Mike Blalock & Deanna Phillips take 1st on Santee Lakes
It’s been many years since the couples have competed on the Santee Lakes. Everyone was anticipating the big bite to be on. However due to fluctuation in the weather and pulling of water the bass seemed to be in transition all week. A total of 18 teams fished the tournament bringing 41 fish to the scales for a total weight of 127.34 lbs. with only 4 limits of fish caught. Anyone that fishes the Marion and Moultrie waters knows this is not the expected results this time of year. In the weeks leading up to our tournament, it took 25 to 30 lbs. to win and a minimum of 20 lbs. to cut a check. One of our couples caught an 11.02 lb. largemouth during practice prior to the tournament.
While the fishing was tough we certainly enjoyed spending time together. Many of our couples took the opportunity to enjoy dinner together at Black’s Camp Friday and Saturday nights. If you’ve not tried their bacon double cheeseburger you don’t know what you are missing. For most of us that was the big bite of the week!
Congratulations to our couples that placed in the money!
Mike Blalock & Deanna Phillips took 1st with 5 fish for 22.57
Dale & Victoria Goff took 2nd with 5 fish for 13.95
Tom & Missy Bancroft took 3rd with 5 fish for 12.70
Donald Brooks & Melanie Blair took 4th with 4 fish for 11.92
Ladies big fish went to Melanie Blair with a 6.00 lber.
Men's big fish went to Marc Deschenes with a 8.02 lunker
John & Susan Mills won the Berkeley Outdoors small 5 fish limit with 10.38 lbs.
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