North GA Couples kicks off 2021 season with double header on Lake Lanier.
October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems. The five fish bag brought to the scales by Keith and Brenda Preston won the tournament with a weight of 9.21 and earned Brenda Ladies Big Bass with a nice 2.75 pound spot. Men’s Big Bass was snagged by Roger White. Billy and Jerri Beam took second place with two fish weighing 4.18.
October 3, 2020 Lake Lanier Winners
Keith and Brenda Preston, 1st Place Lake Lanier October 3, 2020
Billy and Jerri Beam, 2nd Place, Lake Lanier October 3, 2020
Men's Big Bass, Roger White; Ladies Big Bass, Brenda Preston—Lake Lanier October 3, 2020
Tough conditions seemed to scare a couple of teams off for October 4—another beautiful day on the lake with less winds and slightly more cloud cover. With four teams fishing we had two limits weighed in and once again Brenda Preston landed the Ladies Big Bass that weighed 2.63, which helped them secure the first place spot. Mike Blalock had a nice 3.5 pounder for Men’s Big Bass.
Keith and Brenda Preston, 1st Place, Lake Lanier October 3, 2020
Brenda Preston, Ladies Big Bass; Mike Blalock, Men's Big Bass, Lake Lanier October 3, 2020
We want to thank each of you who fished with us and want to extend a special invitation for everyone to join us on Lake Russell on November 14 for our next scheduled tournament. Refer to our Facebook group page “ABA North GA Couples Division 5” or the ABA website for information, questions, and any updates.
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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