|-||Angler||# Fish||Big Bass||Penalty||Total Wt.||Points||Payout|
|5||Jay Treon||5||-||-||9.18||196||ALX Hat|
|6||George Berry||3||4.56||-||7.7||195||Parker Bait $130|
First place, Sean Anderson caught 5 fish weighing 12.94 pounds all on spinerbaits. Sean was fishing the middle part of the lake. Sean won first place and first place option for a total of $770.
Phillip Anderson was second with 5 fish weighing 12.57 pounds. He fished the upper part of the lake and caught his fish flipping docks with soft plastics. Phillip took home $475 for second place and second place option.
Third place was Andy Lake with 5 fish weighing 12.24 pounds. Andy was fishing on the middle and lower parts of the lake and caught all his fish on spinnerbaits. Andy took home $130 for third place.
George Berry took the big fish pot with a 4.56 pound largemouth. He won $125 for Big Fish.
Our day started out foggy and 44 degrees. Winds were light and variable all day. Mostly sunny skies and we were at 66 degrees at the 3 pm weigh-in. Water temps were in the high 60s to low 70s. The lake was clear but stained in the creeks and up the rivers and the level has dropped to three feet below full pool.
This year Greenwood has been tough to get a limit. We were here in August and only 12 of the 32 anglers weighed fish with no 5 fish limits. Today we had 5 limits but it is still a struggle to find 14 inch bass. The weights are way down as compared to years past. I mention this because today one of our anglers discovered a fish basket with fish in it. His topwater bait snagged the rope that was tied to it. He contacted me and the SCDNR. The fish were released and the metal basket was crushed and destroyed. There are many tournaments on Lake Greenwood this time of year. Hopefully this was not done by one of our anglers but obviously, there are some who would try to win by breaking rules as well as the law.
Group picture from left to right; 1st place Sean Anderson of Leesville, SC / 2nd place Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC. / 3rd place Andy Lake of Batesburg, SC / 4th place Steve Gilstrap of Greer, SC / 5th place Jay Treon of Greenwood, SC. / 6th place & Big Fish winner George Berry of Saluda, SC.
Tournament winner: Sean Anderson of Leesville, SC 12.94 pounds
ALX Rod Big Fish Winner: George Berry of Saluda, SC 4.56 pounds