Fort Mill Times

‘Awesome’ fishing at Thursday Night Trail

Anglers are enjoying an invigorated Lake Wylie.

“Lake Wylie is like the lake of old, a lot of color and the fishing is awesome,” said Erwin Gaston co-organizer of the Thursday Night Tournament Trail with Jeremy Cabe.

“If you like fishing shallow, now is the time to tie on a spinnerbait and start casting,” Gaston said. “Don’t be intimidated by the muddy water because the fish are certainly not.”

The April 23 tournament had 46 boats, with Mark Leech and son Zach bringing in a bag of five fish weighing 20.14 pounds for the win.

“Their kicker fish was a nice 5.42-pounder, but this was not the biggest fish of the night,” Gaston said.

Scott and Brent Bolin weighed in a 5.70-pounder for the Big Fish money.

Second place went to Hunter Hicks and Bobby Rice with 15.97 pounds.

The trail is sponsored by Academy Sports, Kangaroo Express and A-1 Adams Bail Bonds Agency.

Tournaments are help Thursdays through Aug. 27. Registration runs 5:30-6:20 p.m. at Buster Boyd Access Area. Blast off is at 6:30 p.m. and weigh-in at 11 p.m. The two-night Championship Fish-off is Sept. 11-12.

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Catherine Muccigrosso •  803-831-8166

TNTT results: April 23

1. Mark Leech/Zach Leech, 20.14

2. Hunter Hicks/Bobby Rice, 15.97

3. Joe Floyd/David Mitchell, 15.54

4. Matt Queen/Adam Filmore, 15.19

5. Bucky Helms, 14.99

6. Jeremy Cabe/Erwin Gaston, 14.95

7. Mike Stone/Corey Stone, 14.23

8. Jim Davis/Mike Allman, 14.18

9. Ken Nickerson/Tim Nickerson, 13.91

10. Todd Garner/Shane Hartman, 13.44

11. Gene Sparrow/Stephen Sparrow, 13.27

12. Brandon Chandler/Brett Chandler, 12.85

13. James Clements/Rick Carson, 12.74

14. Dave Snearly/Josh Featherstone, 12.72

15. Mike Stephens/Sam Facella, 12.37

16. Steve Addington/Matt Stout, 12.36

17. Russell Griggs/Brian McCray, 11.66

18. Tony Viera/Jeff Zobes, 10.66

19. Jay Adams/Jay Adams Jr., 10.55

20. Robin Cairco/Russ Winters, 10.30

21. Scott Bolin/Brent Bolin, 10.11

22. Cody Young/Travis Young, 9.95

23. Ron Weyersberg, 9.54

24. Wayne Smith/Debbie Smith, 6.80

25. Larry Fleeman/Mack Lowe, 5.15

26. Pat McSwain/Randal Lunsford, 3.79

27. Gerald Ramsey/Todd Busby, 1.89

Big fish: Scott Bolin/Brent Bolin, 5.70