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ATHENS, Ala. – Ross Burns of Columbia, South Carolina won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series South Carolina event held on Santee Cooper on 1/26/2019. Running out of John C Land Boating Facility in Manning, South Carolina, Burns weighed in a five bass limit totaling 20.48-pounds. For the boater division victory, Burns took home a check for $2200.00.

“I caught my fish today fishing eel grass in the lower lake on a rattletrap,” said Burns.

In second for the boaters, Brett E. Mitchell of Timmonsville, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 20.16-pounds.

“I caught my fish today on a Keitech swimbait around shell beds,” said Mitchell.

Taking third for the boaters, Ron Brown of Cross, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.19-pounds.

“I caught 12-13 bass today. I caught some on a rattletrap and some on a shakeyhead,” said Brown.

In fourth place for the boaters, Paul M Selle of Lexington, South Carolina weighed in four bass weighing 11.68-pounds. Rounding out the top five, Todd Pearson of Anderson, South Carolina weighed in three bass weighing 10.32-pounds.

The big bass honors for the boaters was caught by Norm Attaway of Clearwater, South Carolina for a bass weighing 6.84-pounds. Attaway collected $340.00 for his bass.

In the Co-angler Division Chris Odom of Charlotte, North Carolina won with three bass weighing 11.54-pounds with a 5.14-pound kicker fish. Odom pocketed $750.00 for the win.

“I caught all of my fish on a rattletrap around stump fields,” said Odom.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Zachary Liles or Mooresville, North Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 10.70-pounds.

“I fished with the second-place boater today. I fished slow with a senko,” said Liles.

Taking third for the co-anglers, Anthony Petrella of Charlotte, North Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 8.05-pounds.

“I caught my fish today on a rattletrap,” said Patrella.

In fourth for the co-anglers Damon Phillips of Anderson, South Carolina weighed in one bass weighing 8.05-pounds.  Rounding out the top five, Wesley Mullins of Bloomingdale, Georgia weighed in two bass weighing 5.54-pounds.

The big bass for the co-anglers was an 8.05-pounder weighed in by Damon Phillips of Anderson, South Carolina. He took home $130.00 for the bass.

Slated for February 23rd, the next event will be held on Lake Murray out of Dreher Island State Park.

Top 20 Boater Results (Full Results)

PLAnglerFishPenaltyBig BassTotalPointsPayout
1Ross W. Burns50.000.0020.482502200
2Brett E. Mitchell50.000.0020.16249950
3Ron Brown50.000.0013.19248650
4Paul M. Selle40.000.0011.68247550
5Todd Pearson30.004.8910.32246400
6Norm Attaway20.006.8410.02245740
7Sandy E. Oliver40.000.009.76244300
8Randall Jar R. Hillyer30.000.009.67243200
9Christopher L. Chavis40.000.009.592420
10Nolan Pulley40.000.009.522410
11Joe Anders30.000.007.952400
12James Gibbons10.007.867.862390
13Lonnie B. Drusch30.000.006.332380
14Barry Thames20.000.006.212370
15David H. Rush20.000.004.802360
16Russell BIGWORM P. Ludwig IV20.000.004.582350
17Joseph Toth20.000.004.572340
18Bradley L. Sears10.003.363.362330
19Richard Mitch W. Mitchell10.002.702.702320
20Justin DeBose10.002.182.182310

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