Jones Takes Day One of a Double Header on High Rock Lake
Tommy Jones of Salisbury, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on High Rock Lake on 6/20/20. Running out of Tamarac Marina, Jones weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.94 pounds. He took home a check for $2400.00 for the win.
Fishing again on Sunday Jones did not want to divulge too much information, stating he caught his fish shallow on plastics.
Taking second for the boaters, Dwayne Hughes of Lexington NC, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.49 pounds.
Hughes advises he caught his limit junk fishing. He advised he figured out a pattern later in the day and caught probably three limits.
Taking third for the boaters Maurice Freeze of Concord NC, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.26 pounds.
“I caught my fish today fishing shallow with a jig and a worm,” said Freeze.
In fourth place for the boaters Byron Brush weighed in five bass weighing 14.59 pounds. Rounding out the top 5, Richard Bradford of Hoffman NC, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.86 pounds.
The boater big bass honors went to Stephen Cannon of Wilkesboro NC, with a bass that weighed in at 6.02 pounds. Cannon’s big bass earned him $410.00.
In the co-angler division Jesse Jodon of Windber, PA weighed in a three bass limit weighing 8.18 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 4.69 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Jodon took home a total of $1180.00.
“We fished various depths today,” said Jodon. “I caught one on a moving bait, one on a top water bait and one on a Carolina Rig.”
In second place for the co-anglers, Billy Taylor of Newton, NC weighed in a three bass limit weighing 7.49 pounds.
Taking third for the co-anglers, Charles Wood of Thomasville, NC weighed in three bass weighing 6.53 pounds.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Steve Cannon of Wilkesboro, NC weighed in three bass weighing 6.49 pounds. Rounding out the top 5, Mark Hughes of Jamestown NC weighed in three bass weighing 5.94 pounds
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Randy Woodham of Social Circle, GA took the win for D72 of the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour held on January 16, 2021, on Lake Oconee. His total weight of 17.12 pounds netted him $755 cash for first place and a nice trophy. Randy secured his five fish limit with a 5.62 pounder, and won additional cash of $370 for the optional big bass pot and the Big Bass trophy. Randy is currently in the lead for AOY position for D72.
North GA Couples kicks off 2021 season with double header on Lake Lanier.
October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems.
Bass Pro Shops Open Series Coming To Lake Okeechobee
Athens, AL - The south Florida division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold their first tournament of the season on Lake Okeechobee. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the tournament will be out of Clewiston, FL, launching out of the framed Roland Martin Marina and Resort.
It will be interesting to see how much Okeechobee has changed since last January. On this same weekend last year, Scott Kirsch of Edgewater, FL, won the boater side of the event with a five-fish limit of 18 pounds. Mason Meder won the Co-Angler side of the event with a three-fish limit of 10.91 pounds.
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