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 fished 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

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