Cory and Meagan York Take the D8 Season Opener Win
The Bass Pro Shops Couples Tour, Kentucky Lake Division completed their first tournament of the 2020 season this Sunday. It was also the first fall tournament we have ever scheduled. It was a very light turnout with only 8 teams participating. We had a two-hour delay due to extremely foggy conditions. However, once that fog cleared the weather was nearly perfect. We launched from the Lake Barkley State Park ramp at 8:30 AM and weighed in at 3:30 PM. A lot of short fish were reported caught, but the keepers came tough for most. A total of 10 bass were brought to the scales for a combined weight of 30.84 pounds. We paid out a total of $680 including Men’s and Ladies Big Bass pots.
Cory and Meagan York scorched the field with a 5 bass limit mixed with largemouth and smallmouth weighing 18.33 pounds. The Yorks made a very long run to Kentucky Lake where they threw topwater baits all day on main lake and secondary points. The couple said the key to their bite today was simple, cover as much water as possible. Cory took Men’s Big Fish honors with a 4.49 largemouth, while Meagan contributed a nice 3.31 largemouth to cover the ladies field for big fish. For this extraordinary performance, the young couple took home $440.
Jay and Shari Holsapple took 2nd place with 3 very nice fish tipping the scales at 7.04 pounds. The Holsapples fished secondary points all day using plastics. Their catch was anchored by Shari’s 2.62-pound largemouth. The Holsapples took home $240 for their efforts
Bob and Cindy Linton took third place. They brought 1 nice smallmouth to the scales weighing 3.12 pounds. Bob and Cindy fished shallow bays with bladed baits for the day.
Gary and Dana Martin grabbed the 4th spot with 1 bass weighing 2.35-lbs.
The remainder of us all tied for 5th place with no fish! Buddy and Natasha Hopkins did receive a nice RTIC Tumbler in the number draw at the weigh-in.
I need to give a special thank you to DUCKETT FISHING. They have been extremely supportive of our division in the past and have committed to continue that support into the future. They have some outstanding products, rods reels, baits, and apparel. Everyone should contact them and express your gratitude.
Also, a big thank you The Cabin Bait and Tackle shop in Kuttawa for committing to supporting our series. Please stop in and visit their shop. It is always filled with great products, including Duckett Rods. Let Jordan and Melissa know we appreciate their support.
We also have a new local supporting business, Castin’ Nets in Eddyville. This young couple is just getting their business started and have pledged support for our series. Please give them a visit. They have some outstanding prices on great products.
Our next tournament is scheduled for November 3, 2019 at the Paris Landing ramp. This is the day our time will fall back an hour. Everyone should be well rested with the extra hour of sleep and ready to go at 6:00 AM. We will weigh-in at 2:00 PM
About 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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Bobby and Karen Holman win on Lake Mitchell
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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.