Mike Hearn Jr. and Sugar Walker Win on Lay Lake
ATHENS, Ala. – Mike Hearn Jr. and Sugar Walker won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May 16, 2021, on Lay Lake. Running out of LaCoosa Marina in Shelby, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 13.38 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $575.00. Mike won the Man’s Big Fish with a 5.92-pound kicker. They caught their fish in shallow water.
In second for the 17 teams, Joseph and Dimple Clevinger caught five bass weighing 11.61 pounds. They pocketed a check for $350.00. Dimple and Amy Shannon tied for Woman’s Big Fish with 3.34 pounders. Taking third place and $225, the team of John and Pat Groff caught 5 bass weighing 10.83 pounds. In fourth place, Mark and Amy Shannon caught 5 bass weighing 10.01 pounds. Kerry and Heather Wilson rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 10.01 pounds. Amy’s big fish broke the tie.
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.
The next divisional tournament will be determined when the 2021-2022 schedule is released by September. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.
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