Glouse Uses Spinnerbait to Win at Keowee
Gerald Glouse of Easley, SC was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on March 5, 2016 at Lake Keowee. Glouse’s 8.53 pound limit included the 4.73 pound co-angler Big Bass. He won a total of $1355 for his efforts. “I caught everything on a spinnerbait. I really struggled today and didn’t catch but a few fish,” said Glouse.
Don Goodfellow of Simpsonville, SC finished in second place on the co-angler side with 7.61 pounds to win $426. “We were fishing up in Camp Creek. I caught four fish today on a Shakey Head with a green pumpkin plastic bait in less than 10 feet of water. Nothing particularly magical, a couple came off of brush and one came off of a dock,” said Goodfellow.
Tyler Thompson of Anderson, SC brought in 7.54 pounds to finish in third place and win $284. “I caught my fish on a floating worm. My boater was looking for bedding fish and I was just skipping the worm under docks,” said Thompson.
Top Five Co-anglers:
1. Gerald Glouse 8.53 $1355
2. Don Goodfellow 7.61 $426
3. Tyler Thompson 7.54 $284
4. Dustin Ballard 6.32 $199
5. Michael Crowe 6.17 $170
There were 30 co-angler entries for this Ram Truck Open Series event.
Complete results can be found at this link.
Points standings for the South Carolina division can be found at this link.
For more info on the South Carolina division of the Ram Truck Open Series visit www.ramopenseries.com call ABA tournament manager, Billy Benedetti, at (256) 230-5632. The next South Carolina event is on April 16th at Lake Russell.
Ram Truck Open Series anglers can take advantage of the “no boat on boat draw” format along with huge payouts for the 2016 season. First place boaters can win a guaranteed $5000 first place, regardless of number of entries. Payouts will increase to $6000 for the first place boater with a 100 boat field. Over the course of four divisional events and the area championship, anglers will be competing for a spot in the 2017 Ray Scott Championship.
Lots of contingency money is up for grabs during the 2016 Ram Truck Open Series Series season. Anglers participating in the Triton Gold program can earn up to $7,000 at 2016 divisional events and up to $50,000 at the 2017 Ray Scott Championship. Anglers can also take advantage of other programs such as T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash, Garmin Grand Giveaway, Livingston Lures Cash for Big Bass, Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus, Maui Jim Bonus, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money.
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