American Couples Series

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.  

Winning strategy for Mike and Rhonda was shallow cranking hard cover. Dennis and Marie concentrated on cranking one area for the entire day catching their fifth fish in the last hour. Marie was credited by her husband for the majority of the days catch.

Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be 16 January on Neely Henry Gadsden, AL.
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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