We had a great tournament this past weekend with 45 teams coming out to fish - about twice what we had in the December event last year!
Congrats to the winner's in today's Striper Mafia Winter Open Tourney presented by Striper Soup event!
1st Place - Team Topwater Rushers - 73.75" - $1900 2nd Place - Team Lawrence - 72" - $865 3rd Place - Team Live Bait JunkEE - 72" - $500 4th Place - Team PrimeTime - 70.5"- $365 5th Place - Team STRIKE ZONE - 66.5" - $225
Big Fish - Team Lawrence - 38" - $1125 + $250 Green Top Sporting Goods gift certificate
Once again we had some great kids brave cold conditions to help keep their parents in check and enjoy some fun, competitive time on the water. Congrats not just to our winners but all those youth who came out and participated!
1st Place: Matthew - Team Lawrence - 38" - Striper Mafia tackle bag with tackle 2nd Place: Camran - Team Claytor Kings - 36.25" - Okuma Magda Pro reel 3rd Place: Kylee - Team Prime Time - 35.75" - Ugly Stik Striper Rod 4th Place: Bella - Team Eat Fish - 26.75" 5th Place: Carson - Team Sea Jay - 26.5"
Others: Jake - Team No Nonsense
We had several lady anglers post fish today in the series long Ladies' competion for the nice sport watch donated by Haywood's Jewelers. Holly Foster landed her 1st ever striper in today's tournament and Renee Kissella strengthened her lead with a 35" striper today. Two more events remain (March 18 & April 22) for our lady anglers to compete for the watch!
Last Edit: Dec 5, 2016 15:35:30 GMT -5 by mwardncsu
(Their 3.75" citation which pushed them over the edge into 1st place)
2nd Place and Big Fish - Team Lawrence
Team Lawrence's 38" citation and big fish of the tournament
3rd Place - Team Live Bait JunkEE
4th Place - Team PrimeTime
5th Place - Team STRIKE ZONE
We collected an incredible number of toys for Lake Christian Ministries to distribute to those familes in need in the local community. We collected 225 toys overall of which included 14 fishing poles and 34 books! A great response from a tournament with about 120 anglers participating and we put a big dent in Sea Tow's goal of 600 toys! A Big Thanks to Sea Tow SML for their assistance in this effort
Thanks also to the Smith Mountain Striper Club for their work in preparing the food & beverage during the event!
Last Edit: Dec 5, 2016 10:01:50 GMT -5 by mwardncsu