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Local duo wins open team tournament


The 2024  Santee Cooper  Open Team Tournament (SCOTT) was held last Saturday at the John C. Land, III Sports Fishing Facility. Food trucks and a Striped Bass Festival t- shirt table kept spectators busy until the 3 p.m. weigh-in.

The local - pro duo of Wayne Frierson and  Anthony Gagliardi  combined for 28.03 lbs of bass and a first place prize of $5,000. Their limit included a 7.58 lb kicker that just missed Big Fish for the event. Second place went to Craig McFadden and Mike Watson, who combined for 25.48 lbs. Mark and Michael Hutson came in third with 25.2 lbs. combined. The Big Fish for this year’s SCOTT was reeled in by William Holmes and Michael Craven and weighed 8.07 lbs.