Spring like weather finally showed up to warm the waters a little. The third regular season tournament was held on Oconee on the 16th after being rescheduled from inclement weather back in February. March has come in like a lion with warm but very strong high speed winds too. This limited a lot of anglers to protected areas along the WSW sides of the creeks after about 10 AM. The water temps had come up to 55 - 59 across most of the lake on both arms. The Oconee River side was still stained to heavy stain, while the Richland side remained light stain to clear. Tournament day found about half the field way up the Apalachee River. The rest were scattered throughout Lick Creek and the Richland side creeks. 47 anglers including 4 youths weighed in 106 crappie weighing an average of 1.31 lbs and 4 fish over 2 lbs. Really good to see those youth anglers catching those slabs and getting to show off their big fish at the weigh-in too!

Go here for all the tournament details and pictures too: Oconee

March 16th RST