We had a great day today down in Visit Anderson SC!! AirOne Heating and Air brought us back for another round on Lake Hartwell, and we brought the Peach State Kayak Anglers with us! We had 148 anglers fish in some amazing weather today. We had a great venue at the Hilton Garden Inn of Anderson and Neil Paul made sure us kayak guys and gals, were very well taken care of! I love coming down here not only as an angler, but also a director. We are already planning 2023!
I had a feeling that the fishing should be on fire today, and for once, I was right. We had 531 fish come through TourneyX.com, and anglers reporting catching between 20-40 fish all day long. Report of large wolfpacks up shallow containing 5 pounders, and huge spots out deep over points and ledge’s made for anglers catching big bags today! Before we get into the full recap I want to thank every person who is involved with Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing. The amazing sponsors for keeping us the best paid club around. The sponsors for filling the table. About 60 anglers went home with a prize today. My team, both on site, and behind the curtains. You all for fishing. EVERYONE!
We had a battle at the top today, and a few different lead changes for Big and Small bass. It was fun to judge and keep my thumb on the pulse of the lake as the standings shifted. When it all wrapped up, we had 82 limits, only 18 skunks. Mr. Ste JJ Heu from GA takes home the crown and $2015! He had 78.25 inches today. Only 1 inch behind him, Jay Park takes home the Lumina Sun Smart Home second place spot worth $1255! Taking home the Academy Sports + Outdoors Elite Side Pot, and 3rd place, Chris Goodwin with 74.25, worth a total of $2167. Mark Glende has a solid day and lands in 4th place with 73.25 worth $837, plus $50 for being the highest finisher in a Native Watercraft! Travis Dockins signs up late last night and rounds out the top 5 with 72.75 inches, earning him $565. Landon Smith sticks a tank and finishes in 6th with 72.50inches, worth $460, plus takes home the Emerald School of Excellence Big Bass with a 22.75 monster! Congrats! Bryce Beyer, part of BRYCE and WES Fishing has a killer day, landing in 7th with 70.50, taking home $366! Silent favorite, Joseph Gayton lands in 8th with 70.25, and walks away with $303. Matt Hawj lands in 9th with 69.25, earning $256.
Rounding out the top 10, Terry Mcclure in his first kayak event, with 69inches for $219.
11th- Andy Middleton- 68.25- $188
12th- Tim Sabella- 67.75- $177
13th- Ryan Breneman- 67.75- $167
14th- Jeremy Heath- 67.25- $162
15th- Jeremy Meadows- 67- $100
16th- Michael Copeland- 66.25- Free Lake Wateree Entry
Shane Mackey takes home $310 with a 7 incher earning him the Sugar Creek Coffee Roasters Small Bass title this month!
Chris Goodwin and Ronnie Murphy take home the Rock Outdoors Team Division, earning another 300 points and $150!
Another huge thank you to all the anglers who came and fished from both clubs. I loved bringing two clubs, and two states together for some fun today! Lets do it again in 2023!! 🙂
We have our 5th event of 2022, June 11th on Lake Wateree. This event will have a virtual weigh in. We will consider making it a longer fishing day since we wont have a venue, food, weigh in. Come hang out!