James Bean Wins Couples Event Solo on Lake GuntersvilleJames Bean from Weaver, AL had to fish by himself during the Alabama North Couples Tour event held on Lake Guntersville April 8th,2017. Fishing alone and having his trolling motor quit on him mid-day didn’t keep James from victory.James had a winning weight of 13.72 pounds and he also won Men’s Big Bass with a 4.92-pound beauty. James credited a Senko for the big fish and chunked a variety of lures during the fishing day.Ken and Pam Draskovic came in second place with 12.50 pounds. Catching their fish with crankbaits and soft plastics.The team of Austin Daniel and Michelle Norrod placed third with the final limit of the 13 team field and a weight of 9.20 pounds.Ladies big bass was a 2.68 pounder secured by Elaine Holler throwing her favorite colored brush hog.
Top 5 teams
1. James Bean 13.72 lbs
2. Ken and Pam Draskovic 12.50 lbs
3. Austin Daniel and Michelle Norrod 9.20 lbs
4. Ron and Elaine Holler 7.04 lbs
5. Mike Garlen and Rhonda Ford 5.34 lbsNext Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be 20 May 2017 Lake Guntersville, AL.
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mike Garlen at 256-998-0171All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman. Although many married couples compete together as teams, some teams consist of boyfriend and girlfriend combinations, parent-child combinations or just two friends. Contestants between 12 and 18 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 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 American Fishing Tour, The Ram Truck Open Series, or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, LiT Coolers, Simms, Garmin, and Divide-It. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
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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