Nichol, Anderson Win 2010 Lanier Camp Sunshine Tournament
Gainesville anglers David Nichol and Bobby Anderson won the HD Marine and Wendy’s 2010 Camp Sunshine tournament at Lake Lanier on Sept. 25-26. The fund-raising event drew 123 teams.
“It was just a slow, deep grind on a Fish Head (Spin), letting it get deep,” said David.
David and Bobby, who fished main-lake areas below Browns Bridge and reported water temperatures in the low 80s, said depth, timber and bait were the keys to their deep-water bite. Keeping their boat in 50 and 60 feet of water, they caught fish suspended in 38 to 42 feet as they slow-rolled the Fish Head Spin back to the boat.
The nasty, rainy weather on day two brought different fishing conditions. The Fish Head Spin bite was no longer producing.
“Bobby picked up that fluke on day two to really help us out,” said David.
The weather pushed the fish higher in the water column, and a fluke fished closer to the surface produced a heavy-enough bag that it sealed the victory. With 32.06 pounds, they won a G3 1860 jet boat with a trailer and a 90/65 hp Yamaha jet motor.
Second place was Justin Beaty and Kenny Gaddis with 30.21 pounds. Third went to Nick Ensley and Larry Hurley; they had 29.85 pounds.
The tournament raised $52,000 for Camp Sunshine. According to the non-profit organization’s mission statement, “Camp Sunshine enriches the lives of Georgia’s children with cancer and their families through recreational, educational and support programs.”
For more on Camp Sunshine, go to <www.mycampsunshine.com>.
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