Marilyn and Scott Dalton Win Again!
Marilyn and Scott Dalton from Jasper, TN won their second Lake Guntersville ABA Couples event this past Saturday with a stringer weighing 16.54lbs. Marilyn fought the oppressive heat and managed to catch their two biggest fish of the day dragging plastics behind the boat. She secured Ladies big bass honors with a 4.85lbs beauty.
The second place team Rhonda and Jason Atkins both caught fish throughout the day for a total of 13.62lbs. Jason wondered what his weight could have been if a cull fish late in the day hadn’t slipped out of his hands and bounced off the deck back in the water.
The day started out hot, muggy, and overcast. The heat became Alabama smokin’ with a real feel of 102 degrees by weigh in time. Eight couples fished this hot day, with four limits brought to the scales.
Ladies Big Bass Marilyn Dalton 4.85 lbs
Men’s Big Bass Ron Holler 5.5.35 lbs
1. Marilyn and Scott Dalton 16.54lbs.
2. Rhonda and Jason Atkins 13.62 lbs.
3. Pam and Ken Draskovic 13.05 lbs
4. Elaine and Ron Holler 11.86 lbs.
5. Michelle Norrod 11.49 lbs.
Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be 12 Aug 2017 Lake Guntersville Al.
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mike Garlen 256-998-0171
All 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.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing 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, the Ram Truck Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.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