Lake Murray Results 8/20/2017

 

 

The day started out at 78 degrees and was at 95 degrees by the 3 pm weigh-in. Partly Cloudy skies with the wind out of the SW at 5 to 10 mph with high humidity. Lake Murray is at 2 feet below full pool with surface temp in the mid to high 80s.

There were 35 anglers fishing this Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament out of the Larry Koon Landing on Shull Island Road near Lexington, SC.

First place, Kevin Fulmer of Prosperity, SC had 5 fish weighing 19.50 pounds and had the ALX Rod Big Fish at 5.13 pounds. His sack of 19.5 pounds is also leading the Level Performance Rods Big Sack for the season. Kevin blew this one away with 6 plus pounds over second place. He fished the middle and lower parts of the lake. His fish were caught on a topwater bait, fluke and a spoon. He fished a run and gun approach from place to place burning 28 gallons of gas during the day. The combined payback for first place, ALX big fish and first place option gave Kevin $1110 in take home money.

Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC was second with 5 fish weighing 13 pounds. He fished the mid lake area. His fish came on a buzzbait early and then a shakey head in about 12 feet of water. Phillip won $601 for second place and second place option.

Third place was Rhett Manus of Gilbert, SC with 5 fish weighing 12.87 pounds. Rhett took home $195 for third place. In fourth place was George Berry of Saluda, SC with 4 fish weighing 11.44 pounds and a $144 payback. Fifth place was Steve Wicker of Pomaria, SC with 5 fish at 11.14 pounds and took home $108. In sixth place was Roger Farr of Lexington, SC. Roger weighed in 5 fish at 10.54 pounds and took home $72.

Fishing was tough as indicated by only five the 5 fish limits brought to the scales. There were only 18 angler who brought at least one fish to the scales and we recorded a record 10 dead fish at the scales. The weather was completely different from last week when the Forrest Wood Cup was fished on Murray and so many big bags were caught. The humid conditions and no real cloud cover made it tough for our anglers. No schooling fish were reported. Most productive lures for this one were topwater baits, crankbaits, drop shot rigs, shakey heads and spoons.

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Group photo from left to right: 1st place and ALX Rod Big Fish Winner Kevin Fulmer of Prosperity, SC / 2nd place Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC / 3rd place Rhett Manus of Gilbert, SC / 4th place George Berry of Saluda, SC / 5th place Steve Wicker of Pomaria, SC. / 6th place Roger Farr of Lexington, SC / 7th place Beau Dixon of Leesville, SC.

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Kevin Fulmer of Prosperity, SC with 2 of his winning fish.

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Kevin with his winning trophy and ALX Rod Big Fish Trophy.

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After the weigh-in we had a draw for a Level Performance Rod. The lucky angler was Andy Lake of Batesburg, SC. Photo of Andy with the 7’ Medium/Heavy Level Rod.

  Angler # Fish Big Bass Penalty Total Wt. Points Payout
1 Kevin Fulmer 5 5.13   19.5 200 $1,110
2 Phillip Anderson 5     13 199 $601
3 Rhett Manus 5 3.94   12.87 198 $195
4 George Berry 4   0.5 11.44 197 $144
5 Steve Wicker 5   0.5 11.14 196 $108
6 Roger Farr 5   1 10.54 195 $72
7 Beau Dixon 4 4.38 0.5 10.46 194 Level Hat
8 Chris Sample 2   0.5 8.65 193 $0
9 Joey Miller 3     8.64 192 $0
10 Phil Morris 2 4.85   8.09 192 $0
11 Mark Richardson 3   0.5 6.76 191 $0
12 Mark Abbott 2 3.97   6.41 190 $0
13 Darrell Shull 3     5.51 189 $0
14 Shane Abbott 3     4.87 188 $0
15 Rodney Cromer 1     3.99 187 $0
16 Don Kneece 2   1 2.77 186 $0
17 Tim Kelley 1   0.5 2.49 185 $0
18 Paul Selle 1     2.17 184 $0
19 Jay Treon 1     1.93 183 $0
20 Steve Gilstrap 0     0 50 $0
20 Andy Lake 0     0 50 $0
20 Pat Vance 0     0 50 $0
20 Randy Ables 0     0 50 $0
20 Gene Parker 0     0 50 $0
20 Daniel Howell 0     0 50 $0
20 Wayman Coleman 0     0 50 $0
20 James Satterwhite 0     0 50 $0
20 Jason Moyer 0     0 50 $0
20 Wesley Bray 0     0 50 $0
20 David Griswold 0     0 50 $0
20 Wendell Causey 0     0 50 $0
20 Todd Ledford 0     0 50 $0
20 Kevin Bragg 0     0 50 $0
20 Tony Postell 0     0 50 $0
20 Lee Foster 0     0 50 $0

D96 AOY Leaders

2018 ANGLER POINTS
G. Berry 1188
R. Manus 1182
J. Miller 1178
C. Stewart 1165
A. Lake 1159

Congratulations to George Berry 2018 Season D-96 Angler of the Year

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