Couples Compete in Double Header on Lake Lanier Georgia
March 5, 2023, Oakwood, GA. The American Couples Series North Georgia Division held a double header event on Lake Lanier out of Balus Creek Park located in Oakwood Georgia on March 4 and 5.
At the first event held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, the teams launched on a breezy morning but the sun came out and it warmed. At the weigh-in, 13 teams brought in 56 bass weighing just over 150 pounds in total. Margo and Jackie Harper of Lula, GA took first place with 5 bass that weighed 16.57. Margo won the Lady’s big bass pot with a big 4.53 spotted bass. The couple earned a $500 check for first place.
(photo from Sunday)
Missing first place by .29 pounds, second place was taken by Amy and Darren Taylor of Lexington, GA brought in a 5 bass limit of 16.29. Amy and Darren pocketed $325 for second place.
Close in third place was the team of Christy and Keith Williams with a 5 bass limit of 14.74. Keith took the Men’s big bass honors and pot with a 5.97-pound bass. Together they took home $150 for third place.
Sat Lady's Big Bass Margo Harper 4.53 and Right Sunday's Men's Big Bass Frank Gray 5.14
Top 10 Teams 3/4 PL Angler Fish Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Jackie Harper-Margo Harper 5 16.57 193 500 2 Darren Taylor-Amy Taylor 5 4.56 16.29 192 325 3 Keith Williams-Christy Williams 4 5.97 14.74 191 150 4 Charles Adams-April Adams 5 13.75 190 5 Jeff Culpepper-Nikki Culpepper 5 13.12 189 6 Billy Beam-Jerri Beam 5 12.96 188 7 Chris Fields-Genevra Fields 4 4.03 12.62 187 8 Sean Capes-Kathy Capes 5 4.43 12.02 186 9 Roger White-JoAnn White 4 4.84 11.79 185 10 Franklin Gray-Donna Gray 5 11.29 184
At the second event of the doubleheader held on Sunday, March 5, 2023, the teams launched on would be a really nice day. Jerri and Billy Beam secured first place with a great sag of fish that weighed 19.97 pounds. The team won $450 for their efforts.
Just behind in second place were Amy and Darren Taylor with a limit of bass weighing 16.39 pounds. Amy took the lady’s big bass honors with a nice 3.81 bass. They pocked $275 for second.
The previous day’s winning team of Margo and Jackie Harper took third place with a 15.02-pound limit, taking home $100 for third.
Frank Gray from the team of Christy Gray and Frank Gray of Marietta, Ga took the Men’s big bass honor and cash with a 5.14 bass.
Top 10 Teams Sunday 3/5 PL Angler Fish Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Billy Beam-Jerri Beam 5 4.93 19.97 191 450 2 Darren Taylor-Amy Taylor 5 16.39 190 275 3 Jackie Harper-Margo Harper 5 4.14 15.02 189 100 4 Charles Adams-April Adams 5 13.93 188 5 Timothy Polnaszek-Jamie Polnaszek 5 3.70 13.38 187 6 Andrew Shealy-Brandi Shealy 4 11.81 186 7 Keith Williams-Christy Williams 4 8.26 185 8 Franklin Gray-Donna Gray 2 5.14 7.88 184 9 Buddy Siddall-Yvonne Gustafson 3 6.09 183 10 Miles Knox-Pam Knox 2 5.17 182
The division welcomed the new teams of Yvonne Gustafson and Buddy Siddall of Cumming, GA, Nikki and Jeff Culpepper of Nicholson, GA, and Brandi and Andrew Shealy of Colbert GA.
The next tournament for the North Georgia Couples Division will be another double header weekend with teams traveling to Clark’s Hill Reservoir on March 18, and 19 launching out of Mistletoe State Park. Mistletoe State Park is located at 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling, GA 30802.
For information contact the North Georgia Couples Division Directors team of Jerri (404)550-7618 and Billy Beam at Billy at (678)910-1238. You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/527229361382629 or by searching Facebook for “ABA North GA Couples Division 5”.
Visit their division page at this link
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.
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