We had another tremendous turn out at the recent GHSA Qualifier on West Point Lake. For the third event in a row, there were more than 240 teams registered to participate. Even when the weather changed drastically on Friday, the anglers still hit the water Saturday morning, eager to chase the winning limit of fish. The Savannah Christian team of Matthew and Luke Gunn figured out the winning pattern and landed 12-15 to barely edge out the second-place team. Just six ounces behind, the Elbert Blue Devil Team of Bradley Vaughn and Adrian Harris captured 12-09 for the runner-up spot. Third place belonged to Tyler Williams and Jack Aydelott, from Perry High School with 12-04 pounds. Fourth place went to the Lambert Longhorn team of Dylan Johnson and Patrick Coppinger with 11-08 pounds. Fifth place was a tie that went to Jackson Thomas and Cole Bradley along with Hudson Hyatt and Jackson Ellis for their 10-12 catches.
As usual there were many patterns that caught fish during the event. Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, rattletraps and crankbaits all caught fish. Various stles of plastics also produced aw well. Then some anglers were fishing deeper to catch most of their spotted bass. They were using jerkbaits, Ned Rigs, Alabama Rigs, drop shots and shakey heads to catch fish as deep as 40-60 feet.
The big bass of the event went to Dylan Johnson and Patrick Coppinger from the Lambert Longhorns for their 5-12 lunker. They received GHSA Big Bass Medals for their efforts.
The last GHSA Qualifying event is coming up shortly on April 15 at Tugaloo State Park on Lake Hartwell. After these qualifiers are added to the previous three events, the Championship will be set. The GHSA Finals will be on May 20 at Clarks Hill Lake at Wildwood Park.
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