Jim & Julie Collins win the final SC Couples Tournament of the 2019 Season on Clark’s Hill

Overcast skies and intermittent showers did not discourage the twenty-one teams that competed in the final tournament of the South Carolina Couples trail held June 8, 2019 on Clark’s Hill.  The cloud cover and shower kept the temperature bearable for this time of year.  Most of the fish brought to the scales were caught on top water baits or Carolina rigs.  
Congratulations to today’s winners:
    
1st Place – Jim & Julie Collins, 5 fish 16.56 lbs. and 7.17 lb. Men’s Big Bass

2nd Place – Ben & Ashley Sutton, 5 fish, 14.90 lbs.
    
3rd Place – JB & Tammy Wicker, 5 fish, 12.50 lbs.

4th Place – Tom & Missy Bancroft, 5 fish, 11.37 lbs.

Ladies Big Bass went to Debbie Brown with a 5.19 lb. largemouth.

Everyone enjoyed a buffet dinner at the Hickory Knobb State Park Bordeau Room with year-end awards presented after the tournament.
  
Congratulations to Dale and Victoria Goff for the 3peat win of South Carolina’s Anglers of the Year.  They took home the Crystal along with a Lew’s reel and a gift certificate for a Kissel Kraft custom rod.

ALX Rods sponsored $150 gift certificates for the Big Bass of the Year Awards:
•    Men’s Big Bass of the Year went to Marc Deschenes with a 8.02 lbs. bass from Santee Cooper Lakes
•    Ladies Big Bass of the Year went to Melanie Blair with a 6.00 lbs. bass also from Santee Cooper Lakes

Everyone that fished 5 or more tournaments was entered into the Participation Drawing.  This package included something from most of our sponsors.  TJ Bancroft and Monique Huerta were the lucky team to take home the Participation Package consisting of:
•    2 ALX Rods
•    2 Phantom Hats
•    2 Phantom Shirts
•    $50 Berkeley Marine Award
•    Yo-zuri Baits
•    Choo Choo Baits
•    Berkeley Baits
•    Plastic Baits from Dick’s / Field & Stream

Congratulations and thanks for participating!

Those teams that referred a new team that fished with the South Carolina Couples trail were entered for a Referral Drawing.  Dale & Victoria Goff won a Lew’s reel in the Referral Drawing.
Hard Luck award of a Lew’s reel went to Owen & Kim Jepsen
Individual drawings were awarded to:
•    Continental Tires went to MaryAnne Sahms.  
•    V.I.P Adventures Fishing Trip went to Don Goodfellow
•    Yo-zuri & Berkeley Baits went to Bob Brown
•    Lew’s reel went to Kim Jepsen
•    Yo-zuri baits went to Jack Veal
•    Berkeley baits went to Ben Sutton
•    Phantom Shirts went to TJ Bancroft
•    Director’s sponsored Strike King baits / Lucas Oil koozies went to Harry Johnson
•    Director’s sponsored 2-Ton Jack went to Romaine Descarco

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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