Friday, May 6, 2016

Results of Santee Cooper 'Big Fish Big Bucks' Fishing Derby

The Big Fish Big Bucks Fishing Derby sponsored by Santee Cooper Counties Promotion Commission on Lake Marion, SC, was held March 28 - April 24. 2016.

One daily $100 prize and one weekly $500 prize were given for the biggest fish of each species: Bass, Crappie, Catfish, and Striper. At the end of the tournament, the overall big fish of each species won $5,000. The 4 Grand Prize winners receives $5,000 - but only after they were all subject to a polygraph test and passed.

The Grand Prize winners included:
  • Benny Ross – Bass
  • Jim Leggett – Crappie
  • Donal Pope – Catfish
  • Richard Wimmer - Striper

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