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.
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