MOULTRIE – Colquitt County’s Jake Wilkes and Hardin Roberts overcame numbing cold and reluctant fish last Saturday on Lake Seminole to qualify for the Georgia High School Association’s bass fishing state finals.
In the first of the four regional qualifying tournaments, 200 boats put in on Lake Seminole, but only 55 teams weighed in.
The top 25 qualified for the May 14 finals at Clarks Hill Lake, including Wilkes and Harden who claimed the final spot by weighing one bass at 3 pounds, 3 ounces.
Only five teams reached the five-fish limit, including the Bainbridge Bass Cats’ Gage Sellars and Brock Lewis, who took first place with 20 pounds, 10 ounces.
Colquitt County coach Will Stuckey said low temperatures and wind blowing from the north-northeast made it difficult to find fish that don’t like to abandon their winter haunts in cold weather.
He said only 18 boats…