Hunter Harwell Wins North Carolina Opener

ATHENS, Ala. – Hunter Harwell of Hickory, North Carolina won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Carolina event held on Lake Norman on 2/1/19. Running out of the Pinnacle Wildlife access in Mooresville North Carolina, Harwell weighed in a five bass limit totaling 12.46-pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.18-pounds. Harwell took home a check for $2600.00 for the win.  

“I made the last-minute decision to switch over from a co-angler to a boater and that was one of the best decisions I have made in a while. I caught my fish on a variety of baits. I caught some on a swimbait, crankbait, and a jerk bait. I had my fish before 11:00,” said Harwell.

In second for the boaters, Kelly Logan of Morganton, North Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 11.01-pounds.

“I had 5 keepers today. I caught them on a crankbait very shallow in about 5 feet of water,” said Logan.
     
Taking third for the boaters, Michael Stephens of Gastonia, North Carolina, weighed in a
f ive bass limit weighing 10.34-pounds. 

“I caught fish early on a shallow running crankbait and when that bite died, I moved out and caught some in the 40-foot range with a football head jig,” said Stephens.   

In fourth place for the boaters, Scott Hamrick of Denver, North Carolina weighed in four bass weighing 10.21-pounds. Rounding out the top five, Michael Fox of Statesville, North Carolina weighed in five bass weighing 9.95-pounds.

The big bass honors for the boaters was caught by Michael Fox of Statesville, North Carolina for a bass weighing 3.40-pounds. Fox collected $500.00 for his bass. 

In the Co-angler Division Shane Maultsby of Huntington, West Virginia won with three bass weighing 6.92-pounds with a 2.71-pound kicker fish. Maultsby pocketed $1300.00 for the win.

“I used a variety of baits today. The bite was really slow for me until around 2:00. I caught around 15 fish today,” said Maultsby.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Thomas McDermott of Madison, North Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 6.60-pounds. 

“At 7:37 I had already boated two keepers on a jerk bait,” said McDermott. “The bite just stopped after that. I didn’t catch my third keeper until 3:00.”

Taking third for the co-anglers, Chris Anderson of Mooresville, North Carolina weighed in three bass weighing 6.27-pounds. 

“I caught 4 keepers today in deeper water on a jig,” said Anderson. 

In fourth for the co-anglers Ronald Hearn of Mt. Holly North Carolina, weighed in two bass weighing 6.19-pounds. Rounding out the top five, Adam Gum of Princeton, West Virginia weighed in three bass weighing 6.13-pounds. 

The big bass for the co-anglers was a 3.39-pounder weighed in by Adam Gum. He collected $265.00 for his bass.

Top 20 Boaters (FULL RESULTS)

PL Angler Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Points Payout
1 Hunter C. Harwell 5 0.00 3.18 12.46 250 2600
2 Kelly W. Logan 5 0.00 0.00 11.01 249 1250
3 Michael D. Stephens 5 0.00 0.00 10.34 248 950
4 Scott Hamrick 4 0.00 2.92 10.21 247 800
5 Michael L. Fox 5 0.00 3.40 9.95 246 1100
6 Jake Frye 5 0.00 2.83 9.60 245 500
7 James Wall 5 0.00 0.00 9.38 244 450
8 Randy A. Childers 5 0.00 0.00 9.22 243 375
9 George V. Baucom 5 0.00 2.15 9.17 242 263
9 Matthew B. McBee 5 0.00 0.00 9.17 242 263
11 Richard Rick J. Bradford 5 0.00 0.00 8.76 240 200
12 Jeffrey Queen 5 0.00 0.00 8.26 239 0
13 Paul G. Tsiolkas 5 0.00 0.00 7.63 238 0
14 Parks Jones 5 0.00 0.00 7.57 237 0
14 Patrick L. King 5 0.00 0.00 7.57 237 0
16 James Jay S. Salloum 5 0.00 2.55 7.52 235 0
17 Jason Wilson 5 0.00 0.00 7.33 234 0
18 Dan Funderburk 4 0.00 0.00 7.17 233 0
19 Richard Scott Henley 5 0.00 0.00 7.07 232 0
20 Jeff Hager 4 0.00 0.00 6.73 231 0

Slated for March, 9th the next event for the North Carolina Division will be held on Lake Wylie launching from South Point Wildlife Access. 

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