The water level has been fluctuating from week to week and this past Saturday Lake Wateree rose over eight inches while the teams were out fishing.
This can make for some tough fishing, but if you can follow the bass as they move you can have a very rewarding day. Matter of fact the decisions you make while fishing can be the difference between going home empty handed or pushing home a wheelbarrow full of money!
There was plenty of cash to go around this Spring at Lake Wateree as CATT paid back over $25,000. Over $10,000 was up for grabs Saturday at the April 11 Final.
The CATT 2009 Spring Trails on Lake Murray and Lake Wylie are on track to do the same.
Dearal Rodgers of Camden and Trent McLaughlin of Cassatt made it two in a row by weighing in a five bass limit at 18 lbs 1 oz to take home First Place. Included in their limit was a fat 6 lb 3 oz bass that was the Second Big Fish of the Final.
To really make it a great day for the pair they also won First Place BONUS$.
Dearal and Trent did need a wheelbarrow as they walked away with $4,009.
Second Place went to Keith Dubose of Shiloh and Steve Pizzino of Dalzell. Steve is originally from Danville, VA and is one of our many friends who came from all over the United States to serve our country at Shaw AFB. Steve and Keith brought in another five bass sack weighing 17 lbs 7 ozs. and they received $1,500.
David Ethridge and Mike Catoe both of Lancaster weighed in 17 lbs 1 oz to take Third Place and they won the Second Place BONUS $. All totaled they collected $1,130, pushing their total CATT winnings over $10,000.
Tim and Craig Haven both of Lugoff and originally from Florida weighed in 14 lbs 4 ozs to secure Fourth Place and $800.
Joseph Kelly and Skeebo Kelly both of Hartsville finished in Fifth Place with 5 bass weighing 12 lbs 15 ozs and they received $525.
Paul and Donald Wells of Ridgeway had a very good day weighing in the First Place Big Fish at 6 lbs 14 ozs and a total weight of 12 lbs 14 ozs.
For their Sixth Place finish and Big Fish, they collected $891.
Mathew Goheen of Calabash, NC and Will Howard of Raleigh, NC brought in 12 lbs 11 ozs and received $350 for finishing Seventh.
Adam Williamson of Ridgeway and Jim Wagers of Blair weighed in 12 lbs 7 ozs and finished in Eighth Place, good enough for $300.
Brian Heffron and Shawn Greyshock both of Charlotte, NC weighed in 12 lbs 1 oz for Ninth Place and were awarded $250.
Larry Hall and Dennis Shumate both of Camden weighed in 11 lbs 15 ozs and took home $210 for Tenth Place.
Robert Ross of Dalzell and Rick McLean of Sumter received $175 after weighing in 11 lbs 13 ozs to take home Eleventh Place.
Michael and Howard Peach of Fort Mill took Twelfth and the last paying place with 11 lbs 11 ozs and received $150.
The 2009 CATT Classic is May 30 -31 with a possible $15,000 on the line. All you have to do to qualify is to have entered a CATT event on any lake in the Fall of 2008 or Spring 2009.
The Wateree CATT 2009 Summer Trail is right around the corner. You can get all the information you need on the CATT Classic and more at www.carolinaanglersteamtrail.com.
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