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The SC Upstate TEAM SERIES had there 2nd Event on LAKE RUSSELL on Feb 29th with 43 boats.



THANK YOU so much for your support, and making this event a success.

A special thanks to Leslie Friedmond for her enthusiasm and hard work to coordinate the weekend.  YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!


This Friday night meeting was a little different as we had some special music provided by Jim Wingate and Friends.  They picked a few and sang a few.  Thanks guys for coming out to support.

The meal was provided by the Elbert County Salvation Army.

Jamie Calloway of Dewey Rose made us laugh and gave us all a good hard look at how much God loves us.  We all need to understand that without God, we are NOT going to find what we're lookin for.  SO many people have "heard" the message about Jesus, but many still don't make the connection between knowing "ABOUT" Jesus to "KNOWING" Jesus.  It is our prayer that YOU make that connection and Surrender to Christ TODAY!!  2 folks at the meeting indicated that they made a First time profession of Faith, and several asked for Prayer.  Praise God for his work in the hearts of our anglers and their families.


Saturday morning proved to be a bit chilly and windy, but at least the sun was out in the upstate.  Anglers blasted out of Richard B Russell State park, and ventured away from the muddy waters to find those ellusive bass.  It was a tough day for most, but several teams had a really GREAT day catching more than 40 fish.  Way to go guys!

Bringing in the money bag was Jason Snyder and Jason Skinner with an impressive 17.98 lb bag, and a 4.61 lb kicker.  They had a pretty good payday as they not only won FIRST place, but also BIG FISH, 1st Place Bonus Bucks, and FIRST PLACE CAST FOR CASH!!!  A total winnings of $3,450 !!


Fishers of Men would like to thank all of our fine sponsors; 

BassCat Boats, Mercury, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Shakespeare, Power-Pole, T&H Marine, BassBoat Technologies, Amphibia Eyewear, Gator Guards, FroggToggs and Jacobs Glass

Hotel Information:


The Samuel Elbert Hotel | 4 S. Public Sq. Elberton, GA
(762) 533-0049

Days Inn Hotel | 302 Elbert St, Elberton, GA
(706) 408-4167

Magnuson Elberton Hotel | 970 Elbert St, Elberton, GA
(706) 283-8811

DayNite Inn Hotel | 925 Elbert St, Elberton, GA
(706) 283-4221



Lazy L Cabins
1014 Flatwoods Rd, Elberton, GA
(706) 283-8163

Shade Tree Cabins
1888 Hulmes Chapel Rd, Elberton, GA
(706) 283-8163

Richard B. Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Dr, Elberton, GA
(706) 213-2045

Bobby Brown Park
2509 Bobby Brown State Park Rd,
Elberton, GA | (706) 283-5500



Sunset Ridge Campground
2320 Middleton Shores Dr, Elberton, GA
(706) 988-8091

Bobby Brown Park
2509 Bobby Brown State Park Rd,
Elberton, GA | (706) 283-5500

Richard B. Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Dr, Elberton, GA
(706) 213-2045

Pine-Der-Rosa Campground
2561 Hulmes Chapel Rd, Elberton, GA
(706) 213-1708

Roster Information:

Teams Paid:

Eddie Landreth & Jody Bailey
John Wilson & Blake Riddle
Ronny Gillespie & Jay Driggers

Shawn Bailey & Thomas Bailey

Devin Vest & Floyd Smith

Tom Cloer & Greg Stewart

Gary McCall & Brandon Black

Tommy Newton & Ken Campbell 

James McDade & Jacob New Jr.

David Vaughn & William Borum

Brad Burdette & Buddy Burdette

Darry Waits & Brady Waits

Russell Clark & Franklin Ramey 

BJ Ballard  & Chastan Hanna

Johnathan Botts & Wayne Botts

Chase Stewart & Andrew Allen 

Kevin Dickson & Randy Dickson

Dustin Hawthorne  & Kiefer Smith

Bret Douglas & Patrick Hobson

Ben Franklin & Keith Mock

Jason Snyder & Jason Skinner 

Chris Rhodes & Reggie Luper

Mark Williams & Greg Williams 

Benjamin Page  & Brendan Vaughn 

Chris Tinsley & Don Poteat

David Arnold & Eddie Belcher

Joel Kay & Wesley Skinner 

Bo Reese & Willie Mattress 

Michael Smith & Mickey Lusk

Chris Coleman & Truett Hill

Aiden Somerville & Logan Hopper

Shane Whitt & Mike Whitt

Russ Padgett & Andy Lake

Nathan Lively & James Lively

Scott Allgood & Zach Algood



Russell - 02/29/20

1st- Snyder & Skinner: 17.98 lbs

2nd- Vaughn & Borum: 16.99 lbs

3rd- Huntsinger & Taylor: 16.41 lbs

4th- Dickson & Dickson: 15.68 lbs

5th- Burroughs & Ashley: 15.08