American Couples Series

Terry Durham & Ann Boatright win on Lay Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Terry Durham and Ann Boatright won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May 19, 2018, on Lay Lake.

Running out of the 400 Ramp in Shelby, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 13.47 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $405.00. Terry won Man’s Big Fish with a 4.42 pound lunker. They caught their fish in 5 to 8 feet of water on soft plastics.

In second for the 9 teams, Floyd Vaughn and Denice Howard caught five bass weighing 12.04 pounds.  They pocketed a check for $270.00.  Floyd’s 3.13-pound big fish broke the tie for second. 

Taking third place, the team of Matt and Emily Dean caught 5 bass weighing 12.04 pounds.  

In fourth place, Bobby and Sandra Holman caught 5 bass weighing 11.92 pounds.  

Scott and Beth Malock rounded out the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 10.82 pounds.  

Sugar Walker won the Woman’s Big Fish contest with a 4.02 pounder.

All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman. Contestants between 14 and 18 years old may participate with a parent’s written permission.

The next divisional tournament will be June 2nd on Logan Martin Lake out of Clear Creek Harbor Marina. 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 the American Bass Anglers and the American Fishing Tour, the Open Series, the 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit .

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, ABU Garcia, Berkley, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Garmin, Maui Jim,Power Pole, Sirius XM, Optima Batteries and GEICO.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted @ (256)232-0406 or visit



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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