James and Heather Babb win on Lake Mitchell
ATHENS, Ala. –James and Heather Babb won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held December 2, 2017, on Lake Mitchell.
Running out of Higgin’s Ferry in Clanton, the team caught 5 bass weighing 11.87 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $630.00. The Babb’s caught their fish on spinner baits and shaky heads.
In second for the 14 teams, Donathan and Sherry Jacks caught five bass weighing 10.51 pounds. They pocketed a check for $420.00. Taking third place, the team of Joseph and Dimple Clevinger caught 5 bass weighing 10.09 pounds. In fourth place, Scott and Beth Maloch caught 5 bass weighing 10.05 pounds. Mark and Amy Shannon rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 9.57 pounds. Mark won Man’s Big Fish with a 2.75-pounder. Caylee Falcon won the Woman’s Big Fish contest with a 3.18-pound lunker.
The next divisional tournament will be in 2018. The schedule for the rest of the 2017-2018 season will be out as soon as possible.
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 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.
American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, 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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