As the sun set on Lake Purdy, Week 21 brought with it a mix of intense competition and sizzling summer warmth, laying the groundwork for some of the season's most dramatic moments.
Dominating the charts once again were the formidable Alex Smeraglia and Johnny Hill. Proving to be the team to beat, they captured first place with their 5-fish haul weighing in at an impressive 12.38lbs. Their prowess didn’t stop there, as they also snagged the coveted Big Fish title with a 3.05lb bass. With performances like this, one can't help but wonder: Is there any duo that can challenge them?
The night's surprise hero, John Brasher, once again made his mark. Despite fishing solo and having a late start, he showcased incredible skill and determination to land in second place with a total of 8.84lbs from his 5-fish catch.
Mike & Chris Wolfe, better known as the Wolfe Pack, weren’t far behind, securing third place with their catch weighing 8.43lbs. Their determination is evident, and they're surely ones to watch as the competition moves forward.
Mike Forrester, although placing fifth, threw a curveball into the Big Fish contest. His catch included a notable 2.92lb bass, making him a strong contender for the title, just shy by mere ounces against Alex & Johnny's winning fish.
With just one week left in the regular season, the anticipation is unbearable. The burning question remains: Can Alex & Johnny maintain their streak and take the lead over the rest of the pack? The excitement is mounting as we approach the Lake Purdy Friday Night Classic!
To all the participants, thank you for showing up every week and making this week tournament truly memorable. The camaraderie and skill on display are what makes this event so special. See you next week for the thrilling climax of this bass-fishing saga!
|Team||Points||Total Weight||Total Prize $|
|1) Mike & Chris Wolfe||234||239.11||851|
|2) Johnny Hill & Alex Smeraglia||233||279.24||1,650|
|3) Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers||167||186.08||235|
|4) Tyler Wolfe/Lake Weidler||157||155.99||370|
|5) David McGinnis & Lee Morgan||134||131.22||371|
|6) Fischer Houser & Jonathan Harris||103||96.52||103|
|7) Sam Hartzog & Jennifer Holt||90||99.17||90|
|8) John Brasher/Justin Herner||79||61.57||186|
|T8) Zac Hall/Joseph Hall||79||69.22||205|
|9)Charlie/Karen Burns & Greg Lawson||73||77.96||344|
|11) Mike & Dennis Falkner||64||50.09||54|
|12) Jeremy Singleton||60||51.93|
|13) Bryan McAlpin & Brandon Brazil||27||24.03|
|14) Jeff England & Tony Marlowe||26||21.64||64|
|15) Peyton Long & Juan Cueller||8||5.90|
|16) Butler Dobbins & David Anderson||7||5.28|
|17) Brandon McGinnis & Emma Baker||4|
|T18) Drew Hiltbruner||2|
|T18) Jonathan Bennet & Halie Austin||2|
|T18) Stephen Zwiebel & Jacob Alfano||2|