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  • Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit on Lake Hartwell Feb. 16

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    Joe Birchfield of Hendersonville, NC and Chuck Harrison of Brevard, NC won the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit tournament on Lake Hartwell on February 16 with a five-fish limit weighing 21 pounds, 6 ounces.

    Birchfield and Harrison said that they caught their fish off a point before 9:00 am on a ˝ ounce homemade jigging spoon. The winning team netted $5,200 which included $4,000 in cash, a $1,000 Ranger Cup contingency, and $200 from Optima True Blue.

    Coming in with a close second was Russell Davis of Hartwell, GA and Chad Hart of Danielsville, NC with five fish weighing 20 pounds, 10 ounces, which also included the tournament big fish of 6-pounds, 5-ounces.

    Davis and Hart were fishing a creek channel with a fish head spin and a drop shot rig with a finesse seedless watermelon worm. Davis and Hart won $2,000, plus the big fish prize of $800.

    The third place finishers were Bradley Rhodes of Hendersonville, NC and Chris Dorlan of Waynesville, NC with 15 pounds, 12 ounces and they won $1200. Rhodes and Dorlan were casting an umbrella rig along the creek banks in 4-5 feet of water.

    The next Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s will be on Lake Lanier in Georgia on March 22.

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn “Teach” Corley
    captteachcorley@hotmail.com
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