Poteat Takes the Win on Lake Norman
Chad Poteat of Mt. Airy, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Lake Norman on 8/15/20. Running out of Pinnacle Wildlife Access Area Poteat weighed in five bass weighing 11.20 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.42 lbs. which was the largest bass weighed in by a boater. Poteat took home $2550.00 for his win.
“I caught my fish shallow on a homemade jig,” said Poteat.
Taking second for the boaters, Michael Stephens of Gastonia, NC weighed in a five bass limit weighing 10.94 pounds.
“I caught my fish today just junk fishing,” said Stephens. I caught some in 35 feet on a dropshot, some in 2 feet on a buzzbait and some in 8 feet on a jig.”
Taking third for the boaters Scott Hamrick of Denver, NC weighed in five bass weighing 10.93 pounds. Also, for being the highest Triton boat owner Hamrick will also collect extra monies from the Triton Gold program.
“I caught my fish today on bream, around docks with a spinning outfit and on a jig,” said Hamrick.
In fourth place for the boaters Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, NC weighed in five bass weighing 10.54 pounds. Rounding out the top five Jake Monti of Mooresville NC weighed in five bass weighing 10.51 pounds.
In the co-angler division Barry Burford of Charlotte, NC took top honors with three bass weighing 9.94 pounds. Burford’s limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.46 pounds.
Buford took home $950.00 for his win.
“I caught probably 25 fish today,” said Burford. “My fish came on a top water bait and a shakyhead.”
In second place for the co-anglers, Christopher Carnes of York, SC weighed in three bass weighing 6.99 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.19 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Carnes took home $570.00.
“I caught my big fish on a jig and the others just junk fishing,” said Carnes.
Taking third for the co-anglers, Eddy Morgan of Denver, NC weighed in three bass weighing 6.18 pounds.
“I caught two on topwater and the rest on a shakyhead,” said Morgan.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Gregory Littles Sr. of Irmo, SC weighed in three bass weighing 6.04 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Shane Maultsby of Huntington, WV weighed in three bass weighing 6.00 pounds.
The next event for the North Carolina Division will be the two-day regional on Lake Wylie on September 26-27 running out of Ebenezer Park.
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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