This day started out at 49 degrees and was at 73 degrees by the 3 pm weigh-in. Sunny skies with the wind out of the SW at 10 to 15mph. Clarks Hill Lake was down about 7.5 feet with surface temp in the 70s. There were 14 anglers fishing this tournament out of the Dorn Boating Facility near McCormick, SC.
First place, Evan Weaver of Lexington, SC had a 5 fish limit weighing 21.85 pounds that was anchored with the tournament big fish of 5.96 pounds. Evan was fishing the lower part of the lake on main lake points with topwater baits. All his fish came on the topwater bite. Evan took home $556 for first place, first place option and big fish.
Andy Lake of Batesburg, SC was second with 5 fish weighing 21.07 pounds. Andy was fishing the upper part of the lake. He caught his fish on a buzzbait and spinnerbait, all in shallow water. Andy won $200 for second place.
Paul Tickerhoof of Appling, Ga. was third with 5 fish weighing 19.14 pounds Paul took home $129 for third place and second place in the option pot.
Group photo from left to right: 1st place and Big Fish winner Evan Weaver of Lexington, SC / 2nd place Andy Lake of Batesburg, SC / 3rd place Paul Tickerhoof of Appling, Ga. / 5th place James Pinson of Greenwood, SC / 4th place Randy Ables of Camden, SC.
First place Evan Weaver with trophies.
Evan Weaver with 2 of his winning fish, including the 5.96 pound tournament big fish.
James Pinson of Greenwood, SC with 2 fish of his fifth place finish at 16.03 pounds. James big fish was 4.31 pounds.
Paul Tickerhoof of Appling, Ga. with 2 fish of his third place finish at 19.14 pounds. Paul's big fish was 5.20 pounds.
Randy Ables of Camden, SC with 2 fish of his fourth place finish at 16.70 pounds. Randy's big fish was 5.33 pounds.
|Angler||# Fish||Big Bass||Penalty||Total Wt.||Points||Payout|
|4||Randy Ables||5||5.33||16.7||191||ALX Hat|
|5||James Pinson||5||4.31||16.03||190||Parker Bait|