Steve DeBord of Grovetown, Ga won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Clark’s Hill on 7/11/20. Running out of the Dorn Boating facility in McCormick, SC DeBord weighed in a five bass limit weighing 19.45 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.24 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a boater. DeBord took home $1730.00 for his catch.
“I was just lucky today,” said DeBord. “I caught my fish on a jig in 15 feet and less.”
Taking second for the boaters Cody Hoyle of Rutherfordton, NC weighed in a five bass limit weighing 10.70 pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a drop shot in 15-17 feet,” said Hoyle.
Taking third for the boaters Greg Rikard of Leesville, SC weighed in a five bass limit weighing 10.40 pounds.
“I caught my fish shallow on topwater and also flipping four foot or less,” said Rikard.
In fourth place for the boaters Joe Anders of Easley, SC weighed in five bass weighing 8.83 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Dustin Williamson of Aiken SC weighed in five bass weighing 8.48 pounds.
In the co-angler division Wesley Mullins of Guyton, Ga took top honors with three bass weighing 6.89 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.46 pounds.
Mullins took home $500.00 for the win.
Mullins like most other anglers did not want to reveal too much information because they were fishing on Sunday as well. Mullins would only say he caught his fish shallow.
In second place for the co-anglers, William Pontius of Sugar Hill, Ga weighed in three bass weighing 6.41 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.21 pounds which was the largest bass weighed in by a co-angler.
“I caught my fish on a shakyhead fishing brush piles,” said Pontius.
Taking third for the co-anglers, Ryan Smith of Sugar Hill, Ga weighed in three bass weighing 4.10 pounds.
Smith was not available for an interview.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Robby Merciers of Rincon, Ga weighed in three bass weighing 3.52 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Lonnie Drusch of Sumter, Sc weighed in three bass weighing 3.25 pounds.
The next event for the South Carolina Division will be on 7/25/20 on Lake Murray running out of Dreher Island State Park.
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