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Rounds rounds out season with a win

Rounds rounds out season with a win
Chuck Rounds of Benton, Ky., wins the Co-angler Division of the Stren Series event on Pickwick Lake.

FLORENCE, Ala. - Chuck Rounds of Benton, Ky., took top honors in the Co-angler Division of the Stren Series Championship, pocketing $35,000 for his win.

"This feels great," Rounds said. "Every tournament you enter you want to win. I've won a couple of regular Stren events as a co-angler, but this is by far the biggest tournament I've won so I'm pretty tickled about it."

Rounds had no practice on Pickwick before the event began. In fact, he barely made it to the registration meeting in time on Wednesday after getting a speeding ticket trying to get there on time.

He fished with pros Gary Thacker and Larry Materia over the last two days and caught weights of 9-15 and 11-14, respectively to win with a two-day total of 21 pounds, 13 ounces.

The key to Rounds win was sticking to his confidence bait: a 1/2-ounce War Eagle spinnerbait with white and chartreuse willow blades and a chartreuse and white skirt. He fished the big spinnerbait on Berkley 17-pound test 100% fluorocarbon line.Chuck Rounds of Benton, Ky., shows off his winning fish.

"If there is one thing I've learned from fishing with all these pros out here it's to find a confidence lure and stick with," Rounds said. "And that's what I did, I stuck with that big War Eagle spinnerbait and it seemed to make a difference because everyone else was throwing smaller spinnerbaits with silver blades."

As for his plans for the $35,000 windfall, Rounds said he is going to pay off some bills, starting with the $175 speeding ticket he received in en route to Pickwick.

Jarmon second
Phil Jarmon of Apex, N.C., finished second in the Co-angler Division with a two-day total of 20 pounds, 14 ounces worth $12,000.
Phil Jarmon of Apex, N.C., finished second in the Co-angler Division with a two-day total of 20 pounds, 14 ounces worth $12,000.

Jarmon fished with pros Joe Don Setina and Craig Moore this week.

His key bait was a green pumpkin Trick Worm with a dyed chartreuse tail fished on a Carolina rig around rocks.




Semelsberger third

Stephen Semelsberger of Mt. Airy, Md., finished third in the Co-angler Division with a two-day total of 19 pounds, 14 ounces worth $5,000.

Semelsberger's key lure during the week was a watermelon red Trick Worm fished with a 1/16-ounce Bullshot weight pegged to 10-pound fluorocarbon line.Stephen Semelsberger of Mt. Airy, Md., finished third in the Co-angler Division with a two-day total of 19 pounds, 14 ounces.

Bladow, Russell round out top five

Jamie Bladow of Houston, Ala., finished fourth with a two-day total of 19 pounds, 10 ounces to collect $4,000

Robert Russell of Smyrna, Tenn., finished fifth with a two-day total of 19 pounds, 7 ounces worth $3,000

Big bass

Terry Olmstead of Lockhaven, Pa., caught the big bass in the Co-angler Division on day two weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces.

Rest of the best

Rounding out the top-10 co-anglers in the Stren Series Championship on Pickwick Lake after day two:

6th: Jeff Grant of La Mirada, Calif., two-day total of 19-6, $2,500
7th: Brian Futch of Goreville, Tenn., two-day total of 19-1, $2,000
8th: Greg Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., two-day total of 19-1, $3,300
9th: Johnny Pittman of Baton Rouge, La., two-day total of 19-0, $1600
10th: Terry Olmstead of Lockhaven, Pa., two-day total of 18-12, $1,400

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