Joey & Rhonda Vanzant win on Logan Martin Lake
ATHENS, Ala. –Joey and Rhonda Vanzant won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held November 11, 2017, on Logan Martin Lake. Running out of Clear Creek Harbor near Pell City, AL the team caught 5 bass weighing 15.58 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $495.00. The Vanzant’s caught their fish on spinner baits in shallow water. Joey won Man’s Big Fish with a 5.01-pound kicker.
In second for the 11 teams, Adam and Andrea Smith caught five bass weighing 12.64 pounds. They pocketed a check for $330.00. Taking third place, the team of Donathan and Sherry Jacks caught 5 bass weighing 10.47 pounds. Sherry won the Woman’s Big Fish contest with a 3.81-pound lunker. In fourth place, Terry Durham caught 5 bass weighing 10.00 pounds. Mark and Amy Shannon rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 9.12 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 will be December 2, 2017 on Lake Mitchell out of Higgin’s Ferry. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.
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.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing 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 Truck Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
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, Simms, Garmin, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
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Miles Wins on Stockton Lake
Twenty American Bass Anglers met at Stockton Lake RB Cove Ramp Saturday June 15, 2019. A storm blew through bringing rain as well as some thunder and lightning. The storm did not last long enough to delay fishing time as anglers oozed off at about 6:00 a.m. following a safety briefing and partner draw. It continued to rain a short time, but most of the day was overcast. With the water level being 18’ high, most of the fishing was done in flooded trees, bushes and picnic tables.
Jim & Julie Collins win the final SC Couples Tournament of the 2019 Season on Clark’s Hill
Overcast skies and intermittent showers did not discourage the twenty-one teams that competed in the final tournament of the South Carolina Couples trail held June 8, 2019 on Clark’s Hill. The cloud cover and shower kept the temperature bearable for this time of year. Most of the fish brought to the scales were caught on top water baits or Carolina rigs.
Lake Ouachita Tamed by Simonof
ATHENS, Ala. –John Simonof of Jacksonville, AR won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Arkansas tournament, held June 15th on Lake Ouachita. Running out of Mountain Harbor Resort, Simonof caught five-bass weighing 13.94-pounds. Summertime fishing blues… a tough bite, warm water, lots of fish caught but the big girls just didn’t want to play. The entire field struggled to get keepers in the boat, so the weights were low for this one, but someone always finishes at the top.
Davis and Butler win a new Triton boat on Lake Guntersville
Sunday, May 5th, 2019 the ABA Triton 100% Plus Team Tour held its second tournament of the regular season that launched from Goosepond Bait and Tackle on Lake Guntersville located in Scottsboro, AL. Eighty-three teams went head to head, on a sunny but windy day, to try and win the 2019 Triton 17TX powered by a 60HP Mercury four-stroke with Garmin Echo-map plus 93SV valued at 20K. With a massive six-and-a-half-pound lead over 2nd place, Seth Davis and Brent Butler took the victory weighing in 5 fish for a whopping weight of 29.69 pounds.