Chase Stewart takes the win on Lake Greenwood
Athens, Ala. Chase Stewart of Ware Shoals, SC won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 1-day qualifier held April 8, 2018 on Lake Greenwood running out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC.
The day started out at 39 degrees with a 15 mph NNE wind. At the3pm weigh-in it was 60 degrees with a light NE wind. Cloudy and cold until 12 noon when the sun came out and the wind laid down to 5 to 10 mph. There were 24 anglers fishing this Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC.
First place, Chase Stewart had 5 fish weighing 15.31 pounds. Chase was fishing the middle and lower parts of the lake and caught some of his fish early on a chatterbait and the rest bed fishing. The payback for first place earned Chase $600 and the first place trophy.
Paul Selle of Lexington, SC was second with 5 fish weighing 14.92 pounds. He caught some of his fish early on the lower part of the lake with a swimbait and then went to the upper part for the remainder of his limit fishing a shaky head and achatterbait. Paul took home the second place trophy and $485 for second place and first place option pot.
Andrew Allen of Waterloo, SC took third place with 5 fish weighing 13.08 pounds. He had a kicker fish of 4.12 pounds to anchor his limit. Andrew won third place trophy and $123.
Fourth place was Wayman Coleman of Bradley, SC with 4 fish weighing 11.47 pounds. Wayman won a $179 for hisfourth place finish and second place option pot.
Fifth place and ALX Rod Big Fish Winner was James Stone of Lowndesville, SC with 3 fish weighing 10.53 that included the tournament big fish at 6.89 pounds. James won $120 for big fish and a $25 Gift Certificate from Wolfstone Tungsten for fifth place.
Top 5 finishers:
1 – Chase Stewart - 5 fish 15.31 pounds BF 200 points
2 – Paul Selle – 5 fish 14.92 pounds 199 points
3 – Andrew Allen – 5 fish 13.08 pounds 198 points
4 – Wayman Coleman – 4 fish 11.47 pounds 197 points
5 – James Stone – 3 fish 10.53 pounds 196 points
These anglers are qualifying to compete in the 2018 AFT National Championship on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC on October 21-26, 2018.
The next Division 96 tournament for Division 96 will be on Clarks Hill Lake out of the Dorn Facility near McCormick, SC on May 20, 2018.
For more information, contact D-96 Director Phil Morris at 864-993-0346; email [email protected] or call ABA at (256) 232-0406. On-line, see www.americanbassanglers.com or www.aba-sc.com for complete results. Also check out our facebook page at D-96 American Fishing Tour.
These anglers are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the American Fishing Tour National Championship.
The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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