William and Tricia Cain win on Lake Russell
The 9th South Carolina Couples tournament of the 2019 season was held May 18th on Lake Russell. There were 19 teams competing, bringing a total of 88 fish, weighing 146.24 lbs.
Lake Russell is mainly full of spotted bass with a good mix of largemouth bass. The teams that placed in the money brought both magnum spotted and largemouth bass to the scales. We had a beautiful day starting with temperatures in the high 60s at blast-off and highs in the low 90s at weigh in.
Congratulations to those earning a paycheck today!
1st - William & Tricia Cain, 5 fish, 11.04 lbs. & Ladies Big Bass 3.72 lbs.
2nd - John & Susan Mills, 5 fish, 10.22 lbs.
3rd – Bob & Deborah Brown, 5 fish, 10.19 lbs. & Men’s Big Bass, 3.71 lbs.
4th - Larry Moss & Michelle McLain, 5 fish, 9.47 lbs.
The Berkeley Outdoors Marine smallest 5 fish limit went to Bill & Patti Shreve weighing 4.30 lbs.
Special Thanks to those that help make this a great trail to fish. Our couples never fail to help with the setup and take-down making for quick work at end of a long day of fishing.
It’s also great to get together for dinner, unwind with friends and talk about the day’s events. Sometimes our couples have dinner together the night before as well as after the tournament, other times we have hot dogs at the ramp but no matter what we do it’s always a great time... This time we’d like to thank Don and Martha for hosting dinner the night before at La Fogata and after the tournament at the Red Minnow Lighthouse.
Be sure to join us on Clark’s Hill June 8th for the final tournament of the SC Couples 2019 trail. We have reserved the Banquet Room at Hickory Knob State Park for a buffet or menu item dinner where we will present the Anglers of the Year Crystal, Ladies & Men’s Big Bass of the Year awards, and draw for the participation package for those that fished 5 or more trail tournaments, new set of Continental or General Tires, and the VIP Adventure guided fishing trip. You must to be present to win the drawing prizes.
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.
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