Garlen and Ford Win on Lake Guntersville
Rhonda Ford of Rome, Georgia and Mike Garlen of Athens, Alabama won the final Alabama North Couples Trail event held on Lake Guntersville this past weekend, on August 20th. They landed 13.97 pounds of fish with Mike winning men’s Big Bass pot with a 4.63 pound largemouth.
Ken and Pam Draskovic placed second with five bass weighing 12.98 pounds.
Rounding out the top three was Jon and Valerie Stewart with 12.19 pounds.
Marie Edgil, again, demonstrated her fishing skills by winning the ladies Big Bass pot with her 3.52 pound beauty.
There were nine teams in this tournament with only three limits brought to the scales.
Mike and Rhonda proved themselves the top team in the Alabama North for the 2016 season as they also secured AOY.
We will start the competition for the next season all over again next month at Goosepond!
Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be September 17, 2016 at Lake Guntersville. For more information on this or any future event in this division contact the local director, Mike Garlen, at (256)998-0171
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 oldmay 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.
American Bass Anglers commitment ts 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, 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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2019 American Fishing Tour
Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers (ABA) announced today the 2019 season for the American Fishing Tour (AFT). The tour is a draw format that offers more than seventy divisions with 600-900 tournaments per season across the eastern half of the United States. Members of ABA qualify for the year-end national championship by competing locally in a minimum of four one-day divisional qualifying events and a Divisional two-day championship.
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.
Berkley® Launches Cast for Cash 2019 Bait Contingency Program
Eligible members can win from $100 to $2,000 in over 500 sanctioned tournaments
COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 10, 2018) – Berkley® is excited to announce a new 2019 bait contingency program that will provide cash rewards for loyal weekend tournament and semi-professional tournament anglers.
To participate anglers must become a member of the Berkley Cast for Cash program. Memberships are $29.99 and include a pro pack of Berkley PowerBait, Powerbait MaxScent, hard baits, hat and decal with a MSRP of $47.95.
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