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Childers Targeted Rocks for Victory

Randy Childers of anderson, S.C., won the Jan. 30 Savannah River Division BFL event on Lake Keowee with a 14-pound, 7-ounce limit to earn a $4,200 check.

Randy Childers of Anderson, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Keowee presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Childers earned $4,271.

“I decided to run straight to a mid-lake area where the corps (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) was discharging water back into the lake,” says Childers, who logged the second win of his BFL career. “The water they were releasing was warmer than the lake, which allowed me to fish shallower.

“I targeted rocks in a small cut,” Childers continues. “I swam a D&L jig with a green-pumpkin Zoom Super Chunk Jr. right under the surface unless I was out a little deeper, then I’d let it get out of sight before reeling back in.”

Childers said he also targeted docks in the area, but only if they had rocks under them. He caught eight keepers throughout the day.

“After the sun came out, I switched to an Ashley Craw-colored Knight’s Custom Lures Dock Buster Jig,” says Childers. “I fished it much slower than the D&L jig and let it hit the bottom. That approach really worked out well for me. I had all five stringer fish by 1 p.m.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Randy Childers, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 14-7, $4,271

2nd:         Hunter Hill, Flat Rock, N.C., five bass, 11-13, $2,136

3rd:          Jeremy Strong, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 11-8, $1,724

4th:          Jack Howell, Westminster, S.C., five bass, 11-7, $997

5th:          Mark Gibson, Seneca, S.C., five bass, 10-8, $854

6th:          Todd Goade, Suwanee, Ga., five bass, 10-5, $783

7th:          Ben Stone, Donalds, S.C., five bass, 10-4, $640

7th:          John Nixon, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 10-4, $640

7th:          Daniel Jackson, Townville, S.C., five bass, 10-4, $640

10th:        B.J. Ballard, Abbeville, S.C., five bass, 10-3, $498

Complete results can be found here.

Collin Smith of Honea Path, South Carolina, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 14 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $595.

 

Co-angler Bill Odell of Hodges, S.C., won the Jan. 30 Savannah River Division BFL event on Lake Keowee with a limit weighing 10 pounds, 6 ounces to claim a check worth $2,100.

Odell wins co-angler title

Bill Odell of Hodges, South Carolina, weighed in five bass totaling 10 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to earn $2,136 and win the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Bill Odell, Hodges, S.C., five bass, 10-6, $2,136

2nd:         Conner Giella, Lincolnton, Ga., five bass, 9-11, $1,068

3rd:          Brandon Brock, Honea Path, S.C., five bass, 9-1, $712

4th:          Dustin Shirley, Royston, Ga., five bass, 8-15, $439

4th:          David Winters, Rock Hill, S.C., five bass, 8-15, $439

4th:          Brandon Pilgrim, Central, S.C., five bass, 8-15, $439

7th:          Shane Swann, Mars Hill, N.C., five bass, 8-14, $338

7th:          Donnie Davis, Greer, S.C., five bass, 8-14, $338

9th:          Willard Smith Jr., Anderson, S.C., five bass, 7-9, $285

Bryan Transon of Sherrils Ford, North Carolina, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 13 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $297.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 6-8 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, North 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.

 

Tags: savannah-river-division  lake-keowee  headline-story  2016-01-30-lake-keowee 

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