American Couples Series

Mike Garlen and Rhonda Ford win March Guntersville Couples Event

Mike Garlen and Rhonda Ford won the Couples Tour Alabama North event held on Lake Guntersville Saturday, March 10th.  Eight teams competed on this windy, cold and rainy Alabama day.  Mike and Rhonda brought 5 bass to the scales weighing 16.51 lbs.  Ken and Pam Draskovic finished second with 16.21 lbs.  Ladies Big bass pot was won by DeAnna Lovvorn with a 3.00 lb largemouth.  Ken won the men’s big bass with his 5.31 pounder.

Pictured left to right: Mike and Rhonda 1st, Pam and Ken 2nd with Big Bass, DeAnna Big Bass.

1st      Mike Garlen and Rhonda Ford     16.51 lbs
2nd   Ken and Pam Draskovic                 16.21 lbs 
3rd    Melvin and Eileen Hambry           14.76 lbs
4th    Roger and DeAnna Lavvorn          10.89 lbs
5th    Rickey and Laurie Ramey              3.42 lbs

Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament is 7 April 2018 out of Goosepond on Lake Guntersville.
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 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, the American Fishing Tour, the Weekend Bass Series, or the American Couples Series, visit

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Upcoming Events

Alabama Central 10/13/2018 Lay Lake Narrow Boat Ramp
Florida Northwest 10/13/2018 Choctawhatchee Black Creek Lodge
Alabama North 10/13/2018 Guntersville Goose Pond
Georgia 10/27/2018 Oconee Sugar Creek Marina
South Carolina 10/27/2018 Hartwell Green Pond
Tennessee Northeast 10/27/2018 Melton Hill Melton Hill Dam
Central Tennessee 11/04/2018 Percy Priest Fate Sanders Marina
Alabama Central 11/10/2018 Lake Jordan Bonnors Boat Ramp
Alabama North 11/10/2018 Guntersville Goose Pond
South Carolina 11/10/2018 Cooper River Cypress Gardens Landing
Tennessee Northeast 11/10/2018 Watts Bar Blue Springs
Georgia 11/17/2018 Jackson Berry's Boat Ramp
Florida Northwest 11/17/2018 Apalachicola White City
Alabama Central 12/01/2018 Lake Mitchell Higgins Ferry
Florida Northwest 12/08/2018 Choctawhatchee Black Creek Lodge
Alabama North 12/08/2018 Weiss Little River
South Carolina 12/08/2018 Wateree Clearwater Cove Marina

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