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.
Grover Jones of Starr, SC came in second with 4 fish weighing 13.17lbs. He earned $331 + $126 for 1st Place in the Option Pot for total earnings of $457.00.
Danny Ashley of Donalds, SC finished in third with a 5-fish limit weighing 13.07lbs. Danny earned $108 + $84 for 2nd Place in the Option Pot for total earnings of $192.00.
John Nixon of Anderson, SC finished fourth with a 5-fish limit weighing 12.73lbs. John earned $79.00.
Jeff Cooper of Anderson, SC won Big Fish honors with a 6.07lb largemouth. Jeff collected $110.00 for that hook set.
The day started out at 45 degrees and was up to 67 degrees and mostly sunny by the 3pm weigh in time. Water temps were ranging from 53-58 degrees with clear to stained water in the backs of the creeks due to the recent rainfalls.
The Top 10
Place Name Fish BB Total Points Payout 1 Wayne Davenport 5 0 15.2 200 $559 2 Grover B. Jones 5 0 13.2 199 $331 3 Danny Ashley 5 0 13.1 198 $108 4 John Nixon 5 0 12.7 197 $79 5 Tim Eplee 5 0 12.4 196 $0 6 David Henderson 5 0 10.7 195 $0 7 Bill M. Pinion 5 0 10.1 194 $0 8 Tim Eplee Jr. 5 0 9.81 193 $0 9 Ben Stone 5 0 9.64 192 $0 10 Bryan Waddell 5 0 8.71 191 $0
The next tournament for D25 is 3/11/2018 on Lake Russell (Link for full D25 Schedule)
For more information on this and any upcoming events please contact local director Grover Jones at 252-217-2893 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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South Carolina Heads to Lake Murray
ATHENS, Ala. – The South Carolina Division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold its second event of the season on Lake Murray on February 23, 2019.
The competitors will launch from Dreher Island State Park located at 3677 State Park Road Prosperity South Carolina 29127. Anglers will begin fishing at 7:00 am or safe light on Saturday February 23rd with the weigh-in to start at 3:00 pm. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friday 2/22/2019 local time at the ABA stage trailer at Dreher Island State park, with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m.
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Saturday, February 9, 2019 the Bass Pro Shops Team Tour operated by American Bass Anglers held its first tournament of the regular season that launched from Goosepond Bait and Tackle on Guntersville Lake located in Scottsboro, Alabama. Ninety-three teams went to battle in cold weather conditions to try and win the 2019 Triton 17TX powered by a 60HP Mercury four-stroke with Garmin Echo-map plus 63CV valued at 20K. With a 5-pound lead over 2nd place Jimmy Mason and Lance Walker took the victory weighing in 5 fish for a total weight of 33.82-pounds. The team also earned a check for $900 for taking 1st place in the High Stakes Option Pot.