Call it a local’s sweep at the Rayovac FLW Series on Lake Seminole. While local pro Clint Brown of Bainbridge, Ga., won the boater Division, his Bainbridge neighbor, Greg Jeter won the Co-angler Division to make it a local twofer.
Obviously local knowledge goes a long way at Lake Seminole no matter which end of the boat you’re in.
“This feels awesome to win at home,” Jeter says. “I finished fifth here last time as a co-angler and I’ve won some other tournaments here, but this is certainly my biggest win.”
Being a local, Jeter was able to sway his pros to sample some of his own fishing holes on Seminole each day. He said the area was a grass and timber mix in about 8 feet of water. He primarily used one lure all week: a green pumpkin Zoom Mag Speed Worm (green pumpkin) rigged on a 3/8-ounce weight on 16-pound Seaguar fluorocarbon.
“I threw other lures, but the big Speed Worm is really the only thing I could get a bite on,” Jeter says.
On day one, Jeter drew another Bainbridge local, Howard Poitevint and the two had a great day of fishing, providing Jeter a 15-3 start to the event.
On day two, Jeter drew pro Jeff Cannon and Cannon obliged Jeter with a trip one of Jeter’s hotspots where he caught two 6-pounders. Later in the day, Cannon took Jeter far up the Flint into the swift currents where Jeter finished his limit topping the scales at 19-3.
On the final day, Jeter rode with pro leader Tim Reneau and carved out two bass for 6-10 to seal his win with a three-day total of 41-0 earning him a new Ranger Z117.
“I really have to thank all my partners,” Jeter says. “They were all great guys who gave me some time on water I was familiar with. Without that, this wouldn’t have happened.”
Top 10 co-anglers:
1st: Greg Jeter, Bainbridge, Ga., 41-10, Ranger Z117 with a 90-horsepower outboard
2nd: Tony Syfrett, Chipley, Fla., 34-8, $5,200
3rd: Mike Spurlock, Ripley, W.V., 34-2, $4000
4th: Jim Short, Ocean Pines, Md., 31-4, $3,500
5th: Justin Sward, Vancleave, Miss., 30-4, $3,000
6th: Corey Radomski, Ocala, Fla., 27-6, $2,500
7th: Aaron Richardson, Destin, Fla., 22-6, $2,000
8th: Lee Frye, Brookesville, Fla., 22-2, $1,750
9th: Captain Don Lewis, Jacksonville, Fla., 21-11, $1,500
10th: Daniel Beebe, Niota, Tenn., 21-0, $1,250