Neel, King win with 21.34 pounds of bass

Published 12:03 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sean Neel and Chad King won the Wingate Open with 21.34 pounds of bass and they had Big Fish with a 6.52-pound bass. Most of the boats limited out with five-fish limits, the winning stringer was caught on Rattle Traps and Sinkos in very muddy water.

Chris Neely of the Hydrilla Gnats won the Georgia Division of the BASS Federation Nation at Lake Gaston, N.C.  Nic Jeter placed second in the junior division.

Stan McCullen won the Lake Talquin open Saterday with 9 1/4, Paul Pickles had 8 pounds and Big Fish, a 6.36.  Fishing was tough all over this weekend.

we have seen lots of fish taken this week, there was a lot of crappie taken and a whole lot of catfish.  One boat put in at Chattahoochee Park and took some dandy Channel Cats.  They bit wigglers.

We this week are under the influence of a flood on the Flint, Spring Creek, Chattahoochee, Choctohatchee and Suwanee rivers. Some folks who live on Lake Talquin and never got a bite on Saterday.

Wingate’s Fishing Report

April 5, 2009

Lake surface temp: 69Lake level: Near fullClarity: Some pockets clear, muddyFlint: Flood and mustard colorChattahoochee: Flood into the woodsSpring Creek: Flood StageReport provided by: Jack Wingate