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.
Jeffery and Stephanie Archie Win Couples Series on Kentucky Lake
Running out of Paris Landing near Paris, Tennessee, Jeffery and Stephanie Archie caught five bass weighing 13.06 pounds with a 3.30-pound kicker to win the American Couples Series Division 8 tournament on March 26th. For the victory, Jeffery and Stephanie earned a check for $495 and $50 for Women’s big fish.
Tricia Wood and Bill Cain Dominate on Lake Hartwell
A cool misty morning on Lake Hartwell did not deter 37 South Carolina Couples Teams on Saturday, April 2. An overcast morning led to afternoon winds as high as 25 mph. All of the teams safely handled the conditions.
Some solid 5-fish limits of fish were weighed. But, none came close to the 25.1-pound sack turned in by Tricia Wood and Bill Cain. This bag included Tricia’s Ladies Big Fish at 4.3 pounds. Bill’s monster 8-pounder easily claimed the Men’s Big Bass award. Bill and Tricia shared that they caught their fish on points with swimbaits near the Hartwell dam in less than eight feet of water. They also got a few on topwater in the morning.
Donathan & Sherry Jacks win on Lake Mitchell
Donathan and Sherry Jacks won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held March 19, 2016 on Lake Mitchell.
Donna and John Branstetter Win on Lake Murray
By: Don and Martha Goodfellow
Spring fever had a grip on South Carolina bass anglers on Saturday, March 12. Thirty-seven teams were at the ramp for the pre-dawn safety meeting. A comfortable 55 degree morning yielded afternoon temperatures in the high 70’s. Light breezes contributed to a beautiful spring day.
Donna and John Branstetter took first place honors with a five-fish sack weighing 18.9 pounds. Donna’s four-pounder was a significant contributor to their winning weight. Their early fish were caught with weightless worms over grass in a foot of water. They flipped craws to shallow targets the rest of the day. John also attributed their success to their Abu Garcia tackle and Berkley Trilene fluorocarbon line. Donna and John live in Lexington, South Carolina.
Adam and Andrea Smith Win on Logan Martin Lake
Adam and Andrea Smith won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held February 20, 2016, on Logan Martin Lake. Running out of Lakeside Landing Marina near Pell City, the team from Gallant, AL, caught five bass weighing 14.03 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $563. The Smith’s caught their fish on shallow crank baits on the main river.
Mike Garlen and Rhonda Ford Team Up to Win Alabama North Couples Tour Event on Lake Weiss
Mike Garlen and Rhonda Ford experienced poor luck upon take off on December 5th, 2015 when the boat was unable to get on plane. They adjusted their game plan and fished areas closer to takeoff and whacked a massive 16.04 pound sack of Alabama greenbacks. Rhonda secured ladie's big bass, while Mike won men’s big bass honors.
Dennis and Marie Edgil showed great consistency after a win last month by coming in second with 10.95 pounds.
Joseph and Dimple Clevinger win on Lake Mitchell
Joseph and Dimple Clevinger won the American Couples Series tournament, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1, held December 5, 2015, on Lake Mitchell.
Team Edgil Wins Alabama North Couples Tour Event on Neely Henry
Dennis and Marie Edgil bested an 11 team field on November 15th, 2015 at Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, AL with their five bass limit weighing 15.73 pounds.
All teams encountered challenging conditions at first light with temperatures near freezing. Alabama Power was running water through the dam causing the dirty water to flow down the lake most of the day. Crankbaits, plastics, and jigs were all credited by the competitors. The weights were very close for the rest of the pack, but Gary and Tina Woods landed 11.85 pounds for second place and 11.74 pounds was boated by Steve Hales and Stephanie Ensley for the final paycheck at third.
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