The American Couples Series
The American Couples Series offers team tournaments with a family theme. Teams are comprised of one male and one female partner and they fish together against other teams that are arranged in the same manner. Teams win cash awards, prizes and can advance the annually held championship.
Competitive angling is a lot of fun when you’re teamed with a best friend. This is especially true in ABA’s Couples Series.
As you might expect, many teams are married couples. But, the series also has plenty of teams with girlfriend-boyfriend, parent-child, grandparent-grandchild, friends and relatives. The only requirement is that teams have one female and one male member.
Pam and Ken Draskovic Win on Lake Wheeler
Ken and Pam Draskovic of Scottsboro, Alabama bested the field during the Alabama North Couples Trail event held on Lake Wheeler this past Saturday, June 11, 2016. They landed a five fish limit weighing 8.58 pounds to clinch the win. Winning lures for Ken and Pam were topwaters and crankbaits. They caught their final two fish in the final 30 minutes of the day.
A Clear Victory for Susan and John Mills
Twenty-three teams showed up for the last tournament of the South Carolina Couples’ season on Lake Greenwood on June 4. The One-Stop Marina opened early to provide snacks, coffee and, of course, restroom availability. A pleasant 70 degree morning gave way to a warm 90 degree afternoon as the early signs of summer started to show.
Allen Branham & Mallory Oliver Win First Place
Allen Branham & Mallory Oliver won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 event held June 4, 2016, on Guntersville Lake.
Donathan & Sherry Jacks Win on the Alabama River
Donathan and Sherry Jacks won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May 21, 2016, on the Alabama River. Running out of Cooter’s Pond in Prattville, the team from Clanton, AL, caught five bass weighing 12.36 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $585. The Jacks’ caught their fish shallow using a swim jig. Sherry won the Woman’s Big Fish contest with a 4.33-pound lunker.
Amanda and Vince Smith Take the Victory on Lake Russell
A stormy week through Friday night cleared just in time for the South Carolina Couples Tournament pre-dawn safety meeting on Saturday, May 21st. All of the 25 teams weighed fish on what turned out to be a pleasant fishing day.
Amanda and Vince Smith from Westminster, South Carolina claimed first place honors with a five fish sack weighing 13.94 pounds. Their fish were caught shallow with topwater lures.
Jason and Michelle Mullinax Take Lake Guntersville
Jason and Michelle Mullinax won the Alabama North Couples Trail May 7th on Lake Guntersville. They landed 22.15 pounds for their limit and captured ladies and men’s big bass pots with fish weighing 6.46 and 5.10 pounds. Jason and Michelle were targeting eel grass with swim jigs and swimbaits for an early limit.
Worsham and Rutler Win on Chickamauga
Saturday was an amazing day to fish. The team of Greg Worsham and Kaitlin Rutler placed first out of 17 teams in the April 23rd American Couples Series tournament on Chickamauga.
Amanda and Vince Smith Win on Lake Keowee
Thirty South Carolina Couples enjoyed pleasant conditions in their Lake Keowee tournament on April 23. All of the 112 fish weighed were released healthy and happy.
First place was taken by Amanda and Vince Smith with 5 fish weighing 12.6 pounds. Their limit included Vince’s 4.2 pound Men’s Big Bass. Their fish were caught on two different patterns. Three fish came on a “Scrounger” in three feet of water. Two fish were caught sight fishing. The Smiths live in Westminster, South Carolina.
Greg and Deborah Fuller Win American Couples Series on Lay Lake
Greg and Deborah Fuller won the American Couples Series, Central Alabama Division tournament, held April 16, 2016, on Lay Lake. Running out of the Narrows boat ramp near Shelby, the team from Alexander City, Alabama caught five bass weighing 15.65 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $585. The Fuller’s caught their fish on a shaky-head and jig in 12-15 feet of water. Deborah won the Women’s Big Fish contest with a 3.84-pound lunker and Greg won Men’s Big Fish with a 6.17-pound kicker.
2016 Couples Series National Championship
October 3-7, 2016 - Lake Hartwell
Green Pond Landing
470 Green Pond Road
Anderson, SC 29625
Registration and DInners:
Anderson Civic Center
3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Anderson, SC 29625
Visit Anderson/ Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau
110 Federal Street Suite 8
Anderson, SC 29625
Best Western Plus Piedmont Inn & Suites
70 Kaylans Way
Piedmont, SC 29673
|Alabama North||7/9/2016||Lake Weiss|
|Tennessee Northeast||7/16/2016||Watts Barr|
|Kentucky Lake||7/16/2016||Kentucky Lake|
|Central Kentucky||7/30/2016||Kentucky Lake|
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