The day started out at 43 degrees and was at 52 degrees by the 3 pm weigh-in. Cloudy skies all day long with the wind out of the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Lake Murray is at 4.5 feet below full pool with surface temp in the high 50s. (There were no dead fish in this tournament.)
There were 27 anglers fishing this Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament out of the Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity, SC.
First place, Rhett Manus had 5 fish weighing 15.56 pounds that was anchored by a kicker fish of 4.29 pounds. Rhett caught his fish on crankbaits and jigs on middle part of the lake. The combined payback for first place and first place option pot gave Rhett $815.
Paul Selle was second with 5 fish weighing 15.49 pounds. His sack was anchored by a 4.34 pound kicker fish. He also caught his fish on the middle area of the lake using crankbaits and jigs. Paul took home $509 for second place and second place option pot.
George Berry took third place and the tournament big fish (ALX Rod Big Fish) with 5 fish weighing 15.14 pounds. George caught his fish on spinnerbaits on the upper part of the lake. His tournament big fish was 5.04 pounds. He won a total of $279 for third place and big fish.
Fourth place was Matt Mollohan with 5 fish weighing 13.91 pounds. Matt took home $115 for his fourth place finish.
Fifth place was Sean Anderson with 5 fish weighing 13.41 pounds. Sean won a Level Rod Hat.
Joey Miller finished sixth with 5 fish weighing 12.45 pounds. Joey won an ALX Rod Hat and a $50 off coupon from ALX Rods.
Group photo from left to right: 1st place Rhett Manus of Gilbert, SC / 2nd place Paul Selle of Lexington, SC / 3rd place and ALX Rod Big fish Winner George Berry of Saluda, SC / 4th place Matt Mollohan of Lexington, SC / (5th place Sean Anderson of Leesville, SC. is not in the photo) / 6th place Joey Miller of Waterloo, SC.
Rhett Manus with some of his winning fish. 15.56 pounds was the Level Rods Big Sack of the day.
George Berry with the ALX Rod Big fish of the day at 5.04 pounds.
Paul Selle with some of his fish for second place. 15.49 pounds with a kicker fish of 4.34 pounds.
|Angler||# Fish||Big Bass||Penalty||Total Wt.||Points||Payout|
|5||Sean Anderson||5||13.41||196||Level Hat|
|6||Joey Miller||5||12.45||195||ALX $50 off/Hat|