American Couples Series

Mike Garlen and Rhonda Ford Win on Guntersville

Mike Garlen of Athens, Alabama and Rhonda Ford of Cave Spring, Georgia won the December 3rd Couples event on Lake Guntersville this past Saturday. They did a clean sweep of Ladies’ and Mens’ Big Bass pots on their way to the victory. Their five bass limit weighed 13.71 pounds. Mike’s Big Bass weighed 3.20 pounds and Rhonda’s weighed 3.13 pounds. Winning strategy for Mike and Rhonda was throwing small Crankbaits.

The temperature on this overcast and drizzly day started at 30 degrees and topped out at 50 degrees.   

This division’s next event will be January 28, 2017 on Lake Guntersville. For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mike Garlen (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 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 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.



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