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  • PIEDMONT BASS CLASSICS 'METAL MANIA' INVITATIONAL !!! Falls Lake~~June 11th, 2016 Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp


    Falls Lake~~June 11th, 2016 Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp

    What a mighty fine day, weatherwise, for the inaugural Piedmont Bass Classics 'Metal Mania' Invitational at

    Falls Lake. The water level was about normal pool and water temps ranged from about 83 to 88. Winds were light

    and air temps went from 79 in the am to a hot 94 around 3pm. It was mighty hot in the afternoon, but our 23 teams

    toughed it out and brought in 73 bass for a total weight of 218 pounds for an average of 2.99 lbs. each. I'm very

    proud of our teams for taking such good care of their fish in this heat. It was kinda neat to see a full field of

    aluminum boats for blastoff. We will do it again next year for sure. Everyone participating loved it.

    Ist Place team of Samuel Thomas & Scott Faulkner blew the field away weighing in 5 bass at 29.53 lbs to take

    1st Place, 1st Place TWT and 2nd place Big Fish (6.97 lbs.) for a total of $1,476 and trophies!

    1st place team: Faulkner on left..Thomas on right

    The 2nd Place team was Kevin Cheatham & Johnny Wilder with 5 bass weighing 19.03 lbs. to take home a

    total of $505. 3rd Place Team of Robyn Cook & Owen Penhollow also won the 2nd Place TWT for a grand total of

    $560. Big Fish for the day (7.73 lbs.) was caught by the team of Charles Stewart & Tobey Lawson netting them

    $294 for their efforts!

    Most bass were caught with jigs, plastics & crankbaits. Most were caught in 4' to 12' of water.

    I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors. Our next tournament will be the 2016

    Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Championship, Saturday June 18th at Jordan Lake out

    of Farrington Point Wildlife Ramp for qualified teams only. Spectators are more than welcome to attend. Info on

    this particular event can be found at:

    Our Cashion Rods 'End of Year' Team Trail fires up July 9th at Kerr Lake out of Flemingtown Landing Wildlife

    Ramp. Check this link for all the info on this trail:

    All the information on all our tournaments can be found at:

    Now here are the full results:

    1st Place:...Samuel Thomas & Scott Faulkner of Lexington...5 bass...29.53 lbs...$965

    2nd Place:...Kevin Cheatham & Johnny Wilder of Oxford & Butner...5 bass...19.03 lbs...$505

    3rd Place:...Robyn Cook & Owen Penhollow of Raleigh & Durham...5 bass...18.62 lbs...$395

    4th Place:...Stanton McDuffie & Chris Fesmire of Raleigh...5 bass...17.64 lbs...$275

    5th Place:...Keith Deal & Ricky Kenworthy of Holly Springs & Cary...5 bass...14.82 lbs...$160

    1st Place Big Fish: Charles Stewart & Tobey Lawson of Oxford & Raleigh...7.73 lbs...$294

    2nd Place Big Fish: 1st Place Team above...6.97 lbs...$126

    1st Place TWT: 1st Place Team above: 29.53 lbs...$385

    2nd Place TWT: 3rd Place Team above: 18.62 lbs...$165

    Contact Information:

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

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

    email: website: