Team Mayo Wins Couples Event on Lake Wylie

Team Mayo Wins Couples Event on Lake Wylie
John and Angela Mayo opened a new divisional season by winning the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, North Carolina Division 4 tournament, held March 23, 2013, on Lake Wylie.Running out of South Point Landing near Belmont, N.C., the team from Maiden, N.C. caught five bass weighing 12.48 pounds. John capped his catch with a 3.41-pounder that took big fish honors on the men’s side. For the victory, they earned a check for $495.In second, Rick and Tammy Jones of Taylorsville, N.C., caught a tournament limit of five bass weighing 10.93 pounds with a 3.11-pound kicker. They collected a check worth $330 for the effort.Following in third place, David Gunderman of Gastonia, N.C., and Elizabeth Bank of Belmont, N.C. returned to the marina with a five-bass limit weighing 10.86 pounds. Bank topped the bag with a 3.31-pound kicker, the biggest bass caught in the tournament by a woman.Paul Huskins and Shelby English, both of Marion, N.C., took fourth place with five bass and 9.79 pounds. Wrapping up the top five teams, Terry and Sue Wien of Lexington, N.C., found four keepers going 6.78 pounds.Lake Wylie straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina border near Charlotte, N.C. It spreads across 13,443 acres along the Catawba River and offers anglers about 325 miles of shoreline. The oldest lake in the Catawba River chain, the impoundment dates to 1904. It stretches from the Mountain Island Dam in North Carolina to the Wylie Dam at the southern end of the lake in South Carolina.The next divisional tournament will be held April 20, 2013, on Lake Norman near Huntersville, N.C. The top angling teams from Couples divisions across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament. The 2013 American Couples Series National Championship tournament will be held on Nickajack Lake near Kimball, Tenn. from Sept. 16-21 including practice days.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 14 and 18 years old may participate with a parent’s written permission.For more information about this tournament, call Leisa or Keith Morgan at 828-659-4268 or ABA at 256-232-0406. Online, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
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