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Bruce Camp's Local Fishing Report April 5th edition
The retirees from Kosa fished Lake Norman last week and a couple of Lake Wylie boys came thru with the win. Tony Black and Ned Blanton brought in 9.10 and claimed victory. Ray Hembree and James Osborne had 8.70 and were second. Third went to J R Garland with 8.0. Big bass of the day went to Doug Sparrow and Bill Sipes with a 2.55 largemouth. This week, it is back to Lake Wylie for the retirees.
The PPG bass club fished Lake Wylie last week with Evan Edwards and John Brown getting the win with 13.1. Tony Jordan and Eric Spurling had 11.51 and claimed second. Otis Bumgardner and Mark Lockridge settled in third with 8.0. Big bass went to the winning team of Edwards and Brown with a 3.9 largemouth.
The Cleveland County Bass Club fished Lake Wateree recently and reports were pretty tough fishing, no limits and short fish. John Rankin had 4 bass weighing 11.32 and took first, with Roger Beaver coming in second with 9.22. George Crosswhite had 8.42 and was third, with Jimmy Melton taking fourth with 6.84. Rounding out the top five was James Osborne with 5.42. Big bass of the day was  5.0 largemouth brought in by Tom Mayhew. The CCBC will fish 2 events in April, Lakes Wylie and Mountain Island.
Twenty-eight boats came out for the Thursday night bass tournament. Tom Mayhew and Scott Kiser picked up the win with 12.33, and they had big fish of the night with a 4.60 largemouth. Stacey James and Dusty Green took second with 9.83. J.R. Garland and Ronnie Beason had 9.50 and were third. Jeff Melton and Glenn Eaves had 7.98 and were fourth and rounding out the top five was Jody Black and Mark Swink with 7.93. Arnold will be having a benefit tournament on Moss Lake  the first Saturday of May. Interested parties can check with Arnold at the lake on Thursday nights.
The Cleveland County Bass Club fished their top ten fishoff last week on Lake Wylie, John Rankin took the win with 10.36 and was followed closely by Larry Melton with 10.26. Jason Price had 9.23 and was third. John Rankin also had big bass of the day with a 4.22 largemouth. Jigs on logs in the upper half of the lake was reportedly what was used to win the event.
If anyone has any suggestions on stories or pictures of their catch or kill, you can e-mail me at brucecamp@carolina.rr.com. TITLE THE E-MAIL STORY OR PICTURE “FOR SHOPPER” OR I WILL ASSUME IT’S JUNK MAIL AND NOT OPEN IT.

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