Donathan and Sherry Jacks win on Lay Lake
ATHENS, Al. – Donathan and Sherry Jacks won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held March 14, 2020, on Lay Lake. Running out of LaCoosa Marina in Shelby, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 12.30 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $550.00.
In second for the 8 teams, Joseph and Dimple Clevinger caught five bass weighing 10.70 pounds. They pocketed a check for $325.00.
Taking third place, the team of Scott and Beth Maloch caught 5 bass weighing 10.13 pounds. Scott won Man’s Big Fish with a 3.73-pounder.
In fourth place, John and Pat Groff caught 5 bass weighing 8.46 pounds. Ricky and Allison Spratlin rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 8.17 pounds.
Beckie Williamson won the Woman’s Big Fish contest with a 3.16 pound kicker. The top teams caught their fish on shaky heads and Carolina rigs in 10 to 15 feet of water.
All ABA American 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.
The next divisional tournament will be on April 11, 2020 at the Lay Lake out of LaCoosa Marina. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.
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Reeves Takes the win on Lake Istokpoga
The wind blew Saturday and it rained off and on all day Sunday (hard), even at the weigh-in. But we had the best day fishing this year, six contestants weighed in over 103 lbs. Brain Reeves of Sebring, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour D28 two-day tournament held April 25th. Running out of Windy Point Ramp Brain brought back a two-day total weight of 34.18-lbs. anchored with a nice 7.63-lb kicker. For the win, he took home $588.
Bobby and Karen Holman win on Lake Mitchell
Bobby and Karen Holman won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May 16, 2020, on Lake Mitchell. Running out of Higgins Ferry boat ramp out of Clanton, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 14.85 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $500.00. Bobby won the Man’s Big Fish with a 4.39-pound kicker. They caught their fish early in the morning in shallow water.
Dobbins Takes on Logan Martin
Patrick Dobbins of Opelika, AL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Alabama South Division tournament, held June 27th on Logan Martin. Running out of Lakeside Park in Pell City, AL Dobbins caught five bass weighing 15.97 pounds that included a big bass that weighed 4.21pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Dobbins took home a check for $2400 for his win and an additional $470 for that big bass.
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.