Tom and Missy Bancroft win on Lake Wateree
The Lake Wateree tournament was the 8th event of the South Carolina Couples trail which was rescheduled from December and held this past Sunday on May 5, 2019 out of Clearwater Cove. Lake Wateree hasn’t been on the couples tournament schedule in a number of years. We are looking forward to returning next year and building a following on this beautiful mid-state reservoir.
With the threat of rain showers and thunderstorms, which held off until weigh in and lasted 2 minutes, we had a ten boat field paying two places, Men’s Big Bass, Ladies Big Bass and the Berkeley Outdoors Marine sponsored smallest 5 fish limit. The thunderstorms that rolled through the area the night before dropped a lot of rain and lead to cooler and muddier waters but did not hurt the shallow bite for the top two finishers. The top two bags were caught using Spinner Baits, Buzz Baits, and Chatterbaits all by Choo Choo Custom Baits, Senko, and Lucky Craft Gunfish. We had a total of 38 fish brought to the scales and released for a total weight of 97.81 lbs.
Tom and Missy Bancroft took 1st place with 5 fish weighing 15.64 lbs.
Barry and Romaine Descarco with Choo Choo Custom Baits, one of our division sponsors, joined us for this tournament and took 2nd place with 5 fish for 13.79 lbs.
Susan Mills won Ladies Big Bass with a 5.97 lb. largemouth.
Gary Michaud won Men’s Big Bass with a 4.27 lb largemouth.
\Dale & Victoria Goff won the Berkeley Outdoors Marine sponsored Smallest 5 fish limit with 10.65 lbs.
And a beautiful picture to end a great day!
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LES CHARLES WINS D72 on SINCLAIR
Les Charles of Milledgeville, GA took home the first place trophy and $813 cash for his 5 bass limit totaling 15.92 pounds at the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tournament held on November 27, 2021 at Lake Sinclair. Les said he caught his fish flipping docks with a homemade jig.
Tom and Missy take the win and the GLine Battery $100 Bounty on Cooper River
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the Cooper River with mild temperatures and sunny skies! We had eight teams come out to compete with every team bringing fish to the scales. Several teams commented on how clear the water was and how many big bass they watched swimming but couldn’t get to bite. It seems that the most productive bite was on crank baits and worms.
Tom and Missy Bancroft took First Place with 5 largemouth bass weighing 8.15 lbs. earning $360. We caught our bass on crankbaits in the morning and shaky head worms in the afternoon.
2022 Open Series Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2022 Open Series. The 2022 season offers 16 divisions, Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee Central, Tennessee East, Texas East, and Texas Southeast, and Virginia.
Each division offers four one-day qualifying events offering a boater/co-angler format,
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak