Bob and Billie Simpson Win on Chickamauga
Bob and Billie Simpson won the Tennessee Division 5 American Couples Series tournament, held November 16, 2013 on Lake Chickamauga.
Running out of Chester Frost Park near Chattanooga, the team caught a five bass limit weighing 15.14 pounds with a 4.39 pound kicker. For the victory, they earned a check for $360. Billie also won the ladies big fish award for a 4.30 pound largemouth. The Simpsons reported they caught their fish on rattle traps early in the day.
Taking second place, the team of Brian and Cindy Hatfield of Spring City, TN, caught a five bass limit weighing 14.52 pounds and pocketed a check for $240.
From the team of Steve and Bunny Hicks of Rossville, GA, Steve won the Men’s Big Fish contest with a 5.42 pound lunker which was also big fish of the tournament.
All 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 next divisional tournament will be held March 1, 2014 on Chickamauga Lake near Chattanooga, TN launching out of Chester Frost Park. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.
For more information, call ABA at (256) 232-0406. On line, 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 American Fishing Tour, The Weekend Bass Series or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.