Let’s face it, winter is over! Well, it’s close enough to being over to get most bass anglers excited about being on the water, because spring means tournament time for many folks across the state. And no matter what tournament trail you belong to, opportunities have never been more plentiful.

The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail has a strong following across the Palmetto State, and it is hosting 15 South Carolina tournaments beginning on Feb. 27 and running through June. They’ve increased their payouts for this season, with a guaranteed 1st place prize of $5000. Their tournaments are as follows:

Low Country Team Division –

Lake Murray, Feb 27, Billy Dreher State Park

Santee Cooper, Mar 19, Canal Lakes Resort

Lake Murray, Apr 16, Billy Dreher State Park

Santee Cooper, May 7, John C. Land

Wateree, Jun 11, Clearwater Cove

Low Country Legacy Division –

Lake Murray, Apr 23, Billy Dreher State Park

Upstate Team Division –

Lake Keowee, Jan 30, Gap Hill Landing

Lake Greenwood, Feb 27, Greenwood State Park

Clarks Hill, Mar 26, Plum Branch

Lake Hartwell, Apr 30, Location to be determined

Lake Hartwell, May 28, Location to be determined

Upstate Legacy Division –

Clarks Hill, Mar 26, Plum Branch

Fontana, Apr 23, Location to be determined

Hartwell-1, May 21, Location to be determined

Hartwell-2, Jun 18, Location to be determined

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Click here for more information on the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail.

The Carolina Anglers Team Trail is another very popular trail, and they also have increased the payout at many of their tournaments. Their spring schedule is broken into divisions, with date and landing listed:

Cooper River Division (Cypress Gardens Boat Landing)

Feb 27, Qualifier 1

Mar 12, Qualifier 2

Mar 26, Qualifier 3

Apr 16, Qualifier 4

May 7,  Qualifier 5

May 28, Qualifier 6

Jun 11, Final

Greenwood Division (Greenwood State Park Boat Landing)

Mar 6, Qualifier 1

Apr 9, Qualifier 2

May 29, Qualifier 3

Jun 18, Qualifier 4

Jul 9, Final

Murray Division (Dreher Island Boat Landing)

Feb 6, Qualifier 1

Feb 20, Qualifier 2

Mar 19, Qualifier 3

Apr 9, Qualifier 4

Apr 23, Qualifier 5

May 21, Final

Santee Cooper Division

Feb 13, Qualifier 1, Pack’s Landing

Feb 27, Qualifier 2, John C. Land

Mar 12, Qualifier 3, Black’s Camp

Mar 26, Qualifier 4, John C. Land

Apr 16, Qualifier 5, Black’s Camp

Apr 30, Qualifier 6, John C. Land

May 14, Qualifier 7, John C. Land

Jun 4, Final, John C. Land

Wateree Division (Clearwater Cover Boat Landing)

Feb 27, Qualifier 1

Mar 5, Qualifier 2

Mar 12, Qualifier 3

Mar 19, Qualifier 4

Mar 26, Qualifier 5

Apr 2, Qualifier 6

Apr 9, Final

Wylie Division (Buster Boyd Boat Landing)

Feb 27, Qualifier 1

Mar 5, Qualifier 2

Mar 26, Qualifier 3

Apr 9, Qualifier 4

Apr 23, Qualifier 5

May 7, Final

For more information on the Carolina Anglers Team Trail, click here.