Mark Hodge Jr. Feb. 14, 2018
Spring is fast approaching, and around here that means warm weather, spawning bass, and HUGE sacks of fish at the tournament scales. It also means that the 10th Annual Creekside Bassmasters Spring Fling will be here before we know it. The event, scheduled for March 24th, will be running out of Blacks Fish Camp.Last year the event drew a great crowd of anglers and spectators alike. The 2017 tournament paid out an enormous sum of over $12,000 in cash and prizes. A record setting 131 teams launched from Blacks Fish Camp. Making this one of, if not the, largest club affiliated single day tournaments in the state.
Daniel Howell single handedly defeated the competition in 2017. Howell weighed in a solid bag of Santee Largemouth to tip the scales at 29.03lbs. The question remains, will he have what it takes to hold back a field of tough competitors for a second year?
Blast off is set for safe light and weigh in will be held on the Berkeley Outdoors Tournament Trailer at 3:30 p.m.
$160 early registration will begin February 15th and run until March 19th. The entry fee will be $175 the morning of the tournament so don’t delay. Both prices include the big fish pot and there will also be an optional Calcutta pot for $30. The Guaranteed payouts are unheard of for a club-organized tournament.
GUARANTEED PAY OUTS:
Highest placing High School team-$160
Smallest 5 fish limit-$160
When the weigh in is concluded and all the mammoth Santee largemouth have been released don’t rush off. There will be tons of prizes to be won including a Browning A5. Each team will receive two tickets with their entry, and tickets will also be sold during the day, so be sure you bring some extra cash. The prizes will be well worth the price of a raffle ticket. Barbeque will also be served thanks to Santee Circle Community Church.
It takes a large group of remarkable people to make a tournament like the Spring Fling run as smoothly as it does. For this, Creekside would like to thank its members and their wives who take part in the day’s duties. They’d also like to recognize their sponsors. Without them, the payouts, prizes, and all the attractions wouldn’t be possible.