Bobby and Karen Holman Win on the Alabama River
ATHENS, Ala. – Bobby and Karen Holman won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held October 5, 2019, on the Alabama River. Running out of the Swift Creek in Prattville, AL the team caught 5 bass weighing 10.83 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $360.00. Bobby won Man’s Big Fish with a 3.26-pound large-mouth. They caught their fish with a jig.
In second for the 8 teams, Ricky and Allison Spratlin caught five bass weighing 8.85 pounds and took home $240.00. Allison won Woman’s Big Fish with a 2.12 pounder.
Taking third place, the team of John and Pat Groff caught 5 bass weighing 8.83 pounds.
Fourth place was Kerry and Heather Wilson who caught 5 bass weighing 7.65 pounds. Terry Durham rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 7.35 pounds.
All ABA Bass Pro Shops 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 is November 16, 2019 on Lay Lake out of LaCoosa Marina. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual Bass Pro Shops 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 while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Maui Jim, Optima Batteries and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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Steve Dobbs Wins D72 on Sinclair
Steve Dobbs of McDonough, Ga brought the winning 5 fish limit to the scale for D72 on November 9, 2019, at Lake Sinclair for the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour. His total weight of 11.40 pounds won the First-place trophy and $765 cash. Steve secured his sack with a 3.78 pounder and won the Big Bass trophy plus additional cash of $380. He said he caught these fish using a square bill crankbait and a shaky head.
South Carolina Couple's Division Cancels 11/16 Tournament
For the safety of all our anglers, the South Carolina Couple's Divison 11 event on Lake Murray scheduled for November 16th has been canceled due to the predicted weather.
For more information on this Division, event or any future event please contact Tom Bancroft at (843)697-6232.
John Rice and Paul Arnold Take Home Two New Tritons at Chickamauga
John Rice of Huntsville, Al and Paul Arnold of Woodville, Al. won the Bass Pro Shops Team Tour Championship, held October 5th and 6th on Lake Chickamauga. Launching out of Dayton Boat Dock and Grill. John and Paul went straight to work and caught a two-day limit of 10 bass weighing 36.51 pounds. For their victory, the team took home 2 Triton TX-17 boats equipped with 60 HP Mercury outboards and Garmin electronics valued at $40,000.