Mark and Amy Shannon Won on Lay Lake
ATHENS, Ala. – Mark and Amy Shannon won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held April 10, 2022, on Lay Lake. Running out of LaCoosa Marina in Shelby, the team caught 5 bass weighing 13.67 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $405.00. Mark won Man’s Big Fish with a 4.85 pound large mouth. The top teams caught their fish on jigs.
In second for the 9 teams, Mike Hearn Jr. and Sugar Walker caught five bass weighing 11.91. Sugar won Woman’s Big Fish with a 4.18 pounder. Third place was Kerry and Heather Wilson with 11.36 pounds. Taking fourth place, the team of Joseph and Dimple Clevinger caught 5 bass weighing 11.24 pounds. Lee and Renee Waid rounded out the top five with 10.66 pounds.
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 Sunday, May 1 on Lake Mitchell out of Higgins Ferry boat ramp. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Caymas Boats, Mercury Marine, T-H Marine, Garmin Electronics, Power Pole, Lucas Oil, RT Insurance, Sportsman Card, Optima Batteries, Hotel Planner.com, and LurePartsOnline.com.
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