Lake Wylie – July 1st 2017
July 2017 RESULTS
The Southeastern Catfish Club kicked off the 2nd annual Slimy Summer Nights Series on Lake Wylie Saturday, July 1st.
The sign-up table opened at 4pm sharp and anglers were met with bright skies and temps in the upper 80s. As expected for a holiday weekend, the ramp was congested and pleasure boats were out in full force. The skies began to darken and a heavy front rolled in just as the last team entered. The blast-off horn sounded at 6pm sharp, and the rains fell right on queue. Some teams took cover under the bridge while others raced to their first spot. 26 total teams entered and competed to take home a portion of the $2,920 purse!
The overall bite was tough as many teams reported catching only a few fish while some teams couldn’t find any. The weather was just as inconsistent as the bite with several fronts rolling through the area and dumping rain on teams throughout the night. However, several teams found the fish, and we had a first time winner for the 10th consecutive tournament! Rookie of the Year winner Richard Warskow and his new partner Ron Mumpower of Team Keepin’ It Reel took home 1st place with a 85.95lb stringer and collected $1,440. The also had Big Fish of the tournament with a 33.30lb flathead and added another $365 bringing their total payday to $1,805!
Steve Whitley and Shane Owenby of Team 2nd String finished in 2nd place with a total weight of 83.95lbs and collected $720. They also had 2nd Big Fish of the tournament with a 33.15lb flathead and collected another $155 bringing their total winnings to $875. Kevin Huynh and his team finished in 3rd place with a 59.70lb stringer and earned $240.
Congratulations to Richard Warskow and Ron Mumpower for winning the 1st Slimy Summer Nights tournament of 2017 and their 1st on the Southeastern Catfish Club’s trail!
We’d like to thank all of the new teams that joined us. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next tournament on Lake Wateree August 5th!
Brian Snipes and Josh Coggins
|Place||Team||Members||Total Weight||Big Fish|
|1||Team Keepin’ It Reel||Richard Warskow, Michael Crotts||85.95||33.30|
|2||Team 2nd String||Steve Whitley, Shane Owenby||83.95||33.15|
|3||Team Huynh||Kevin Huyne||59.70||25.95|
|4||Team Buchcanan||Aaron Buchanan, Matt Hall||50.30||16.80|
|5||Team Tightline||Brian Snipes, Bubba Branch, Mason Brakefield||48.00||21.10|
|6||Team Whiskers||Shane Queen, Quentin Queen, Toby Griffin||47.60||25.95|
|7||Team Bowed Over||Joel Henley, Hunter Henley||43.85||18.95|
|8||Team Carolina Blues||Lee Hardee, Joshua Coggins, Tim Coggins||41.30||16.95|
|9||Team Katfish||Dieter Melhorne, Brandon Farmer||41.30||17.00|
|10||Team DMT||David Catoe, Mike Rape, Tony Canthen||40.65||18.15|
|11||Team Reelin’ the Blues||Jeff Manning, Michael Paciocco||39.30||14.30|
|12||Team DC Muddcats||Tommy Andrade||33.20||10.25|
|13||Team Bad Fish||Jeff King, Ethan Swink||31.20||16.15|
|14||Team Aquaholics||Kevin Godbee, Crystal Godbee, Tim Doster, Chris Carter||28.20||10.80|
|15||Team Whisker Gitters||Sam Williams III, Amy Williams, Sam Williams IV||26.65||13.50|
|16||Team Drifters||Aaron Hodge, Arnold Hodge, Joey Humphries||24.75||11.45|
|17||Team Angled Out||Evan Martin, Jeff King, Larry Godwin||19.75||10.85|
|18||Team Rod Down||Gene Gaston, Jonathan Brunet, Allison Brunet, Jennifer Gaston||14.95||6.90|
The other teams did not weigh in.
|Finish – Team – Anglers – Big Fish – Total Weight|
|1. Team Keepin’ It Reel: Richard Warskow, Michael Crotts – 33.3 & 85.95|
|2. Team 2nd String: Steve Whitley, Shane Owenby – 33.15 & 83.95|
|3. Team Huynh: Kevin Huyne – 25.95 & 59.7|
|4. Team Buchcanan: Aaron Buchanan, Matt Hall – 16.8 & 50.3|
|5. Team Tightline: Brian Snipes, Bubba Branch, Mason Brakefield – 21.1 & 48|
|6. Team Whiskers: Shane Queen, Quentin Queen, Toby Griffin – 25.95 & 47.6|
|7. Team Bowed Over: Joel Henley, Hunter Henley – 18.95 & 43.85|
|8. Team Carolina Blues: Lee Hardee, Joshua Coggins, Tim Coggins – 16.95 & 41.3|
|9. Team Katfish: Dieter Melhorne, Brandon Farmer – 17 & 41.3|
|10. Team DMT: David Catoe, Mike Rape, Tony Canthen – 18.15 & 40.65|
|11. Team Reelin’ the Blues: Jeff Manning, Michael Paciocco – 14.3 & 39.3|
|12. Team DC Muddcats: Tommy Andrade – 10.25 & 33.2|
|13. Team Bad Fish: Jeff King, Ethan Swink – 16.15 & 31.2|
|14. Team Aquaholics: Kevin Godbee, Crystal Godbee, Tim Doster, Chris Carter – 10.8 & 28.2|
|15. Team Whisker Gitters: Sam Williams III, Amy Williams, Sam Williams IV – 13.5 & 26.65|
|16. Team Drifters: Aaron Hodge, Arnold Hodge, Joey Humphries – 11.45 & 24.75|
|17. Team Angled Out: Evan Martin, Jeff King, Larry Godwin – 10.85 & 19.75|
|18. Team Rod Down: Gene Gaston, Jonathan Brunet, Allison Brunet, Jennifer Gaston – 6.9 & 14.95|
The remaining teams did not weigh-in.