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Tricia and Bill Cain Victorious on Lake Russell

Tricia and Bill Cain took first place honors in South Carolina Couple’s May 19 Lake Russell tournament.  Twenty-eight teams chose to go fishing despite the threat of scattered thunderstorms, and the day proved pleasant and dry.  All teams at weigh-in had 5-fish limits.  They all did an excellent job caring for their fish during the day.  97% of these were released to be caught again another day.

The Cain’s winning 5-fish sack weighed 12.6 pounds.  Their catch came on a deep diving crankbait and shakey-heads.  A hefty 3.88-pound bass anchored their winning bag.

Tammy and J.B. Wicker were close behind with 12.1 pounds.  Their second place sack included J.B.’s 3.94-pound Men’s Big Bass.  Tammy also had an awesome 3-pounder.  Their fish came on topwater baits throughout the day.  This solid finish is most fitting because this was their 34th wedding anniversary.

Julie and Jim Collins took third place with 11.8 pounds.  The sack included Julie’s 2-pounder and Jim’s 3.8-pounder.   Their 5-fish limit came on topwater and spinnerbaits.  Jim noted that they were pleasantly surprised by their success because they found only small fish on their Friday practice day.

Susan and John Mills were in fourth place with 11.13 pounds.  Susan’s 3.4-pound Lady’s Big Bass anchored their catch.  Their fish came on Texas rigs and shakey-heads.  

Victoria and Dale Goff claimed fifth place with 11.06 pounds.  It was no surprise to the weigh-in crowd that Zoom Baby Brush Hogs were key to their solid finish.

Mary Ann and Craig Sahms were “just out of the money” with 10.9 pounds.  They took home a $50 gift card from Angler’s Headquarters for their achievement.

Thanks to the many sponsors of the South Carolina Couples for offering drawing prizes to folks not getting a check.  Weeble Lures, Hallmark, Phantom Outdoors, Strickland Marine, Angler’s Headquarters, Yo-Zuri, Jervey Eye Group, EltaMD and Dr. Caroline Price.  

Several teams got together for a fun dinner Friday night at Elberton’s La Fogata restaurant.  Several more teams had an impromptu gathering at the Red Minnow Lighthouse restaurant following the tournament.  It seems folks are enjoying the Couples Series for more than just fishing competition!

The South Carolina Couples next tournament is on Lake Greenwood, June 9, 2018.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)


Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

American Fishing Tour 2019 Upcoming Events

Alabama Northwest 10/13/2018 Wilson Lake
Pennsylvania 10/13/2018 Delaware River
Louisiana Central 10/13/2018 Caddo
South Carolina- Savannah River 10/13/2018 Savannah River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 10/13/2018 Ross Barnett
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 10/13/2018 Lay Lake
Mississippi Gulf Coast 10/13/2018 Back Bay
Georgia Central 10/13/2018 Oconee
Virginia 10/13/2018 Kerr
Louisiana- North Central 10/13/2018 D'Arbonne
Texas- Wichita Falls 10/13/2018 Amon Carter
New Mexico 10/13/2018 Brantley
Arkansas 10/13/2018 Maumelle Pool
South Carolina- Northwest 10/14/2018 Russell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 10/14/2018 Lewisville
Massachusetts- Western 10/14/2018 Congamond
New Mexico 10/14/2018 Brantley
Georgia North 10/20/2018 Allatoona
South Carolina Central 10/20/2018 Wylie
Alabama North 10/20/2018 Guntersville
Alabama- West 10/21/2018 Bankhead
Alabama Central 10/27/2018 Jordan
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 10/27/2018 Toledo Bend

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9/23/2018 Kentucky





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Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson


Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend