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  • ABA D-96 Tournament on Clarks Hill June 2

    Steve Christie of Gray Court won the American Bass Anglers Divison-96 Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake June 25 with 5 fish weighing 18.12 pounds.

    Christie had 19.62 pounds and a 6.76 pound kicker, but 3 dead fish knocked his weight down to 18.12 pounds. Christie won $593 and the 1st place option of $95 for a total of $688.Christie caught his fish on a Carolina rig with a Zoom Trick Worm on the lower part of the lake.

    William Hooker of Appling, GA, finished 2nd with 5 fish weighing 17.68 pounds, and he had the tournament big fish of 7.18 pounds. Hooker won $362, the 2nd place option of $65, plus the big fish plaque of $135 for a total of $562. Hooker was also fishing the lower part of the lake and caught all his fish on flukes.

    The other top money winners were: 3. Don Kneece, Saluda, 5 fish, 15.68 pounds, and $129; 4. Chris Hadden, Augusta, GA, 5 fish, 13.30 pounds, and $104.

    The Angler of the Year Leaders after 12 tournaments are: 1. Kevin Fulmer – 794 points; 2. Sean Anderson – 793 points; 3. Mark Richardson – 788 points; 4. Don Kneece – 788 points; 5. Curtis Temples – 779 points.

    The Big Fish Award for the 2013 Season Leader is Ryan McMurtury with 8.03 pounds that he caught on Lake Greenwood February 24.

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. “Teach” Corley