Soles & Brooks Take GHSA Fishing Title at Clarks Hill

The GHSA Fishing season came to a close this past weekend at Clarks Hill Lake.  They had a total of four qualifying tournaments with a chance to make it to the Finals.  Each of the four events had over 250 teams that participated during the spring.  There was a total of 127 teams that were eligible to come and participate.  Out of that number 125 showed up at Wildwood Park to test their skills.  From the 125 teams who fished, a total of 105 teams weighed in at least one fish and 73 of these teams each weighed in a limit of five fish.  Just under a thousand pounds of fish were weighed and Gavin Smith & Clark Brasfield weighed the biggest fish of all, which was a healthy 5-15 lunker.

Ryan Soles and James Brooks stunned the field when they laid 20-12 on the scales to take home the GHSA Finals Title.  Bryson Dover and Angel Cornejo finished second with 17-12.  Roper Putnam and Andrew Higgins finished third with a good sack weighing 16-03.  Fourth belonged to Reece Mutter and Charles Roberts with another good bag weighing 15-14.  Rounding out the top five was Jackson Thomas and Cole Bradley with 15 pounds even.  All five of these teams were awarded a spot in the National Championship later this summer on Lake Hartwell.

As with many events that are held in May, the bite was mostly a shallow one with anglers catching most of their fish in less than five feet of water.   Crankbaits, Chatterbaits, Topwater and Flukes were the most productive lures.  Most teams were fishing around chunk rocks or wooden structure to catch their fish.  Many teams were fishing on the longer sloping points for fish who were getting ready to head to the backs of the creeks to spawn.  All in all, a really good season with a really good ending.

For full results and more photos from this event CLICK HERE.