Eight of them competed in a Savannah River tournament last Sunday, with Sean Hall catching four fish totaling 6.17 pounds to win it. Runner-up was Chris Moore with two fish and 1.93 pounds. Third went to Forrest Thaxton with a 1.83-pound fish and Brad Wilson was fourth with a fish just under a pound.
Mrs. Jeanine Wilson is the “Team Mom” and booster club secretary. She said the team promotes the sport of bass fishing and resource conservation.
“Our boys are all beginner or intermediate fishermen and seem passionate about the sport,” she said. “They also are learning just how expensive a sport it can be and so we’re asking for community support.”
Here is a worthwhile project for one of our area’s bass clubs. Mrs. Wilson can be reached at (803) 278-5502.
It would be great to have similar clubs formed at all of our area high and middle schools.
• Planer board fishing allows the boat to stay in deep water while the boards can be adjusted to move into shallow water without spooking the game fish. Pro guides William Sasser and Mark Crawford have taken the technique a bit farther. Their clients this week caught fish on planer boards fished in 40 and 55 feet of water, respectively. “It’s a great way to catch suspended fish that won’t hit herring fished on downlines,” Sasser said. “We rig the bait on a hook below a three-foot leader below a barrel swivel. We slide on a quarter-ounce egg sinker above the swivel, let out as much line as needed to reach the suspended fish and then attach the planer board. We slow-troll the rig. This method is effective for catching fish suspended over trees lining a creek channel.”