Terry Durham and Ann Boatright win on Lay Lake
ATHENS, Ala. – Terry Durham and Ann Boatright won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held November 16, 2019, on Lay Lake. Running out of the LaCoosa Marina in Shelby, AL the team caught 5 bass weighing 12.15 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $450.00. Terry won Man’s Big Fish with a 3.79-pound largemouth. They caught their fish on spinnerbaits and shaky heads in 8 to 14 feet of water.
In second for the 10 teams, Michael Hearn Jr. and Sugar Walker caught five bass weighing 10.37 pounds and took home $300.00.
Taking third place, the team of Joseph and Dimple Clevinger caught 5 bass weighing 10.11 pounds.
Fourth place was Mark and Amy Shannon who caught 5 bass weighing 10.03 pounds.
John and Pat Groff rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 9.88 pounds.
Jean Isom won Woman’s Big Fish with a 3.52 pounder.
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 December 7, 2019, on Lake Mitchell out of Higgins Ferry. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual Bass Pro Shops 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 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, the Bass Pro Shops Open Series, the Bass Pro Shops Team Tournament or the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series 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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