Ross Burns Claims ABA Open Title on Santee Cooper with over 20 Pounds!!
ATHENS, Ala. – Ross Burns of Columbia, South Carolina won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series South Carolina event held on Santee Cooper on 1/26/2019. Running out of John C Land Boating Facility in Manning, South Carolina, Burns weighed in a five bass limit totaling 20.48-pounds. For the boater division victory, Burns took home a check for $2200.00.
“I caught my fish today fishing eel grass in the lower lake on a rattletrap,” said Burns.
In second for the boaters, Brett E. Mitchell of Timmonsville, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 20.16-pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a Keitech swimbait around shell beds,” said Mitchell.
Taking third for the boaters, Ron Brown of Cross, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.19-pounds.
“I caught 12-13 bass today. I caught some on a rattletrap and some on a shakeyhead,” said Brown.
In fourth place for the boaters, Paul M Selle of Lexington, South Carolina weighed in four bass weighing 11.68-pounds. Rounding out the top five, Todd Pearson of Anderson, South Carolina weighed in three bass weighing 10.32-pounds.
The big bass honors for the boaters was caught by Norm Attaway of Clearwater, South Carolina for a bass weighing 6.84-pounds. Attaway collected $340.00 for his bass.
In the Co-angler Division Chris Odom of Charlotte, North Carolina won with three bass weighing 11.54-pounds with a 5.14-pound kicker fish. Odom pocketed $750.00 for the win.
“I caught all of my fish on a rattletrap around stump fields,” said Odom.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Zachary Liles or Mooresville, North Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 10.70-pounds.
“I fished with the second-place boater today. I fished slow with a senko,” said Liles.
Taking third for the co-anglers, Anthony Petrella of Charlotte, North Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 8.05-pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a rattletrap,” said Patrella.
In fourth for the co-anglers Damon Phillips of Anderson, South Carolina weighed in one bass weighing 8.05-pounds. Rounding out the top five, Wesley Mullins of Bloomingdale, Georgia weighed in two bass weighing 5.54-pounds.
The big bass for the co-anglers was an 8.05-pounder weighed in by Damon Phillips of Anderson, South Carolina. He took home $130.00 for the bass.
Slated for February 23rd, the next event will be held on Lake Murray out of Dreher Island State Park.
Top 20 Boater Results (Full Results)
|1||Ross W. Burns||5||0.00||0.00||20.48||250||2200|
|2||Brett E. Mitchell||5||0.00||0.00||20.16||249||950|
|4||Paul M. Selle||4||0.00||0.00||11.68||247||550|
|7||Sandy E. Oliver||4||0.00||0.00||9.76||244||300|
|8||Randall Jar R. Hillyer||3||0.00||0.00||9.67||243||200|
|9||Christopher L. Chavis||4||0.00||0.00||9.59||242||0|
|13||Lonnie B. Drusch||3||0.00||0.00||6.33||238||0|
|15||David H. Rush||2||0.00||0.00||4.80||236||0|
|16||Russell BIGWORM P. Ludwig IV||2||0.00||0.00||4.58||235||0|
|18||Bradley L. Sears||1||0.00||3.36||3.36||233||0|
|19||Richard Mitch W. Mitchell||1||0.00||2.70||2.70||232||0|
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