The 4th stop of the SC Lowcountry season took us back to the famed Santee Cooper lakes. FOM Executive Board member shared an inspiring message about being prepared. Keying on how we as anglers get prepared to fish a tournament and how much more we need to be prepared to give an account of the Faith we have as Christians. He also brought to mind how Jesus told us before he went back to heaven of how we was going to prepare a place for us. Our anglers enjoyed Pizza and drinks and a beautiful day on the lake. We were blessed to get the weigh-in done and packed up just as the bottom fell out. Thank you Lord!
On to the fishing. It's Santee in the spring and as usual a couple of mega bags showed up. Brent Riley and Nathan Burgess took the win with a 5 fish limit that tipped the scales to 29.63 lbs. they collected the $4000 guaranteed First Place Prize but not before the team of Jason Miles and Ryan Bowles put a scare in them by weighing their own moster bag that went 29.65 lbs. Unfortunately they had a dead fish which dropped their net weight to 29.40 giving the win to Riley and Burgess.
Finishing 3rd was the team of Doug Wooldridge and Ed Coto who weighed a really nice bag of 21.93 lbs. Coming in 4th was the team of Mack Altman and Randall Miller who brought 21.12 to the scales. Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Phillip Hawkins and Bill Foxworth whose limit weighed 20.85 lbs.
The father and son duo of Lex and Xan Costas had the Sportsman's Warehouse Big Bass at 7.63
It will be a short break for our anglers as we will be back at it on red hot LLake Murray in just 2 weeks. Be sure to get your entries in by next Sat to get in the draw for Blast-off position and avoind the $25 late fee.
Fishers of Men would like to thank all of our fine sponsors; BassCat Boats, Mercury, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Shakespeare, Strike King Lure Company, Power-Pole, Jim Hudson Toyota, Duckett Fishing, BassBoat Technologies, Amphibia Eyewear, Buckeye Lures, T&H Marine, Gator Guards, Frogg Toggs, Kistler Rods, Jacobs Glass, Valley Fashions and Sportsman’s Warehouse
Santee Cooper - 05/04/19
Riley & Burgess 1st Place
Bowles & Miles
Coto & Wooldridge
Hawkins & Foxworth