UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Norman

Top 10 Baits from Keowee

Top 10 Baits from Keowee
South Carolina

1. The University of South Carolina’s Chris Blanchette and Hampton Anderson caught their fish on white Zoom Lizards Texas-rigged with 5/16-ounce weights and 5/0 hooks. They also used unweighted Yamamoto Senkos fished on 4/0 hooks.

 

Colorado Mesa

2. Josh Worth and Kennedy Kinkade of Colorado Mesa fished a variety of baits, including a Zoom Trick Worm on an Owner Mosquito hook with a homemade nail weight, a Rapala Shadow Rap Deep Diver, a deep-diving Lucky Craft Pointer, a wacky-rigged 5-inch Senko and a 3/8-ounce Pepper Custom Baits jig with a Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver trailer.

 

Auburn

3. An Alabama Rig with Reaction Innovations Little Dippers and a wacky-rigged Trick Worm delivered for Auburn anglers Timmy Ward and Mitchell Jennings.

 

Henderson State University

4. Henderson State’s Michael Gross and Cobey Wingfield relied on a Megabass Vision 110+1 jerkbait and a Heddon Spook.

 

University of Northern Alabama

5. Dawson Lenz and Andrew Tate used a Big Bite Baits Trick Stick and a Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait to earn fifth place for North Alabama.

 

Illinois State

6. Illinois State’s Bryce Wegman and Taylor Umland caught their fish on a War Eagle buzz bait and a shaky head with a Bizz Baits Dizzy Diamond worm.

 

Adrian College

7. Spending a lot of time on main-lake structure, Adrian College’s Jarrett Martin and Jacob Bayer caught most of their fish on Rapala Shadow Raps and a Terminator spinnerbait.

 

Alabama

8. Josh Bensema and Matthew McArdle of Texas A&M caught their bed fish on an Xcite Baits Raptor Tail craw Texas-rigged with a red bead under a 1/8-ounce tungsten weight. They also used a 6th Sense Crush Mini 25X square-bill and a Z-Man ChatterBait with a 4 1/2-inch Lake Fork Magic Shad swimbait trailer.

 

Dallas Baptist University

9. For the Dallas Baptist University team of Zackery Hines and Reed Foster, the go-to baits were a watermelon/red Zoom Fluke on a 2/0 hook, a white swimbait on a 1/8-ounce weighted 3/0 hook, and a Texas-rigged white Strike King Rage Twin Tail Menace Grub with a 1/4-ounce weight and a 3/0 hook.

 

K-State

10. Despite blanking on day three, Lance Maldonado and Ethan Dhuyvetter represented Kansas State during the event by catching fish on a 3-inch Keitech swimbait rigged on a 3/16-ounce ball-head jig and a 5-inch Snack Daddy stick bait.

 

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