Laramy Strickland knew one day he'd get his first Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit win, and he knew he wanted to win on his home fishery, surrounded by friends and family. He just probably didn't know those two things would happen at the same time, in just his second event as a pro. The Bushnell, Fla., rookie, who calls the Harris Chain of Lakes home, weighed in a megabag - 31 pounds, 6 ounces - on Saturday of the Pro Circuit event on the Harris Chain, presented by Bad Boy Mowers, and followed that up with a stringer of 15-4 on Championship Sunday to secure the victory by 4 pounds, 6 ounces over fellow rookie Jimmy Washam.
Winning Gear: 7-foot, 6-inch Fitzgerald Flippin' Hydrilla rod (HGF76H) 65-pound-test Fitzgerald Vursa braid (VBG65300). 7-foot, 6-inch medium-heavy Fitzgerald (ST76MH) 17-pound-test Fitzgerald Vursa fluorocarbon (VF17200)