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  • Piedmont Bass Classics Team Bass Mini Trail Championship results..Falls Lake..June 7th


    Saturday June 7th, 2014 ~ Falls Lake~ Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp

    The Piedmont Bass Classics Team Bass Spring Mini Trail Championship went off like magic! The weather was absolutely wonderful for the 16 teams that qualified, with temps at about 63 in the morning & around 83 in the afternoon. The winds were very light and remained that way all day. Water temps averaged 80 to 87 degrees. The post spawn bass were biting and the ones caught were strong and healthy looking! The water level was about back to normal and the bass were moving back to deeper water during the day. Most of the fish were caught on c-rigs & crankbaits with others caught on spinnerbaits, topwater and other reliable baits for this time of year in 1 to 10 feet of water.

    Jesse Wise of Erwin & Terry Hobbs of Garner, caught 5 nice bass weighing a total of 25.16 lbs. taking 1st Place & 1st Place TWT for a total of $2,007 in winnings. 2nd Place went to the team of Chad Emory of Durham and Joe Shambley of Rougemont, with 5 bass weighing 24.35 lbs. They took home a total of $520. Emory had to catch all of those alone being that Shambley couldn't fish this day! Big fish for the day was caught by the 4th place team of Rodney Bowen of Timberlake & Barney Compton of Leesburg, weighing in at 7.35 lbs and winning them a total of $368 in prize money!

    Points Champions for the trail were Keith Deal of Holly Springs & Ricky Kenworthy of Cary. They were awarded trophies & $444 in cash.

    Tim Goss of Franklinton won the Tow Boats US Member bonus of $100.

    Tow Boats US fed the whole crowd after weighin with a great feast from Smithfield Chicken & Bar B Que!!!

    68 bass were weighed in for a total of 224 pounds. This averaged right at 3.29 lbs. a fish. Fishing at Falls is on right now!

    I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors that support these trails. Our next tournament will be the 2014 Boats Unlimited NC Team Tournament Bass Trail Championship, Saturday, June 14th at Kerr Lake out of Flemingtown Landing Wildlife Ramp. (for qualified teams only). All the information on our tournaments can be found at

    Now here are the full results:

    1st Place: Jesse Wise & Terry Hobbs of Erwin & Garner...5 bass...25.16 lbs...$1,776 & Trophies

    2nd Place: Chad Emory & Joe Shambley of Durham & Rougemont...5 bass...24.35 lbs...$520

    3rd Place: Scottie Morris & Scott Anderson of Rougemont & Oxford...5 bass...24.07 lbs...$312

    4th Place: Rodney Bowen & Barney Compton of Timberlake & Leesburg...5 bass...19.64 lbs...$208

    1st Place Big Fish: 4th Place Team above...7.35 lbs...$160

    1st Place TWT: 1st Place Team above: 25.16 lbs...$231

    2nd Place TWT: 3rd Place Team above: 24.07 lbs...$99

    Mini Trail Points Champions..Keith Deal & Ricky Kenworth of Holly Springs & Cary...$444 & Trophies

    Tow Boats US Member Bonus Award: Tim Goss of Franklinton: $100

    Contact Information:

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

    Home: 919-471-1571 Cell: 919-971-5042

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