Smith And Mize Win Bassmaster College Series Wild Card On Logan Martin


Lucas Smith and Dalton Mize of Jacksonville State University have won the 2022 Strike King Bassmaster College Series Wild Card on Logan Martin Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops with a two-day total of 28 pounds, 2 ounces.
Photo by Kyle Jessie/B.A.S.S

LINCOLN, Ala. — Lucas Smith and Dalton Mize patiently waited for their moments of opportunity and executed a flawless game plan to win the Strike King Bassmaster College Series Wild Card on Logan Martin Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops with a two-day total of 28 pounds, 2 ounces.

After placing sixth on Day 1 with 12-13, Smith and Mize added 15-5 — the event’s second-heaviest bag, behind Day 1 leaders Jonathon Garbacz and Kevin Dunahoo of the University of North Georgia, who weighed 15-7 in the first round.

Turning in two limits of spotted bass, Smith and Mize earned a first-place prize of $1,294 and a berth in the Strike King Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops at South Carolina’s Winyah Bay, Sept. 2-4.

“This means the world to us because I know how many great fishermen are in this event,” Smith said. “We’ve had a lackluster year, so this is incredible.”

Mize said he and his partner knew the bite windows would come later in the day. Having faced a similar scenario on Day 1, they knew success would require tenacity and a big-picture vision.

“Both days started off really slow; yesterday we didn’t have a fish until 11 o’clock and today we had one 2-pounder at 11,” Mize said. “It was just a grind out there.”

Currently current: The winners were waiting for Alabama Power to start generating current, as the increased water flow dependably positioned bass and put them in a feeding mood. They filled the day’s earlier hours by fishing shallow cover.

“We had a few key laydowns that we would fish with 1/8-ounce shaky heads and redbug-color Zoom Trick Worms,” Mize said.

Smith said their best laydowns were positioned on the main river. The fish, he said, seemed to be holding in the cover prior to the current starting.

“We had a few offshore schools that were really close to the Lincoln area and that’s what helped us make the key culls,” Mize said. “There were a few different schools and the depth really varied. It was from 6 to 8 feet and some were deeper than 15 feet, but 15 seemed to be that key area.”

The winners caught their offshore bass on shad colored Rapala DT14 crankbaits. Smith said their 12-pound monofilament was a key element, as it allowed them to get their crankbaits down quickly.

Once the offshore bite started, Smith and Mize got their work done in short order.

“Yesterday was more of a grind than today; we didn’t have a limit until nearly weigh-in time,” Smith said. “Today we found one of those magical schools around 11:30 and caught 20 to 30 fish off of it.

“We really thought we needed a bag in the 17- to 18-pound range today. We left some fish out there yesterday to have a bag like we had today, but we didn’t think that it was possible with what we caught today.”

Second place: Tommy Sendek and Cal Culpepper of the University of Montevallo (Ala.) finished second with 26-8. A Day 1 bag of 12-14 put Sendek and Culpepper in fifth place and today they added 13-10.

“We had dialed in what brushpiles we wanted to hit today. We took into consideration it’s Saturday on the Coosa River and knew we were going to have some boat traffic,” Sendek said. “The brushpiles had to be big and fresh — recently dropped in 8 to 15 feet.

“We knew we were going to have to catch them early because that boat traffic and the wind was going to affect our bite. We got off to a good start and dialing in what brushpiles we wanted to fish made us more efficient.”

Culpepper said he and Sendek caught their fish on Texas-rigged Zoom Mag II and a 1/2-ounce Arkie jig with a big skirt and a big trailer.

“I know a lot of guys were talking about how they couldn’t get bit on those baits — and it was a tough bite; we only caught seven keepers each day,” Culpepper said. “I think what separated us was that we committed to it. We knew if we got five bites on them, they’d be a little better quality.”

Third place: Victor Alford and Logan East of Bryan College took third with 25-2. Their daily weights were 12-5 and 12-13.

Running upriver, the anglers targeted current breaks and rock drop-offs and caught their fish on 5-inch Zoom Swimmers in the blueback herring color. They also fished 1/2-ounce Berkley football head jigs with Strike King Rage Craw trailers in summer craw.

“We were sitting on the backside of current and stroking a swimbait,” East said. “Sometimes we’d miss a bite and we’d stroke it a few more times and they’d take it.

“There was a 10- to 15-minute deal and we had our limit and that was it. On Day 1 we had our limit about 10 to 15 minutes after takeoff. Today, it was about 25 minutes because we had a later flight.”

The tournament was hosted by the City of Lincoln

2022 Bassmaster College Series Title Sponsor: Strike King

2022 Bassmaster College Series Presenting Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
2022 Bassmaster College Series Platinum Sponsor: Toyota
2022 Bassmaster College Series Premier Sponsors: Berkley, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Progressive Insurance, Ranger Boats, Rapala, Skeeter Boats, Yamaha
2022 Bassmaster College Series Supporting Sponsors: AFTCO, Daiwa, Garmin, Huk Performance Fishing, Marathon, Triton Boats, VMC
2022 Bassmaster College Series Youth Sponsors: Shimano, SPRO

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2022 Strike King Bassmaster College Series Wild Card at Logan Martin Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops 6/17-6/18  Logan Martin Lake, Lincoln  AL.
(BOATER) Standings Day 2

    Angler                                       Club/School                       Pts

1.  Lucas Smith – Dalton Mize                    Jacksonville State University       250
Day 1: 5   12-13     Day 2: 5   15-05   Total:  10  28-02
2.  Tommy Sendek – Cal Culpepper                 University of Montevallo            249
Day 1: 5   12-14     Day 2: 5   13-10   Total:  10  26-08
3.  Victor Alford – Logan East                   Bryan College                       248
Day 1: 5   12-05     Day 2: 5   12-13   Total:  10  25-02
4.  Ryan Branch – Kopeland Rosser                University of Montevallo            247
Day 1: 5   13-11     Day 2: 5   10-10   Total:  10  24-05
5.  Grayson Morris – Cade Holcomb                University of Montevallo            246
Day 1: 5   11-09     Day 2: 5   12-05   Total:  10  23-14
6.  Parker Greer – Andrew Shadle                 Baylor University                   245
Day 1: 5   14-03     Day 2: 5   09-05   Total:  10  23-08
7.  Hunter Keller – Wesley Smith                 Catawba Valley Community College    244
Day 1: 5   10-13     Day 2: 5   12-11   Total:  10  23-08
8.  Andrew Vereen – Connor Cartmell              Coastal Carolina University         243
Day 1: 5   10-07     Day 2: 5   12-10   Total:  10  23-01
9.  Lane Bailey – Justin Eggers                  Catawba Valley Community College    242
Day 1: 5   11-05     Day 2: 5   11-07   Total:  10  22-12
10. Logan Parks – Tucker Smith                   Auburn University                   241
Day 1: 5   14-02     Day 2: 5   08-09   Total:  10  22-11
11. James Willoughby – Jacob Pfundt              University of Montevallo            240
Day 1: 5   10-00     Day 2: 5   12-07   Total:  10  22-07
12. Cody Griffith – Drew Jennings                Auburn University                   239
Day 1: 5   11-02     Day 2: 5   11-05   Total:  10  22-07
13. Cy Casey – Tanner Hadden                     Emmanuel College                    238
Day 1: 5   11-10     Day 2: 5   10-06   Total:  10  22-00
14. Colton White – Jack Alexander                University Montevallo               237
Day 1: 5   11-07     Day 2: 5   09-04   Total:  10  20-11
15. Drew Traffanstedt – Dakendrick Patterson     University of Montevallo            236
Day 1: 5   10-05     Day 2: 5   10-05   Total:  10  20-10
16. Vince Maffei – Andrew Ready                  Webber International University     235
Day 1: 5   09-10     Day 2: 5   10-15   Total:  10  20-09
17. Cole Zagrzebski – Logan Paul                 Western Michigan University         234
Day 1: 5   08-10     Day 2: 5   11-09   Total:  10  20-03
18. Tyler Cain – Cole Dodson                     University of Montevallo            233
Day 1: 5   10-07     Day 2: 5   09-10   Total:  10  20-01
19. James Romig – Colton Morris                  Florida Gateway College             232
Day 1: 5   10-13     Day 2: 5   09-01   Total:  10  19-14
20. Brody Robison – Carson Miller                University of Montevallo            231
Day 1: 5   09-12     Day 2: 5   10-01   Total:  10  19-13
21. Cole Thompson – John Heacock                 University of North Alabama         230
Day 1: 5   09-06     Day 2: 5   09-13   Total:  10  19-03
22. Clent Blackwood – Bryar Chambers             Wallace State Community College     229
Day 1: 5   11-11     Day 2: 4   07-07   Total:   9  19-02
23. Cole Holloway – Taylor Mcmullen              Emmanuel College                    228
Day 1: 2   06-04     Day 2: 5   12-08   Total:   7  18-12
24. Caleb Bridges – Jacob Davidson               Bryan College                       227
Day 1: 5   11-14     Day 2: 5   06-14   Total:  10  18-12
25. Reese Melven – Hunter Waldrop                University of South Carolina        226
Day 1: 5   10-15     Day 2: 3   07-13   Total:   8  18-12
26. Clayton Primrose – Fisher Davis              Etbu                                225
Day 1: 5   11-05     Day 2: 4   07-00   Total:   9  18-05
27. Brady Duncan – Stevie Mills                  Carson-Newman University            224
Day 1: 5   10-10     Day 2: 5   07-08   Total:  10  18-02
28. Dawson Cowden – Nathan Coffman               Lousiana State University- Shrev    223
Day 1: 5   08-14     Day 2: 5   09-00   Total:  10  17-14
29. Caleb Barrow – Reese Kingston                Brewton Parker College              222
Day 1: 5   11-10     Day 2: 3   06-03   Total:   8  17-13
30. Hayden Marbut – Garrett Warren               Auburn University                   221
Day 1: 4   05-02     Day 2: 5   12-09   Total:   9  17-11
31. Cole Rankin – Storm Cline                    Carson-Newman University            220
Day 1: 5   06-15     Day 2: 5   10-09   Total:  10  17-08
32. Cameron Tullis – Brett Jolley                East Texas Baptist University       219
Day 1: 5   08-05     Day 2: 5   08-13   Total:  10  17-02
33. Jordan Brewer – Conner Crosby                Auburn University                   218
Day 1: 5   07-14     Day 2: 5   09-03   Total:  10  17-01
34. Tyler Campbell – Brandon Martin              Emmanuel College                    217
Day 1: 4   05-10     Day 2: 5   11-06   Total:   9  17-00
35. Brenton Godwin – Hunter Odom                 University of Montevallo            216
Day 1: 5   09-13     Day 2: 5   07-01   Total:  10  16-14
36. Wes Kinard – Dillan Olvera                   Shelton State Community College     215
Day 1: 5   09-09     Day 2: 4   07-05   Total:   9  16-14
37. Tommy Dunaway – Seth Jones                   Florida Gateway College             214
Day 1: 3   07-04     Day 2: 5   09-08   Total:   8  16-12
38. Jonathon Garbacz – Kevin Dunahoo             University of North Georgia         213
Day 1: 5   15-07     Day 2: 1   01-03   Total:   6  16-10
39. Branden Burrill – Jaret Bailey               Western Michigan University         212
Day 1: 5   08-07     Day 2: 5   08-02   Total:  10  16-09
40. Hunter Jones – Dayton Scott                  Columbia State Community College    211
Day 1: 5   08-05     Day 2: 4   07-13   Total:   9  16-02
41. Gabe Brown – Alex Cooke                      University of South Carolina        210
Day 1: 5   07-11     Day 2: 5   08-04   Total:  10  15-15
42. Spencer Black – Grant Harris                 Catawba Valley Community College    209
Day 1: 4   09-14     Day 2: 4   05-14   Total:   8  15-12
43. Jase Smith –  Reed Rambo                     Georgia College and State Univer    208
Day 1: 4   05-13     Day 2: 3   09-14   Total:   7  15-11
44. Zach Williams – James Broderick              Mississippi State University        207
Day 1: 5   05-14     Day 2: 5   09-07   Total:  10  15-05
45. Jack Dice – Jeramy Evans                     Liberty University                  206
Day 1: 3   04-13     Day 2: 5   09-14   Total:   8  14-11
46. Evan Sutton – Maxwell Trotter                McKendree University                205
Day 1: 4   08-04     Day 2: 4   06-07   Total:   8  14-11
47. Allen Powe – Jonathan Combs                  Georgetown College                  204
Day 1: 5   06-13     Day 2: 5   07-08   Total:  10  14-05
48. Kaden Proffitt – Cason Ragsdale              East Texas Baptist University       203
Day 1: 5   10-01     Day 2: 2   03-15   Total:   7  14-00
49. Matthew Wilson –                             Southern union state community c    202
Day 1: 5   11-14     Day 2: 1   02-01   Total:   6  13-15
50. Gus McLarry – Jared West                     Texas A and M Commerce              201
Day 1: 5   10-12     Day 2: 2   02-14   Total:   7  13-10
51. Jameson Jenkins – Cameron Loveless           Texas A&M                           200
Day 1: 5   07-06     Day 2: 4   06-01   Total:   9  13-07
52. Jacob Frazier – Austin Smith                 Carson-Newman University            199
Day 1: 5   09-01     Day 2: 3   04-04   Total:   8  13-05
53. Brayden Nichols – Ty Gentry                  LSU Shreveport                      198
Day 1: 3   04-13     Day 2: 5   08-08   Total:   8  13-05
54. Dawson Andrews – Wyatt Ensminger             Southeastern Louisiana Universit    197
Day 1: 3   07-01     Day 2: 3   05-10   Total:   6  12-11
55. Carson Palmer – Chase Hastings               Carson-Newman University            196
Day 1: 5   09-11     Day 2: 2   02-15   Total:   7  12-10
56. Garrison Forrester – Preston Hatz            Auburn University                   195
Day 1: 4   06-01     Day 2: 5   06-06   Total:   9  12-07
57. Conner Johnson – Tyler Greenlee              Georgetown College                  194
Day 1: 5   09-04     Day 2: 2   03-00   Total:   7  12-04
58. Jake Kimbrough – Chandler Pruett             Blue Mountain College               193
Day 1: 1   04-06     Day 2: 5   07-00   Total:   6  11-06
59. Carson Maddux –                              Auburn University                   192
Day 1: 1   01-14     Day 2: 4   08-15   Total:   5  10-13
60. Mason Bohland – Brady Metzger                Purdue University                   191
Day 1: 2   02-11     Day 2: 5   08-00   Total:   7  10-11
61. Cole Taylor – Hunter Temples                 Lander University                   190
Day 1: 4   05-15     Day 2: 2   04-08   Total:   6  10-07
62. Cody Monlezun – Atlan Pfluger                Texas A&M                           189
Day 1: 4   06-07     Day 2: 2   03-01   Total:   6  09-08
63. Corey Yaden – Hunter Richie                  Brewton Parker college              188
Day 1: 1   02-04     Day 2: 4   07-01   Total:   5  09-05
64. Kaden Liles – Benson Dowler                  University of North Alabama         187
Day 1: 4   06-09     Day 2: 1   02-11   Total:   5  09-04
65. Carter Koza – Lee Koza                       Carson Newman University            186
Day 1: 4   06-12     Day 2: 2   02-05   Total:   6  09-01
66. Hagan Marlin – Tanner English                University of Montevallo            185
Day 1: 5   08-15     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   5  08-15
67. Garrett Huddleston – Riley Voltz             Auburn University                   184
Day 1: 4   05-11     Day 2: 2   03-02   Total:   6  08-13
68. Zane O’Domirok – Brandon Sales                                                   183
Day 1: 5   08-11     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   5  08-11
69. Tristen Dubbs – Colin Pflederer              Grace College                       182
Day 1: 3   05-07     Day 2: 2   03-04   Total:   5  08-11
70. Henry Mcpherson –                            University Of Alabama               181
Day 1: 5   08-09     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   5  08-09
71. Lane Collier – Cody Lunsford                 University of North Georgia         180
Day 1: 3   03-14     Day 2: 2   04-05   Total:   5  08-03
72. Jim Mcpherson –                              Mississippi State University        179
Day 1: 1   01-03     Day 2: 2   06-11   Total:   3  07-14
73. Hunter Enlow –                               Lander University                   178
Day 1: 3   06-10     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   3  06-10
74. Micah Goosby – Joseph Taylor                 Mississippi State University        177
Day 1: 2   02-07     Day 2: 2   04-00   Total:   4  06-07
75. Matthew German – Adam Hollingsworth          University Of Alabama               176
Day 1: 2   03-00     Day 2: 2   02-10   Total:   4  05-10
76. Spencer Brister – Roeh Burton                Lamar State College Orange          175
Day 1: 4   05-08     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   4  05-08
77. Charlie Pennington – Carson Peevy            The University of Alabama           174
Day 1: 4   05-03     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   4  05-03
78. Cade Fortenberry –                           Nicholls State University           173
Day 1: 2   03-07     Day 2: 1   01-09   Total:   3  05-00
79. Lucas Bowers – Luke Willis                   University of South Carolina        172
Day 1: 2   04-12     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   2  04-12
80. Jonathan Goforth – James Bonnell             Auburn University                   171
Day 1: 1   02-02     Day 2: 2   02-08   Total:   3  04-10
81. Mary Goode – Nicholas Watson                 Brewton-Parker College              170
Day 1: 2   04-04     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   2  04-04
82. William Vega – Will Emmert                   Sam Houston State University        169
Day 1: 2   04-03     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   2  04-03
83. Ryan Bradway – Hunter Jordan                 Western Michigan University         168
Day 1: 2   04-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   2  04-00
84. Hayden Fuhr –                                Lander University                   167
Day 1: 3   03-11     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   3  03-11
85. Isaac Warta –                                Middle Tennessee State Universit    166
Day 1: 2   03-09     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   2  03-09
86. Davian Smith – Jordan Turner                 University of Montevallo            165
Day 1: 3   02-01     Day 2: 1   01-02   Total:   4  03-03
87. Nate Triplett – Cy Lambert                   University of North Alabama         164
Day 1: 1   03-02     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   1  03-02
88. Hunter Jenkins –                             Dallas Baptist University           163
Day 1: 1   03-01     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   1  03-01
89. Logan Hicks – Preston Parker                 Shelton State Community College     162
Day 1: 2   02-14     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   2  02-14
90. K.D. Sizemore – Bryce Quick                  Auburn University                   161
Day 1: 1   01-08     Day 2: 1   01-04   Total:   2  02-12
91. Trevor Johnston – Josh Kerr                  Texas AM University                 160
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   02-11   Total:   1  02-11
92. Elijah Walker – Hunter Hillanbrand           AUBURN                              159
Day 1: 2   02-10     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   2  02-10
93. Jacob Butts – Mark Kershaw                   Erskine College                     158
Day 1: 3   02-05     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   3  02-05
94. Mason Phillpotts –                           Grand Valley State University       157
Day 1: 1   01-07     Day 2: 1   00-13   Total:   2  02-04
95. Matthew Roberts –                            Alice Lloyd College                 156
Day 1: 1   01-06     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   1  01-06
96. Brendon Brones – Ethan Tant                  Lamar State College Orange          155
Day 1: 1   01-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   1  01-00
97. Garrett Walters – Reese Walters              University of Alabama               154
Day 1: 1   00-11     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   1  00-11
98. Syon Barnes –                                Jacksonville State University         0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
98. Chase Davis – Camden Keeton                  CACC                                  0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
98. Drew Deloney –                               University of Alabama                 0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
98. Trey Dickert –                               University of Montevallo              0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
98. Dale Hansard – Seth Elkins                   Jacksonville State University         0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
98. Ryan Michek –                                University of Wisconsin Plattevi      0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
98. John Ortman –                                Emmanuel College                      0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
98. Walker Sahagun –                             University of North Alabama           0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
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Totals
Day   #Limits    #Fish      Weight
1        49       363       702-05
2        41       292       572-04
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90       655      1274-09

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