Ben & Ashley Sutton Finish On Top At Lake Greenwood!
February 26, 2022, Greenwood, SC. Ben and Ashley Sutton won the American Couples Series Division 11 tournament on Lake Greenwood with 5 bass weighing 13.26 pounds. They earned $750 for the win and Ashley won an additional $100 for Ladies Big Bass.
“We enjoyed a great event on Lake Greenwood with beautiful weather and 20 teams competing for a total of $1,850”, reported Directors Missy and Tom Bancroft. "The wind provided a little bit of a chill but all in all, it was a great February tournament. We had a 100% release of 77 fish, weighing 168 pounds with 12 teams bringing a limit of 5 bass to the scale. Several couples gathered at Harris Landing Restaurant for a satisfying meal with friends before getting on the road after weigh-in."
Local favorites, Chase McClain & Brittany Brainard took 2nd Place with 5 bass for 13.03 lbs. earning $375 & $100 for Men’s Big Bass weighing 5.38 lbs.
Russ & Brittin Padgett finished in 3rd Place with 5 bass weighing 12.80 lbs. earning them $225.
The teams of John & Donna Branstetter (pictured above) and Tom & Missy Bancroft (pictured below) tied for 4th Place with each team weighing 5 bass for 12.69 lbs. The $150 prize was split for a $75 payout.
Tom & Missy Bancroft also earned the $100 G-Line Bounty for being the top finisher with G-Line Battery powering the trolling motor. We’ve got to say we are very pleased with the way these G-Line Batteries are holding up. We practiced in windy conditions all day Friday and the batteries were still running strong throughout the tournament on Saturday without charging them Friday evening. G-Line also offers a 10% discount through the South Carolina ABA Couples. Contact us for details.
Note from Missy and Tom Bancroft; Everyone has those days on the water when you catch fish but they all seem to be fanners or you just never get that kicker you’ve been looking for. Well, thanks to Berkeley Outdoors, one of our generous sponsors, our couples can still get a payday if they weigh in the smallest 5-fish limit. Craig and Mary Ann Sahms were the recipients of the Berkeley $50 Smallest Limit Award with 5 bass weighing 8.24 lbs.
The next Couples South Carolina Division is scheduled for Sunday, March 13, 2022, on Santee Cooper out of Black’s Fish Camp.
Thanks to our sponsors for providing items for teams that don’t earn a payday. It’s always nice to see the smiles on our couple's faces when they get to pick from the sponsor table. We have some of the best sponsors: ALX Rods, Berkeley Outdoors, Choo Choo Custom Lures, Continental Tires, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Five Bass Tackle, GLine Batteries, JC’s Outdoors, Kissel Kraft Custom Rods, Lew’s, Phantom Outdoors, Strike King and Yo-zuri. Don’t forget to shop our great sponsors before you buy!
For more information about any American Bass Anglers tournament series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Caymas Boats, Mercury Marine, T-H Marine, Garmin Electronics, Power Pole, Lucas Oil, Monster Energy, REKS Sunglasses, Optima Batteries, Hotel Planner.com, and LurePartsOnline.com.
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Steve Lindsey Wins on Tensaw River
November 19, 2022, Mobile, AL: Steve Lindsey of Grand Bay, Alabama won the American Fishing Tour Division 41 tournament presented on November 19, 2022 by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Cliff’s Landing Boat Launch near Bay Minette, AL, Lindsey brought back five with a total weight of 12.21 pounds. His catch was anchored by a 4.00 pound kicker. For the victory Lindsey took home $478 and another $85 for Big Bass.
Ben & Ashley Sutton Take the win on Lake Russell
November 12, 2022, Elberton, Georgia. Ben & Ashley Sutton of Warrenville, SC won the 2nd American Couples Series South Carolina Division tournament of the 2023 season presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Richard B. Russell State Park near Elberton, GA. Ben & Ashley brought back 5 bass that locked in the scales at 13.10 pounds anchored by a 3.01-pound kicker. For the victory, Ben & Ashley took home a check for $878.
2023 Open Series Registration
November 7, Athens, AL. Registration will open on November 14, 2022, for the 2023 Open Series. The 2023 season will offer 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, Texas Southeast, and Virginia. Each of these divisions will offer four one-day Divisional qualifying events and one two-day Divisional Championship.
2023 Top 150 Solo Series Opens Registrations Monday
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