Midlands Striper Club holds February tournament

Special to the Lake Murray News

The Midlands Striper Club held its monthly tournament on Lake Murray out of Acapulco, SC on Feb. 17.

Twenty-two teams participated in the event bringing thirty-four striped bass to the scales weighing a total of 278.67 pounds with an 8.20-pound average. Fifteen teams were able to bring a full two fish creel to the scales.

Team Reel Guys, captained by Marshall West and Joby Wetzel, continued its strong showings with another first-place finish in winning TWT. They had a total weight of 22.61 pounds.
Team Reel Guys also won the Team Wildman Big Fish award sponsored by the Nichols Store with a 12.56-pound striper.

Finishing in second place with a total weight of 19.41 pounds was Team Sea-n-Stripes captained by Chip Bragg along with Ryan Eubanks, Hunter Bragg, and Kendal Eubanks. Finishing in third place with a total weight of 19.12 pounds was Team Been Lure’d In captained by John Temple along with Ty Taylor.

Other award winners:
Lady Angler Award – Amelia Keller (Team Knot Right)
Youth Angler Awards – Hunter Bragg and Kendal Eubanks (Team Sea-n-Stripes)
Middle of the Pack – Team Even Kreel
Smallest Creel – Team Wynn One (6.07 lbs.)
The Synergy Therapy Live Release Award winner – Team Reel Guys (12.56-pound striper)

Youth Anglers

Above are Hunter Bragg and Kendal Eubanks.

Midlands Striper Club will hold its next monthly meeting March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Flight Deck in Lexington. The next tournament will take place out of Dreher Island at Shelter 2 on March 16.

Visit www.midlandsstriperclub.org or email [email protected] for more information on MSC and how you can get involved.


Photos courtesy of Rick Sineath

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