Jasper Hodge dominates Santee from the back of the boat with 16.08 lbs., including this 6.71 lb. Big Bass!
Robert Rikard wins the boater side with 13.31 lbs., including a 5.32 lb. kicker!
Calvin Hewitt wins Greenwood with 16.87 lbs., including a nice 6.31 lb. kicker!
Nathan Nienhius wins the co-angler side on Greenwood with a 5.43 lb. toad!
Terry Thomas with the Big Bass of the tournament, a 6.40 lb. Lake Greenwood giant!
Robert Rikard picks up where he left off by winning the 1st tournament of 2013 on Lake Murray!
Jeff Rikard wins the co-angler side on Lake Murray!
Davey Thomas with the Big Bass of the tournament!
Congratulations to our 6-Man Team Tournament winners, Palmetto One Bass Club!
Bernie Dreher, John Sturkie, Jay Keith, Jeff Rikard, Mike Boatright, Nelson Walker (left to right)
Palmetto One 57.11 lbs.
Lexington Bass 53.80 lbs.
St. Andrews A 44.82 lbs.
Rocky River 43.53 lbs.
St Andrews B 39.31 lbs.
Also congratulations to David Kneece! His 1st place individual weight of 28.37 lbs. clinched the final boater spot on the SC State Team. He also won the Cabelas Angler Cash award of $200. Nelson Walker also advances to the SC State Team as the final non-boater with his 3rd place weight of 16.75 lbs. John Sturkie finished in 2nd at 17.59 lbs. but has already qualified for the team.
Congratulation to Robert Rikard, 2012 TBF of SC Angler of the Year!
Congratulation to Preston Rikard, 2012 TBF of SC Co-Angler of the Year!
Tony Wilcox wins a tough tournament and big bass on Clarks Hill!
The 2012 TBF of South Carolina State Team
The 2012 TBF of South Carolina State Team competed at the Southern Divisional Championship on Lake Okeechobee June 3-9. As one of the many benefits of TBF, this is a no entry fee tournament with all expenses paid (including gas & travel). Besides the prestige and camaraderie of working as a team for cash awards, the top 2 anglers from each state will go on to compete at the TBF National Championship. There they will have a chance at the $100,000 "Living The Dream" prize package. Representing South Carolina at the 2013 Nationals will be:
Rich Gerken (boater)
and Robert Rikard (co/angler)
Congratulations Rich and Robert!!!
Rich catches over 22 lbs. on final day take first place!!!
Robert shows off some chunky Okee bass!!!
More Okeechobee Pics...
Tony Colacurcio wins Hartwell with 11.53 lbs.!!!
Shane Cantley wins co-angler side on Hartwell!!!
Wade Amick with the Big Bass on Hartwell!!!
Tom Rubbo wins Greenwood with 7 lb. toad!!!
Jeff Rikard wins co-angler side on Greenwood!!!
Preston Rikard wins Co-angler side at Santee!!!
Tommy Lindler with the Big Bass... look at that Santee toad!!!
Robert Rikard is the 2011 Angler of the Year. Shane Cantley is the 2011 Co-Angler of the Year. These guys had a great season and well deserve the titles. They both earn a spot on the 12 man Southern Divions team along with 5 other boaters from the State Trail, 4 co-anglers from the trail, and a boater and co-angler from the six-man team tournament on November 19-20. The Southern Division team will travel to Okeechobee next June and compete.
Robert Rikard Angler of the Year
Shane Cantley Co-Angler of the Year
JAY KEITH - 2010 TBF NATIONAL