Cothrans Win on Hartwell
Lake Hartwell served up 9 limits and a little snow for the South Carolina Couples event on March 6, 2021. Twenty-two teams braved the elements to bring 71 bass to the scales weighing 140.20 pounds. Dewayne & Kristina Cothran took first place with 5 bass weighing 16.61 lbs. Dewayne anchored their limit with the Men’s Big Bass of 6.12 lbs.
The new team of Ryan & Cherie Shoaf placed 2nd with a limit of bass weighing 14.50 lbs Cherie also took the Ladies Big Bass honors with a 3.69 lb. largemouth.
The mother and son team of Sherri & Jaris McGee came in 3rd with 5 bass weighing 13.51 lbs.
Chris and Genevra Fields rounded out the teams in the money by coming in 4th with 5 fish weighing 9.66 lbs. Berkeley Outdoors sponsors a $50 Prize at each tournament for the team weighing the smallest limit. Dale & Victoria Goff took home the $50 Smallest Limit prize with a limit of 7.45 lbs.
Lake Hartwell was the 5th stop on the South Carolina Couples trail this year with 5 more events before the National Championship. Join us for #6 on Lake Keowee out of South Cove on March 20th.
We’ve got some great local sponsors that provide drawing items for those of us that are not lucky enough to get a paycheck at the end of the day. Recognition and appreciation go out to Berkeley Outdoors, Phantom Outdoors, Choo Choo Lures, Yo-zuri, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Victory Tackleworks, Strike King and this week Rodney Bratcher brought us some sponsor items from Angler’s Choice.
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for weekend anglers and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression.
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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