American Couples Series

Garlen and Ford Win on Lake Guntersville

Rhonda Ford of Rome, Georgia and Mike Garlen of Athens, Alabama won the final Alabama North Couples Trail event held on Lake Guntersville this past weekend, on August 20th. They landed 13.97 pounds of fish with Mike winning men’s Big Bass pot with a 4.63 pound largemouth.

Ken and Pam Draskovic placed second with five bass weighing 12.98 pounds.

Rounding out the top three was Jon and Valerie Stewart with 12.19 pounds.

Marie Edgil, again, demonstrated her fishing skills by winning the ladies Big Bass pot with her 3.52 pound beauty.  

There were nine teams in this tournament with only three limits brought to the scales.

Mike and Rhonda proved themselves the top team in the Alabama North for the 2016 season as they also secured AOY. 

We will start the competition for the next season all over again next month at Goosepond!

Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be September 17, 2016 at Lake Guntersville. For more information on this or any future event in this division contact the local director, Mike Garlen, at (256)998-0171

All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman.  Contestants between the ages of 14 and 16 years oldmay 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 ts 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, the Ram American Fishing Tour, the Ram Weekend Bass Series, or the American Couples Series, visit or call (256)232-0406.



Couples Divisions
Alabama Central
Alabama North
Florida Northwest
Kentucky Lake
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee Northeast
Events by Date

ABA Items for Sale - Store

Photo Gallery 2016 Championship

Day 1 Results - Lake Hartwell Championship - PDF

Upcoming Events

Kentucky 08/05/2018 Kentucky Lake Big Bear
Alabama North 08/11/2018 Guntersville Goosepond
Oklahoma 08/11/2018 Keystone New Mannford
Oklahoma 09/08/2018 Hudson Snowdale

Learn More About the American Couples Series

Check out the Triton 20 TrX