North GA Couples With a Tough Double Header
Back to back tournaments on May 16 & 17 proved challenging but fun for North GA Couples. Seven couples enjoyed a beautiful day on Lake Harding. Weather was perfect for being out on the lake, as evidenced by the abundance of pontoons and jet skis competing for water. Billy and Jerri Beam managed to pull out the most weight with a bag weighing 9.13. Jerri won the Ladies Big Bass pot with a 2.37 spotted bass. Second place went to Lane Wright and Deb Barker with a total of 7.43. Lane had Men’s Big Bass with a nice 3.24 spot.
Moving to West Point on Sunday brought in eight couples and another day where catching a big fish was challenging. First place winners were Robert and Jennifer Thomas with a total weight of 8.17. Jennifer had Ladies Big Bass weighing 2.05. Second place, with a weight of 7.63, went to Sean and Kathy Capes. Steve Dobbs won the Men’s Big Bass pot with one weighing 2.84.
We had several new couples join us, including family members from Tennessee. We want to shout out a huge thank you to everyone who fished these tournaments and can’t wait to see you at our next ones, scheduled for June 13 & 14 on Lake Hartwell. We are currently scheduled to launch from Tugaloo State Park, but we will confirm that and notify everyone if we need to make any changes.
Any updates will be posted on the ABA website and in the Facebook group page “ABA North GA Couples Division 5.”
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.
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Mike Butcher Wins On Big Hill
The wind was blowing and the bass were biting; Big Hill Lake turned on! All anglers in the American Bass Anglers tournament held May 8, 2021 on Big Hill Lake brought fish to the scales. Mike Burcher brought in the heaviest bag, weighing 19.28 lbs. He had 2nd Bid Bass, a 5.11 lb largemouth
Danny and Virginia Christ win on Lake Mitchell
ATHENS, Al. – Danny and Virginia Christ won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held April 18, 2021, on Lake Mitchell. Running out of Higgins Ferry boat ramp out of Clanton, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 15.73 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $788.00. Virginia won the Woman’s Big Fish with a 4.87-pound kicker. They caught their fish in shallow water on a worm.
Hawkins Wins $2600 on Harris Chain
ATHENS, Ala. –Calan Hawkins won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held May 1st on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Running out of Venetian Gardens – Ski Beach in Leesburg, FL the Fruitland Park, FL angler caught five bass weighing 24.56 pounds including a 7.61-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Hawkins took home a check for $2600 for his win.
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