Kentucky Lake Division July 14, 2019
The ABA Couples Tour, Kentucky Lake Division completed their 6th tournament of 2019 this Sunday. The weather was nearly perfect with cooler temperatures, overcast skies and a slight breeze all day. The fish however, were not in a perfect mood. Sixteen teams participated today out of the Paris Landing ramp. It was a tough bite all day. A total of 20 bass were brought to the scales for a combined weight of 59.2 pounds. We paid out a total of $1,350.
Gary and Dana covered the field with the day’s only 5 fish limit to take their first win on the ABA Couples Tour Kentucky Division. They were able to overcome the tough bite and catch their limit fishing spinnerbaits and swim baits around main lake docks. Their total weight was 12.93 pounds. Congratulations to Gary and Dana for their first win on the tour. They took home $550 for their effort.
Donnie and Lila Williams took 2nd place with 2 fish limit tipping the scales at 8.90 pounds. The William’s fish secondary ledges all day using plastics. Their limit was anchored by Lila’s 5.41 largemouth that took the Ladies Big Fish prize. It was also the overall big fish of the day. Congratulations to Lila. She pocketed $75 for the big fish, while she and Donnie took another $350 for second place for a total of $425.
Scott and Brandi Vanover took third place. They brought 3 fish to the scales weighing 7.71 pounds. The Vanovers spent their day on main lakes points using jigs and big worms from The Cabin Bait and Tackle Shop in Kuttawa. They took $200 for third place while also increasing their lead on the Division Points title. This also moves them into the points lead nationally for the ABA Couples Tour. Congratulations to these hard working anglers.
Larry Bailey and Tammy Hoffner grabbed the final money spot of 4th place with 3 bass weighing 7.58 pounds. Larry and Tammy fished plastics on docks and main lake points in 4 to 9 feet. Congratulations to Larry as he weighed in a nice smallmouth of 4.15 pounds to take the Men’s Big Fish pot. Larry received $75 for that effort. Tammy and Larry took another $100 for the fourth place finish.
Eddie and Tammy Barclay were fifth with 2 fish weighing 6.60 pounds.
Mike and Donna Roe took sixth with 1 fish weighing 3.78 pounds.
I need to give a special thank you to DUCKETTFISHING. They have been extremely supportive of our division in the past and have committed to continue that support into the future. They have provided us with special coupons for our year end banquet and provided rods and reels for that same event this year. Their support is greatly appreciated. Thank you Sean and Missy. Everyone should contact them and express your gratitude.
Also, a big thank you to Jordan Baize and The Cabin Bait and Tackle shop in Kuttawa for committing to supporting our series with a gift certificate for the year end banquet. Please stop in and visit their shop. It is always filled with great products, including Duckett Rods. Let Jordan know we appreciate their support.
Next month, August 4th, we head back to where the season began, Big Bear Ramp. Launch will be at 6:00 AM and we will weigh-in at 2:00 PM. I will be at the ramp at 5:00 for boat check and late registrations. Remember to bring your G-Juice and/or Rejuvenate and maybe even some ice for the live wells as the water temperature will be high and the fish should be deep on the ledges! Fish are easily stressed and may die during these conditions.
Upon completing the weigh-in we will have our year end awards banquet at the Big Bear shelter(s). There will be lots of BBQ, beans, potato salad, and slaw. We will award the Division Champions plaque. We will also be giving away in the neighborhood of $2,000 worth of gifts and prizes. It should be a great day.
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LES CHARLES WINS D72 on SINCLAIR
Les Charles of Milledgeville, GA took home the first place trophy and $813 cash for his 5 bass limit totaling 15.92 pounds at the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tournament held on November 27, 2021 at Lake Sinclair. Les said he caught his fish flipping docks with a homemade jig.
Tom and Missy take the win and the GLine Battery $100 Bounty on Cooper River
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the Cooper River with mild temperatures and sunny skies! We had eight teams come out to compete with every team bringing fish to the scales. Several teams commented on how clear the water was and how many big bass they watched swimming but couldn’t get to bite. It seems that the most productive bite was on crank baits and worms.
Tom and Missy Bancroft took First Place with 5 largemouth bass weighing 8.15 lbs. earning $360. We caught our bass on crankbaits in the morning and shaky head worms in the afternoon.
2022 Open Series Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2022 Open Series. The 2022 season offers 16 divisions, Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee Central, Tennessee East, Texas East, and Texas Southeast, and Virginia.
Each division offers four one-day qualifying events offering a boater/co-angler format,
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak