Florida Team Trolls To Victory
Winning team of George Parker and Daryl Cole.
One of Florida's top teams showed why they're considered among the best after winning a Crappie USA event at Crescent Lake.
George Parker of West Palm Beach, Florida and Daryl Cole of Leesburg brought in a total weight of 14.53 pounds, earning $1,200 for the victory.
Parker and Cole were long line trolling in 10-14 feet of water using Charlie Brewer Slider Jigs and chartreuses/blue AWD baits. They caught a combined 150 crappie during the event.
Second place went to the Cochran, Georgia team of Scott and Billy Williams with a weight of 12.2 pounds and earning them $700.00. Scott and Billy were long line trolling the upper end of the lake in 12-14 feet of water using Wildcat colored Big Bite Baits to catch 50-75 fish for the day and win the Semi-Pro Ranger Cup Award for an additional $250.00.
In a tie for third place was Tim Eberly of Margate, Florida and Teresa Cole of Leesburg, Florida and the Middleburg, Florida team of Chris and Dale Cercy each with a weight of 11.23 pound and earning the team $600.00. Tim and Teresa were fishing the north end of the lake in 12 feet of water long line trolling blue/chartreuse AWD baits and catching around 150 fish for the day. Chris and Dale were fishing the Dead Lake area in 7 feet of water drifting with the wind to catch 30-40 fish on chartreuse baits.
Amateur Division Results
In first place in the amateur division was the team of Jason and Brody Little of Cochran, Georgia with a weight of 12.54 pounds and earning the team $900.00. Jason and Brody were fishing the north end around an island in 12-14 feet of water long line trolling wildcat colored jigs to catch 65-70 fish for the day.
Second place went to Sam Adams of Tavares, Florida and Russell Cheatham of Eustis, Florida with a weight of 10.96 pounds and earning $500.00. Sam and Russell were fishing the north end of the lake in 10-12 feet of water long line trolling blue and chartreuse jigs to catch over 75 fish for the day.
Taking third place was the Camilla, Georgia team of Beth and Danny Williamson with a weight of 10.39 pounds and earning the team $300.00. Beth and Danny like many others were long line trolling the north end of the lake using blue Bab Flys in 12-14 feet of water to catch 50-75 fish for the day.
Big Fish Award
The team Kuratan Noles and Jim Turner caught the big fish of the event - a 2.63-pound beauty.
Taking big fish of the event was the team of Kuratan Noles and Jim Turner both of Crescent City, Florida with a 2.63 caught on live bait and earning $330.00. Second place in the big fish contest was the team of Jesse Bowman and Joyce Roddy of Ozark, Alabama and earning $140.00.