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Thomas Guthke Wins $5000.00 on Lake Hartwell

ATHENS, Ala. – Thomas Guthke of Anderson, South Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 4/21/2018 on Lake Hartwell. Running out of Green Pond Landing in Anderson, South Carolina, Thomas weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.72 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 4.55 pounds. For the win Thomas took home a check for $5000.00. 


“I fished the shad spawn up the river. I caught 12-15 fish throughout the day. I caught some early on a spinnerbait and later sight fishing,” said Guthke. 

In second for the boaters Greg Glouse of Liberty, South Carolina landed a five bass limit weighing 15.17 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 4.85 pounds. Greg collected $800.00 for the effort. 

“I caught my fish today on a Carolina rigged lizard. I caught fish all day but they were sporadic,” said Glouse.

Justin DeBose of Anderson, South Carolina placed third with a five bass limit weighing 14.47 pounds. He took home a check for $600.00 for his catch. 

“I caught all of my fish sight fishing. I probably had 12 pounds by 9:00 and was able to cull up through the day,” said Debose.

In fourth place for the boaters Daniel Atkins of Anderson, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 14.44 pounds and rounding out the top five, Russell Ludwig of Auburn, Georgia weighed in a five bass limit weighing 14.36 pounds.

Daniel Atkins of Anderson South Carolina weighed in the biggest bass for the boaters.His big fish weighed in at 6.14 pounds. He wasn’t in the Big Bass Pot, but for having the biggest bass of the tournament and for catching it on and ABU Garcia reel Daniel took home an ABU Garcia RevoX reel Valued at $100.00.

Jerry Pelfrey of Laurens South Carolina, took home a check for $490.00 for a bass that weighed in at 5.38 pounds.

In the co-angler division Jonathan Carter of Greenville, South Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 8.91 pounds, anchored by a bass that weighed 3.55 pounds. Jonathan took home a check for $1200.00 for the win.

“I had a really good boater today that had me around the fish. I caught most of my fish on a fluke and a few on topwater. I was able to cull several times throughout the day,” said Carter. 

Taking second for the co-anglers, Eddy Morgan of Denver, North Carolina brought in a three bass co-angler limit weighing 7.79 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass that Weighed 4.46 pounds. For his second place finish and for having the biggest bass caught by a co-angler, Eddy took home a total of $715.00.

“I caught four keepers today said Morgan. I had one on a spinnerbait and the others
I caught sight fishing, including my biggest bass,” said Morgan.

Gerald Glouse of Easley South Carolina placed third among the co-anglers with three bass weighing 7.71 pounds. He earned $350.00 for the effort.

“I Caught probably 12-14 fish today. I caught all of my fish throwing a fluke
And a 
shakeyhead,” said Glouse.

In fourth among the co-anglers Simeon O’Meara of North Augusta South Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 7.58 pounds and rounding out the top five was Roger Coggins of Greenville South Carolina with three bass weighing 7.10 pounds.

Slated for June 09, 2018 the next South Carolina Division tournament will be held on Clark’s Hill Lake Launching from the Dorn Facility located at 124 US 378 West McCormick, South Carolina. 

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing 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 Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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