Michael Stephens Takes the win on Lake Wylie

ATHENS, Ala. – Michael Stephens of Gastonia, North Carolina won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Carolina event held on Lake Wylie on 3/9/19. Running out of South Point Landing in Belmont, North Carolina, Stephens weighed in a five bass limit totaling 17.92-pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.70-pounds. He took home a check for $2300.00 for the win and an additional $350.00 for the biggest bass weighed in by a boater. 

“I had 10-15 bites today. I caught my fish today on a jig, a spinnerbait and a rattletrap,” said Stephens.   

In second for the boaters, Scott Hamrick of Denver, North Carolina, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 14.81-pounds. 

“It was a tough day today. I caught my fish fishing really shallow with a crankbait,” said Hamrick 

Taking third today was Richard Bradford of Hoffman, North Carolina, weighing in a five bass limit weighing 13.74-pounds. 

“I caught my fish on a spinnerbait fishing less than 4 feet of water,” said Bradford.    

In fourth place for the boaters, Cody Hoyle of Rutherfordton, North Carolina, weighed in five bass for 12.97-pounds.  Rounding out the top 5 Jeremy Bouldin of Kings Mountain, North Carolina weighed in five bass for 12.63-pounds.

In the Co-angler Division Jonathan Carter of Greenville, South Carolina, weighed in three bass weighing 8.81-pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 4.65-pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Carter took home $1050.00 for the win and an additional $210.00 for the big fish. 

“I had three bites today. I caught my third keeper at 2:30. My fish were caught on a spinnerbait and a jig,” said Carter. 

Taking second for the co-anglers, Jesse Jodon of Windber, Pennsylvania, weighed in three bass weighing 7.98-pounds. 

“I caught around six bass today. I was fishing a Tru-South jig skipping under docks,” said Jodon.

Taking third for the co-anglers, John King of Concord North Carolina, weighed in three bass weighing 7.01-pounds.
“I had 5 bites today. I caught my fish on a chatterbait on docks, 
riprap, and clay banks,” said King.

In fourth for the co-anglers James Roten of West Jefferson, North Carolina weighed in three bass weighing 6.66-pounds.  Rounding out the top five Eddy Morgan of Denver, North Carolina, weighed in three bass weighing 6.64-pounds.

Slated for May 4th the next event for the North Carolina Division will be held on Lake Hickory, launching from Wittenberg Wildlife Access in Hickory North Carolina. 

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