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Wednesday, 26 May 2021 11:17

Ewing Minor Wins Hobie B.O.S. Anchored By Power-Pole Lake Hartwell Event

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The 2021 Hobie Bass-Open Series Anchored by Power-Pole Lake Hartwell event in Anderson, South Carolina, saw anglers take on the 56,000-acre reservoir.
It was named one of the Top 100 Bass Lakes in America by Bassmaster magazine but required anglers to stay on the move as the bass roams around a lot. This proved to be the case at the event, which saw anglers reporting solid sessions during pre-fishing only to find that the bass had moved by the time of the tournament. According to the tournament director, A. J. McWhorter, it was the competitors who were flexible, covered a lot of water, and continued to grind all day long that ended up in good positions towards the top of the leaderboard.
 
Ewing Minor, a 19-year-old from Charlottesville, Virginia, continued his winning streak for the season at this event. Minor placed second at Watts Bar and 12th at Lake Seminole, which means he has cashed a check in each of his three 2021 Hobie Bass Open Series events. With 90.25 inches of bass on Day one, plus 84.50 inches on Day 2, Minor walked away with the win thanks to his total of 174.75 inches. This total included two impressive 17-inch spotted bass. Hot on his heels in second place was Chris Grant of Tega Cay, South Carolina, with a 168.75-inch total. Matt Hawj of Lenoir, North Carolina, also brought in a tally of 165.50 inches for his third-place finish. The highest one-day total of the tournament went to Adam Fillmore, who managed 92.25 inches on Day 2. Fillmore went on to finish in fourth place with a 164.5-inch total, while local sharpie Lowell Branna brought in 162.5-inches for his fifth-place finish. Minor mentioned that his Hobie Mirage PA12 360 gave him the edge since it allows for hands-free fishing. He bought the kayak only a week before the tournament and made good use of it during the event.
 
McWhorter remarked that the tournament overall was highly competitive. While Minor and Grant finished first and second on both days, there was plenty of shuffling on the leader board, especially on Day 2. Minor took home a $7,500 check for his first-place finish while Grant earned himself $3,900 and Hawj got $3000. This included the Bassin' Magazine Big Bass award honors that he garnered with an impressive 23.25-inch catch. The Dakota Lithium Power Move prize of a Dakota Lithium Power Box 10 went to Chris Decker, who managed to jump 51 spots on Day 2.
 
For more information about the Hobie B.O.S series, visit the official website at https://hobiebos.com/.
 
 
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