Kneece Takes Down Clarks Hill Lake

#Don Kneece took the crown on Clarks Hill Lake.ABA
Don Kneece of Saluda, SC is one step closer to the 2012 ABA National Championship and the 2012 Angler of the Year Event with a first place win and $393.00 in the American Fishing Tour Division 96 bass tournament held on Clarks Hill Lake this past weekend.Don?s 5 bass limit weighed in at 11.01 lbs. Second place went to Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC with a weight of 10.17 lbs. In third place was Jay Treon of Greenwood, SC with a weight of 9.53 lbs. Big Bass was awarded to Don Kneece for catching a 4.98 lb. largemouth bass. The herring bite that is usually on this time of year wasn?t working. Don caught his fish on the upper part of the lake fishing a crankbait and shakey head worm in creek channel turns. Don?s big fish of 4.98 lbs. came on the crankbait.These anglers have acquired valuable points to insure their birth in the ABA National Championship on Grand Lake in Oklahoma the 21st-26th in October 2012. Their points are being used to determine the division?s angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year Final Round.The top five anglers were:
  1. Don Kneece: 11.01 Lbs.
  2. Phillip Anderson: 10.17 Lbs.
  3. Jay Treon: 9.53 Lbs.
  4. Kevin Fulmer: 9.12 Lbs.
  5. Phil Morris: 8.85 Lbs.
Weather was cloudy with light rain until 1pm, it started out at 57 degrees and got up to the 70 by the 3 o?clock weigh-in. Wind was out of the North at 10 to 15 mph. Water temps were in the low 70?s. Lake is about 8 feet below full pool, clear down the lake but stained up the rivers.This division?s next tournament will be May 6, 2012 on Lake Murray at the Shull Island Ramp. For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Phil Morris at (864) 993-0346 or by email at: plmorris109@embarqmail.com. Check out our local web site: www.aba-sc.com
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