Dale and Victoria Goff Win First Tournament of 2019 Season on Lake Wylie
The 2019 South Carolina Couples season kicked-off this weekend on Lake Wylie. Lake Wylie has not been on our schedule for some time and for some it was the first visit ever to this beautiful lake. We knew with the temperatures being above average for the last several weeks and the effects of Hurricane Florence that conditions would not be the best for bass fishing. While this made for a tough fishing day, everyone enjoyed the lake and catching up over pastries & coffee at registration and an afternoon cookout of hot dogs after weigh-in.
We'd like to thank the couples that were able to support us in our first tournament as directors. While the turnout was not what our division has come to expect, we look forward to a larger turnout on Lake Hartwell later this month (last Saturday).
Congratulations to our couples that took earned a paycheck:
Dale and Victoria Goff, our National 2018 Anglers of the Year, were very shocked that their 5.88 lb. bag was enough to win first place! Great job as usual for this couple even in tough conditions.
Harry and Kimberly Johnson came in second with 5.69 lbs. Kim also weighed in a 3.70 lb. spotted bass for ladies big fish - Happy Birthday again Kim!
JB Wicker took home the honors of weighing in the men's 2.63 lb. big bass.
Our sponsors graciously provide items for our couples that do not earn a pay check at the division tournaments. The items for this tournament were received by:
John and Susan Mills - Motor oil from Berkeley Outdoors (Sales start with Service)
Clay and Lisa Kolb - Battery Bank from the directors
Lorne and Sheri DeBord - Phantom Performance Shirts (Tournament Grade)
Owen and Kim Jepsen - Boat Saver from the directors
Tom and Missy Bancroft - Yo-Zuri baits (FIsh the Best)
Looking forward to seeing everyone on October 27th at Lake Hartwell launching from Green Pond Landing. Thanks to everyone for coming together and helping make our first event a great experience for all – That’s what makes our South Carolina Couples such a special group of friends that feel more like family.
About the American Bass Anglers - American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Maui Jim, Optima Batteries and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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