Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Andy Lake wins on Clarks Hill

On February 3, 2024, in McCormick, SC, the American Fishing Tour Division 25 – South Carolina Northwest tournament concluded with Andy Lake of Batesburg, SC, emerging victorious. Hosted at the Dorn Fishing Facility, the event saw 34 anglers compete under challenging conditions, with only six managing to catch the limit. Andy Lake stood out by weighing in four fish totaling 21.41 pounds, including a notable 7.38-pound largemouth bass, earning him the first-place prize of $738 and an additional $180 from the first-place option pot, totaling $918 in winnings.

Blake Campbell from Anderson, SC, secured second place with a five-fish limit weighing 18.50 pounds, highlighted by a 4.68-pound catch. Campbell received $464 for second place and an extra $120 from the second-place option pot, bringing his total earnings to $584.

Evan Slentz of Abbeville, SC, and CAYMAS Boat Owner, claimed third place with a total weight of 12.89 pounds across five fish, receiving $197 in prize money.

Paul Ham of West Columbia, SC, captured fourth place with a limit weighing 10.95 pounds, earning $151.

Robert Miller of Savannah, GA, finished fifth with a total of 10.68 pounds, including a 2.47-pound fish, for a prize of $115.

Andy Lake also won the Biggest Bass award with his 7.38-pound catch, adding another $170 to his winnings.

Top 10 Anglers

wdt_ID wdt_created_by wdt_created_at wdt_last_edited_by wdt_last_edited_at PL Angler Fish BB Total Points Payout
1 1 Andy Lake 4 7.38 21.41 200 $738
2 2 Blake S. Campbell 5 4.68 18.50 199 $464
3 3 Evan Slentz 5 12.89 198 $197
4 4 Paul J. Ham 5 10.95 197 $151
5 5 Robert B. Miller 5 2.47 10.68 196 $115
6 6 Tucker D. Smith 5 10.58 195
7 7 Wayman Coleman 4 10.40 194
8 8 Danny R. Taylor 4 9.18 193
9 9 Curtis Temples 3 4.08 8.20 192
10 10 Chad Brounkowski 4 8.11 191

The next tournament for Division 25 will be held at Lake Hartwell on February 18, 2024, launching from the Gum Branch Tournament Facility in Hartwell, GA.

For more details about future events or the division, please contact local director Zach Green at 478-733-6473 or visit the American Bass Anglers website at www.americanbassanglers.com.

Participants in these events accumulate points towards the divisional angler of the year title. The divisional points champion will compete in the AFT Championship’s Angler of The Year Final Round. The top 500 anglers from various divisions will qualify for the ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.

American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Caymas Boats, Mercury Marine, T-H Marine, Power Pole, RT Outdoors, Optima Batteries, Hotel Planner.com, and LurePartsOnline.com.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low-cost, close-to-home tournaments for the weekend angler and, at the same time, offering each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression.

For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Professional League, the American Fishing Tour, ABA Team Series, the American Couples Series, the annual Military Team Bass Tournament, and the Top 150 Solo Tour, all presented by Caymas Boats, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406

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