James and Laura Bean Win on Neely Henry
James and Laura Bean of Weaver, Alabama captured the win for this weekends ABA Couples event on Neely Henry held on February 4th. The couple won with a 15.07 pound mixed bag of both Largemouth and Spotted Bass. They made a long run downriver to fish for largemouth early, but couldn`t resist chasing Spots he had found earlier in the week. James also had men`s big bass with a 5.33 largemouth.
Ricky Campbell and Cathy Cox finished second with a five bass limit weighing 12.72 pounds.
Dennis and Marie Edgil (with the help of JoJo) were third with a five bass limit weighing 12.68 pounds along with Lady`s Big Bass of 4.55 pounds.
The next divisional event will be held on March 4, 2017 on Weiss Lake out of Little River Marina. For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mike Garlen at (256)998-0171.
All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman. Contestants between the ages of 14 and 16 years old may participate with a parent’s written permission. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship event.
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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.
Bass Pro Shops Open Series Coming To Lake Okeechobee
Athens, AL - The south Florida division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold their first tournament of the season on Lake Okeechobee. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the tournament will be out of Clewiston, FL, launching out of the framed Roland Martin Marina and Resort.
It will be interesting to see how much Okeechobee has changed since last January. On this same weekend last year, Scott Kirsch of Edgewater, FL, won the boater side of the event with a five-fish limit of 18 pounds. Mason Meder won the Co-Angler side of the event with a three-fish limit of 10.91 pounds.
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