Dale and Victoria Goff Collect 2nd Win of 2019 Season
Our 2nd tournament of the South Carolina series followed up the AFT Championship where the last day was canceled due to weather conditions. We'd like to thank the 13 teams that braved the windy conditions to compete on Saturday. We shared the landing with the Jacob Jordan Memorial Tournament. Jacob Jordan was a high school angler that graduated in 2018 and was holding down two jobs. He was killed in an automobile accident earlier in the month. This young man was well-known and liked in the local fishing community. The Jacob Jordan Memorial Tournament will be an annual event on Lake Hartwell. It was decided that the blast off and weigh-ins would co-inside so that our couples could participate in the benefit and fundraisers as well as the couples tournament. A few teams competed in both and several more participated in the fundraisers after weigh in.
We'd like to pass on the appreciation of the Jacob Jordan benefit organizers. Timmy Jones and his son, Jacob’s high school fishing partner, came over as we were leaving to thank everyone for their participation and donations.
We had 13 teams compete in the second series tournament and paid out 3 places.
Congratulations to our couples that earned a paycheck:
Dale and Victoria Goff took another 1st place finish with 5-fish weighing 9.11-lbs.
2nd Place and Ladies Big Fish went to Bryan and Sharon Waddell with 5-fish for a total weight of 8.59-lbs and big fish of 2.96-lbs.
3rd Place and Men's Big Fish went to Craig Sahms with 5-fish weighing 8.20-lbs and big fish of 3.30-lbs.
Don't forget the end of the year bonus drawing programs:
Referral Bonus Program - Complete a Referral Drawing card whenever a team you refer competes in their first Couples tournament.
Participation Bonus Program - Any team that competes in 6 or more trail tournaments will be entered in a Special Prize package drawing.
Our sponsors graciously provide items for our couples that do not earn a paycheck at the division tournaments.
Thank you to our local sponsors that provided items for our couples:
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American Fishing Tour - Latest News
2019 American Fishing Tour
Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers (ABA) announced today the 2019 season for the American Fishing Tour (AFT). The tour is a draw format that offers more than seventy divisions with 600-900 tournaments per season across the eastern half of the United States. Members of ABA qualify for the year-end national championship by competing locally in a minimum of four one-day divisional qualifying events and a Divisional two-day championship.
South Carolina Couples Cancels 12/8 Tournament
The South Carolina Couples Division 11 has canceled the 12/8 tournament scheduled for Lake Wateree. This decision has been made due to falling lake levels, the ramp and the launch site is inaccessible. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to seeing you all at the next tournament.
Berkley® Launches Cast for Cash 2019 Bait Contingency Program
Eligible members can win from $100 to $2,000 in over 500 sanctioned tournaments
COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 10, 2018) – Berkley® is excited to announce a new 2019 bait contingency program that will provide cash rewards for loyal weekend tournament and semi-professional tournament anglers.
To participate anglers must become a member of the Berkley Cast for Cash program. Memberships are $29.99 and include a pro pack of Berkley PowerBait, Powerbait MaxScent, hard baits, hat and decal with a MSRP of $47.95.
Galbraith and Mason win the Triton 100% Plus Team Tour Championship
The team of Roy Galbraith of Guin, Alabama and Richard Mason of Athens, Alabama took home the win in the American Bass Anglers Triton Plus 100% Team Tour Championship, held on Pickwick Lake November 3rd and 4th, 2018. Launching out of McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama, the team of Galbraith and Mason caught a five-bass limit on day one weighing 17.28-pounds