Toby & Michelle Keisler take the Lake Murray Tournament with 21.11 lbs.
We had 23 teams join us on Lake Murray for the 7th tournament of the South Carolina Couples trail. The overcast conditions made it hard to fish for the spawners but with a good set of glasses and a little patience you could find a few good fish still bedding on stumps and docks in the deeper water. Others found the herring bite was just getting started in the post spawning areas of the lake. Leading to a good weigh in with 89 fish brought to the scale with 87 released alive for a total weight of 258.62 lbs. That’s a 2.91 pound average for Lake Murray.
An array of baits were successful for this tournament. Some of the top weights were brought in using Carolina rigs on the points were the herring bite had slowed down from the day before, spinner baits (specifically ChooChoo spinner bait in glimmer blue); and craw worms, baby brush hogs and wacky seinko worms around the docks.
We enjoyed some wind-down time with hotdogs and chips after the tournament and want to thank everyone for hanging out and helping us with the photos, cooking and packing up.
Congratulations to the Couples that earned a paycheck
1st Place - Toby & Michelle Keisler, 5 fish for 21.11 lbs.
2nd Place - Vince & Amanda Smith, 5 fish for 18.36 lbs.
3rd Place - Tom & Missy Bancroft, 5 fish for 18.32 lbs.
4th Place - Jaris & Sherri McGee, 5 fish for 17.85 lbs.
Ladies Big Bass went to Michelle Keisler, 4.92 lbs.
Men's Big Bass went to Jaris McGee, 5.92 lbs.
Berkeley Outdoors Smallest 5 Fish Limit went to Don & Martha Goodfellow, 12.20 lbs. Berkeley Outdoors offers service and sale of many boat models at their Columbia, Manning and Moncks Corner locations.
Come join us for some good fishing and great friendships at the next couple of tournaments:
May 5 – Lake Wateree
May 18 – Lake Russell
June 8 – Clarks Hill
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2020 American Couples Series National Championship
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