The Striped Bass Challenge raised over 126,000 meals for Anderson County, SC

ANDERSON, SC, 1/8/23 The 2023 Striped Bass Challenge (“SBC”) fishing tournament kicked off at the Captains’ Meeting at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center on Friday, 1/6. Anglers lined up to donate money and food to Second Harvest Food Bank.

$18,150.00 was donated which the food bank can utilize to provide 126,000 meals in the local community. All combined, food and monetary donations since the inaugural 2016 event have added up to over 886,000 meals. Our goal is to reach over 1,000,000 meals this year.

The SBC is excited to announce tournament trail schedule. The Striped Bass Challenge Trophy Series will host events in four communities and continue the tradition of raising donations for the area food banks.

The 2023 schedule:
Lake Hartwell SC – Winter Classic 1/6 – 1/7
Lake Murray SC – Murray Flurry 2/10 – 2/11
West Point Lake GA – Battle at the Border 3/31 – 4/1
Lake Cherokee TN – Cherokee Chase 4/28 – 4/29
The 2023 Striped Bass Challenge Championship will be held on December 2, Lake TBD.

2023 Winter Classic January 7, 2023 Recap
102 teams entered
81 teams weighed fish
145 total fish weighed, only 3 fish died
Winning Team: Hiz Witness – total weight 26.6 pounds
Big Fish: Hiz Witness – 18.4 pounds
Lady Angler: Crescent Financial Group – 18.2 Pounds
Youth Anger: The Reel Bass Chasers – 19.9 pounds

Contact Tournament Director Tommy Richardson: 803-221-6752 or

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