Bass Pro Shops Couples Tour
Director: Tom Bancroft
||Wylie||Ebenezer State Park|
||Cooper River||Cypress Gardens Landing|
||Wateree(CANCELED)||Clearwater Cove Marina|
||Keowee||South Cove Marina|
||Greenwood||One Stop Marina|
||Moultrie/ Marion||Black's Camp|
||Murray||Dreher Island (Shelter 15)|
||Wateree||Clearwater Cove Marina|
||Russell||Russell State Park|
||Clark's Hill||Hickory Knobb State Park|
|Neely Henry||Coosa Landing|
|Division 11 Points Top 25|
|1||Dale Goff-Victoria Goff||3||13||577|
|2||Harry Johnson-Kimberly Johnson||3||10||564|
|3||J B Wicker-Tammy Wicker||3||9||559|
|4||Thomas Bancroft-Melissa Bancroft||3||8||556|
|5||Owen Jepsen-Kim Jepsen||3||6||555|
|6||Vincent Kolb-Lisa Kolb||2||5||239|
|7||Chris Fields-Genevra Fields||2||5||237|
|8||Thomas Bancroft Jr-Monica Huerta||2||1||232|
|9||John Campbell-Grace Campbell||1||5||195|
|10||Chris Seigler-Wanda Walker||1||3||193|
|11||Bryan Waddell-Sharon Waddell||1||5||192|
|11||John Branstetter-Donna Branstetter||1||5||192|
|13||Nigel Goewey-Christina Gall||1||5||191|
|13||Craig Sahms-Mary Ann Sahms||1||5||191|
|15||Timothy Cothran-Kristina Cothran||1||2||190|
|16||Brady Kimbrell-Brianna Kimbrell||1||4||189|
|17||Joey Hix-Vickie Hix||1||5||188|
|17||Lorne DeBord-Sheri DeBord||1||4||188|
|19||John Mills-Susan Mills||1||2||186|
|20||Bill Hunter-Julie Hunter||1||3||185|
|21||Dolton Wiggins-Bertie Wiggins||1||1||184|
|22||John Lewis-Melody Robinson||1||1||183|
|23||Scott Reeves-Robin Smith||1||0||50|
|23||David Chapman-Brooke Mattison||1||0||50|
|23||Randy Gibson-Jamie Gibson||1||0||50|
South Carolina Couples Cancels 12/8 Tournament
The South Carolina Couples Division 11 has canceled the 12/8 tournament scheduled for Lake Wateree. This decision has been made due to falling lake levels, the ramp and the launch site is inaccessible. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to seeing you all at the next tournament.
Dale and Victoria Goff Collect 2nd Win of 2019 Season
Our 2nd tournament of the South Carolina series followed up the AFT Championship where the last day was canceled due to weather conditions. We'd like to thank the 13 teams that braved the windy conditions to compete on Saturday.
Joey and Michelle Miller Win on Lake Greenwood
Saturday, June 9, proved a challenging day as 30 teams showed up for South Carolina’s Couples Tournament on Greenwood. A calm 70-degree morning led to a hot and humid afternoon. But these summer conditions did not deter Michelle and Joey Miller. They handily won the event with a solid 5-fish limit weighing 17 pounds. Their success came fishing deeper brush with a “big” worm.
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.
Souther Couple Wins on Lake Hartwell
Hannah and T.J. Souther won the American Bass Anglers Couple's South Carolina April 28th on Lake Hartwell with 14.9 pounds. The couple's fish were caught mainly in shallow brush. One key to their success was Hannah’s Big Bass (and tournament big bass) of 4.2 pounds, which she caught working a spinnerbait.
Rainy Day Win for Shianne Parker and Joe Anders
Thirty-two teams ignored the all-day forecast for rain. They showed up for South Carolina Couple’s April 7 tournament on Lake Keowee. 132 fish were brought to the scales and released healthy and happy to be caught another day.
Shianne Parker and Joe Anders claimed first place with a 5-fish sack weighing 15.4 pounds. Joe said they caught fish on a topwater frog and a Senko. Their hefty sack was pretty clear evidence that the fish don’t care that it’s raining.
Victoria and Dale Goff Take First Place on Lake Murray
Forty-four teams braved the chilly conditions on Lake Murray for South Carolina’s March 3 Couples tournament. Participation was a new high for the division. A few 80-degree days 2 weeks prior to tournament day had the fish moving shallow. But, a few days of near freezing temperatures with high winds made anglers adjust their approach. 135 bass were brought to the scales with all of them being released alive. Seven bass over 5 pounds were weighed.
Scotty Bartley Claims First Place on Clarks Hill
Thirty teams turned out for South Carolina Couple’s 2018 season opener on November 4. The Clarks Hill tournament launched from the excellent Dorn facility. The weather was comfortable as the predicted scattered showers did not develop. Half of the field weighed solid 5-fish limits.
Lake Greenwood Win for the Goodfellows
Seventeen South Carolina Couples teams showed up at Lake Greenwood’s One-Stop Marina early Saturday morning, June 3rd. A comfortable 65 degree morning led to a 90 degree afternoon as early summer in the South revealed itself.
Martha and Don Goodfellow claimed first place honors with a 5-fish sack weighing 12.3 pounds. Martha’s 4.8 pounder took Ladies Big Bass honors. Her big fish was caught with a Zoom Ol’ Monster worm in 5 feet of water. Of course, Martha had to shamelessly acknowledge the sensitivity of her Kissel Kraft rod and efficiency of her Lews reel in hooking and landing the fish. Other fish in their sack were caught with a buzzbait, surface “popper,” and worms early in the day. Martha and Don were particularly surprised that this was their first regular season win in a decade fishing the Couples Series.
Lake Russell Victory for Sherri and Jaris McGee
South Carolina’s Couples Series hosted a tournament on Lake Russell on Saturday, May 20. Twenty-two teams showed up for the 6:00 am safe-light blast-off.
Lake Keowee Win for Hanna and T.J. Souther
April 8th was a beautiful day for South Carolina Couples. Storms and high winds earlier in the week settled down for a pleasant Saturday. All the twenty-four teams caught fish. 114 fish were weighed with 100% released to be caught again.
Lake Hartwell Victory for Sherry Farrow and Sean Hall
It was a beautiful spring day on Lake Hartwell for the South Carolina Couples on Saturday, March 25. Twenty-five teams enjoyed the outdoors, fellowship and some good angling. 115 bass were brought to the scales with 100% released to catch another day.
Ann and Ben Lee Win on Lake Murray
Thirty-two South Carolina Couples launched from Lake Murray’s Lighthouse Marina on March 4th. It was a cold and crisp 30 degree winter morning. Nature provided a pleasant 65 degree afternoon for weigh-in. All of the 111 bass brought to the scales were released alive, healthy and happy. The great turn-out provided the opportunity to pay 6 places. Ann and Ben Lee of Lexington, South Carolina claimed first place with a hefty 20.4 pound sack. Anchoring their 5-fish bag was Ben’s 7.1 pound Men’s Big Fish. They caught their fish flipping a jig to docks and wood.
Bill Cain and Tricia Wood Win Clarks Hill
A chilly fall morning led to a comfortable afternoon for South Carolina Couples on Clarks Hill. The November 5th event was well attended with 31 teams participating. 130 fish were brought to the scales. 13 new couples joined the division.
A Clear Victory for Susan and John Mills
Twenty-three teams showed up for the last tournament of the South Carolina Couples’ season on Lake Greenwood on June 4. The One-Stop Marina opened early to provide snacks, coffee and, of course, restroom availability. A pleasant 70 degree morning gave way to a warm 90 degree afternoon as the early signs of summer started to show.