Scott Reeves Wins $5000.00 In South Carolina Season Opener on Lake Keowee
ATHENS, Ala. – Scott Reeves of Easley, South Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series South Carolina tournament held January 27th on Lake Keowee. Running out of South Cove Park in Seneca South Carolina Scott weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.66 pounds. For the win Scott took home a check for $5000.00
“I fished shallow until about 1:30 and only had two keepers. I moved out into deeper water up to 45 feet and caught 7 more fish, I caught my fish on plasticts, “ said Reeves.
In second for the boaters Brad Benfield of Cornelia, Georgia landed a five bass limit weighing 12.63 pounds. Brad took home $1000.00 for the effort.
“I caught fish all day on a shaky head. I was fishing from shallow to 20 feet,” said Benfield.
James G. Hill of Simpsonville, South Carolina took third for the boaters with a five bass limit weighing 12.55 pounds. He earned $650.00
“All I can say is I caught my fish early and shallow,” said Hill.
In fourth place for the boaters Ross Burns of Columbia, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit for 12.13 pounds.
Rounding out the top five Bo Price of Seneca, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit for 11.55 pounds.
The biggest bass for the boaters was caught by Daryl McClellon of Cornelia, Georgia on a spinnerbait and weighed 8.67 pounds. He took home $540.00 for the fish.
In the Co-Angler Division Brent Thornton of Greer, South Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 7.16 pounds. He took home a check for $1400.00 for the win.
“I caught 6 bass today on a Cajun Craw zoom finesse worm. My fish were caught early in the day and they were shallow,” said Thornton.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Adam Smith of Westminister, South Carolina, brought in a three bass co-angler limit weighing 6.67 pounds. He collected $500.00 for the effort.
“I had a good guide today. I caught 6 fish throughout the day on a shaky head,” said Smith.
Gerald Glouse of Easley, South Carolina placed third among the co-anglers with three bass weighing 6.50 pounds. He earned $350.00 for the effort.
“I Caught my fish today on a shaky head and I only caught three,” said Glouse.
In fourth among the co-anglers Lonnie Drusch of Sumpter, South Carolina weighed in one bass that weighed 6.47 pounds. This also being the biggest bass caught on the co-angler side Lonnie took home two checks totaling $505.00. Rounding out the top five was Tony Hudson of Liberty, South Carolina with three bass weighing 6.02 pounds.
Slated for February 17th, the next tournament will be held on Lake Murray out of the Dreher Island State Park.
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New Schedule and Directors for Kansas Division 58
Athens, AL January 22, 2020. Today American Bass Anglers announce new directors for American Fishing Tour Division 58 located in southeastern Kansas. Becky Minor and Mark Moody. Becky Minor has been running events in Kansas for over 20 years.
The division will center around Big Hill Lake which is one of the interesting lakes in Kansas. Located in Labette County about 5 miles east of Cherryvale, Kansas, Big Hill is known as one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in Kansas. It has a max depth of 60 and holds a good population of both Large and quality Smallmouth bass.
The first event of the season for Division 58 is
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