Anderson Takes The Win On Clark’s Hill
ATHENS, Al. – Phillip Anderson of Saluda SC, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Clark’s hill on 6/26/21. Running out of the Dorn boating facility in McCormick SC, Anderson weighed in a five bass limit weighing 14.75 pounds. Anderson’s limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.28 pounds which was the largest bass weighed in by a boater. Anderson took home $1640.00 for his catch.
“I’ve been out fishing for a few weeks and the conditions have been getting tougher and tougher. I caught my fish today flipping willow trees with an Ol’ Monster worm,” said Anderson.
Taking second for the boaters, Wayman Coleman of Abbeville SC, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.50 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.73 pounds.
“It was tough today and I only managed about 8 bites but I caught them like I like to fish, with a frog,” said Coleman.
Taking third for the boaters Phillip Johnston of Jefferson GA, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 11.92 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.29 pounds.
“I caught some fish early on a buzzbait and as the day progressed I caught them fishing brush piles with a jig,” said Johnston.
In fourth place for the boaters, Randy Childers of Townville SC, weighed in five bass weighing 11.87 pounds and rounding out the top five, Greg Rikard of Leesville SC, weighed in five bass weighing 11.32 pounds.
In the co-angler division Bobby Williams of Greer SC, weighed in three bass weighing 5.71 pounds to take the win. Williams took home $500.00 for the win.
“I caught probably seven keepers today all on a crankbait,” said Williams.
In second place for the co-anglers, Charles Ellington of Cumming GA, weighed in three bass weighing 5.45 pounds.
“I caught four fish today all on a shakey head,” said Ellington.
In third place for the co-anglers Damon Phillips of Anderson SC, weighed in three bass weighing 5.36 pounds.
“I caught a couple on a jackhammer, one on a creature bait and one on a dropshot,” said Phillips.
Taking fourth for the co-anglers Chris Wilson of Easley SC, weighed in three bass weighing 4.95 pounds and rounding out the top five, Ryan Smith of Sugar Hill GA, weighed in three bass weighing 4.88 pounds.
Co-angler big bass honors went to Eddy Morgan of Denver NC for a bass that weighed 4.81 pounds.
The next event for the South Carolina division will be the area championship on Lake Norman on September 18-19, running out of Pinnacle Wildlife access in Mooresville NC.
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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