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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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