|-||Angler||# Fish||Big Bass||Penalty||Total Wt.||Points||Payout|
|4||Mark Richardson||5||-||-||13.37||197||ALX Hat|
First place, Will Anderson of Chapin, SC had 5 fish weighing 16.73 pounds for the win. His limit was anchored with a kicker fish that weighed 5.03 pounds. His fish were caught on topwater and Texas rigged worm in the Crystal Lake area, middle part of the lake. WillÃÂ¢s first place finish and option pot earned him a payback of $ 648.
Second place was Joey Sabbagha of Little Mountain, SC with 5 fish weighing 16.11 pounds. He was fishing the lower part of the lake and caught all his fish on flukes. Joey earned $394 with second place and the option pot. Third place was Evan Weaver of Lexington, SC with 5 fish weighing 14.47 pounds that included a 4.57 pound kicker fish. Evan took home $108 for third place. Big fish winner was Phil Morris with 5.88 pound largemouth caught on an Old Monster worm in the river. Phil took home $100 from the big fish pot.
20 anglers fished this 1-Day Division 96 qualifier on Lake Murray out of Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity Six, SC. Day one started out at 74 degrees and ended with the 3 pm weigh-in at 96 degrees. Partly cloudy skies, wind out of the NE at 5 mph. Water temps ranged from the mid to high 80ÃÂ¢s. Water was clear on the main lake and stained a little in the backs of creeks and rivers from recent rains.
Our winners from left to right:
1st place Will Anderson of Chapin, SC / 2nd place Joey Sabbagha of Little Mountain, SC / 3rd place Evan WeaverÃÃÂ of Lexington, SC / 4th place Mark Richardson of Irmo, SC / Big Fish winner Phil Morris of Saluda, SC.
Phil Morris with big fish of 5.88 pounds.
Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC with his 5.24 pound kicker.
Dean Chapman of Leesville, SC fishing a rocky point.
Our winner Will Anderson of Chapin, SC fishing the middle part of the lake.