Jimbo and Pattie McClain win on Lay LakeATHENS, Ala. – Jimbo and Pattie McClain won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May, 16, 2015, on Lay Lake.Running out of Paradise Point Marina near Shelby, the team from Alexander City, AL, caught 5 bass weighing 12.56 pounds with a 3.48-pound kicker. For the victory, they earned a check for $563.00. The McClain’s caught their fish on shaky head in shallow grass.In second for the 15 teams, Shawn and Jamie Wikoff of Smiths Station, AL, caught 5 bass weighing 12.10 pounds.They caught their fish on Ssim jig in shallow grass and pocketed a check for $338. Shawn won the Men’s Big Fish contest with a 4.34-pound lunkerTaking third place, the team of Donathon & Sherry Jacks of Clanton, AL, caught 5 bass weighing 11.71 pounds. They caught their fish on lizards and pocketed a check for $225. Sherry won the Ladies Big Fish title with a 3.53-pound lunker.In fourth place, Wayne and Lisa Cox of Pace, FL, caught 5 bass weighing 11.56 pounds with a 2.40-pound kicker. Lynn and Linda Oswalt of Jasper, AL, rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 11.22 pounds.All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman. Contestants between 14 and 18 years old may participate with a parent’s written permission.The next divisional tournament TBA. 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 RAM American Fishing Tour, The RAM Weekend Bass Series or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call 256-232-0406.
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Rickie Bonner Takes the Win on the Tensaw River
December 8, 2018, Mobile, AL. Rickie Bonner of Mobile, Alabama won the American Fishing Tour Division 41 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Live Oak Landing near Stockton, Alabama Bonner brought back five-fish that locked in the scales at 11.76-lbs anchored by a 3.23-pound kicker. For the victory, Bonner took home a check for $376.
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.
Bass Pro Shops Partners with American Bass Anglers
Athens, AL (December 13, 2018) - Bass Pro Shops and American Bass Anglers announced today a multiyear partnership to provide more avenues for weekend anglers across the country. Bass Pro Shops will become the Title Sponsor of American Bass Anglers and will support a new 150hp bass tournament trail. As North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company, Bass Pro Shops is a recognized leader in supporting grassroots weekend anglers and growing the sport of fishing and attracting new audiences to enjoy the outdoors.
Galbraith and Mason win the Triton 100% Plus Team Tour Championship
The team of Roy Galbraith of Guin, Alabama and Richard Mason of Athens, Alabama took home the win in the American Bass Anglers Triton Plus 100% Team Tour Championship, held on Pickwick Lake November 3rd and 4th, 2018. Launching out of McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama, the team of Galbraith and Mason caught a five-bass limit on day one weighing 17.28-pounds