North Georgia Couples Hit Eufaula for a Double Header
North Georgia Couples Division 5 held two one-day tournaments on Saturday and Sunday, February 15-16, 2020. Changing weather and rising and falling muddy water were some of the conditions anglers had to deal with on Lake Eufaula. Saturday brought very low temperatures and sunny conditions for anglers. Fishing was tough for most of the nine couples, but a few teams overcame the conditions and caught some nice bags.
First place went to Jim Windham and Beth Lamb with a total weight of 17.74-lbs for their 5-fish limit. Jim also had Men’s Big Bass with a 6.5-lbs pound largemouth. Second went to Sean and Kathy Capes who caught 5 fish for a total of 15.05-lbs. Ladies Big Bass winner was Debbie Wilson with a 3.6 pounder.
Sunday brought a full day of rain and wind, which changed conditions drastically for our couples. First place winners were Billy and Jerri Beam with five fish totaling 15.24-lbs. Jerri had Ladies Big Bass with a 5.7 pounder caught on a DBK shakyhead, and Billy had Men’s Big Bass at 3.05-lbs, also caught on a DBK shakyhead. Second place went to Robert and Jennifer Thomas with four fish totaling 7.41-lbs.
A special thank you to our division sponsor, DBK Lures, who has donated and offered discounts on giveaway items.
We would like to thank all the anglers who were brave enough to fish the conditions. We had a great time and can’t wait to see you all on March 21, 2020 at Lake Russell. Please note that the launch ramp has been changed to Beaverdam Marina. See you next month!
Billy and Jerri Beam take First place, Ladies Big Fish, and Men’s Big Fish on Lake Eufala on February 16, 2020.
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.
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