Capes Takes the Win on West Point
Sean and Kathy Capes take the win for the American Couple Series Georgia Division tournament held on June 17th on West Point. Blasting off from Highland Marina near LaGrange, Ga. The couple brought back a five fish limit for the win.
With a catch of 8.48 lbs, Sean Capes of Sharpsburg, GA placed first out of 12 teams, bringing in the only 5 fish limit. Capes brought in a 3.16 lb big bass claiming the Men’s Big Bass Award.
Second place, Chuck and Lori Monney of Sparta, GA brought in 5.45 lbs. Lori brought in the Ladies’ Big Bass of 2.63lbs.
Phil and Catharine Allen of Newnan ,GA took third place with a catch of 4.94 lbs.
Everyone reported hot and tough conditions for the day’s event. The water was mostly clear, with slight stain only in certain areas. Most success was on top water baits / pop-r transitioning to shaky head and Carolina rig through the afternoon. Clay and rocky banks seemed to be the ticket to the day’s catch.
All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman. Although many married couples compete together as teams, some teams consist of boyfriend and girlfriend combinations, parent-child combinations or just two friends. Contestants between 12 and 18 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 is 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 and the Ram American Fishing Tour, The Ram Truck Open Series, or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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