Kelly Logan wins $10,480 on Lake Norman in Area 4 Championship

ATHENS, Ala. –Kelly Logan of Morganton North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Area 4 Championship held on Lake Norman on October 6&7 2018. Running out of Blythe Landing in Huntersville NC, Logan weighed in a day one five-bass limit weighing 9.52-pounds. Going into day two in 13th place Logan caught another five-bass limit weighing 13.11-pounds which was the largest five-bass caught by a boater. Logan’s two-day total was 22.63-pounds. Logan anchored is catch with a bass weighing 3.84-pounds which also gave him big bass honors for the boaters. For his win and big bass, Logan took home a total of $10,480.00.   

“I caught all my fish shallow on topwater, jigs and a creature bait,” said Logan. When asked what he changed up from day one Logan just smiled and said, “I got them in the boat today”.  

 Coming in second place, day one leader Michael Fox of Statesville, North Carolina, finished with a two-day total weight of 21.26-lbs.  He took home a check for $700.00 for the effort. 

“I caught all my fish on topwater and a jig. I had problems losing fish today and that cost me the win,” said Fox.

Taking third for the boaters, Eddie Whitten of Townville, South Carolina finished with a two-day total weight of 21.06-pounds. Whitten took home $500.00 for his catch.

“I caught my fish on docks with a jig head and a fluke,” said Whitten.  

In fourth place for the boaters, Michael Stephens of Gastonia, North Carolina weighed in two five-bass limits for a total weight of 20.99-pounds. Rounding out the top five, Greg Glouse of Liberty, South Carolina Carolina, weighed in two-five bass limits for a total weight of 19.81 pounds. 

In the Co-Angler division, Damon Phillips of Anderson, South Carolina weighed in a co-angler limit of three bass weighing 9.06-pounds on day one. Going into day two in the lead, Phillips weighed in another co-angler limit weighing 6.58-pounds giving him a two-day total of 15.64-pounds and securing the win. For his win, Phillips took home a check for $5000.00. 

“I have to thank both of my boaters. The had me around the fish. I caught most of my fish on topwater, but I did catch one deeper on day one that helped. I guess the highlight of my day was catching two three pounders at one time,” said Phillips.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Simeon O’Meara of North Augusta, South Carolina weighed in a two-day total of six bass for 11.05-pounds. He took home $350.00 for the effort. 

“I had two good boaters. I caught all my fish on a jig. On day two I had to downsize to get the bites,” said O’Meara.

Taking third for the co-anglers, Dwayne Parton of Townville, South Carolina weighed in a total of six bass for 10.46-pounds. He took home $300.00 for his catch. 

“I had two great boaters. I caught my fish on day one with topwater and on day two with a shaky head,” said Parton. 

In fourth for the co-anglers Dale Surrett of Midland, South Carolina weighed in two three-bass limits for 10.40-pounds. Rounding out the top five, Kevin Dye of West Union, South Carolina weighed in two co-angler limits weighing 10.12-pounds. 

The big bass for the co-anglers was a 5.28-pounder weighed in on day one, caught by Gary Hopper of Hickory, North Carolina. Hopper took home a check for $235.00, and for having the largest bass of the tournament Hopper also took home an ABU Garcia SX reel valued at $160.00.

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