Smith Mountain Lake, VA – October 1, 2023 – The 2023 Fall Big Bass Tour event on Smith Mountain Lake has come to a thrilling close, leaving anglers and spectators alike on the edge of their seats! Congratulations are in order for all participants who not only enjoyed a fantastic weekend on the water but also cashed some impressive checks.
In a heart-pounding showdown that had fishing enthusiasts holding their breath, the crowning glory went to the one and only Donald Lycliter from Parson WV, who emerged as the undisputed champion of the event. Mr. Lycliter astounded the crowd by reeling in the largest Bass of the entire weekend, a whopping 8.59 pounds of sheer excitement!
But the victory didn’t stop there; Mr. Lycliter’s exceptional performance earned him more than just bragging rights. He proudly walked away with a brand-new Nitro Z18 boat, the ultimate prize for any angler, and a testament to his remarkable skill and dedication.
The 2023 Fall Big Bass Tour event has been a spectacular showcase of fishing prowess, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments. We hope you’ve enjoyed every thrilling moment of the coverage. To get an exclusive insight into Donald Lycliter’s winning strategy and what it takes to conquer Smith Mountain Lake, don’t miss the full interview below.
Ashton his son drew this photo of him and his dad, Donald, in a bass boat, capturing a cherished memory of their shared love for fishing. Today, they were taking home a brand new boat, symbolizing the continuation of their fishing legacy and the passing of their bond from one generation to the next. The photo represented the joy, camaraderie, and lasting memories they would be creating together.
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