Burroughs Takes The Win on Lake Russell
ATHENS, Ala. – Jason Burroughs of Hodges SC, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Lake Russell 6/22/19. Running out of Hwy 72 boat ramp in Elberton, GA Burroughs weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.86 pounds. He took home a check for $2300.00 for the win. Being in the Mercury Marine program Burroughs also qualified for extra monies from Mercury.
“I was fishing in 15-22 feet and my fish all came off of a shakyhead and a 6XD crankbait. My co-angler and I had our fish by 10:30 and I decided to make a big move trying to get an upgrade. We were just not able to get the big bite,” said Burroughs.
Taking second, Christopher Chavis of Rincon, GA weighed in a five bass limit weighing 11.24 pounds.
“I caught all my fish today in knee deep water on a Tree Shaker tackle buzzbait,” said Chavis.
Taking third for the boaters Jerry Kotal of Elberton, Ga weighed in a five bass limit weighing 10.95 pounds. Kotal being in the Triton Gold program also qualified for extra monies from Triton boats.
“I caught all f my fish in 12-20 feet on a dropshot and a Carolina rig,” said Kotal.
In fourth place for the boaters Joe Anders from Easley, SC weighed in five bass weighing 10.32 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Steve Wicker from Pomeria, SC weighed in five bass weighing 9.86 pounds.
The biggest bass weighed in by a boater was caught by Paul Gettys of Due West, SC and weighed in at 4.54 pounds. Gettys took home a total of $780.00
In the co-angler division Jackie Belt of Fountain Inn SC, weighed in three bass for 9.14 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 3.62 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Belt collected $875.00 for his catch.
“I caught my two biggest fish on a Buckeye lures Mop Jig and one keeper on a crankbait fishing in 12-15 feet deep,” said Belt.
In second place for the co-anglers Zachary Hudson of Pendleton, SC weighed in three bass for 7.71 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.08 pounds.
“I caught everything today on a shakyhead in the 15-22 foot range,” said Hudson.
Taking third for the co-anglers Greg Glouse of Liberty, SC weighed in a three bass limit weighing 5.73 pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a shakyhead in 35-45 feet,” said Glouse.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Jay Salloum of Waxhaw, NC weighed in three bass for 5.67 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Daniel Crocker of Union, SC weighed in three bass for 5.21 pounds.
The next event for the South Carolina Division will be the area championship on Lake Hartwell, on Oct. 5-6 launching from Green Pond Landing in Anderson, SC.
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