Tuesday, June 8, 2010
CATT Wateree Tournament
Steve Phillips of Lugoff fished alone, and his 5-fish limit tipped the scales at 22.5 lbs. He won $1040 for the day.
Coming in 2nd place, Chad Gainey and Cleve Yarborough had to rely on their biggest fish (which was also big fish of the tournament) to break a tie between them and John Cowart and Sam Jacoby. The 6 lb, 7 oz bucketmouth pushed Gainey and Yarborough into 2nd place with a payday of $563. Cowart and Jacoby walked away with $337 and their bag was aided by their big fish, a 5 lb, 13 oz. bruiser which was good for 2nd place in the big fish category.
The Carolina Angler's Team Trail is made up of a series of tournaments held on several lakes throughout North and South Carolina, and paid out over $146,000 in 2009. The trail has expanded for 2010 and looks to pay out even more this year. For more information about the CATT, visit their website at http://www.carolinaanglersteamtrail.com/.
PhotoByBrettCollins: Steve Phillips shows off two of the bass that helped him to Saturday's win at Lake Wateree.