Clevingers Win on Lake Mitchell
ATHENS, Ala. – Joseph and Dimple Clevinger won the American Couples Series, presented by Caymas Boats, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held February 19, 2023, on Lake Mitchell with 12.55 pounds. Joseph won Man’s Big Fish with 4.46 pound largemouth. For the victory, they earned a check for $375.00.
In second for the 5 teams, Mark and Amy Shannon caught four bass weighing 6.30 pounds. Amy won Woman’s Big Fish with a 2.37-pounder. Taking third place, the team of Mark and Brandee Godwin caught three bass weighing 5.01 pounds. Fourth place was Terry Durham and Ann Boatright with 4.53 pounds. Kerry and Heather Wilson rounded out the top five with three bass weighing 3.69 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 on March 19, 2023, on Lay Lake out of LaCoosa Marina.
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 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, RT Outdoors, Atlas Hydraulic Jackplate, Power Pole, 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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