This past weekend both the Bassmasters Elite Series and FLW Series were in action. Bassmasters at Clarks Hills Reservoir near Augusta, GA and FLW visited Lake Cumberland near Somerset, KY. The tournaments were much different, while Clarks Hill provided lot of nice limits, Cumberland was stingy for the FLW series anglers, the only mustered 16 keepers for 10 anglers while all 12 BASS anglers managed a 5 bass limit.
Davy Hite outdistanced his nearest competition, Kenyon Hill, by over 8lbs. This is the last tournament before the inaugural Major event, Bassmaster Memorial, at Eagle Mountain lake near Dallas, TX. This is Davy Hite’s 7th major victory in his career. Notable Finishes: Byron Velvick finished 13th and just missed the final day cut and KVD finishes 50th because of a late penalty, the day before he just made the Top 50 because Mark Menendez had a 2lb fish jump out of his weigh bag on the dock, that cost Mark $10,000.
Mike Hawke’s win was his first major win, and this his second go at being a professional angler, his first attempt at a pro career forced him to bankruptcy. Mike Hawke brought in the only limit on Saturday to give himself a comfortable victory of 10lbs.
More to come on the details of the top patterns this week.