Nix Takes The Win On Lake Wylie
ATHENS, Al. – Andy Nix of Thomasville NC, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event on Lake Wylie. Running out of South Point Wildlife access in Belmont NC, Nix weighed in a five bass limit weighing 12.22 pounds. Nix took home $2200.00 for the win.
“I had been catching fish on a swimbait during practice, but they didn’t want it today. The watercolor changed and it came up a couple of feet. I caught my fish today on a crankbait up until about 11:00 and the bite stopped for me,” said Nix. Nix took home $2200.00 for the win.
Taking second for the boaters, Derek Cummings of Denver NC, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 11.79 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.03 pounds. “I caught around 6 bass today in the 4–5-foot range on a crankbait,” said Cummings.
Taking third for the boaters Jerry Pruitt of Vale NC, weighed in five bass weighing 11.55 pounds. Pruitt reported catching most of his bass shallow using a black and blue jig.
In fourth place for the boaters, Jake Frye of Charlotte NC, weighed in five bass weighing 11.24 pounds and rounding out the top five Matt Hayes of Mount Holly NC, weighed in five bass weighing 10.64 pounds.
Boater big bass honors went to Skip Kraft for a bass that tipped the scales at 6.95 pounds. Kraft collected $350.00 for his bass.
In the co-angler division Jack Pollio of Lincolnton NC weighed in three bass weighing 8.42 pounds to take the win. His weight was anchored by a bass weighing 4.88 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Pollio took home $1110.00 for his win.
“I caught probably 12 fish today on a crankbait in the 6-7 foot depth range,” said Pollio.
In second place for the co-anglers, Billy Taylor of Newton NC, weighed in a three bass limit weighing 6.15 pounds. “I caught three bass today, two on a crankbait and one on a spinnerbait,” said Taylor.
Taking third for the co-anglers, George Hirapetian of Charlotte NC, weighed in three bass weighing 5.24 pounds. “I caught three fish today on a senko and lost some fish on a crankbait,” said Hirapetian.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Steve Cannon of Wilkesboro NC, weighed in three bass weighing 4.86 pounds and rounding out the top five, Barry Burford of Charlotte NC, weighed in three bass weighing 4.43 pounds.
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