MOULTRIE – Colquitt County bass fishing coach Will Stuckey has sent his Packers out in plenty of less-than-ideal conditions the last three seasons, but Saturday’s weather at Lake Oconee was pretty frigid.
“When we took off down the lake, it was 30-31 degrees,” Stuckey said.
But the four of the six Packers twosomes overcame the cold and muddy water to weigh fish, including the tandem of Jake Wilkes and Joseph Johnson, who’s 10 pounds, five ounces qualified for the state tournament.
Wilkes and Johnson, who finished 17th among the 255 boats who took to the water on Saturday, join the Packer team of Jacob Brightwell and Hardin Roberts, who qualified last month at Lake Seminole.
Two more qualifying tournaments – at West Point Lake on March 18 and at Lake Hartwell on April 15 – are on the schedule before the…