Fenelli and Leedom’s last minute entry pays off

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  • Marco Fenelli and Tom Leedom made a last minute decision to enter the San Diego Team Day Series Tournament at Lake Hodges on Saturday, and they’re glad they did. The rest of the field? Not so much.

    Leedom and Fenelli brought in a 5 bass limit weighing 17.6 pounds to top the 38 team field to take home $2,600 for the win. The pair had only fished one of the previous three San Diego Team Day Series events of the year, so while their entry was not a complete surprise, it apparently had not been planned.

    Series regulars Jason Clar and Travis Harrison were right on their heels though with a 5 bass limit totaling 17.3 pounds which included the biggest single bass of the tournament, an 8.29 pounder. Clar and Harrison walked away with a healthy $1,700 check for 2nd place and big bass option money.

    Stu Hinkle and Ed Wood rounded out the podium with a 5 fish limit on the scales at 17.01 pounds, earning $580.

    There was a pretty drastic drop from there, with 4th place George and Michael Kramer bringing in 4 bass for 13.08 pounds. In total, there were 89 fished weighed amongst the 38 teams. Tough fishing conditions at Hodges resulted in 24 of the 38 teams weighing 3 or fewer bass. Only 7 teams weighed in a 5 bass limit. 88 of the 89 bass were released alive, with the lone dead fish penalty being assessed to the 11th place team of Herman De La Garza and Tim Sotola.

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  • At the halfway point of the San Diego Team Day Series Season, Stephen Lamb and Kevin Norling hold a sizeable, but at this point not insurmountable, 12 point lead in theΒ race for “Anglers of the Year” of the series over Chuck Miller and Rich Welch, and another 12 point cushion over the father/son Kramer team in 3rd place.

    Norling and Lamb increased their lead with an 8th place finish, gaining them a couple points over Chuck Miller and Rich Welch who finished in the 10th spot.

    The San Diego Team Day Series will continue on June 20th at Lower Otay.

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