Terry Durham and Ann Boatright win on Lake Mitchell
ATHENS, Ala. –Terry Durham and Ann Boatright won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held April 27, 2019, on Lake Mitchell. Running out of Higgins Ferry, the team caught 5 bass weighing 15.05 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $450.00. They caught their fish on swim and spinner baits in shallow water. Terry won Men’s Big Fish with a 4.05 pound kicker.
In second for the 11 teams, Donathan and Sherry Jacks caught five bass weighing 13.19 pounds. They pocketed a check for $275.00. Sherry won the Woman’s Big Fish contest with a 3.66 pounder.
Taking third place, the team of Floyd Vaughn and Denice Howard caught 5 bass weighing 12.76 pounds. They got $100.
In fourth place, Scott and Beth Maloch caught 5 bass weighing 12.63 pounds. Mark and Amy Shannon rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 12.53 pounds.
All ABA Bass Pro Shops 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 next divisional tournament will be on Lay Lake on May 11, 2019 out of LaCoosa Marina. 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 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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South Carolina Couple's Division Cancels 11/16 Tournament
For the safety of all our anglers, the South Carolina Couple's Divison 11 event on Lake Murray scheduled for November 16th has been canceled due to the predicted weather.
For more information on this Division, event or any future event please contact Tom Bancroft at (843)697-6232.
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