Division Information

  • Welcome to the AFT South Carolina - Northwest Division
  • 12/09/2018 event rescheduled for 12/16/2018.

South Carolina - Northwest
American Fishing Tour - Draw Format
Tournament Director
Grover Jones
(252)217-2893

Date Location/Results Ramp/Info Register
9/23/18
Hartwell Green Pond
10/14/18
Russell Hwy 72 Ramp
11/11/18
Clarks Hill Dorn Facility
12/16/18
Hartwell Green Pond
2/10/19
Russell Hwy 72 Ramp
3/03/19
Clarks Hill Dorn Facility
3/24/19
Hartwell Green Pond
4/14/19
Russell Hwy 72 Ramp
5/04/19
Clarks Hill Dorn Facility
10/16/19 Eufaula Lake Point Resort State Park
Division 25 Points Top 25
Place Name Events Fish Points
1 Kim Neal 3 15 590
2 Joe McDonie 3 15 563
3 James Stone 3 12 562
3 Zachary Green 3 13 562
5 Grover Jones 3 13 559
6 Bryan Waddell 3 15 556
7 Jason Turner 2 10 389
8 Barrett Keel 2 9 383
9 John Risconsin 2 10 381
9 Tim Weredyk 2 8 381
11 Bill Pinion 2 8 379
12 Allen Murray 2 8 378
13 T.J. Pittman 2 10 373
13 Nolan Pulley 2 7 373
15 Mark Ezuka 2 6 369
16 Donald Kneece 2 6 366
17 Don Branham 2 9 362
18 Wesley Underwood 2 6 359
19 Chris Nelson 1 5 199
20 Butch Pitts 1 5 197
20 Wesley Sandifer 1 5 197
22 Russell Clark 1 5 196
23 David Griswold 1 5 195
24 Joey Miller 1 5 193
25 Blake Campbell 1 5 192
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Previous Season (2018)

 

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Division News


Tim Weredyk takes the win on Clarks Hill

On November 11th, 2018  twenty-nine anglers launched from the Dorn Facility Landing near McCormick, SC.  The temps started out around 33 degrees and warmed up into the low 60’s by the 3 pm weigh in time. Water temps were in the mid 60’s due to several cold rains before the tournament.

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Bill Pinion wins a Tough one on Lake Russell

October 14th, 2018   Elberton, GA.  Fifteen anglers launched from Highway 72 Ramp Landing near Elberton, GA.  The temps started around 58 degrees but warmed up to the mid 70’s by the 3 pm weigh in time. Water temps were in the mid 70’s due to several cool nights before the tournament. Eleven of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed, it was Bill Pinion from Fair Play, SC who took the victory with 9.11-lbs.

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Kim Neal wins Northwest SC D25  Tournament on Lake Hartwell

September 23rd, 2018   Anderson, SC.  Twenty-eight anglers launched from Green Pond Landing near Anderson, SC.  Twelve of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Kim Neal from Easley, SC took the victory with 11.34lbs.  He accredited his win to topwater baits. For the win, Kim took home $651 in prize money plus an additional $150 for 1st Place Option Pot for total earnings of $801.

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Jason Burroughs takes the win on Lake Hartwell

Thirty-six anglers participated in the final AFT D25 One-Day tournament of the 2018 season. The weather started out at 55 degrees with mostly cloudy skies at take off and warmed to around 63 degrees with a light rain by check in time. The bite was off for some but as usual a few guys figure them out and catch them good.

Jason Burroughs of Hodges, SC took first place honors with a limit weighing in at 18.37lbs. Jason also earned Big Fish honors with a 4.72lb largemouth. Jason took home $745 for 1st Place - $210 for 1st Place Option Pot - $180 for the Big Fish Pot for total earnings of $1135.

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Tracy Watkins takes the win on Clarks Hill Lake

 Thirty three anglers participated in the March 25th, 2018 AFT D25 tournament at Clarks Hill Lake. The day started out at 40 degrees and raining, by the 3:30pm weigh in time the temperature had risen to 55 degrees and the sun had began to shine through the clouds. The water temps were ranging from 52-55 degrees depending upon what section of the lake you were fishing. The bite is still off a little due to the night temperatures fluctuating so much and being in the middle of the spawn.

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Russell Clark  wins on Lake Russell


Twenty-two anglers competed in the March 11, 2018 AFT D25 tournament at Lake Russell. The day started out at 51 degrees with a light rain that lasted throughout the day with temps rising by a just a few degrees before the 3:30pm weigh in time. Water temps were ranging in the low to mid 50’s with water on the main lake being clear and the creeks being stained due to the rainfall.

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Wayne Davenport Wins on Lake Hartwell


Wayne Davenport of Anderson, SC won the American Fishing Tour Division 25 tournament on Lake Hartwell held February 18th. Wayne brought in a 5-fish limit weighing 15.22lbs and earned $559.00 for the win

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AFT D25 Ramp Change

Due to the closure and construction that is going on at the Green Pond Ramp in preparation for the Bassmaster Classic AFT D25 will move the Sunday, February 18th, 2018 tournament to the Gum Branch Mega Ramp located in Hartwell, GA. The address is 1352 Vanna Weller Road Hartwell, GA 30643. This ramp is one of the few that still has sufficient dock space with the water being nine feet below full pool.

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Mike Guilbeau wins on Clarks Hill Lake


Thirty anglers fished the D25 AFT tournament at Clarks Hill Lake. The day started out with temps in the low 30’s and increased to the mid 50’s for the 3pm weigh in. Clarks Hill Lake is down around nine feet from full pool with water temps from 47-54 degrees and clear to stained water in the creeks. Fishing was tough to say the least as only 13 of the 30 anglers caught a 5 fish limit. Fish were reported being caught on a variety of baits by all anglers due to how tough the bite was. 

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            Jason Burroughs wins on Lake Russell

 

Twenty-eight anglers fished the D25 AFT tournament at Lake Russell. The day started out with temps in the low 50’s and increased to just above 60 for the 3 pm weigh in. There were 105 fish weighed in and all were released alive, thanks to all the anglers for taking care of their fish so that they could be released and caught another day.

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Jason Burroughs wins on Lake Hartwell

Eighteen anglers fished the D25 AFT tournament at Lake Hartwell. Fishing is still off a little as the water temperatures remain in the mid 70’s. As the water cools the bite should get better in the coming weeks.

Jason Burroughs of Hodges, SC took the win with a limit weighing in at 15.63lbs. Jason reported catching fish on top water baits. Jason earned $500 for 1st Place + $102 for 1st Place in the Option Pot for total earnings of $602. 

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Tracy Webb Takes the win on Clarks Hill

Tracy Webb of Elberton, GA won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers South Carolina – Northwest Division 25 held September 24th , 2017 on Clarks Hill Lake.  Running out of the Dorn Facility near McCormick, SC Tracy brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 13.84 pounds.. Tracy beat out the other 14 competetors for first place in the Division 25 opener. He took home $432 for his victory.   Tracy reported catching his fish on top water baits. For the win and First Place Option pot Tracy earned $516.

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Pearson Wins on Lake Russell

Todd Pearson of Anderson, South Carolina won the AFT D25 event on Lake Russell held on November 27th. Todd won with a five fish limit of Spotted Bass that weighed in at 14.99 pounds. Todd reported catching his fish on ledges with a jig. Todd had big fish of the tournament that weighed 3.76 pounds. He also won First Place in the Option Pot for a total of $480 for the win.

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Neal Takes Win On Russell

Kim Neal of Easley, South Carolina won the Ram American Fishing Tour South Carolina D25 season opener on Lake Russell on September 18th. Kim was the only angler to catch a five fish limit weighing 11.24 pounds. He reported catching fish on the upper part of the lake on a Shakey head worm. Kim earned a total of $430 for his efforts.

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Kim Neal Wins Ram AFT D25 Championship and AOY Title


Ten anglers participated in the Ram American Fishing Tour D25 Two-Day Divisional Championship on Lake Hartwell. The weather for Saturday was in the lower 80’s, bright sunshine and 20mph+ winds making it difficult to fish anywhere on the lake. Sunday brought calmer winds, bright sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70’s.  The main lake was clear with the creeks having some slightly stained water. Fishing was tough due to the post spawn bite that is happening on the lake. However, someone always figures out how to catch them.

Kim Neal of Easley, SC took the win with a 10 fish limit weighing 21 pounds worth $674 + 1st Place option pot of $54 for a total of $728.

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