Butch Yarbrough and Kathy Lerma win Final Lake Guntersville Couples 2018
Butch Yarbough and Kathy Lerma of Harvest, Alabama won the final Alabama North Couple event held on Lake Guntersville the 11th of August 2018. This couple brought in five-fish weighing 18.21 pounds. Butch also won the Men’s Big Bass pot with his 6.98-pound lunker. Butch shared that they had many blowups and numerous keepers. Four teams competed in this very tough and hot event with three of them finding limits. The lake has been very stingy as the summer has lingered on.
Alabama North Anglers of the Year
Ken and Pam Draskovic of Scottsboro Alabama distanced themselves from the competition again this season to finish with the most points for the second year in a row. They also placed second in this event with 13.12 lbs. Pam showed her skills by catching Ladies Big Bass with her 4.51 lb largemouth.
Third place team was a Mother and Son team from Tennessee, Michelle Norrod and Austin Daniels with 11.62 lbs.
The fourth place team of Mike Garlen and Rhonda Ford with 9.15 lbs. Mike landed 5.19 lb bass to anchor their stringer.
Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament for the 2019 season is TBA.
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American Fishing Tour - Latest News
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