The day started out at 55 degrees and was at 75 degrees by the 3 pm weigh-in. Sunny bluebird skies with the wind out of the NE at 15 to 25 mph. Clarks Hill Lake is at 8 feet below full pool and falling with surface temp in the mid to high 70s.
There were 26 anglers fishing this Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament out of the Dorn Facility near McCormick, SC.
First place, Andy Lake had 5 fish weighing 13.80 pounds that was anchored by the tournament big fish of 5.91 pounds. That fish puts Andy in the lead for the 2018 Season ALX Rod Big Fish. Andy caught all his fish on soft plastics fishing brush piles on the middle part of the lake. His big fish came on a plastic worm in 12 feet of water. The combined payback for first place and big fish gave Andy $770.
Tracy Webb was second with 5 fish weighing 11.45 pounds. Tracy took home $539 for second place and first place in the option pot.
Jonathon Webb took third place with 4 fish weighing 10.88 pounds. He had a kicker fish of 5.23 pounds and won $237 for third place and second place in the option pot.
Fourth place was Steve Christie of Gray Court, SC. Steve had 5 fish weighing 10.70 pounds. Steve fished the middle part of the lake and caught his fish on crankbaits. Steve won $108 for his fourth place finish.
Group photo from left to right: 1st place and ALX Rod Big Fish Winner Andy Lake of Batesburg, SC / 2nd place Tracy Webb of Elberton, Ga. / 3rd place Jonathon Webb of Elberton, Ga. / 4th place Steve Christie of Gray Court, SC / 5th place Bill Cain of Greenwood, SC. / 6th place Joey Miller of Waterloo, SC.
Andy Lake with his winning trophy.
Andy Lake with the ALX Rod Big Fish of the tournament. 5.91 pounds
This fish takes the lead this season. Top Big fish wins a ALX Rod.
Jonathon Webb of Elberton, GA. with his 5.23 pound kicker fish.
Andy Lake had the Level Rod Big Sack of the day at 13.80 pounds. Angler with the biggest sack this season will win a Level Performance Rod.
Current leader is Kevin Fulmer of Prosperity, SC with a 19.50 pound 5 fish limit on Lake Murray on August 20, 2107.
|Angler||# Fish||Big Bass||Penalty||Total Wt.||Points||Payout|
|5||Bill Cain||5||4||10.45||196||ALX Hat|
|6||Joey Miller||5||10.29||195||Level Hat|