Fishing Creek – November 4th 2017
The Southeastern Catfish Club hosted its 3rd tournament of the 2017-2018 season on Fishing Creek Reservoir Saturday, November 4th.
Tournament registration opened at 5am sharp under a full moon, clear skies, and warmer than normal temps. 29 teams and 69 anglers were ready to compete for the $2,862 purse!
Fishing Creek is a tough nut to crack, but teams that pre-fished reported catching a lot of numbers and quality fish. Due to repairs on the lower dam, the lake levels have been rising and falling dramatically over the last few weeks, so teams wondered what it would do to an already tough bite on the lake. In the end, we finally broke the streak of having a consecutive first time winner! Andy Pitts, Rylan Debruhl, and Chris Debruhl of Team Knot Workin’ took home 1st place with a total weight of 58.69lbs and collected $1,400. Team Knot Workin’ also won our season opener on Lake Wateree in September.
Steve Whitely and Shane Owenby of Team 2nd String finished in 2nd place with a total weight of 54.93lbs and collected $700. They also had 2nd Big Fish of the tournament with a 34.56lb flathead and collected another $160 bringing their total earnings to $860. Less than a half pound behind, Brian Snipes, Mason Brakefield, and Jamie Carter of Team Tightline finished in 3rd place with a 54.53lb stringer and collected $235. Benji and Riley Brown of Team Polekat had Big Fish of the tournament with a 34.81lb bruiser blue and collected $365.
Andy, Rylan, and Chris of Team Knot Workin’ have figured out what’s workin’ with their 2nd win of the season. Congratulation fellas!
We look forward to seeing everyone next month back on Lake Wateree on December 2nd!
Brian Snipes and Josh Coggins
|Place||Team||Members||Total Weight||Big Fish||Total Points|
|1||Team Knot Workin’||Andy Pitts, Rylan Debruhl, Chris Debruhl||58.69||21.15||30|
|2||Team 2nd String||Steve Whitley, Shane Owenby||54.93||34.56||30|
|3||Team Tightline||Brian Snipes, Mason Brakefield, Jamie Carter||54.53||20.63||26|
|4||Team Trophy Hunter||John Terry, Jason Knight||52.57||23.59||24|
|5||Team Polekat||Benji Brown, Riley Brown, Scotty Peavy, Gauge Peavy||48.71||34.81||27|
|6||Team Fish Bite Rod Holders||Alan Long, Lynn Long||48.67||18.07||20|
|7||Team Cat Snatch Fever||Phil Rollings, Wesley Rollings, Michael Thomas, Chris Cook||47.03||26.68||19|
|8||Team Good Times||Gary Morton Jr., Caleb Sturgis, Gary Morton Sr.||45.90||18.58||18|
|9||Team Hook Line & Sinker||Eric Jenkins, Marya Jenkins, Olivia Osteen||44.53||21.94||17|
|10||Team Whisker Gitters||Sam Williams III, Amy Williams, Sam Williams IV||44.49||18.71||16|
|11||Team Rip Lipp||Ashley Campbell, Jennifer Campbell||44.19||22.54||15|
|12||Team All For One Outdoors||Michael Anderson, Samuel Edwards||41.79||16.37||14|
|13||Team Sparky||Ron Carden, Bill Carden, Scotty Lee||39.05||20.32||13|
|14||Team Jamie K Outdoors||Clay Henderson, Jason Henderson, David Henderson, Landen Loftin||37.38||16.54||12|
|15||Team Rod Down||Gene Gaston, Jonathan Brunet, Damon Gibson||36.52||16.63||11|
|16||Team SC Slime Time||Anthony Dallas, Tony Dallas||35.84||14.35||10|
|17||Team Reelin’ the Blues||Jeff Manning, Michael Paciocco||34.76||17.89||9|
|18||Team Adversaty||Jeff Outz, Kenny Sudderht, Ronny Hensley||34.32||14.71||8|
|19||Team Carolina Blues||Lee Hardee, Joshua Coggins, Tim Coggins||32.80||15.06||7|
|20||Team Keepin’ It Reel||Richard Warskow, Chris Lunsford||31.97||13.63||6|
|21||Team DMT||David Catoe, Mike Rape, Tony Canthen||30.36||17.17||5|
|22||Team Whiskers||Shane Queen, Quentin Queen, Toby Griffin, Ric Helms||24.41||10.06||5|
|23||Team Razor’s Edge||Micheal Crotts, Ray Morton, Ronnie Godfrey||22.03||10.11||5|
|24||Team Backland Outdoors||Blake Williams, Jamie Williams, Madison Reynolds||16.13||5.86||5|
The other teams did not weigh in.
|Finish – Team – Anglers – Big Fish – Total Weight|
|1. Team Knot Workin’: Andy Pitts, Rylan Debruhl, Chris Debruhl – 21.15 & 58.69|
|2. Team 2nd String: Steve Whitley, Shane Owenby – 34.56 & 54.93|
|3. Team Tightline: Brian Snipes, Mason Brakefield, Jamie Carter – 20.63 & 54.53|
|4. Team Trophy Hunter: John Terry, Jason Knight – 23.59 & 52.57|
|5. Team Polekat: Benji Brown, Riley Brown, Scotty Peavy, Gauge Peavy – 34.81 & 48.71|
|6. Team Fish Bite Rod Holders: Alan Long, Lynn Long – 18.07 & 48.67|
|7. Team Cat Snatch Fever: Phil Rollings, Wesley Rollings, Michael Thomas, Chris Cook – 26.68 & 47.03|
|8. Team Good Times: Gary Morton Jr., Caleb Sturgis, Gary Morton Sr. – 18.58 & 45.9|
|9. Team Hook Line & Sinker: Eric Jenkins, Marya Jenkins, Olivia Osteen – 21.94 & 44.53|
|10. Team Whisker Gitters: Sam Williams III, Amy Williams, Sam Williams IV – 18.71 & 44.49|
|11. Team Rip Lipp: Ashley Campbell, Jennifer Campbell – 22.54 & 44.19|
|12. Team All For One Outdoors: Michael Anderson, Samuel Edwards – 16.37 & 41.79|
|13. Team Sparky: Ron Carden, Bill Carden, Scotty Lee – 20.32 & 39.05|
|14. Team Jamie K Outdoors: Clay Henderson, Jason Henderson, David Henderson, Landen Loftin – 16.54 & 37.38|
|15. Team Rod Down: Gene Gaston, Jonathan Brunet, Damon Gibson – 16.63 & 36.52|
|16. Team SC Slime Time: Anthony Dallas, Tony Dallas – 14.35 & 35.84|
|17. Team Reelin’ the Blues: Jeff Manning, Michael Paciocco – 17.89 & 34.76|
|18. Team Adversaty: Jeff Outz, Kenny Sudderht, Ronny Hensley – 14.71 & 34.32|
|19. Team Carolina Blues: Lee Hardee, Joshua Coggins, Tim Coggins – 15.06 & 32.8|
|20. Team Keepin’ It Reel: Richard Warskow, Chris Lunsford – 13.63 & 31.97|
|21. Team DMT: David Catoe, Mike Rape, Tony Canthen – 17.17 & 30.36|
|22. Team Whiskers: Shane Queen, Quentin Queen, Toby Griffin, Ric Helms – 10.06 & 24.41|
|23. Team Razor’s Edge: Micheal Crotts, Ray Morton, Ronnie Godfrey – 10.11 & 22.03|
|24. Team Backland Outdoors: Blake Williams, Jamie Williams, Madison Reynolds – 5.86 & 16.13|
The remaining teams did not weigh-in.