ClarendonCounty is holding a bass tournament this week at Lake Marion. Bass anglers from all over the country are coming to this area to go for the record $100,000.00 dollar pay day! Approximately 200 boaters will be out on the water from November 9 until the 12th, which is the final weigh in. Local anglers Travis Jackson and Ray Winans will be in the field.
The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend series National Championship is sponsored by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce and the America Bass Anglers, who have been up and down the local streets of Manning, SC in their huge, black trucks with their logo’s all over the sides and backs. Many anglers have been on the lake early to find where they need to start and where they may need to try their luck on the final day.
Only the top 25 boaters and non boaters will be fishing on the final day of the tournament. Many of the local anglers will probably have a leg up on the competition, but it will not be an easy win since many of the bass professionals have been coming to Lake Marion for many years. All the anglers who have been preparing had to stay off the lake for two weeks prior to the start of the tournament. The winner will be posted later, with pictures and video.