Smith Mountain Lake, VA, October 21, 2023 – Despite the challenging weather conditions on Smith Mountain Lake, 29 dedicated anglers showcased their determination and skill as they participated in the kickoff of the Fall Bass Cast Tourney series. Battling against the gusty winds, these passionate anglers made the event memorable with their impressive catches and unwavering enthusiasm.
During the highly anticipated weigh-in session, whispers filled the air about an extraordinary bass catch, but no one anticipated the astounding achievement of Aaron Scott and Conner Hardy. Their remarkable teamwork led them to reel in a colossal bass weighing an impressive 9.62lbs. This remarkable catch not only astounded the spectators but also set a new personal best for the duo, making it one of the largest bass ever recorded in the history of Bass Cast events on Smith Mountain Lake. Their total weight for the day, a staggering 22.34lbs, secured them the top position, leaving the audience in awe of their angling prowess.
In a closely contested competition, Chad and Elliot Pilson demonstrated their skills and determination by securing the second position with a total weight of 22.24lbs. The competition was fierce, and every angler showcased their dedication to the sport, making it a day filled with camaraderie and sportsmanship.
“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the anglers who cashed a check at the event. The dedication and passion exhibited by each participant truly made this tournament special.
The organizers expressed their gratitude to the participants and acknowledged the support of the local community. A special thank-you was extended to SML Tackle Shack for their generous contribution. The “on the Bubble” winners, Jered and Stefan Ward, walked away with two $50.00 gift cards, courtesy of SML Tackle Shack, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event.
The Fall Bass Cast Tourney series continues, promising more thrilling moments for fishing enthusiasts. The next event is scheduled for November 4th, and organizers are gearing up for yet another exhilarating day on Smith Mountain Lake. Anglers and fishing enthusiasts are encouraged to mark their calendars and join the excitement.