Joe Anders & Shianne Parker Take the win on Lake Keowee
It was a beautiful day to be on the water and recharge our batteries with nature and good friends. The day started out a little differently on Lake Keowee with everyone concerned about how the Coronavirus is going to affect their loved one, jobs and financial health. Getting on the water is one of the best ways to get-away and forget your worries for a few hours. That is just what 25 couples did on Lake Keowee this weekend. Of course, it wasn’t business as usual. We all took time to catch-up with friends we hadn’t seen in a while and still keep our distance from each other. The field caught and released a total of 117 bass weighing in at 246.44 lbs. Thanks again to our couples for the great fish care allowing for the 100% release rate.
Joe Anders & Shianne Parker caught the winning bag of 5 bass weighing 18.93 lbs. with a payout of $844. They earned an additional $200 in Berkley Cast for Cash bonus money as the highest placing team to be registered for Berkley Cast for Cash in 2020. Joe shared some information about how he caught his winning weight. He fished with a 7’1” Phenix Rod, Abu Garcia Revo SX 8:0:1 reel with 30 lb. Power Pro line. Some of the tackle he used included Berkley Kicker Frog and Zoom Horny Toad in June Bug as well as YUM money minnows.
Brady & Brianna Kimbrell brought 5 fish to the scale weighing 16.15 lbs. for second place paying out $469.
Third place was awarded to Vince & Amanda Smith with 5 fish weighing 14.68 lbs. with a payout of $280. They also earned an additional $100 in Berkley Cast for Cash bonus money as the second highest placing team to be registered for Berkley Cast for Cash in 2020.
Shaun & Kim Honea earned fourth place with 5 bass weighing 13.91 lbs. for a payout of $188.
Fifth place went to Jaris & Sherri McGee with 5 bass weighing 12.33 lbs. paying out $94.
Ladies Big Bass went to Martha Goodfellow with 4.62 lbs. earning her a $125 payout.
Men’s Big Bass went to Brady Kimbrell with 5.12 lbs. earning him a $125 payout.
Berkeley Outdoors $50 Smallest Limit went to Owen & Kim Jepsen with 5.47 lbs.
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2020 American Couples Series National Championship
Lake Keowee, Seneca SC September 13-18, 2020
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