Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Midlands Striper Club

The Midlands Striper Club held their April Team Tournament on April 17, and had participation from 18 teams. These teams brought 38 fish to the scale with the top 3 teams weighing 4 fish apiece.

Taking first place was Team Pitt Crew, captained by Brad Pittman of West Columbia. 22 lbs, 12 oz. was Team Pitt Crew's total weight, beating out the 2nd places finishers by just over a pound.

Capt. Tom Gitto's team, Team Sea Sea Rider, took that 2nd place spot with Capt. Joby Wetzel's Team WWII finishing a distant 3rd with 16 lbs, 13 oz.

Team Cut Bait & Wait took the big fish award, weighing in a fish that put the scale on an even 10-lbs. The smallest creel award was taken by Team Landlocked.

Midlands Striper club boasts close to 200 members, and is one of the oldest striper fishing clubs in the nation, going strong in its 31st year. Aside from catching fish, the group works closely with the SC Dept. of Natural Resources with striped bass research and stocking efforts throughout South Carolina. In the past 9 years, the club has donated over $42,000 to the SCDNR for these purposes.

The club's next meeting will take place May 11 at the Flight Deck Restaurant in Lexington, and as always, guests are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the club's website at

PhotoCourtesyOfMSC: From left to right (standing) Team Sea Sea Rider, Team Cut Bait & Wait, Team WWII. (kneeling) Team Pitt Crew.

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