Phil Morris — 26 anglers fished the Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament, Oct. 1, 2017, out of the Dorn Facility near McCormick, S.C.
The day started out at 55 degrees and was at 75 degrees by the 3 pm weigh-in. Sunny bluebird skies with the wind out of the NE at 15 to 25 mph. Clarks Hill Lake is at 8 feet below full pool and falling with surface temp in the mid to high 70s.
Andy Lake finished first with five fish weighing 13.80 pounds, anchored by the tournament big fish of 5.91 pounds. That fish puts Andy in the lead for the 2018 Season ALX Rod Big Fish. Andy caught all his fish on soft plastics fishing brush piles on the middle part of the lake. His big fish came on a plastic worm in 12 feet of water. The combined payback for first place and big fish gave Andy $770.
Tracy Webb was second with 5 fish weighing 11.45 pounds. Tracy took home $539 for second place and first place in the option pot.
Jonathon Webb took third place with 4 fish weighing 10.88 pounds. He had a kicker fish of 5.23 pounds and won $237 for third place and second place in the option pot.
Fourth place was Steve Christie of Gray Court, SC. Steve had 5 fish weighing 10.70 pounds. Steve fished the middle part of the lake and caught his fish on crankbaits. Steve won $108 for his fourth place finish.
Here’s a look at the field:
|Angler||# Fish||Big Bass||Penalty||Total Wt.||Points||Payout|
|5||Bill Cain||5||4||10.45||196||ALX Hat|
|6||Joey Miller||5||10.29||195||Level Hat|