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  • American Couples Series Division 11 Tournament on Lake Russell March 30

    Kyle Giella and Julianne Bowman won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina, Division 11 Tournament on Lake Russell March 30.

    Giella and Bowman, both from Columbia, won with a 5-fish limit weighing 10.6 pounds and earned $495. The team was deep cranking a Norman DD22 on main lake points.

    Brad Rutherford and Ana Terry, both Georgia college students, took second place with 9.9 pounds and Terry had the big fish of 3.48 pounds to earn $330. The team was throwing jerk baits and fish-head spins down toward the dam.

    John and Susan Mills of Leesville finished third with 5 fish weighing 9.8 pounds. Susan Mills won the Ladies Big Bass Award with a three pound fish, plus the team earned a U.S. Reel, an ABA Couples’ Sponsor.

    Jack and Candace Veal of Columbia were fourth with 9.2 pounds and Jack won the Men’s Big Bass award with 3 pounds.

    Foster and Lenora Key of Trenton were fifth with 7.9 pounds.

    The next divisional tournament will be Lake Hartwell April 20.

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn “Teach” Corley