Beckum Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Clarks Hill LakeBeckum Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake Adam Beckum won the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament on Clarks Hill Lake
APPLING, Ga. (March 4, 2019) – Boater Adam Beckum of Martinez, Georgia, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 22 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament on Clarks Hill Lake. Beckum pocketed $4,011 for his efforts.
“I fished secondary points, catching fish that were moving in – coming from the deep to the shallows,” said Beckum, who earned his second career victory in BFL competition – first as a boater. “I probably fished 10 or 15 areas, including some in the Little River, Chigoe Creek and Keg Creek. I sat in 15 feet of water and threw up into 8 or 10 feet. I’d hit a couple of spots in each creek and then work my back through.”
Beckum said he used a black and blue-colored Ketch-Her Lures jig with a green-pumpkin Zoom Super Chunk trailer to catch his fish, adding that he caught nine keepers during the tournament.
“Most of my bites came after 10 (a.m.). I got bit at some spots in the afternoon that didn’t produce for me in the morning.”
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Adam Beckum, Martinez, Ga., five bass, 22-10, $4,011
2nd: Pete Fargo, Marietta, Ga., five bass, 18-5, $1,693
3rd: Heath Pack, Ellijay, Ga., five bass, 17-11, $1,129
4th: Jeff Babcock, Fairview, N.C., five bass, 17-1, $890
5th: Daulton Smith, Lavonia, Ga., five bass, 16-13, $677
6th: Jeremy Eaton, Dahlonega, Ga., five bass, 16-3, $621
7th: Paul Tickerhoof, Appling, Ga., five bass, 15-5, $564
8th: Darren Ashley, Calhoun Falls, S.C., five bass, 14-11, $508
9th: Randy Childers, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 13-10, $701
10th: Chris Yates, Roswell, Ga., five bass, 13-8, $395
Beckum caught a 6-pound, 10-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and also earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $425. Kevin Henderson of Honea Path, South Carolina, won the Co-angler Division and $1,693 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 14 pounds, 14 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Kevin Henderson, Honea Path, S.C., five bass, 14-14, $1,693
2nd: Trevor Sharrett, Chesnee, S.C., five bass, 12-8, $1,046
3rd: Matt Davis, Dearing, Ga., five bass, 12-5, $564
4th: Mitchell Pare, Statesboro, Ga., five bass, 11-12, $445
5th: Justin Logan, Belton, S.C., five bass, 11-11, $339
6th: Joshua Lyko, Greer, S.C., five bass, 11-7, $310
7th: Kevin Landreth, Seneca, S.C., five bass, 11-5, $282
8th: Stewart Uldrick, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 11-4, $254
9th: Joseph Thomasson, Columbia, S.C., five bass, 11-3, $226
10th: Westley Denny, Westminster, S.C., five bass, 10-15, $198
Brandon Lawson of Union, South Carolina, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $212.
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