Cothrans Win on Hartwell
Lake Hartwell served up 9 limits and a little snow for the South Carolina Couples event on March 6, 2021. Twenty-two teams braved the elements to bring 71 bass to the scales weighing 140.20 pounds. Dewayne & Kristina Cothran took first place with 5 bass weighing 16.61 lbs. Dewayne anchored their limit with the Men’s Big Bass of 6.12 lbs.
The new team of Ryan & Cherie Shoaf placed 2nd with a limit of bass weighing 14.50 lbs Cherie also took the Ladies Big Bass honors with a 3.69 lb. largemouth.
The mother and son team of Sherri & Jaris McGee came in 3rd with 5 bass weighing 13.51 lbs.
Chris and Genevra Fields rounded out the teams in the money by coming in 4th with 5 fish weighing 9.66 lbs. Berkeley Outdoors sponsors a $50 Prize at each tournament for the team weighing the smallest limit. Dale & Victoria Goff took home the $50 Smallest Limit prize with a limit of 7.45 lbs.
Lake Hartwell was the 5th stop on the South Carolina Couples trail this year with 5 more events before the National Championship. Join us for #6 on Lake Keowee out of South Cove on March 20th.
We’ve got some great local sponsors that provide drawing items for those of us that are not lucky enough to get a paycheck at the end of the day. Recognition and appreciation go out to Berkeley Outdoors, Phantom Outdoors, Choo Choo Lures, Yo-zuri, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Victory Tackleworks, Strike King and this week Rodney Bratcher brought us some sponsor items from Angler’s Choice.
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Michael Smith Takes the Win on Lake Mitchell
January 8, 2022, Clanton, AL. Thirty-three anglers launched from Higgins Ferry Park Ramp near Clanton, AL. Twenty-four of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Michael M. Smith of Andalusia, AL took the victory with 14.71 pounds. For the victory Smith took home $723 in prize money.
Tom and Missy take the win and the GLine Battery $100 Bounty on Cooper River
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the Cooper River with mild temperatures and sunny skies! We had eight teams come out to compete with every team bringing fish to the scales. Several teams commented on how clear the water was and how many big bass they watched swimming but couldn’t get to bite. It seems that the most productive bite was on crank baits and worms.
Tom and Missy Bancroft took First Place with 5 largemouth bass weighing 8.15 lbs. earning $360. We caught our bass on crankbaits in the morning and shaky head worms in the afternoon.
Florida South Division To Open On Okeechobee
ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida South Division 7 of the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, begins its new season on Jan. 22, 2022, on Lake Okeechobee.
The anglers will run out of Roland and Mary Ann Martin's Marina Resort, located at 920 E. Del Monte Avenue in the town of Clewiston, Fla. Anglers can fish anywhere in the massive lake but cannot lock into the Kissimmee River, Caloosahatchee River, or the Port St. Lucie Canal.
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