Bo and Jessica Win on Keowee
South Carolina Couples’ 6th event of the 2021 Season was held on beautiful Lake Keowee out of South Cove Marina on March 20th. Leaving 4 more events to go before our National Championship on Lake Eufaula. Mother Nature blessed us with a blistering cold and windy spring day. But at least we didn’t have any rain, sleet or snow flurries this time. Even with the cold snap we had 29 teams registered to fish, weighing 103 bass at 209.69 pounds with 17 teams bringing a limit to the scales. All bass were released to be caught again.
1st Bo & Jessica Price, 5 fish 13.50 lbs. - $979
2nd Dale & Victoria Goff, 5 fish, 13.35 lbs. - $544
3rd Vince & Amanda Smith, 5 fish, 13.32 lbs. - $325
4th Joe Anders & Shianne Parker, 5 fish, 13.10 lbs. - $218
5th Ben & Ashley Sutton, 5 fish, 12.52 lbs. - $109
Ladies Big Bass Jessica Price 3.69 lbs. - $140
Men’s Big Bass Vince Smith 5.56 lbs. - $140
Berkeley Outdoors $50 Smallest Limit - Tom & Missy Bancroft 6.22 lbs.
Our couples are a great group of folks. Everyone is always willing to help out and we truly appreciate it. We’d like to thank Bryan & Sharon Waddell for thinking of everyone and bringing 2 cases of toe warmers to share as well as a couple of Yeti cups and water bottles for our post event giveaways. We’d also like to thank Rodney Bratcher & Patti Dennison for bringing several items from Angler’s Choice including beautiful jerseys, hats, and tackle packs for giveaway items. I hope everyone enjoyed the pictures that Kristina Cothran took at weigh-in as much as I did. Thank you Kristina for helping out, you did a great job!
Don’t forget to support our local sponsors when you are looking to make a purchase just like they support us. Our sponsors include JC Outdoors, Phantom Outdoors, Victory Tackleworks, Berkeley Outdoors, Choo Choo Lures, ALX Rods, Lew’s, Continental Tires, Kissel Krafts Custom Rods, Angler’s Headquarters, Strike King and Yo-zuri.
Our next tournament will be April 10th on Lake Greenwood launching from One Stop Marina at 5121 Old Laurens Road in Greenwood, SC.
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LES CHARLES WINS D72 on SINCLAIR
Les Charles of Milledgeville, GA took home the first place trophy and $813 cash for his 5 bass limit totaling 15.92 pounds at the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tournament held on November 27, 2021 at Lake Sinclair. Les said he caught his fish flipping docks with a homemade jig.
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.
2022 Open Series Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2022 Open Series. The 2022 season offers 16 divisions, Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee Central, Tennessee East, Texas East, and Texas Southeast, and Virginia.
Each division offers four one-day qualifying events offering a boater/co-angler format,
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