I cant believe it. Season 5, regular season is over! We went out with a bang today. We ended our season on home water, Lake Wylie. With cold, rain, wind and clouds rolling in we had no idea what to expect. Overall, a lot of fish were caught today. A lot of small fish, but on the flip side of that, we also weighed in the largest limit of 2019 today! We had 53 anglers come out today. That means we finish 2019 with an average of 66 anglers a month! That is amazing!! 2020 will bring some changes, but with the core group we have here and the new guys looking to get in, I see plenty of room to grow.
On top of the normal winners today, we had year long prizes and awards to give away so weigh in was slightly longer than usual, but when you have sponsors like Luke Britz and David Winters, we have hot fresh BBQ waiting for us on site at Rusty Hooks Bait and Tackle. Thank you guys!!
Lets start with today on Wylie. We had a lot on the line. AOY, top 15 places, Team Division, and more. When the chips fell, Matt Hawj showed us who’s boss. Matt laid down 74 inches, including today’s Emerald School of Excellence Big Bass at 21 inches!! He brought home $1200 and a brand new Carolina Custom Rods, and a ton of QC hardware. Congrats.
2nd place….What can I say about this guy. A sponge. Learning and practicing every moment he can. An absolute beast on the water, and an even nicer guy on land. Chris Goodwin continued his not human run with 72.5 inches taking home $468.
3rd place today goes home with the mountain hammer himself Mark Wilkins! Mark takes home $312! 4th place goes home with Tyler Smith, worth $150. Rounding out the top 5, turning a free entry into $120, Jared Kimak. Andy Myers takes home $80 in 6th and Always cashin Sabella rounds out the money spots in 7th for $50. Congrats to all the winners.
The Yak Bass’n small bass pot was worth $220 and went home with Joe Parkulo today with his 6 incher.
The Matt Hawj, PC Hawj Team laid the smack down again on the Hand’s On Installation/ Lakeside Barbers team division winning not only today, but locking up first place for the 2019 season!! Congrats!
For the year……
Big Bass went to Ronnie Murphy with a 22,5 inch. He will be winning a replica mount from Big Iron Taxidermy.
Small Bass for the year also went to Ronnie with a 3.25 incher.
Largest limit went home with Matt Hawj at 74inches.
Most top 10s also went home with Matt, with 6 out of 9! Wow.
Angler of the Year !! Chris Goodwin. He wins $1000 cash sponsored by Dynamic Health. He also won prizes from YakAttack, Line Out Custom Tackle LOCT, TrueSouth Custom Lures.
So who made the TOC???
1st Chris Goodwin
2nd Matt Hawj Beast
3rd PC Hawj Beast
4th Ryan Hulsey Co commish
5th Commish Vinny Ferreri
6th Austin Vang aka Hammer time
7th Ronnie Murphy Big n Small
8th Tim always Cashin Jill Sabella
9th- Fat Larry Not so fat
10th Eric Carroll Fish off to TOC
11th Graham Reay Hambone
12th Lowell Brannan Silent Assassin
13th Joey Randall Auto Home Lake
14th Jay Park Your excitement made my day
15th Brad Cox CO Commish
We Fish for it all on the 9th of November and you get to watch on TourneyX.com.
Mike Constable, Johnny Barrett and Nick Huddleston get 1 more chance in the Fish off on Nov 2nd to make it in the TOC!! Good luck in the fish off.
Loser event aka open event and Rookie event are next !!
Ryan Hulsey will post up all standings later tonight.
Thank you all for an amazing year.