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.
Russell Clark of Abbeville, SC took the win with a 5 fish limit weighing in at 16.58lbs. Russell earned $559.00 for 1st Place plus an additional $132.00 for 1st Place in the Option Pot for total earnings of $691.00
Jason Burroughs of Hodges, SC finished in 2nd Place with a limit worth 15.93lbs. Jason earned $331.00 for 2nd Place and $88.00 for 2nd Place in the Option Pot for a total of $419.00.
Danny Ashley of Donalds, SC finished in third with a limit worth 14.30lbs. Danny earned $108.00 for his 3rd Place finish.
Darren Ashley of Calhoun Falls, SC came in 4th Place with a limit weighing in at 14.01lbs. Darren earned $79.00 for his 4th Place finish.
Bobby Murdock of Honea Path, SC won the Big Fish honors with a 5.00lb largemouth. Bobby earned $110 for the Big Fish Pot.
Place Name Fish BB Total Points Payout 1 Russell Clark 5 4.56 16.58 200 $559 2 Jason Burroughs 5 0 15.93 199 $331 3 Danny Ashley 5 0 14.3 198 $108 4 Darren K. Ashley 5 0 14.01 197 $79 5 John Nixon 5 0 13.67 196 $0 6 Bobby Murdock 5 5 13.17 195 $0 7 Bryan Waddell 5 0 12.77 194 $0 8 Kameron K. Harbin 5 0 12.63 193 $0 9 Wayne Davenport 5 0 12.53 192 $0 10 Zachary Green 5 4.73 11.82 191 $0
The next tournament for D25 is 3/25/2018 on Clarks Hill (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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