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4/05/2017

Holsapples Take the Win on Kentucky Lake

Another great day to be fishing on Kentucky Lake on Sunday, April 2.  Twelve teams enjoyed perfect fishing conditions, sunshine, and fellowship.  Some fantastic fish were caught as the twelve teams brought in 26 total fish, all being released alive and well to do battle another day.

Jay and Shari Holsapple lead the way with a five bass limit weighing 23.36 pounds.  Jay and Shari are veterans on Kentucky Lake and said this was the largest limit they have ever weighed in a tournament.  These fish were caught on shallow rocky banks on jigs.  They had their limit by 9:00 AM and then culled several fish as the water warmed throughout the day.  Jay had the Men’s Big Bass with a 6.29 giant.  Shari was not far behind with her 5.96 largemouth, taking the Lady’s Big Bass.  They collected a payday of $660 for their efforts.

In second, Eddie and Tammy Barclay weighed a five fish limit of 21.20 pounds.  Their largest fish of the day was a 5.23 pounder.  The Barclays caught their fish on rocky secondary points on shaky heads.  The Barclays took home a check of $360 for their days’ work.

Cory and Secret York, a mother and son team, caught 17.83 pounds with a big fish of 4.63 to claim third place.

We had a Father/Daughter team in the tournament.  Duane and Gabby Bowling.  Gabby is a 13 year old young lady fishing in her first tournament ever, with plans to join her high school fishing team and then college.  “Fishing with my father in the ABA Couples Tour is very special to me and a good place to gain experience and learn new techniques.”  She had a nice fish of 3.04 pounds.  Great start Gabby!

After fishing all day, the anglers celebrated with drinks and snacks at the weigh-in, carefully watched by Division 8’s mascot, and honorary weigh master “Daisy”.  Draw prizes were awarded for two teams that did not finish in the money.

Our next tournament will be held on Kentucky Lake at the Paris Landing Ramp on April 30th.  We will launch at 6:30 AM and weigh-in at 2:30 PM.  We will be at the ramp for boat check and late registrations at 5:30 AM.

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 12 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 Ram Truck Open Series, or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.

 

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North Carolina Central 4/29/2017 Gaston Lake
South Carolina Northwest 4/29/2017 Clarks Hill
Tennessee West 4/29/2017 Kentucky Lake
Virginia 4/29/2017 James River
Indiana Central 4/29/2017 Jimmerson Lake
North Central Louisiana 4/29/2017 Lake D'Arbonne
Alabama East Central 4/29/2017 Neely Henry
Florida - Seminole 4/29/2017 Seminole
Arkansas River 4/29/2017 AR River/Pine Bluff
Missouri - Stockton 4/29/2017 Stockton
Oklahoma East 4/29/2017 Ft. Gibson
Florida - Istokpoga South 4/29/2017 Lake Istokpoga
Kentucky Lake 4/30/2017 Kentucky Lake
Kansas South 4/30/2017 El Dorado Lake
Alabama West 4/30/2017 Bankhead
New Hampshire 4/30/2017 Wentworth
Massachusetts - Western 4/30/2017 Long Pond
North Carolina - Piedmont 5/06/2017 Kerr Lake
Florida - Istokpoga South 5/06/2017 Lake Istokpoga
North Carolina East 5/06/2017 Tar/Pamlico River
Connecticut 5/06/2017 Lillinonah
Georgia North 5/06/2017 Allatoona
Kentucky Central 5/06/2017 Kentucky
Pennsylvania 5/06/2017 North East River
Florida - West 5/06/2017 Toho
South Carolina - Savannah 5/06/2017 Savannah River
Ohio - Central 5/06/2017 Alum Creek Reservoir
Oklahoma 5/06/2017 Grand Lake
Tennessee Northeast 5/06/2017 Cherokee
Texas - Wichita Falls 5/06/2017 Arrowhead
South Carolina - Greenwood 5/07/2017 Clarks Hill
Florida - Toho 5/07/2017 Toho
Maryland 5/07/2017 Potomac River
Tennessee Central 5/07/2017 Old Hickory
Massachusetts - New England 5/07/2017 Long Pond, Harwich
Georgia - West Point 5/07/2017 West Point
Maine 5/07/2017 Arrowhead lake
Massachusetts - New England 5/07/2017 Manchaug
Illinois Mississippi River 5/07/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
North Carolina Central 5/13/2017 Chowan
Mississippi Gulf Coast 5/13/2017 Jordan River/ Back Bay
Florida Harris Chain 5/13/2017 Harris Chain
Tennessee West 5/13/2017 Kentucky Lake
Georgia Central 5/13/2017 Oconee
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 5/13/2017 Toledo Bend
Louisiana - Shreveport 5/13/2017 Red River Pool 5
Alabama East Central 5/13/2017 Weiss Lake
Missouri 5/13/2017 Ozark
Arkansas North 5/13/2017 Greers Ferry Lake
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 5/13/2017 Logan Martin
Missouri - Stockton 5/13/2017 Stockton
Oklahoma - North 5/13/2017 Keystone Lake
Kentucky Lake 5/14/2017 Kentucky Lake
Florida - St. Johns North 5/14/2017 Lake Santa Fe
New Hampshire 5/14/2017 Winnisquam
Maine 5/14/2017 Milton Three Ponds
South Carolina - Greenwood 5/20/2017 Murray
North Carolina Charlotte 5/20/2017 Badin Lake
Tennessee West 5/20/2017 Kentucky Lake
Connecticut 5/20/2017 Highland
Alabama Central 5/20/2017 Jordan
Texas - Alamo - San Antonio 5/20/2017 Coleto Creek
Texas - Wichita Falls 5/20/2017 Lake Amon G Carter
Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW 5/20/2017 Mozingo
North Central Louisiana 5/20/2017 Lake Claiborne
Alabama - Mobile 5/20/2017 Tensaw River
Ohio - Central 5/20/2017 Clear Fork Reservoir
Illinois Mississippi River 5/20/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
Georgia East 5/21/2017 Clarks Hill
Pennsylvania 5/21/2017 North East River
Florida - Toho 5/21/2017 Toho
Kansas South 5/21/2017 El Dorado Lake
Iowa East 5/21/2017 Lake Sugema
Illinois North 5/21/2017 Lake Vermillion
Tennessee Central 5/21/2017 Old Hickory
Alabama West 5/21/2017 Bankhead
Massachusetts - Western 5/21/2017 Pontussic
Illinois Mississippi River 5/21/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
Virginia 5/27/2017 Chickahominy
Virginia - Western 5/27/2017 Kerr Lake
Indiana Central 5/27/2017 Dallas Lake
New Mexico 5/27/2017 Abiquiu
Alabama North 5/27/2017 Guntersville
Kansas - Big Hill 5/27/2017 Bone Creek
Oklahoma East 5/27/2017 Ft. Gibson
New Mexico 5/28/2017 Abiquiu
Massachusetts - New England 5/28/2017 Wequaquet Lake
Massachusetts - New England 5/28/2017 Brimfield Reservoir

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Georgia 4/29/2017 Sinclair  
Louisiana 4/29/2017 Black Lake Campti  
Ohio 4/29/2017 Grand/St Mary's  
Alabama North 5/06/2017 Neely Henry  
North Carolina 5/06/2017 Wylie  
Alabama South 5/06/2017 Jordan  
Oklahoma 5/06/2017 Eufaula  
Kentucky 5/13/2017 Kentucky Lake  
Maryland 5/13/2017 Potomac River  
Mississippi 5/13/2017 Columbus Pool  
Virginia 5/13/2017 Gaston  
South Carolina 5/20/2017 Russell  
Florida Central 5/20/2017 Toho  
Texas East 5/20/2017 Lake of the Pines  
Texas Southeast 5/27/2017 Toledo Bend

American Couples Series Upcoming Events

Tennessee Northeast 4/29/2017 Douglas
Kentucky Lake 4/30/2017 Kentucky Lake
Georgia Couples 5/6/2017 Sinclair
Georgia Couples 5/7/2017 Oconee
Military Team Bass Tournament 5/10/2017 Hartwell
Florida Northwest 5/13/2017 Choctahatchee River
Tennessee East Couples 5/13/2017 Watts Bar
Alabama Central 5/13/2017 Lay Lake
Tennessee Northeast 5/20/2017 Melton Hill
Alabama North 5/20/2017 Guntersville
South Carolina 5/20/2017 Lake Rusell
Oklahoma 5/20/2017 Grand
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