Richard & Tori Martens Win on Lake Jackson
ATHENS, Ala. - Richard and Tori Martens won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Georgia Division 2 tournament, held April 12, 2014, on Lake Jackson.
Running out of Berry’s Boat Docks landing near Covington, the team from Bonaire, Georgia, caught five bass weighing 10.86 pounds with a 3.83-pound kicker. For the victory, they earned a check for $540. The Martens caught their fish on spinnerbaits.
In second for the 12 teams, Barry Stokes and April Ellis of Covington, Georgia, caught five bass weighing 10.66 pounds with a 2.93-pound kicker. They pocketed a check for $360.
Taking third place, the team of Jason Gunn and Amy Eller of Rutledge, Georgia, caught five bass weighing 10.14 pounds with a 2.94-pound kicker.
In fourth place, Bruce and Diane Askew of Lawrenceville, Georgia, caught five bass weighing 10.05 pounds with a 3.13-pound kicker.
Jeff and Amanda Maddox of McDonough, Georgia, rounded out the top five teams with five bass weighing 9.05pounds.
Don Dills of Mineral Bluff, Georgia, won the Mens Big Fish contest with a 4.30-pound lunker.
Amy Eller of Covington, Georgia, won the Ladies Big Fish title with a 2.94-pound lunker.
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 parental written permission.
The next divisional tournament will be back-to-back one day tournaments held May 24 & 25, 2014 on Lake Eufaula near Eufaula, Alabama, going out of Lakepoint Resort.
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.