Allen Yarborough & Sunni Glidewell win on Lay Lake
ATHENS, Ala. – Allen Yarborough and Sunni Glidewell won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May 11, 2019, on Lay Lake.
Running out of the LaCoosa Marina in Shelby, the team caught 5 bass weighing 16.12 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $360.00. Allen won Man’s Big Fish with a 4.35 pound large-mouth. They caught their fish on top water baits.
In second for the 8 teams, Joseph and Dimple Clevinger caught five bass weighing 15.55 pounds and took home $240.00. Dimple won Woman’s Big Fish with a 3.99 pounder. Taking third place, the team of Rickie and Laura Price caught 5 bass weighing 13.75 pounds. Fourth place was Scott Maloch who caught 5 bass weighing 12.39 pounds. Floyd Vaughn and Denice Howard rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 12.35 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 is June 1, 2019 on Lake Guntersville out of Waterfront Boat Ramp. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.
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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