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ABA Div. 96 Clarks Hill Results – April 13

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ABA D-96 Tournament Results

Clarks Hill Lake – April 13, 2014

Division 96 2014 Season


Group picture from left to right; 1st place Jay Treon of Greenwood, SC / 2nd place Steve Christie of Gray Court, SC / (3rd place – not pictured due to boat trouble is Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC) / 4th place Jason Moyer of Troy, SC / Big fish winner Paul Tickerhoof of Appling, Ga. /5th place Hunter Ciccio of Hephzibah, Ga. 


Big fish winner Paul Tickerhoof holding his tournament big fish of 7.16 pounds.

15 anglers fished this Clarks Hill 1-day tournament. The day started out at 55 degrees and ended with the 3pm weigh-in at 81 degrees. It stayed partly cloudy all day with a wind out of the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Water temp averaged in the upper 60’s. The main lake was clear but it was a little stained in the rivers and creeks.

Our winner, Jay Treon caught 5 fish at 13.07 pounds that included a 3.40 pound kicker. Jay was fishing floating worms on the middle part of the lake in SC Little River.  In 2nd place was Steve Christie with 12.77 pounds. Steve was fishing creature baits on the lower part of the lake. Paul Tickerhoof caught the tournament big fish on a shakey head worm on the lower part of the lake. Other productive lures were topwaters, flukes and spinnerbaits.

Here’s how we finished:                    

1 – Jay Treon, Greenwood, SC – 5 fish 13.07 lbs.  195 pts. cell# 864-993-2967

2 – Steve Christie, Gray Court, SC – 5 fish 12.77 lbs. 194 pts. cell# 864-938-5108

3 – Phillip Anderson, Saluda, SC – 5 fish 12.53 lbs. 193 pts. cell# 864-554-5245

4 – Jason Moyer, Troy, SC – 5 fish 12.47 lbs. 192 pts.

5 – Hunter Ciccio, Hepzibah, Ga. – 5 fish 10.55 lbs. 191 pts.

6 – Eddie Temples, Saluda, SC – 5 fish 10.04 lbs. 190 pts.

7 – Dale Hart, Savvanah, Ga. – 5 fish 9.90 lbs. 189 pts.

8 – Paul Tickerhoof, Appling, Ga. – 3 fish 9.10 lbs. BF 7.16 lbs. 188 pts.

9 – George Berry, Saluda, SC – 5 fish 8.75 lbs. 187 pts

10 – Don Kneece, Saluda, SC – 5 fish 8.50 lbs. 186 pts.

11 – Kurt Hebert, Rincon, Ga. – 5 fish 7.62 lbs. 185 pts.

12 – Allen Murray, Reidsville, Ga. – 5 fish 7.00 lbs. 184 pts.

3 anglers did not weigh in fish – 50 pts. each


Jay Treon – 1st place plaque $388 / 1st place option $70 – Total $458

Steve Christie – 2nd place plaque $201 / 2nd place option $50 – Total $251

Phillip Anderson – 3rd place plaque $71  

Jason Moyer – ALX Hat

Hunter Ciccio – Parker Bait Spinnerbait

D-96 2014 Angler of the Year (Top 3)

Phillip Anderson – 787 pts.

Sean Anderson – 786 pts.

Joey Sabbagaha – 778 pts.

ALX Rod Big Fish Leader

Don Kneece – 7.93 lbs. Lake Murray Dec. 8, 2013

ALX Rods Big Fish Award for the 2014 Season (New ALX Zolo Series Rod for Season Big Fish Winner) Also, D-96 tournaments are Sponsored Events of the ZOLO BONUS PROGRAM. See the ALX Rods web site below for details.

Local Sponsors:

Our local sponsors will be providing products or money for products for the anglers fishing Division 96 tournaments. Please give them your support by looking to them first when considering your purchases. They are supporting you!

Kneece Investigations, LLC Saluda, SC (864-445-3713) (one stop for both your Investigative and Surveillance Equipment needs)

ALX Rods Aiken, SC (803-645-5392) Email: (Buy ALX Rods online also now available at Vengeance Tackle in Camden, SC & South Edisto Marine in Aiken, SC)

Donuts & More 1222 Reynolds Ave. Greenwood, SC (864-223-5501)

Gene Parker’s Spinnerbaits Asheville, NC – the baits that Gene Parker used to win the 2011 ABA National Championship on Lake Murray, (828-691-2277)

Results and news on and see your photos on ‘facebook’ at D-96 American Fishing Tour

Upcoming ABA Tournaments: (For 2013 Season)

D-25    4/19/2014       Hartwell          Gum Branch Mega Ramp

D-94    4/26/2014       Savannah River           Stokes Bluff

SCWBS   4/26/2014     Santee Cooper                        John C. Land

D-96    4/27/2014       Greenwood     Greenwood State Park

Thanks to everyone for fishing,

Phil Morris

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