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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Reeves Takes the win on Lake Istokpoga
The wind blew Saturday and it rained off and on all day Sunday (hard), even at the weigh-in. But we had the best day fishing this year, six contestants weighed in over 103 lbs. Brain Reeves of Sebring, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour D28 two-day tournament held April 25th. Running out of Windy Point Ramp Brain brought back a two-day total weight of 34.18-lbs. anchored with a nice 7.63-lb kicker. For the win, he took home $588.
Bobby and Karen Holman win on Lake Mitchell
Bobby and Karen Holman won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May 16, 2020, on Lake Mitchell. Running out of Higgins Ferry boat ramp out of Clanton, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 14.85 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $500.00. Bobby won the Man’s Big Fish with a 4.39-pound kicker. They caught their fish early in the morning in shallow water.
Clarks Hill Double Header
July 6, 2020, Athens, AL. July 11 and 12 ABA and Bass Pro Shops will host a doubleheader weekend on Clarks Hill Lake in McCormick, SC. The second and third tournaments for the Bass Pro Shops Open Series South Carolina Division will be held. Both events will launch from 272 Chamberlain Ferry Road McCormick, SC 29835.
In June of 2018 Daniel Howell of Prosperity, South Carolina won on Clarks Hill with 15.37 pounds and reported catching his fish
Penney and Lowe Take Home $9000 on Weiss
ATHENS, Ala. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops Alabama Team Tour’s 3rd event was held on Weiss Lake at Little River Marina with 90 teams fishing. Finishing in 1st place with 5 fish weighing 19.38 lbs. was Hunter Penney and Charles Lowe winning a $9,000. They caught the winning string fishing topwater, swim jigs in the grass and flipping plastics in treetops.