Phillip Anderson wins D-96 AFT Qualifier on Lake Russell
ATHENS, Ala. – Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 qualifier tournament, held March 23, 2013, on Lake Russell, running out of the Hwy 72 Ramp near Calhoun Falls Six, SC.
19 anglers fished this Lake Russell 1-day tournament. The day started out at 42 degrees and ended with the 3pm weigh-in at 62 degrees. It stayed cloudy all day with a light wind and a light rain that came through briefly. Water temp averaged in the mid 50’s. The main lake was clear but it was a little stained in the creeks.
Our winner, Phillip Anderson caught 5 fish at 13.20 pounds that included a 4.38 pound kicker. Phillip was fishing spinnerbaits and jigs on the upper part of the lake. Phillip kicker fish came on the spinnerbait. Phillip won $553 for his finish.
Butch Pitts of Watkinsville, Ga. took 2nd place with 5 fish weighing 12.05 pounds and the big fish pot with a 4.98 pound largemouth. Butch took home $372.