MSC Lady Angler
2011 Tournament . . .
Elena Richardson Wins MSC's Lady Angler Tournament . . . and Catches Big Fish!
L to R: 2nd Place, Jennifer Lindler 2 fish 11 lbs 4 ozs. 1st Place, Elena Richardson 2 fish 11 lbs 7 ozs and Big Fish, 6 lbs 4 ozs. 3rd Place, Diana Richardson 2 fish 10 lbs 11 ozs.
All the ladies are winners every year at MSC's annual Lady Angler tournament!
Left, center and below: Co-tournament director Woody Barnes poses with the winners, Elena Richardson, Jennifer Lindler, and Diana Richardson.
MSC’s September Lady Angler tournament saw many ladies brave high winds and chilly temperatures in what turned out to be a slow bite for our annual event. For the last month Lake Murray has produced record level striped bass fishing. Unfortunately for our ladies, the cold front seemed to really give the stripers lock jaw for the event.
Nineteen ladies did participate, but only nine were fortunate enough to bring stripers to the scale, totaling thirteen fish in all. I think all deserve accolades for battling the harsh weather conditions!
Finishing in first place with two fish weighing 11 lbs 7 ozs and also the events largest fish at 6 lbs 4 ozs was Elena Richardson of Aiken SC. Second place went to no stranger in the Ladies event, Jennifer Lindler from West Columbia SC, with her two fish creel weighing 11 lbs 4 oz. Third place went to Diana Richardson of Aiken SC, fishing out of the same boat as Elena, with her two fish weighing 10 lbs 11 ozs.
pecial thanks go out to Jim and Elizabeth Gibbs for faithfully organizing the event, Charles Fortner for cooking along with Mr. Grady allowing MSC to host our tournament at the Lake Murray Boating and Sports Club (what an awsome venue!). Thanks also to Santee Carl for providing the music and entertainment and a special thanks to Richard and Donna Hall for donating many door prizes complements of Lake World.
1. Elena Richardson 2 fish 11 lbs 7 ozs + Big Fish 6 lbs 4 ozs
2. Jennifer Lindler 2 fish 11 lbs 4 ozs
3. Diana Richardson 2 fish 10 lbs 11 ozs
4. Elyse Brensinger 2 fish 7 lbs 11 ozs
5. Ivana Garheart 1 fish 5 lbs 5 ozs
6. Kelly Morse 1 fish 5 lbs
7. Ann Johnson 1 fish 4 lbs 9 ozs
8. Kelsey Barnes 1 fish 4 lbs 9 ozs
9. Ann Payne 1 fish 3 lbs 15 ozs