Russell Clark wins a tough one on Clarks Hill Lake
September 22nd, 2019 McCormick, SC., thirty-six anglers launched from Dorn Facility Landing near McCormick, SC.
The weather started out with temps in the lower 60’s and warmed to the upper 80’s. By the 3pm weigh in time, water temps were in the mid to upper 80’s and clear to slightly stain in the creeks.
Fourteen of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Russell Clark from Abbeville, SC took the victory with 14.04lbs. For the win Russell took home $745 in prize money plus an additional $210 for 1st Place Option Pot for total earnings of $955.
Second amongst the competitors was Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC with five fish that locked in the scales at 13.70lbs. For his efforts he took home $470 plus $140 for 2nd Place Option Pot for a total of $610 in prize money.
Third place was claimed by Kim Neal of Easley, SC with five fish and a total weight of 13.46lbs. For his efforts he took home $203.
Fourth place was Joey Miller of Waterloo, SC with a limit weighing in at 11.95lbs. For his efforts he took home $151.
Fifth place was Tim Weredyk of Guyton, GA with a limit weighing in at 10.95lbs. For his efforts he took home $115.
Rounding out the top six in the money was Greg Tarbuck of Anderson, SC with a limit weighing in at 10.59lbs. Greg earned $79 for his fifth place finish.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Bill Pinion of Fairplay, SC. His fish locked in the scales at 4.28lbs earning him $180 in prize money.
Top ten finishers:
1. Russell Clark 14.04
2. Phillip Anderson 13.70
3. Kim Neal 13.46
4. Joey Miller 11.95
5. Tim Weredyk 10.98
6. Greg Tarbuck 10.59
7. Bill Pinion 10.43
8. Don Kneece 9.77
9. Jonathon Webb 9.52
10. Stephen Hayes 9.00
The next tournament in this division will take place on October 27th, 2019 launching from Gum Branch Mega Ramp facility on Lake Hartwell.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director (name and number) or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
These anglers earn 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 AFT Championship.
In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All anglers fish for both 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 this fall on Lake Hartwell, SC.
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