Burroughs and Tellock Lead Couple Championship After Day-One
Sixty-five teams blasted off Thursday morning from Green Pond Landing in Anderson, SC. The couples were greeted with pleasant temperatures in the morning with a slight breeze, by the weigh in the temperature had raised to hot 93 degrees. 62 teams brought fish to the scales, but the team of Jason Burroughs and Samantha Tellock brought in the biggest bag, locking in the scales at 12.91-lbs. Jason anchored their bag with men’s big bass of the day with a 3.71-lb kicker. They will go into day two with the lead, but the second place team is hot on their heels.
Second place after day-one is Brady and Briana Kimbrell with a five-fish limit that tipped the scales at 12.38-lbs. Briana anchored their bag with women’s big bass for the day with a nice 4.43-lb kicker. Sitting only .53-lbs out of first, they will go into day-two well within striking distance of first.
Third place was claimed by Bruce and Diane “Dede” Askew with a five-fish limit locking in the scales at 10.60-lbs.
Going into day two, the title of Couples Champion is still anybody’s to take. The final weigh-in will be today at 2:00 pm at Green Pond Landing and Event Center; 470 Green Pond Rd. Anderson, SC. Be sure to swing by and see what trophies the teams pull out of Lake Hartwell, and to find out what team will take the title of 2018 American Couples Series National Champion.
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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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