Former Santee Cooper fishing guide wins Walmart Division tournament
by Robert Joseph Baker | March 25, 2014 2:16 pm
Last Updated: March 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm
SUMMERTON – Lex Costas of Daniel Island weight a five-bass limit totaling 32 pounds and 14 ounces on Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Tournament of 2014 on the Santee Cooper lakes. He earned $3,255 for his victory. A former guide on lakes Marion and Moultrie, Costas used his local knowledge to bring in the massive limit that would have topped any single day catch in the Rayovac FLW Series event held just a week before.
“I never thought I would catch 32 pounds,” Costas said. “I caught fish in five different places. We just bounced around and picked up one fish here and two fish there. Other than our first stop, we didn’t catch more than two fish anywhere.”