Lake Keowee Win for Hanna and T.J. SoutherApril 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.Hanna and T.J. Souther claimed first place honors with 5 fish weighing 16.1 pounds. Their sack was anchored by Hanna’s Tournament and Ladies Big Bass at 5.1 pounds. Her fish was caught on her third cast of the day with a topwater bait. Hanna, a fourth grade teacher, mentioned that “the boys” in her class thought it quite special that she was going to fish in a bass tournament. She’s now sure to impress the whole class with her success.Debbie and Bob Brown took second place with a 5-fish sack at 12.0 pounds. Their fish were caught fishing “humps” with swim baits and Senkos.Victoria and Dale Goff places third place with a 5-fish limit weighing 11.8 pounds. Their better fish were caught early. Victoria and Dale spent the day “hitting banks with plastic.” They also brought some awesome sweet treats for everyone to enjoy at registration and weigh-in.Shianne Parker and Joe Anders took the fourth spot with an 11.4 pound limit. They caught their fish with shakey-heads in depths ranging from 5 to 15 feet. The fish in their hefty sack were all spotted bass.Chuck Padgett caught the Men’s Big Bass. His 4.1 pounder came on his third cast of the day with a Zoom Fluke.The generosity of local sponsors allowed several more teams to go home as winners. Thanks to Yo-Zuri, Cabelas, Strickland Marine, Weeble Lures, Yeti, Jervey Eye Group and Greenville’s BoneFish Grill.Several South Carolina teams enjoyed a Friday night dinner at Seneca’s Applebee’s restaurant, and several teams also had an early dinner at El Alazan Mexican Restaurant after Saturday’s weigh-in.Welcome to three new South Carolina Couples teams:
- Emileigh Forrest and Dillon Simmons, Taylors and Pickens, SC
- Shianne Parker and Joe Anders, Spartanburg and Easley, SC
- Hannah and T.J. Souther, Brevard, North CarolinaThe South Carolina division’s next tournament will be on May 20 on Lake Russell, out of Richard B. Russel State Park.All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman. Although many married couples compete together as teams, some teams consist of boyfriend and girlfriend combinations, parent-child combinations or just two friends. Contestants between 12 and 18 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.
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 American Fishing Tour, The Ram Truck Open Series, or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, LiT Coolers, Simms, Garmin, and Divide-It. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
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R. V. Mann Jr. wins on Lake Gaston
R. V. Mann Jr., of Whitkers, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on Lake Gaston. The event was held on Lake Gaston on 17 November 2018, launching out of Salmon Landing (Little Stonehouse Creek) off of 903 in Littleton, North Carolina. It was a tough day of fishing starting off in the lower 30’s, warming to around 55 in the afternoon.
Kerry and Heather Wilson win on Lake Jordan
ATHENS, Ala. – Kerry and Heather Wilson won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held November 10, 2018, on Lake Jordan. Running out of the Bonnor’s Landing, the team caught 5-bass weighing 10.31-pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $405.00. The Wilson’s caught their fish on swim jigs.
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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