Butch Yarbrough and Kathy Lerma win Final Lake Guntersville Couples 2018
Butch Yarbough and Kathy Lerma of Harvest, Alabama won the final Alabama North Couple event held on Lake Guntersville the 11th of August 2018. This couple brought in five-fish weighing 18.21 pounds. Butch also won the Men’s Big Bass pot with his 6.98-pound lunker. Butch shared that they had many blowups and numerous keepers. Four teams competed in this very tough and hot event with three of them finding limits. The lake has been very stingy as the summer has lingered on.
Alabama North Anglers of the Year
Ken and Pam Draskovic of Scottsboro Alabama distanced themselves from the competition again this season to finish with the most points for the second year in a row. They also placed second in this event with 13.12 lbs. Pam showed her skills by catching Ladies Big Bass with her 4.51 lb largemouth.
Third place team was a Mother and Son team from Tennessee, Michelle Norrod and Austin Daniels with 11.62 lbs.
The fourth place team of Mike Garlen and Rhonda Ford with 9.15 lbs. Mike landed 5.19 lb bass to anchor their stringer.
Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament for the 2019 season is TBA.
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact MikeGarlen 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 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.
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American Fishing Tour - Latest News
Rickie Bonner Takes the Win on the Tensaw River
December 8, 2018, Mobile, AL. Rickie Bonner of Mobile, Alabama won the American Fishing Tour Division 41 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Live Oak Landing near Stockton, Alabama Bonner brought back five-fish that locked in the scales at 11.76-lbs anchored by a 3.23-pound kicker. For the victory, Bonner took home a check for $376.
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.
Bass Pro Shops Partners with American Bass Anglers
Athens, AL (December 13, 2018) - Bass Pro Shops and American Bass Anglers announced today a multiyear partnership to provide more avenues for weekend anglers across the country. Bass Pro Shops will become the Title Sponsor of American Bass Anglers and will support a new 150hp bass tournament trail. As North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company, Bass Pro Shops is a recognized leader in supporting grassroots weekend anglers and growing the sport of fishing and attracting new audiences to enjoy the outdoors.
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