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Cory and Meagan York Take the win in Kentucky

ABA Couples Series on Kentucky Lake got off to a very cold start in 2018!  Sunday, April 8 the water temperature was in the mid-40s and the air temperature was in the upper 20s at launch and barely reached the 40s by weigh-in.  Fourteen teams braved these extreme fishing conditions with mixed results.  Not many fish were caught, but some high quality fish made it to the scales.  Eight of the fourteen teams brought in only 14 total fish for a total weight of 53.79 pounds, all being released alive and well to do battle another day.

Cory and Meagan York mastered the conditions, the lake and the field with a runaway victory.  They had the only 5 bass limit weighing 19.76 pounds.  Their catch was anchored by a 6.42 largemouth.  The Yorks only had 7 bites all day fishing swimbaits and rattletraps primarily on main lake points.  Cory and Meagan took home a well-earned $550 for their day’s work.

Bill Bruce and Nancy Orren took second place, weighing 3 fish at 13.09 pounds. Their sack was anchored by the big fish of the day, a 6.71 largemouth caught by Bill.  Bill and Nancy fished main lake rocky banks in 4 foot and less of water.  Their top producing baits were crawdad colored square billed crankbaits and Carolina rigged watermelonsupercraws.  Bill and Nancy enjoyed a $395 payday; $325 for their second place finish and $70 for men’s big bass.  

Treye and Carol Ward took third place with one fish.  It was a nice one, a 5.08 largemouth.  Treye and Carol ran to Lake Barkley to catch that lunker on ashakeyhead jig in less than a foot of water.  The Wards received a payday for $175 for their efforts.  

One more payout was made for the day.  That was ladies big bass taken by Cindy Linton.  She caught a nice 3.82 fishing a worm around docks.  She was awarded $70 for her work.

As we always do, a couple of prizes were awarded by drawing two teams that did not finish in the money.  The Barclays and Lintons each received 100 count packs of soft plastic baits in the drawing.  We will be giving away much more in future tournaments!  We will also grill out some burger/dogs as weather and time permits.  
We want to welcome some new teams this year; Bill Bruce & Nancy Orren, Danny & Debbie Baggett, Buddy Hopkins & Natasha Stytz, and Dwight & Regina Clunie.  Also, Cory York has a new partner this year, his wife Meagan, while Cory’s mom is now fishing with her husband Kent York.  We appreciate everyone that fishes with us and want to especially extend a warm welcome to our newcomers.  Thank you.

Our next tournament will be held on Lake Barkley at the Kuttawa/Lyon County Public Ramp on April 29th.  We will launch at 7:00 AM and weigh-in at 3:00 PM. We will be at the ramp for boat check and late registrations at 6:00 AM.

All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman.  Contestants between the ages of 14 and 16 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

Alabama - Mobile 5/26/2018 Tensaw
Alabama Central 5/26/2018 Jordan
Alabama Northwest 5/26/2018 Wilson Lake
KY Lake 5/26/2018 Kentucky Lake
Maryland 5/26/2018 Potomac
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 5/26/2018 Lay Lake
Kansas - Big Hill 5/26/2018 Bone Creek
Kentucky Central 5/26/2018 Barkley
Louisiana Central 5/26/2018 Caddo
Oklahoma East 5/26/2018 Lake Hudson
Alabama East Central 5/26/2018 Neely Henry
South Carolina - Greenwood 6/02/2018 Greenwood
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 6/02/2018 Toledo Bend
North Carolina East 6/02/2018 Tar/Pamlico River
Virginia 6/02/2018 Kerr
North Carolina Charlotte 6/02/2018 Lake Norman
Georgia Central 6/02/2018 Oconee
Texas - Central 6/02/2018 Belton Lake/ Stillhouse Lake
DFW - Texas 6/02/2018 Texoma
Florida - West 6/02/2018 Toho
Florida Harris Chain 6/02/2018 Harris Chain
Arkansas River 6/02/2018 Pine Bluff
Connecticut 6/02/2018 Colebrook
Oklahoma 6/02/2018 Grand Lake
Oklahoma East 6/02/2018 Fort Gibson
Alabama North 6/02/2018 Guntersville
Georgia - Westpoint 6/02/2018 West Point
Alabama West 6/03/2018 Bankhead
Massachusetts - New England 6/03/2018 Long Pond
Massachusetts - Western 6/03/2018 CT River
Minnesota 6/03/2018 Clearwater Lake
North Carolina Piedmont 6/09/2018 Kerr
Texas - Wichita Falls 6/09/2018 Lake Texoma
Maryland 6/09/2018 Potomac
KY Lake 6/09/2018 Kentucky Lake
Connecticut 6/09/2018 Lake Zoar
Ohio-Central 6/09/2018 Clear Fork Reservoir
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 6/09/2018 Smith Mountain
Pennsylvania 6/09/2018 North East River
Georgia Central 6/10/2018 Sinclair
Kansas South 6/10/2018 El Dorado
Illinois North 6/10/2018 Mill Creek
Minnesota 6/10/2018 East/west Rush Lake
Massachusetts-Central New England 6/10/2018 Chochuiate

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule


Dates Lake/Info Register
7/01/2018 Weiss


9/23/2018 Kentucky





American Couples Series

Alabama Central 6/02/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/02/2018 Ft Gibson
Kentucky 6/03/2018 Kentucky Lake
Oklahoma 6/03/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennessee Northeast 6/09/2018 Watts Bar
Florida Northwest 6/09/2018 Seminole
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Lake Greenwood
North Carolina 6/10/2018 Lake Hickory
Alabama North 6/16/2018 Guntersville
Georgia 6/23/2018 Sinclair
Tennessee Northeast 6/23/2018 Chickamauga
Alabama North 6/23/2018 Guntersville
Kentucky 6/24/2018 Kentucky Lake


Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

Ohio 6/02/2018 St. Mary's
Maryland 6/02/2018 Chesapeake Bay
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Clark's Hill
Georgia 6/09/2018 Oconee
South East Texas 6/09/2018 Sam Rayburn
Alabama North 6/10/2018 Weiss
New York 6/16/2018 Lake Champlain
Alabama South 6/16/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/16/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennesee Central 6/16/2018 Old Hickory
Virginia 6/23/2018 Kerr
South Texas 6/23/2018 Lake Conroe
Kentucky 6/23/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 6/30/2018 Hickory
East Texas 6/30/2018 Lake of the Pines