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  • Boats Unlimited NC Team Bass Trail Q5 results..Kerr Lake..Apr. 26th

    Water Temperature: 64
    Water Clarity: 2-3 feet


    Saturday April 26, 2014 ~ Kerr Lake ~ Flemingtown Landing Wildlife Ramp

    The weather was great Saturday for the Boats Unlimited NC Team Tournament Bass Trail qualifier #5 at Kerr Lake. Again a great turnout as 89 teams enjoyed the beautiful weather and a great day of catching bass! It was a little chilly that morning at about 46 degrees with very little wind and around 79 that afternoon with light winds. Water temps averaged 64 depending on the area fished. Kerr really seems to be on the rebound after the bass virus. The fish really looked healthy and a putting on some good weight!

    Long time fishing buddies, Stump Bledsoe & Glenn Elliott, took 1st Place honors, catching 5 bass weighing 19.14 lbs. They won $1,470 for 1st, TWT 1st place of $1,225, 1st place Tow Boats US Member Bonus of $50 and the Boats Unlimited NC 1st Place Bonus of $750 for a grand total of $3,495.

    Jay Garrard and Mark Herndon took 2nd with 5 bass weighing 17.55 lbs winning $860 along with $525 for 2nd place TWT for a total of $1,385. Big fish for the day was a nice 5.78 pounder caught by the team of Tim Goss & Jeff Vincent pocketing them $1,204.

    Almost every team weighed in for a whopping total of 359 fish weighing 912 pounds for an average of a little over 2.5 lbs. each. We had several fish over 5 lbs. and a bigger amount in the 4 pound range which is great for Kerr Lake at this time! Hot baits for the day were flipping jigs, c-rigs, shakey heads, spinnerbaits, Rat-L-Traps and jerk baits. Most fish were caught shallow. No one is really saying much about where and and what they caught them with because there is a lot of prize money up for grabs at Kerr in the next 2 months!

    I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors that support this trail.

    The next Boats Unlimited NC Team Tournament Bass Trail tournament will be at Falls Lake on May 10th, out of Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp.

    All the information on our tournaments can be found at

    Now here are the full results:

    1st Place: Stump Bledsoe & Glenn Elliott of Hope Mills & Fayetteville...5 bass...19.14 lbs...$1,470

    2nd Place: Jay Garrard & Mark Herndon of Durham & Bahama...5 bass...17.55 lbs...$860

    3rd Place: Bud Clark & Jeff Shelton of Durham & Java, VA...5 bass...17.36 lbs...$680

    4th Place: Keith Deal & Ricky Kenworth of Holly Springs & Cary...5 bass...16.89 lbs...$600

    5th Place: Michael & Steve Hatley of Pittsboro & Chapel Hill...5 bass...16.21 lbs...$520

    6th Place: Thomas Sheffer & Ken McNeill of Cary & Raleigh...5 bass...16.18 lbs...$465

    7th Place: Eric & Ronnie Hammonds of Lumberton & St. Pauls...5 bass...16.10 lbs...$395

    8th Place: Curtis & Jay Talbott of Forest, VA & Lynchburg, VA...5 bass...16.06 lbs...$320

    9th Place: Johnny Wilder & Mike Harris of Butner & Oxford...5 bass...15.46 lbs...$285

    10th Place: Chris & H.T. Eakins of Selma & Angier...5 bass...15.24 lbs...$250

    11th Place: Raeford Soles & Wayne Shaw of Aberdeen & Vass...5 bass...15.21 lbs...$215

    12th Place: Chase & Gary Johnson of Four Oaks...5 bass...15.09 lbs...$215

    13th Place: Chuck Byrd & Seth Ellis of Sanford & Lillington...5 bass...14.95 lbs...$215

    14th Place: Phillip Johnson & Geno McCree of Durham...5 bass...14.78 lbs...$140

    15th Place: Howard & Justin Bohannon of Durham...5 bass...14.64 lbs...$140

    16th Place: Mike Hodge & Tim Wall of Clayton...5 bass...14.08 lbs...$140

    17th Place: Bryce McClenney & Michael Christie of Cary & Fuquay Varina...5 bass...14.07 lbs...$110

    18th Place: Scott Canady & Jamu Pate of Fayetteville & Hope Mills...5 bass...13.92 lbs...$100

    1st Place Big Fish..Jeff Vincent & Tim Goss of Durham & Franklinton...5.78 lbs...$1,204

    2nd Place Big Fish..7th Place Team above...5.37 lbs...$516

    1st Place TWT..1st Place Team above...19.14 lbs...$1,225

    2nd Place TWT..2nd Place Team above: 17.55 lbs...$525

    Boats Unlimited Skeeter Boat Owner Bonus: Phillip Johnson of Durham...$250

    Tow Boats US Award: Stump Bledsoe of Hope Mills: $50

    Boats Unlimited 1st Place Bonus: 1st Place Team Above...$750

    Contact Information: Phil McCarson...Tournament Director---922 Valetta Rd.---Durham, NC 27712

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