John & Donna Branstetter Take the Win on Lake Greenwood
We had another chilly start for the South Carolina’s Lake Greenwood tournament on March 7, 2020. But that didn’t hold back the 19 couples or the bass from participating. Even with the muddy water and chilly conditions our couples brought 63 bass to the scales weighing a total of 134.14 lbs. Thanks go out to our couples for their great fish care providing for another 100% release rate. John & Donna Branstetter took the win with a 5 fish limit weighing in at 14.86 lbs. Donna also took Ladies Big Bass with a 3.96 lb. largemouth.
Harry & Kimberly Johnson came in 2nd with 5 fish weighing 13.32 lbs. Harry’s catch of his 6.28 lb. largemouth bass anchored their bag and gave Harry the win for Men’s Big Bass.
TJ & Hannah Souther earned 3rd place with their 5 fish weighing 12.59 lbs.
Chris Seigler & Wanda Reuss finished in 4th place with 5 fish weighing 10.54 lbs.
The Berkeley Outdoors sponsored $50 Smallest Limit went to Bryan & Sharon Waddell weighing 8.70 lbs.
Please take a minute and go to our Sponsor’s Facebook pages to thank them for their support.
Sponsor items were drawn by those that didn’t earn a payout this tournament:
Berkeley Baits (John & Donna Branstetter sponsored) – Dale & Victoria Goff
Choo Choo Custom Baits – Mike Blalock & Deanna Phillips
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Chris & Genevra Fields
Garmin Hats (Don & Martha Goodfellow sponsored) – Robert & Sammie Tate
Phantom Outdoors – Yergen & Neice Harter
Strike King – Joey & Michelle Miller
Yozuri – Bill & Tricia Cain
Yozuri – Bob & Debbie Brown
Berkeley Outdoors Sponsored $50 Smallest Limit – Bryan & Sharon Waddel
All ABA American 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.
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, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole.
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