UPCOMING EVENT: YETI FLW COLLEGE FISHING - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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Story Focused on Shallow Rocks for Win

Charles Story of Evans, Ga., won the Feb. 20 Savannah River Division event on Clarks Hill Lake with a 25-pound, 4-ounce limit to over $6,200 in winnings.

Charles Story of Evans, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament of 2016 on Clarks Hill Lake. For his victory, Story took home $6,244.

Story says he targeted rocks in shallow, stained water in three areas along the Savannah River.

“The larger fish were starting to move up to the beds,” says Story, who earned his first win in BFL competition. “They were only in certain creeks, though, so I had to cover a lot of water to dial in on them.”

Story used three different crankbaits throughout the day, but only divulged that he threw a Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap. He split his time fairly evenly between each lure, but saved the Rat-L-Trap for the shallowest water.

“The key for me was covering long stretches of bank,” says Story. “I was able to get a limit in the boat fairly quickly but had to wait for the sun to come up in the afternoon to catch the big ones up shallow. All I had to do was keep moving.”

The Georgia angler went on to say that he caught around 15 keepers over the course of the one-day tournament.

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Charles Story, Evans, Ga., five bass, 25-4, $4,244 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Marty Quesada Jr., Appling, Ga., five bass, 22-10, $2,422

3rd:          Daniel Atkins, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 22-6, $1,413

4th:          Robert Walser, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 22-0, $990

5th:          Allen Murray, Reidsville, Ga., five bass, 20-1, $849

6th:          Chris Nelson, Social Circle, Ga., five bass, 20-0, $778

7th:          Josh Masters, Statesboro, Ga., five bass, 19-10, $707

8th:          Liam West, Greenville, S.C., five bass, 19-8, $601

8th:          Scott Browning, Franklin, N.C., five bass, 19-8, $601

10th:        Chris Marshall, Forest City, N.C., five bass, 19-1, $495

Complete results can be found here.  

Masters caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $600.

 

Co-angler Shannon Poore of Walhalla, S.C., won the Feb. 20 Savannah River Division event on Clarks Hill Lake with a 13-pound, 6-ounce limit and walked away with more than $2,100 in prize money.

Poore wins co-angler title

Shannon Poore of Walhalla, South Carolina, weighed in five bass totaling 13 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to earn $2,122 and win the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Shannon Poore, Walhalla, S.C., five bass, 13-6, $2,122

2nd:         Eduardo Pabon, Gainesville, Ga., four bass, 12-15, $1,061

3rd:          Ray Pettit, Pacolet, S.C., five bass, 12-14, $542

3rd:          Richard Young, Ellenboro, N.C., five bass, 12-14, $542

3rd:          Westley Denny, Westminster, S.C., four bass, 12-14, $542

6th:          Michael Smith, Piedmont, S.C., five bass, 12-2, $389

7th:          Donnie Davis, Greer, S.C., five bass, 11-14, $354

8th:          Everette Back, Mountain Rest, S.C., three bass, 11-11, $318

9th:          James Akins, Cumming, Ga., five bass, 11-1, $283

10th:        Edwin Pabon, Toccoa, Ga., three bass, 11- 0, $248

Barry Myers of Anderson, South Carolina, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $300.

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.

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