Allen and Anna Grace Branham win on Lake Mitchell
ATHENS, Ala. – Allen and Anna Grace Branham won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May 1, 2022, on Lake Mitchell. Running out of Higgins Ferry boat ramp in Clanton, AL. They caught 5 bass weighing 15.68 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $450.00. Allen won the Man’s Big Fish with a 3.88-pounder and Anna Grace won the Woman’s Big Fish contest with a 3.79 pounder. The winning team caught their fish at the dam.
In second for the 8 teams, Matt and Emily Dean caught 5 bass weighing 12.08 pounds. They pocketed a check for $275.00.
Taking third place, the team of Roger and Beckie Williamson caught 5 bass weighing 10.34 pounds. They won $100. In fourth place, Joseph and Dimple Clevinger caught 5 bass weighing 9.74 pounds. Kerry and Heather Wilson rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 8.43 pounds.
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 determined when the 2022-2023 Schedule is established. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the RAM American Fishing Tour, The RAM Weekend Bass Series or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call 256-232-0406.
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