MSC held its monthly tournament out of Spinners Resort on January 21st. MSC changed the rules for 2012 to make all ten points events "team boat tournaments to encourage teams to invite new members and compete at a boat level rather than an individual basis. The decision was a tough one to make but with record number anglers and boats in several years it ensures us it was definitely the right one. The weigh in was filled with great fellowship and fun was had by all even though the thunder and lightning was striking frequently outside the shelter.
Even though the weather did not cooperate for the entire tournament 66 anglers fishing 28 teams participated in the event until the thunder storms forced us off the lake. Most all boats caught legal size fish bringing 83 Striped Bass to the scales. Finishing in first place was Team Laid Back, Captain David Richardson, son and 2011 Angler of the Year Tristan Richardson, Phillip Ramsey and son John Ramsey all from New Ellington SC with their 4 fish creel weighing 31 lbs 3 ozs. Finishing in second place was Team Landlocked, Captain Richy Brensinger, Joey Smoak both from Lexington SC and Wayne Bell from Prosperity SC with their 4 fish creel of 29 lbs 14 ozs. In third place was Team One Way, Captain Tommy Richardson, sons Caleb and Jaime all from Swansea SC and Wesley Kanard from Aiken SC with their 4 fish creel of 28 lbs 13 ozs. Nichols Store of Rock Hill sponsors our largest Striped Bass in each event and the award went to Team Barely Tyme, Captain Bryan Baire of Rock Hill SC with his fish tipping the scales at 12 lbs even. West Marine of Columbia SC sponsors our smallest creel for each event and the award went to Team Hammer Head, Captain Wynn Corely of Lexington SC.
MSC Jan. Results…
1 Team Laid Back 4 fish 31 lbs 3 ozs
2 Team Landlocked 4 fish 29 lbs 14 ozs
3 Team One Way 4 fish 28 lbs 13 ozs
4 Team Four Reel 4 fish 27 lbs 0 ozs
5 Team Catchall 4 fish 25 lbs 7 ozs
6 Team Striper Swiper 4 fish 25 lbs 6 ozs
7 Team Rocky Bottom 4 fish 24lbs 10 ozs
8 Team S