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Enfinger Leads On Seminole

Enfinger Leads On Seminole
Bradley Enfinger of Colquitt, Ga., weighed 22-5 to take the day-one lead on the pro side in the Rayovac FLW Series Southeastern Division event at Lake Seminole.

Things are a lot slower in the summertime in South Georgia and that includes the fishing on Lake Seminole. That’s not to say the fishing is bad, it’s just slow – there is no red-hot topwater bite or loaded ledge where catching a limit in five casts happens – at least not very often.

Instead of blitzing down a bank, anglers have to sort of “grind” or “lay in there with it” or “let it soak a while” or “just not get in a real big hurry,” as some of the leaders described it today and “the bites will happen, slowly but surely.”

That pretty much sums up some of the leaders’ actions on day one of the Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Seminole. Ol’ Sem’ gave up just four 20-pound plus limits on day one of the Rayovac FLW Series. One of those limits belonged to pro leader Bradley Enfinger of Colquitt, Ga., who weighed in 22 pounds, 5 ounces.

The biggest limit of the day, however, belonged to co-angler Tony Syfrett of Chipley, Fla., who toted an impressive 23 pounds, 12 ounces to the scale from the back of the boat.

Despite the slow fishing, Enfinger said he did get off to a “fast start” this morning, sacking a limit by 10 a.m., but he only upgraded twice after that, catching about eight keepers on the day.

“I’m fishing suspended fish in timber and they tend to bite better in the morning,” Enfinger says. “As the day wears on and the sun gets higher, they get spookier. I caught three on my first stop, moved to another place, caught two more and then it got pretty slow after that. I could only grind out two or three more after about 10 o’ clock.”

Enfinger said he was not tempted to stop on any shad spawn spots or topwater fish on the way to his primary places.

“A couple of years ago I got burned by those shad spawn fish on the second day of one of these events and I swore I’d never chase that fast bite again,” he adds. “I feel more confident in those trees. It’s tedious; it’s meticulous and you can’t get in a hurry. But if you get five bites in the timber, they’re usually good ones.”

Full results can be found here.

 

Syfrett takes co-angler lead

Tony Syfrett enjoyed a banner day catching the big bass in the Co-angler Division, which anchored his 23-12 catch.

“I’m from Chipley and we fish here all the time,” Syfrett says. “I just lucked up and got a good draw; he was fishing water I’m very familiar with and I felt pretty good about the area we were in. It was open water fishing; I could cast all around the boat behind me; I was in my comfort zone for sure.”

Full results can be found here.

 

Bridgford Big Bass

Pro: Trevor Fitzgerald – 6-3

Co-angler: Tony Syfrett – 7-6

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