What an amazing day. Season 4 regular season is over, and I must say, #qc1000 was a hit!
We wrapped up today on Mountain Island Lake. Weather was looking bad, rainy and windy, and many anglers didn’t have much to fight for, but we still had 53 guys come out! Wow. With only two ramps open, most anglers stayed at the sign in ramp. Launch at 7am and we are off! Tough day for some, myself included. MIL is known for numbers, not size, but we had a few nice fish caught today. Tim Sabella found his way back to the podium and ended 2018 with a $1000 win! He stuck 69 inches today. Congrats buddy! Young gunna Zach Clark ends his regular season on a high and takes home 2nd place worth $465! He had 65.75 inches. Chris Goodwin has been busting his tail this year. Learning, improving, winning off season events and today it all paid off. He snuck in 3rd place with 65.5 inches and won $310, but more importantly he earned a “fish off” spot against Eric Carroll for a chance at getting in the TOC. Tammy-Josh Neal was talking smack all month about him winning, well he was close! 4th place with 64.25 worth $160! PC Hawj rounds out the top 5 with 63.5 and takes home $120. Kevin Wilkinson followed up his 2017 Trail Win with a solid 6th place and brings home $100. Matt Hawj turned another free entry into cash, $60 for 7th place with 60.75. Rounding out the cash spots in 8th, with his first cash in a trail event, Josh Rose. He wins $50 with 59 inches. Great job winners.
Aaron Miller and his son Cam Miller fished together today. Well….Cam took home the Emerald School of Excellence big bass pot worth $260 with a 19.75 inch. Jason Lowe was lucky enough to hook and land a 4.75 inch bass today to take home $340 in the Yak Bass’n small bass pot! Haha. Wow. Andy Myers takes home the Scivation Recovery smallest limit award. Melvin Yang was the “beat Joey Randall” winner and he goes home with a sweet Berleypro Van Bro! Zach and Kevin won the Pro Image Sports team event today and Eric Carroll and Josh Neal took 2nd!
With it being the final regular season event, we and some more awards to give away.
Matt Hawj is our 2018 Angler of the year! Matt won $500, $500 Native Watercraft money, a custom rod from Adam Fillmore, a custom Jersey from PersonaForm Designs, a free red fish trip from Ncpierman Taramelli, $100 Line Out Custom Tackle LOCT gift card, YakAttack prize pack, 412 Bait Co by Donald Corbett baits, and a free haircut to Lakeside Barbers! Congrats on a killer season!!!!
Riley Mcdonald wins the yearly big bass with a 22.5inch from Badin Lake. He wins a free replica mount from Big Iron Taxidermy, and a sweet casting rod from Carolina Custom Rods. Saturday Mel wins a spinning rod from Carolina customs with his 76.5inch largest limit award from Lake hickory. Congrats guys.
Buster Swisher and Vinny Ferreri win the Team Division Championship today. They each take home $550. John Ladd and Joey Randall take home 2nd, worth $330 each. Zack and Kevin take 3rd worth $120each. Great job guys! The team option will be back next season for sure!
Our “fish off” is scheduled for Nov 3rd. Chris Goodwin vs Eric Carroll. The winner gets a wildcard into the TOC. I will also host the losers event this day. The lake will be drawn on Nov 1st. No prefishing.
The TOC is Nov 17th! Who will take the title from Sinker!? The field is stacked!!
Thank you to our sponsors. What an amazing year this club has had, and we couldn’t do it without you all.
If you cashed please post fish.