Ross Burns Wins South Carolina Opener
ATHENS, Ala. – Ross Burns of Columbia, South Carolina won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series South Carolina event held on Santee Cooper on 1/26/2019. Running out of John C Land Boating Facility in Manning, South Carolina, Burns weighed in a five bass limit totaling 20.48-pounds. For the boater division victory, Burns took home a check for $2200.00.
“I caught my fish today fishing eel grass in the lower lake on a rattletrap,” said Burns.
In second for the boaters, Brett E. Mitchell of Timmonsville, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 20.16-pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a Keitech swimbait around shell beds,” said Mitchell.
Taking third for the boaters, Ron Brown of Cross, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.19-pounds.
“I caught 12-13 bass today. I caught some on a rattletrap and some on a shakeyhead,” said Brown.
In fourth place for the boaters, Paul M Selle of Lexington, South Carolina weighed in four bass weighing 11.68-pounds. Rounding out the top five, Todd Pearson of Anderson, South Carolina weighed in three bass weighing 10.32-pounds.
The big bass honors for the boaters was caught by Norm Attaway of Clearwater, South Carolina for a bass weighing 6.84-pounds. Attaway collected $340.00 for his bass.
In the Co-angler Division Chris Odom of Charlotte, North Carolina won with three bass weighing 11.54-pounds with a 5.14-pound kicker fish. Odom pocketed $750.00 for the win.
“I caught all of my fish on a rattletrap around stump fields,” said Odom.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Zachary Liles or Mooresville, North Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 10.70-pounds.
“I fished with the second-place boater today. I fished slow with a senko,” said Liles.
Taking third for the co-anglers, Anthony Petrella of Charlotte, North Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 8.05-pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a rattletrap,” said Patrella.
In fourth for the co-anglers Damon Phillips of Anderson, South Carolina weighed in one bass weighing 8.05-pounds. Rounding out the top five, Wesley Mullins of Bloomingdale, Georgia weighed in two bass weighing 5.54-pounds.
The big bass for the co-anglers was an 8.05-pounder weighed in by Damon Phillips of Anderson, South Carolina. He took home $130.00 for the bass.
Slated for February 23rd, the next event will be held on Lake Murray out of Dreher Island State Park.
Top 20 Boater Results (Full Results)
PL Angler Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Ross W. Burns 5 0.00 0.00 20.48 250 2200 2 Brett E. Mitchell 5 0.00 0.00 20.16 249 950 3 Ron Brown 5 0.00 0.00 13.19 248 650 4 Paul M. Selle 4 0.00 0.00 11.68 247 550 5 Todd Pearson 3 0.00 4.89 10.32 246 400 6 Norm Attaway 2 0.00 6.84 10.02 245 740 7 Sandy E. Oliver 4 0.00 0.00 9.76 244 300 8 Randall Jar R. Hillyer 3 0.00 0.00 9.67 243 200 9 Christopher L. Chavis 4 0.00 0.00 9.59 242 0 10 Nolan Pulley 4 0.00 0.00 9.52 241 0 11 Joe Anders 3 0.00 0.00 7.95 240 0 12 James Gibbons 1 0.00 7.86 7.86 239 0 13 Lonnie B. Drusch 3 0.00 0.00 6.33 238 0 14 Barry Thames 2 0.00 0.00 6.21 237 0 15 David H. Rush 2 0.00 0.00 4.80 236 0 16 Russell BIGWORM P. Ludwig IV 2 0.00 0.00 4.58 235 0 17 Joseph Toth 2 0.00 0.00 4.57 234 0 18 Bradley L. Sears 1 0.00 3.36 3.36 233 0 19 Richard Mitch W. Mitchell 1 0.00 2.70 2.70 232 0 20 Justin DeBose 1 0.00 2.18 2.18 231 0
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