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6/27/2017

Robert and Cindy Linton Win on Kentucky Lake


Robert and Cindy Linton took first place with a 5 fish limit of 17.44 pounds.  Their sack of 3.5 pounders were caught on the ledges with big worms and jigs.  They took home $475 for the day’s work.

It was a beautiful day for fishing on Kentucky Lake, 80 degrees, slight breeze and lots of sunshine.  Most teams headed for the infamous ledges of this “legendary” lake.  The fishing was tough for most, yet exceptional for others.  This was our 4th tournament of the year and our 4th different winner.  Twelve teams participated this Sunday and the points race for the Divisional Championship became very tight.  We had 36 bass weighed for a total of 105.04 pounds, paying out over $1,000 for the top 3 finishers and the 2 big bass pools.

Secret and Corey York secured 2nd place with a 5 fish limit weighing in at 15.49 pounds.  They also found their fish on ledges with jigs and swim baits.  This mother and son team took home $300 for their efforts.

Third place went to Eddie and Tammy Barclay with another 5 fish limit of 15.48 pounds, finishing just short of second place.  Fishing Carolina rigs on ledges at the mouths of bays.  Their limit was anchored by a great 6.98 pound largemouth that secured Men’s Big Bass for the day.  The Barclay’s took a total of $185 home for third place and Men’s Big Bass. Tammy pictured above is holding Eddie's Big Bass of the day.

Ladies Big Bass was taken by Debbie Warner.  It was a nice 3.77 pound largemouth netting her $60 for the day.

Mike and Donna Roe took 4th place with 5 fish weighing 11.21 pounds.

5th place was taken by Jay and Shari Holsapple with 3 fish weighing 11.09 pounds.

Sam Gotsch and Michelle Chinn finished 6th with a 5 fish total of 10.29 pounds.

The points race is extremely tight as we approach our last two events.  The top three teams, Holsapples, Lintons, and Barclays are separated by only 2 points.  It will be an exciting finish to our season.

There were drinks and snacks at the weigh-in.  Bubba and Kim Tywater, along with Sam Gotsch and Michelle Chinn were the lucky draw winners of non-cash prizes.  We will be giving away much more in future tournaments, with some great prizes available at the last tournament of the season.  Renegade Marine of Leitchfield, Kentucky and Duckett Fishing of Guntersville, Alabama have also joined the Kentucky Lake Division 8 Trail by committing to donating some exciting gifts for our final tournament.

Our next tournament will be held on Kentucky Lake at the Fenton ramp on July 16th.  We will launch at 6:00 AM and weigh-in at 2:00 PM.  We will be at the ramp for boat check and late registrations at 5:15 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.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

New Jersey 7/07/2018 Hopatcong
Georgia - Eufaula 7/07/2018 Lake Eufaula
KY Lake 7/07/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida - West 7/07/2018 Toho
Kentucky Central 7/07/2018 Barkley
Florida Harris Chain 7/07/2018 Harris Chain
Arkansas River 7/07/2018 Little Rock
Alabama North 7/07/2018 Guntersville
New York North 7/08/2018 Wynetta/Lamoka
North Carolina East 7/14/2018 Neuse/Trent River
Virginia 7/14/2018 Gaston
Kansas - Big Hill 7/14/2018 Bone Creek
Connecticut 7/14/2018 Candlewood
Minnesota 7/14/2018 Koronis
Maryland 7/15/2018 Potomac
Illinois North 7/15/2018 Mississippi River Pool 19
Florida - Toho 7/15/2018 Toho
Minnesota 7/15/2018 Green Lake-Kandiyohi CO
New Hampshire 7/15/2018 Waukewan
New Jersey 7/21/2018 Greenwood
North Carolina Central 7/21/2018 Chowan
Alabama Northwest 7/21/2018 Wilson Lake
Missouri - Stockton 7/21/2018 Stockton
Southeast North Carolina 7/21/2018 Waccamaw River
Kentucky Central 7/21/2018 Kentucky Lake
Georgia - Westpoint 7/21/2018 West Point
Kansas South 7/22/2018 Yates Center
Massachusetts-Central New England 7/22/2018 Quaboag
Massachusetts - Western 7/27/2018 Longpond
North Carolina East 7/28/2018 Tar/Pamlico River
New York North 7/28/2018 Thousand Islands
Missouri 7/28/2018 Truman
Connecticut 7/28/2018 Ct River
Louisiana Central 7/28/2018 Toledo Bend
Ohio-Central 7/28/2018 O'Shaughnessy Reservoir
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 7/28/2018 Smith Mountain
Alabama East Central 7/28/2018 Neely Henry
Oklahoma North 7/28/2018 Sooner Lake
KY Lake 7/28/2018 Kentucky Lake
New Jersey 7/29/2018 Hopatcong
Minnesota 7/29/2018 Forrest Lake
Virginia 8/04/2018 Chickahominy River

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9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

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Tennessee Northeast 7/14/2018 Watts Bar
Kentucky 7/15/2018 Kentucky Lake
Alabama North 7/21/2018 Guntersville
Kentucky 8/5/2018 Kentucky Lake
Alabama North 8/11/2018 Guntersville
Oklahoma 8/11/2018 Keystone
Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

New York 7/07/2018 Cayuga
Ohio 7/14/2018 Ohio River/ Tanner's Creek
New York 7/21/2018 1000 Islands
Kentucky 7/28/2018 Kentucky Lake
Ohio 8/04/2018 Ohio River/Maysville
Virginia 8/11/2018 Gaston
New York 8/18/2018 Lake Champlain
Mississippi 8/18/2018 Pickwick
South Texas 8/25/2018 Lake Conroe
Kentucky 8/25/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 3 Championship 9/08/2018 Eufaula
East Texas 9/08/2018 Toledo Bend
South East Texas 9/15/2018 Sam Rayburn
Area 8 Championship 9/22/2018 Kerr
Area 9 Championship 9/29/2018 Chautauqua
Area 5 Championship 9/29/2018 Kissimmee Chain
Area 7 Championship 10/06/2018 Lake Texoma
Area 1 Championship 10/06/2018 Pickwick
Area 4 Championship 10/06/2018 Norman
Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend