American Couples Series

Wayne & Lisa Cox win on Lay Lake 

ATHENS, Ala. – Wayne and Lisa Cox won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held February 10, 2018, on Lay Lake.

Running out of the Narrow’s in Shelby County, AL the team caught 5 bass weighing 20.43 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $495.00. Wayne won Man’s Big Fish with a 6.61 pound large-mouth.  The Cox caught their fish on jigs in less than 10 feet of water.

In second for the 11 teams, Terry Durham and Ann Boatright caught five bass weighing 13.58 pounds and took home $330.00.  Ann won Woman’s Big Fish with a 3.71 pounder.

Taking third place, the team of Doug and Rosemarie Goodall caught 5 bass weighing 12.26 pounds.

Fourth place was Dusty and Jessica Robinson who caught 5 bass weighing 9.94 pounds. 

Rickey and Laurie Ramey rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 9.52 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 is March 17, 2018 on Mitchell Lake out of Higgins Ferry Marina. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.

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 offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the ABA Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit

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