First place, Sean Anderson caught 5 fish weighing 12.94 pounds all on spinerbaits. Anderson was fishing the middle part of the lake. He won first place and first place option for a total of $770.

Phillip Anderson was second with 5 fish weighing 12.57 pounds. He fished the upper part of the lake and caught his fish flipping docks with soft plastics. He took home $475 for second place and second place option.

Third place was Andy Lake with 5 fish weighing 12.24 pounds. Lake was fishing on the middle and lower parts of the lake and caught all his fish on spinnerbaits. He took home $130 for third place.

George Berry took the big fish pot with a 4.56 pound largemouth. He won $125 for Big Fish.

Pictured: George Berry took the big fish pot with a 4.56 pound largemouth. He won $125 for Big Fish.

Pictured: George Berry took the big fish pot with a 4.56 pound largemouth. He won $125 for Big Fish.

The day started out foggy and 44 degrees. Winds were light and variable all day. Mostly sunny skies and it was 66 degrees at the 3 pm weigh-in. Water temps were in the high 60’s to low 70’s. The lake was clear but stained in the creeks and up the rivers and the level has dropped to three feet below full pool.

This year Greenwood has been tough to get a limit. The tourney in August had only 12 of the 32 anglers weighed fish with no 5 fish limits. For this tournament there were 5 limits but it was still a struggle to find 14 inch bass. The weights are way down as compared to years past. This is worth mentioning because in this tourney one of the anglers discovered a fish basket with fish in it. His topwater bait snagged the rope that was tied to it. He reported his find to both tourney officials and SCDNR. The fish were released and the metal basket was crushed and destroyed. There are many tournaments on Lake Greenwood this time of year. Hopefully this wasn’t done by one of tourney anglers but obviously, there are some who would try to win by breaking rules as well as the law.

Pictured from left to right: 1st place Sean Anderson of Leesville, 2nd place Phillip Anderson of Saluda, 3rd place Andy Lake of Batesburg, 4th place Steve Gilstrap of Greer, 5th place Jay Treon of Greenwood, 6th place George Berry of Saluda.