Phillip Anderson Wins on Clarks Hill
March 22nd, 2020, McCormick, SC. Phillip Anderson from Saluda, SC., wins the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 25 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers.
Twenty three anglers launch from the Dorn Facility near McCormick, SC., to fish Clarks Hill Lake.
The weather started out with temps in the upper 50’s and warmed to the lower 60’s by the 3:30 p.m. weigh in time.
Water temps were in the mid to upper 60’s and stained.
The fish are starting to move up and are getting into their spawning areas now that the night temperatures have started to stabilize.
Sixteen of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Phillip Anderson from Saluda, SC., took the victory with a whopping 26.66 lbs. including a kicker fish weighing in at 7.56 lbs.
For the win Phillip took home the $579.00 for 1st Place money + $114.00 for 1st Place Option Pot for total earnings of $693.00.
Second amongst the competitors was Grover Jones of Starr, SC., with five fish that locked in the scales at 20.25 lbs.
For his efforts he took home $331.00 + $76.00 for 2nd Place Option Pot for total earnings of $407.00 in prize money.
Third place was claimed by Allen Murray of Reidsville, GA., with five fish and a total weight of 16.56 lbs.
For his efforts he took home $115.00.
Fourth place was Steven Webb of Dewey Rose, GA., with a limit weighing in at 15.91 lbs.
Steven earn $86.00 for his efforts.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC.
His fish locked in the scales at 7.56 lbs earning him $110.00 in prize money.
Top ten finishers:
1. Phillip Anderson 26.66
2. Grover Jones 20.25
3. Allen Murray 16.56
4. Steven Webb 15.91
5. Michael K. Williamson 15.73
6. Wayman Coleman 15.05
7. Jonathon Webb 14.61
8. Andy Lake 13.50
9. Paul Tickerhoof 13.44
10. Jimmy Wilson 12.84
The next tournament in this division will take place on April 5th, 2020 launching from the Gum Branch Facility on Lake Hartwell located near Hartwell, GA.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Grover Jones at (252)217-2893 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com (AFT Trail).
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional Angler of the Year (AOY) title.
The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers (ABA) Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Angler of The Year (AOY) Final Round at the BPSFT National Championship.
In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, BPSFT National Championship tournament.
The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler.
All anglers fish for both money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) National Championship.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole.
Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.