UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Dale Hollow Lake

Wood Goes North on Clarks Hill

Wood Goes North on Clarks Hill
Adam Wood

Boater Adam Wood of Springfield, Georgia, caught five bass weighing 21 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division event at Clarks Hill Lake. For his victory, Wood earned $4,550.

“I didn’t know where I was going the morning of the tournament, but I was boat number 38 and after I watched the first 37 boats leave takeoff and head south I decided to go north for a peaceful day on the water, and I ended up whacking them,” says Wood, who earned his first career win in BFL competition. “I spent the entire day fishing the north end of the lake, around Russell Dam. It was desolate – not another boat around me – and turned out to be an awesome day.”

Wood says that he caught nearly all of his keepers on a ¾-ounce Strike King Red Eye Shad (Chartreuse Sexy-Shad) but added one on a Jackall Squad Minnow.

“I was fishing a point that had a good hard bottom and some scattered grass,” Wood says. “The wind had blown a big school of shad up shallow onto it, and everything that I weighed in came off of that point. I caught around 15 bass throughout the day, and a dozen of them came off of that one spot.”

Wood reports that he did catch a couple of spotted bass Saturday, but his limit that he brought to the weigh-in stage consisted entirely of largemouth.

“The spot the fish were set up on was not big – about as big as the deck of a boat. You had to be pretty precise with your casts.”

 

Top 10 boaters

1st:          Adam Wood, Springfield, Ga., five bass, 21-3, $4,550

2nd:         T.N. Thomas, Lincolnton, Ga., five bass, 18-2, $2,790

3rd:         Wesley Sandifer, Chapin, S.C., five bass, 15-9, $1,451

4th:         Greg Glouse, Liberty, S.C., five bass, 15-2, $1,115

5th:         Jonathan Foster, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 15-0, $870

6th:         Joey Sabbagha, Prosperity, S.C., five bass, 14-11, $1,098

7th:         Justin Hadden, Lexington, S.C., five bass, 14-4, $725

8th:         Ross Burns, Columbia, S.C., five bass, 13-8, $653

9th:         Jeffrey Borne, Gilbert, S.C., five bass, 13-4, $580

10th:       Barry Thames, Barnwell, S.C., five bass, 12-11, $508

Complete results 

Thomas caught a bass weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – to claim the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $615.

 

Miller wins on co-angler side

Michael Miller of Greenville, South Carolina, won the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces. Miller earned $2,682 for his victory.

 

Top 10 co-anglers 

              1st:          Michael Miller, Greenville, S.C., five bass, 14-11, $2,682

              2nd:         Brandon Lawson, Union, S.C., five bass, 12-13, $1,138

              3rd:         Dalton Dawdy, Chapin, S.C., five bass, 11-6, $726

              4th:         Kevin Henderson, Honea Path, S.C., five bass, 10-11, $507

              5th:         Bobby Henderson, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 10-4, $435

              6th:         James Akins, Cumming, Ga., five bass, 9-9, $399

              7th:         Jamie Thames, Fairfax, S.C., five bass, 9-8, $363

              8th:         Rodney Tapp, North Augusta, S.C., five bass, 9-5, $326

              9th:         Trevor Sharrett, Chesnee, S.C., five bass, 8-13, $290

              10th:       Brennan Gunther, Mount Pleasant, S.C., five bass, 8-9, $254

 

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 18-20 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Norman in Huntersville, North Carolina. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

 

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