2013 Thursday Night Sportsman's Series Results
You got 'em where?
When all else fails... and this month it has! Swing for the fences! Among other frustrated anglers this month on Lake Monroe, Tom Streeter had a plan. They aren't shallow and don't seem to be deep so hit those logs floating down the lake! An extremely tough month finally gave up quality fish for Tom. Truth be told either one of these fish would have taken first place any Thursday night this July. Tom managed only three bites this week but they were just what Superman needed! Tom tipped the scales with 10lbs. and 8ozs. to close out this month on Lake Monroe. Congratulations Tom! Hope you enjoy your vacation next week! Join The Carolina Crankers next Thursday as the series moves to Lake Lee for the month of August. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
Bring the Ark!
Anglers found themselves fishing in the rain once again this week. After a short break for the fourth of July holiday, the sportsman's series returned to Lake Monroe this Thursday night. As expected, the radar promised another wet night. Although the lakes have seen a large influx of fresh water from the torrential rains, water visibility was unusually high at 3 to 4 feet. Only five teams braved the nights' storm and were greeted with that familiar slow bite. Cast after cast but only 3 fish took the bait! At tonight's weigh-in, Mitchell York and Jeremy Saylor took top honors with a 3lb. and 5oz. largemouth. Great job Mitchell and Jeremy! Bring your rain suit and join The Carolina Crankers next Thursday night as we continue at Lake Monroe. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
The Lake Lee Sweep!
Mike Love and Ronnie Rushing have done it! The pair have managed a month long sweep of Lake Lee this June! In a field of strong competition the team has proven themselves as consistent as clockwork. In this seasons closest night series weigh-in, Mike and Ronnie's five fish limit of 16lbs. and 14ozs. was matched to the ounce by Tom Streeter and his partner Tory. Unfortunately Tom and Tory were accessed a 1lb. penalty for two dead fish falling just short of the mark. The Carolina Crankers would like to congratulate Mike and Ronnie for there performance this month on Lake Lee. The club will be taking Thursday July 4th off for the holiday. Join us in two weeks as we continue the series on Lake Monroe. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
On a Roll!
There seems to be no stopping the powerhouse fishing team that is Mike Love and Ronnie Rushing. Once again the dynamic duo has risen to the top to claim victory. After weeks of Thursday night rains, the skies finally cleared off and gave anglers a dry opportunity to fish for trophies at Lake Lee. The bite continues to be strong for our weeknight series. After a strong showing from second place anglers Tom and Tory, Mike and Ronnie topped out the scales with a five fish limit weighing 15lbs. and 8ozs! We would like to congratulate Mike and Ronnie for the impressive wave they are riding! join us next week as we wrap up this month on Lake Lee. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
And The Thunder Rolls...
They were calling for the mother of all storms and most got it! Tonight's tournament on Lake Lee was luckily just glanced by the largest storm to hit Union County since Hurricane Hugo in the early 90's. Anglers were very aware of the dark skies that closed in on the small reservoir. Lightning brought teams to the shelter of the boathouse twice during the evening tournament. Like every angler already knows, the fish are already wet! Even the heavy front that pulled through only slowed the bite slightly. This week Mike Love and Ronnie Rushing squeaked out a first place finish besting second place by only two ounces. The pair weighed in 9lbs. and 14ozs. to take tonight's victory. Congratulations Batman and Robin! Join The Carolina Crankers next week as we continue The Sportsmen's Series at Lake Lee. We would like to remind everyone that The Saturday Series will be on Cane Creek June 22 from 7am to 1pm. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
I know the forecast said a good chance for rain but the skies opened up and the bottom fell out! The Carolina Crankers held there first Sportsmen's Series stop at Lake Lee for the season. Those who braved the downpours were rewarded with hefty fish on the line. After a very slow bite on Lake Monroe, the aggressive nature of the largemouth at Lake Lee was a welcome site! At night's end, the "Super Team" of Mike Love and Ronnie Rushing were once again on top. Mike and Ronnie weighed in a five fish limit over 15lbs. After mechanical issues with their livewell the pair finished with 13lbs. and 2ozs. Congratulations guys! Join the Carolina Crankers next week as we continue the series at Lake Lee. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
You Want Fry With That?
The Carolina Crankers wrapped up the first leg of the Sportsman's Series on Lake Monroe this week. For such a promising lake, the fishing has been very tough this month. Limits have mostly been hit or miss with a lot of solos and or doubles. Tonight saw only the second limit weighed this season on Monroe. while most anglers scrambled to find the impossible pattern, Wayne Snyder and Jeremy Pressley had found the key! Find the fry, catch some fish! Late season bass are still guarding fry on Lake Monroe and the pair loaded the livewell. Wayne and Jeremy weighed five largemouth for a total of 14lbs. and 8ozs! Great job fellas! Now that we know what they're biting... Join us next week as we move the series to Lake Lee. The Sportsman's Series will be at Lake Lee for the month of June. See ya next week! Until then...keep 'em hooked!
Man Of Steel
The bite remains tough at Lake Monroe this week. It seems more of a waiting game as anglers seek out the heavy weight fish. The population of largemouth are still locked in transition mode. With only one week remaining at Lake Monroe, Superman has gotten dialed in to the post-spawn bite. Superman (Tom Streeter) and his partner Tory combined for a limit weighing 12lbs. and 12ozs. The Carolina Crankers would like to congratulate Tom and Tory for this week's performance. Great catch guys! Join us next week as we wrap up this month at Lake Monroe. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
Another week has past and the story remains the same. Eager anglers pound the waters at Lake Monroe with little results. This Spring's odd weather patterns have taken their toll on the largemouth bite. Waters that promise a bass on every cast are leaving anglers scratching their heads. Personally, I've thrown everything just this side of the kitchen sink! And while my confidence has been put to the test, the lunkers are lurking just around the next stump! The highlight of the night came as teams hit the scales. In a 12 boat field, Lawson Young and his grandfather Harold Knight stole the show! Harold and Lawson brought in two fish for a total weight of 5lbs. and 2ozs. Memories came rushing back for every angler as Lawson hoisted the two fish for the camera. Tonight was his first victory! Congratulations Harold and Lawson! The Carolina Crankers would also like to give a big round of applause to Lawson for his first tournament victory. We hope that there are many more in your future! Join us next Thursday as we continue on Lake Monroe. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
All in the Numbers!
The Thursday night shootout continued this week on Lake Monroe. After a solid week of endless rains, a clear bright day was a gift anglers truly took advantage of. A dozen boats hit the lake determined to best Superman's performance from last week. While expectations were great, rains had driven Lake Monroe to full pond. Bites were scarce and confidence was put to the test. In the end, it was numbers that counted. The greater the number of casts an angler made, the more opportunities he had. While several solo fish just under five pounds were weighed in this week, it was the numbers that took top honors. Tonight's champions were no strangers to the top. Tommy Snyder and Ronnie Burgess though just recently rejoining the tournament ranks, have been upending the competition since our club's inception. The Carolina Crankers would like to congratulate Tommy and Ronnie on this week's victory for a three fish bag totaling 6lbs. and 10ozs. Welcome back guys! Join us next week as we continue our Sportsman's Series. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
As The Carolina Crankers Sportsman's Series continues, the spring bite begins to simmer on Lake Monroe. A full house hit the lake this week as a dozen boats shook the waters. Two weeks of continuous overcast skies and rain had held anglers at bay with a very stingy bite. As the stranglehold of post-spawn lockjaw loosened its grip, weights began to improve. In what proved to be a shoot-out at the scales, Wayne Snyder and Jeremy Pressley dropped three fish for a total of 8lbs. and 12ozs. besting the 7lb. performance of Batman and Robin. Only for a moment were they alone at the top. Merely steps away, Superman hoisted two dark shadows from the depths of his livewell. Superman (Tom Streeter) had done it! The scales tipped at 8lbs. and 14ozs. as he placed the twins in the basket. Faster than a speeding bullet, Superman had taken the spotlight! The Carolina Crankers would like to congratulate Tom Streeter on tonight's victory! Join us next week on Lake Monroe. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
Set the Hook!
The Sportsmens' Series was back in action this week at Lake Monroe. After a slow start in last week's season opener, anglers were hesitant about this week's bite. While most teams spent the evening searching for shadows in the shallows, some hit deeper ledges looking for a postspawn bite. The bass at Lake Monroe seem to be in that fickle transition mode. While the club has yet to see the season's first limit on the lake, catches are improving. Angling veterans Mike Love and Ronnie Rushing managed just three largemouth to take this week's Sportsmen's victory. Mike found himself reminding Ronnie tonight, "If you get a swirl, set the hook!" The dynamic duo took top honors with 8lbs. and 14ozs. Join us next week as we continue at Lake Monroe. Until then...keep 'em hooked!
Let the fireworks begin! The Carolina Crankers kicked-off the Thursday Night Sportsmen's Series this week on Lake Monroe. Our first visit since last September had anglers anxious to wet a line on the Union County sweet spot. While visions of lunkers crossed the minds of all, we mostly just hauled water! A more appropriate title could be "Where's The Beef?" Like a fine wine, Lake Monroe starts out slowly and ages to perfection! This week's shocker brought only four largemouth to the scales. With a look of surprise, seasoned angler Terry Benton hoisted the tournament's 2lb. and 2oz. lunker in victory. Fishing is a game of ounces and as far as I see it, that fish is worth $100 dollars a pound! Congratulations Terry! Join us for next week's feeding frenzy on Lake Monroe from 4:30pm to 8:15pm. Until then...keep 'em hooked!