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Kicker Carries Anders to Top Spot

Kicker Carries Anders to Top Spot
Savannah - Michael Anders Pro Winner

LAVONIA, Ga. – Michael Anders of Anderson, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Hartwell. For his victory, Anders earned $4,155.

“It was a nice payday,” said Anders. “I couldn’t have asked for a better day on the water.”

Anders said he spent his morning targeting the blueback herring along main-lake points using a pearl white-colored Zoom Super Fluke.

“At my second spot I caught a 6-pounder,” Anders said. “I set a nice pace and boated around 18 pounds of fish by 11 o’ clock.”

Chasing a kicker, Anders fished deeper and caught a few more keepers.

“I knew there was a tournament down on the south end of the lake,” Anders said. “I also knew anglers were fishing shallow, so I figured the 8-foot depths would be untouched.”

Around 1:15 p.m., Anders said he made his way to a spawning bed a mile north of the dam, near Powderbag Creek. Using a black and blue-colored Knights Custom Lures jig, he hauled in an 8-pound, 13-ounce behemoth, the largest fish of the tournament.

“Of the 30 bass I caught over the course of the tournament, that was the fish that sealed the deal for me,” said Anders. “I knew it pushed me well over 20 pounds.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Michael Anders, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 23-13, $4,155

2nd:         Joseph Marks, Duncan, S.C., five bass, 16-3, $2,078

3rd:          Chris Baxter, Winder, Ga., five bass, 15-7, $1,383

4th:          Paul Ham, West Columbia, S.C., five bass, 15-6, $970

5th:          Sean Skey, Sumter, S.C., five bass, 15-4, $831

6th:          Scott Browning, Franklin, N.C., five bass, 15-1, $762

7th:          Brian Latimer, Belton, S.C., five bass, 14-5, $693

8th:          Stacy Lowe, Belton, S.C., five bass, 14-2, $623

9th:          Matthew Roesch, Toccoa, Ga., five bass, 13-15, $554

10th:        Greg Willimon, Pickens, S.C., five bass, 13-13, $485              

Complete results can be found here.  

Anders also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $570.

Schnupp wins co-angler title

Savannah - Mike Schnupp Co WinnerMike Schnupp of Powder Springs, Georgia, weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $2,078 in the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Mike Schnupp, Powder Springs, Ga., five bass, 14-15, $2,078

2nd:         Darren Jeter, Marshall, N.C., five bass, 14-6, $1,039

3rd:          Nathaniel Moore, Fairview, N.C., five bass, 13-1, $691

4th:          Chester Tucker, Seneca, S.C., five bass, 12-15, $450

4th:          Collin Willis, Easley, S.C., five bass, 12-15, $450

6th:          Adam Fincher, Roebuck, S.C., five bass, 12-6, $381

7th:          Travis Spivey, Tiger, Ga., five bass, 12-0, $346

8th:          Brandon Brown, Chesnee, S.C., five bass, 11-7, $312

9th:          Paul Smith, Ninety Six, S.C., five bass, 11-1, $277

10th:        Michael Marano, Martinez, Ga., three bass, 11-0, $242

Moore caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $285.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 15-17 Regional Championship on Lake Wateree in Camden, South Carolina. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

 

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