Joe Anders & Shianne Parker Win on Keowee
October 15, 2022, Six Mile, South Carolina – Joe Anders and Shianne Parker of Easley, SC won the American Couples Series South Carolina Division tournament presented by American Bass Anglers
Running out of Mile Creek County Park near Six Mile, SC. Joe & Shianne brought back 5 bass that locked in the scales at 13.47 pounds anchored by a Joe’s biggest fish weighing 3.67 and Shianne’s biggest bass weighing 3.33 pounds. For the victory they took home a check for $945.
Joe says, “1st place in the South Carolina ABA Couples Trail on a tough windy day on Lake Keowee. Shianne came through with a 3.33-pound spotted bass that helped big time in getting the win! These tournaments are a great time, professionally ran and always make for a fun day on the water with my lady whether we catch ‘em or not!” And that’s what it’s all about – spending time with loved ones and/or friends doing what we love to do! By the way – Extra Special Congratulations to these 2 on their Engagement!
Second place was claimed by John & Susan Mills with 5 fish and a total weight of 11.56 pounds. For their efforts John & Susan took home $525 in prize money.
Robbie & Debbie Hoover took third with 5 fish weighing a total of 10.21 pounds earning them $315 in prize money.
The Men’s Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by JB Wicker. His fish locked in the scales at 3.69 pounds earning him $140.
The Ladies Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Susan Mills. Her fish locked in the scales at 4.58 pounds earning her $135.
Congratulations to our Top Ten Teams
PL Angler Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Joe Anders-Shianne Parker 5 3.67 13.47 200 945 2 John Mills-Susan Mills 5 11.56 199 525 3 Robbie Hoover-Debbie Hoover 5 3.24 10.21 198 315 3 Bob Brown-Deborah Brown 5 10.21 198 210 5 David Sutton- 5 3.57 9.09 196 105 6 Joey Outlaw-Abbigale Outlaw 5 8.83 195 7 Edward Ragsdale-Amanda Houser 5 8.65 194 8 Daniel Brown-Melissa Brown 5 8.61 193 9 Jim Collins-Julie Collins 5 2.52 8.6 192 10 Vince Smith-Amanda Smith 5 8.57 191
The tie between 3rd and 4th place was broken by the largest bass weighed between the 2 teams.
Additional prize monies provided by our South Carolina Division sponsors were awarded to:
John & Susan Mills won the G-Line $100 Bounty for being the highest finisher powering the trolling motor with a G-Line Lithium Battery.
$50 Smallest 5-Fish Limit sponsored by Berkeley Outdoors went to the new team of Steven & Beth Conner with a limit weighing 6.22 lbs.
Thanks to our sponsors we can provide drawings for those teams that do not earn a paycheck. Our sponsor items for this event included Yo-zuri, Phantom Outdoors, Choo Choo Custom Baits, and JC’s Outdoors products.
What started out as a foggy morning that delayed blast-off turned into a beautiful day with temperatures in the 70s.
Twenty-eight teams (including 6 new teams) provided a strong start to the 2023 season for the South Carolina ABA Couples trail, weighing in 115 bass for a total weight of 195.57 pounds with 114 released alive.
Thank you to Craig and MaryAnn for the thoughtful Halloween treats they brought to share with everyone. And you know they included Tom’s favorite candy, Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups. Yum!
The next tournament in this division will take place on Saturday, November 12th launching from Richard B. Russell State Park.
For more information on this event or division please contact local directors, Tom Bancroft (843)697-6232 or Missy Bancroft (843)697-3441 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
In the American Couples Series, anglers pair up for a team effort. Most teams consist of a husband and a wife, but that’s not a rule. Teams can consist of a boyfriend and girlfriend combination, a father and daughter duo, or any combination of one male and one female.
The teams compete in several regional or state divisions throughout the year. Once a pair forms a team, however, the two must fish together as a team throughout the season to be eligible to accumulate points and qualify for the annual national championship.
The entry fee for the American Fishing Couples Series one-day events is $100 and the top teams are invited to compete in the championship each fall.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Caymas Boats, Mercury Marine, T-H Marine, Garmin Electronics, Power Pole, Lucas Oil, RT Outdoors, Sportsman Card, Optima Batteries, HotelPlanner.com, and LurePartsOnline.com.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low-cost, close-to-home tournaments for the weekend angler and, at the same time, offering each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression.
For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Open Series, the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series, the annual Military Team Bass Tournament, and the Top 150 Solo Tour, all presented by Caymas Boats, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406
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