught their fish on tube jigs as well. 
Taking third place, the team of Chris Jones and Lyndsay Baker of Milliken, Colorado, caught four bass weighing 4.04 pounds with a 1.32-pound kicker.

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Marty & Kim Giddens take First Place at Lay Lake


Athens, Al. Marty & Kim Giddens won the American Bass Anglers - Central Alabama event on 05/10/2014 out of Paradise Point Marina with 5 fish weighing 17.58 pounds.

It was a close contest with Marty and Lisa Gibbens winning by .30 pounds over second place team Jody Knight and Michele Bressie. 

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Alabama Central- Division 1
Mark & Amy Shannon - (205)678-7944

Alabama North- Division 7
John Brannen - (256)679-8278

Colorado- Division 13
Jim Strawbridge & Sharon Below
(720) 985-1204

Florida Northwest- Division 6
Rick Moore/Donna Milner (850) 651-1181

Georgia- Division 2
David & Ann Fox - 478-714-1272

Kentuck Lake- Division 8
Jeff Archie - 731-336-4938

Louisiana- Division 10
James and Marisa Gallman 318-518-4478

Massachusetts- Division 12
Larry & Betty Mongeon - (413)436-9383

North Carolina- Division 4
Leisa & Keith Morgan - 828-659-4268

North Carolina East- Division 14
Mark & Mary Jo Williamson (252)291-3226

Mississippi North
Darren Chaney (901) 277-6079

South Carolina- Division 11
Don & Martha Goodfellow - (864)630-3183

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Tennessee East- Division 5
Tim & Chrissy Kennedy (423)843-2750


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