Waller Takes The Win in Area 4 Championship On Lake HartwellPrint This Post
ATHENS, Ala. – Mark Waller of Hartwell, Ga. won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Area 4 Championship held October 5th and 6th 2019 on Lake Hartwell. Running out of Green Pond Landing in Anderson SC, Waller weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 22.47 pounds. Waller took home a check for $3700.00 for the win.
“On day one I caught my fish on a Carolina Rig. On day two I caught some fish early on a Carolina Rig. About 8:00 I started catching fish on a fluke rig,” said Waller.
Taking second for the boaters Carl Hayes III of Eatonton, Ga. weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 21.37 pounds.
Hayes was tight-lipped on how he caught his fish only saying I caught some on topwater and some on the bottom.
Taking third for the boaters David Lowery of Milledgeville, Ga. weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 20.86 pounds.
“I caught my bass for both days shallow on a frog and a Big Bites Bait craw said,” Lowery.
In fourth place for the boaters John Holder of Blackshear, Ga. weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 20.17 pounds. Rounding out the top 5, Brad Fowler of Townville, SC weighed in a two day total of 10 bass weighing 20.31 pounds.
John Holder of Blackshear Ga. took the boater big bass honors for a bass caught on day two that weighed 4.46 pounds. Holder took home an additional $490.00 for his bass.
In the co-angler division, Sam Naib of Atlanta Ga. weighed in a two-day total of six bass weighing 12.25 pounds including the co-angler big bass weighing 3.99 pounds.
Naib took home a total of $1765.00 for the win and big bass.
“I caught my bass on day one using a spybait and a jerk bait. On day two I caught my bass on a drop-shot,” said Naib.
In second place for the co-anglers Brandon Pent of Sumter, SC. weighed in a two-day total of six bass weighing 12.05 pounds.
“I caught my fish for both days on topwater,” said Pent.
Taking third for the co-anglers Wesley Mullins of Guyton, Ga. weighed in a two-day total of 6 bass weighing 10.98 pounds.
Mullins was tight-lipped on how he caught his fish only saying he caught some on top and some on the bottom.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Jackie Belt of Fountain, Inn SC weighed in a two day total of six bass weighing 10.55 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Zachary Hudson of Pendleton SC, weighed in a two day total of six bass weighing 10.38 pounds.
Being in the Berkley Cast for Cash program the following anglers will receive extra monies from Berkley:
Carl Hayes boater $250.00
Steve Wicker boater $150.00
Jackie Belt co-angler $150.00
Blake Whittaker co-angler $100.00
Deacon Collins and Jay Salloum were the lucky recipients of a $100.00 Engel Cooler gift card.
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