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Brush Piles Produce 25-Plus for Anderson

Brush Piles Produce 25-Plus for Anderson
Hampton Anderson of Anderson, S.C., won the Feb. 13 South Carolina Division event on Lake Murray with 25-pound, 3-ounce limit and took home over $3,600 for his efforts.

Hampton Anderson of Anderson, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Murray. For his victory, Anderson took home $3,641.

“I worked my way up the (Saluda) river and was primarily hitting brush piles between 15 and 25 feet down,” says Anderson, who tallied the first win of his career in BFL competition. “The bass were setting up well for a jig bite so I knew that would be the deal for me.”

Anderson he caught his fish on a custom-colored Greenfish Tackle Crawball Living Rubber Football Jig – the only bait he would need all day.

“I targeted around eight different brush piles and ran it really slow to get a bite,” says Anderson. “The water was too muddy to do it any other way.”

Anderson went on to say that he caught 11 keepers over the course of the tournament.

“I had most of my stringer fish by 10 a.m.,” Anderson says. “I culled once more at 2:30 p.m. just before check-in and figured I had enough to win.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Hampton Anderson, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 25-3, $3,641

2nd:         Shane Lineberger, Lincolnton, N.C., five bass, 24-2, $1,820

3rd:          Scott Hamrick, Denver, N.C., five bass, 23-0, $1,214

4th:          Scott Farmer, Columbia, S.C., four bass, 22-11, $1,325

5th:          Andy Wicker, Pomaria, S.C., five bass, 21-1, $728

6th:          Wesley Story, Clarks Hill, S.C., five bass, 20-10, $637

6th:          Jerry Pelfrey, Laurens, S.C., five bass, 20-10, $637

8th:          Willie McMullen, Oxford, Ga., five bass, 20-4, $546

9th:          Greg Rikard, Leesville, S.C., five bass, 18-15, $485

10th:        Chris Marshall, Forest City, N.C., five bass, 18-3, $425

Complete results can be found here.  

Farmer caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $475.

 

Co-angler Rodney Tapp of North Augusta, S.C., won the Feb. 13 South Carolina Division event on Lake Murray with an 18-pound, 2-ounce limit and claimed a $1,700 payday.

Tapp wins co-angler title

Rodney Tapp of North Augusta, South Carolina, weighed in five bass totaling 18 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to earn $1,777 and win the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Rodney Tapp, North Augusta, S.C., five bass, 18-2, $1,777

2nd:         Travis Ruff, Connelly Springs, N.C., four bass, 12-8, $888

3rd:          Ronald Harrell, Mitchell, Ga., five bass, 12-6, $592

4th:          Charles Dickens, Appling, Ga., five bass, 11-7, $415

5th:          Jack Hoy, Hollywood, S.C., two bass, 10-12, $355

6th:          Jeffrey Borne, Leesville, S.C., three bass, 9-13, $326

7th:          Donall Stoudemire, Chapin, S.C., four bass, 9-12, $296

8th:          William Hearn, Mount Holly, N.C., three bass, 9-5, $267

9th:          Woody Parks, Lincolnton, Ga., three bass, 9-4, $222

9th:          Michael Maxfield, Hanahan, S.C., two bass, 9-4, $449

Maxfield caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $227.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 Regional Championship on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Georgia. 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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