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Weighed several hours too late to win the Thirsty Fish Shark Tournament, this 14-foot tiger shark was still the biggest hit at the dock. Enormous tiger shark caught out of Edisto
50231 Views - Posted: June 17 at 7:07 am

This past Saturday, Frampton Ferguson and his crew won the Edisto Shark Tournament out of Edisto Island with a massive, 482-pound tiger shark. Little did they know, a shark almost three times the size of their winner was headed to the dock – just not in time for the tournament’s deadline.

Glenn Finley and Dodd Wood won the IFA Redfish Tour event in Charleston this past weekend, bagging almost $30,000 in cash and prizes. South Carolina anglers take all of the top spots in IFA Charleston tournaments
949 Views - Posted: May 05 at 10:33 pm

South Carolina fishermen dominated both halves of an IFA Redfish doubleheader this past weekend in Charleston, with Glenn Finley and Dodd Wood of Belton winning the IFA Redfish Tour’s Atlantic Division event on Saturday and David Jaskiewicz, of Wando winning the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour event the next day.

The Ocean Isle (NC) Fishing Center team won there SKA national titles before the tournament organizers closed up shop last week. Southern Kingfish Association closes up shop
674 Views - Posted: May 01 at 6:00 am

The Southern Kingfish Association (SKA), sanctioning body of the Mercury Kingfish Trail and promoter of the Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour, has shut down. SKA members and tournament directors received e-mails on March 26 from managing partner Jack Holmes stating the organization would cease operations immediately. The notice cited dwindling participation, reduced sponsorships and increased operation costs as the reasons for the decision.

A Florida group has bought the SKA and will pick up its planned tournament trail this year. Florida group buys SKA and brings it back to life
693 Views - Posted: April 22 at 7:51 am

The Southern Kingfish Association, pronounced dead three weeks ago, has received a big breath of life with the announcement that it has been purchased by the National Boat Owners Association, which plans to keep in place a tournament schedule it sanctions and hold a national championship this year.  

Santee Cooper guide Linwood Thornton bagged more than 72 pounds of bass last week to win the FLW Rayovac tournament on his home lakes, a win worth $40,000. Veteran Santee Cooper guide bags the bass and the bucks
1363 Views - Posted: March 19 at 6:00 pm

Linwood Thornhill of Pineville has fished the Santee Cooper lakes for more than 50 years, and that experience paid off as Thornhill pocketed $40,000 for winning the FLW Rayovac Tournament out of John C. Land Landing March 14-16. 

Casey Ashley holds up his $100,000 winner's check at the FLW Event on Lake Hartwell. Ashley finishes off Hartwell win in dominating fashion
1166 Views - Posted: March 09 at 5:59 pm

Casey Ashley of Donalds finished a dominating week in dominating fashion on Sunday, bringing home the biggest bag of the day and winning the FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell by almost 15 pounds.

Casey Ashley of Donalds weighed in the biggest bag of bass on Saturday in the FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell, and he leads by almost 10 pounds going into Sunday's final round. Ashley takes commanding lead into final day of FLW Tour event on Hartwell
645 Views - Posted: March 08 at 7:28 pm

Bass pro Casey Ashley of Donalds moved a big step closer to a $125,000 payday Saturday by bringing in the biggest bag of the day on the third day of the FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell. Ashley will enter Sunday's final round with a lead of almost 10 pounds.

Casey Ashley of Donalds has a lead of almost three pounds midway through the FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell. Ashley leads FLW Tour event at Hartwell at midway point
690 Views - Posted: March 07 at 9:03 pm

Weights were generally lower on Friday’s second day of the FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell, but that didn’t hurt Casey Ashley of Donalds, who added a 5-fish limit that weighed 15 pounds, 13 ounces, to his leading first-day total to grab a lead of almost three pounds at the halfway point.

Casey Ashley of Donalds leads the FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell after the first of four competition days. Ashley takes first-day lead in FLW event on Lake Hartwell
1192 Views - Posted: March 06 at 6:36 pm

GREENVILLE -- Three pro bass fishermen from South Carolina are in the top 10 after the first day of the FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell on Thursday, including leader Casey Ashley of Donalds. Ashley brought in a 5-fish limit that weighed 21 pounds, 7 ounces, good for a lead of better than two pounds over Skip Johnson of Goodells, Mich., who had 19-4

Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity finished fifth when the FLW Tour visited Lake Hartwell in 2011. FLW Tour visits Lake Hartwell for 4-day tournament this week
609 Views - Posted: March 04 at 6:00 am

The Upstate will once again play host to 150 pro bass fishermen s and 150 co-anglers when the Walmart FLW Tour visits Lake Hartwell March 6-9. Daily takeoffs will take place at Clemson Marina in Seneca at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 7:30 on Sunday. Weigh-ins will be at Clemson Marina at 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at the Walmart in Seneca at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Bass pro Casey Ashley finished 11th in last week's Bassmaster Classic on Alabama's Lake Guntersville. Bass pro Ashley pleased with performance in Bassmaster Classic
582 Views - Posted: February 26 at 12:01 pm

Rain muddied the water at last weekend’s Bassmaster Classic, but it couldn’t stop South Carolina’s Casey Ashley from a finish among the leaders. Ashley, 30, from Donalds, finished 11th in the tournament, held on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville. His catch of 57 pounds, nine ounces got him his second 11th-place finish in a Classic; he was fourth after the first day and sixth after the second day

Casey Ashley slipped to 11th after the water in his area cleared up and impacted his bite. Ashley falls short, finishes 11th in Bassmaster Classic
706 Views - Posted: February 23 at 9:08 pm

Casey Ashley stuck with the pattern and area that had him sitting sixth place going into the final day of competition in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. And that decision cost him.

“People were saying it was going to clear up, and it did,” Ashley said. “I could see the bottom where I was fishing. And that’s not good.”

Ashley managed 15 pounds, 13, and slipped to 11th place.

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Randy Howell of Alabama jumped from 11 places today to win the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville. Howell earns 2014 Bassmaster Classic title
676 Views - Posted: February 23 at 8:51 pm

Alabama’s Randy Howell had only two B.A.S.S. wins to his credit when his twelfth Bassmaster Classic competition began on Friday. He went into today’s final round in 11th place, 9 pounds behind the leader.

No one, including Howell really thought he had a shot.

“I didn’t expect to have the chance to win after the first day, and especially after yesterday,” Howell said.

But he whacked the bass today, putting 29 pounds, 2 ounces on the scales to seal the 2014 Bassmaster Classic championship and pocketing the $300,000 first-place prize.

Casey Ashley goes into the final day of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic in sixth place, but faces a tough decision on where to fish. Ashley moves into last Bassmaster Classic round in sixth
837 Views - Posted: February 22 at 8:35 pm

Casey Ashley returned to the same ares of Lake Guntersville and fished the same pattern he identified on the first day of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.

His reward was an 18-pound, 10-ounce stringer of bass that kept him in the hunt for the Classic title. His two-day total of 41-12 earned him a sixth-place ranking going into the final round of competition.

He is less than 6 pounds behind leader Edwin Evers — and that’s a weight that can easily be overcome on Guntersville.