American Couples Series

Lance Nunley & Shannan Swafford win on Chickamauga Lake


Athens, Al. Lance Nunley and Shannan Swafford won the American Bass Anglers - event on Lake Chickamauga out of Chester Frost Park with 5 fish weighing 19.72 lbs..

Lance Nunley and Shannan Swafford weighed in the only 5 fish limit of the day which total 19.72 lbs. and included the the womens big fish of the tournament , a nice 4.35 lb. largemouth. Lance and Shannan reported catching most of their fish on rattle baits on the breaks.  Jerry Last and Brittant Scott took 2nd place honors with 4 fish weighing 13.52 lbs.  Ray Bohlman and Donna Barbee finished a close 3rd with 4 fish weighing 13.19 lbs. which included the men's big fish of the day, a 7.14 lb. largemouth.

The top 5 teams were:

  1. Lance Nunley and Shannan Swafford with 19.72
  2. Jerry Last and Brittany Scott with 13.52
  3. Ray Bohlman and Donna Barbee with 13.19
  4. Dan Klein and Lisa Perez with 8.58
  5. Scott Lunsford and Andrea Caylor with 2.88

Gentlemen's Big Bass: 7.14

Ladies Big Bass: 4.35

This division's next event will be held:

April 25th on Chickamauga lake out of Chester Frost Park.

For more information visited or call the tournament director: Tim & Chrissy Kennedy (423) 843-2750

All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman. Although many married couples compete together as teams, some teams consist of boyfriend and girlfriend combinations, parent-child combinations or just two friends. Contestants between 14 and 18 years old may participate with a parent’s written permission.

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 commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the American Fishing Tour, The Weekend Bass Series or the American Couples Series, visit or call (256) 232-0406.



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