PIEDMONT BASS CLASSICS TEAM BASS SPRING MINI TRAIL QUALIFIER #3 RESULTS
Saturday March 22nd, 2014 ~ Mayo Reservoir ~ Triple Springs Wildlife Ramp
1st Place: Steve Upchurch & Jeff Hodges
The Piedmont Bass Classics Team Bass Spring Mini Trail qualifier #3 results showed that Mayo Reservoir is still a good producing lake even with the cold water conditions. 26 teams vied for the 1st place money on a right pretty day for fishing.
It was a little chilly that morning at 44 degrees but ended up being a nice and comfortable 70 degrees at weighin. The forecast was for 7 mph winds but it ended up being a pretty steady 15 gusting to 20 at times. Water temps averaged 50 degrees. The prespawn bass seemed to be in fairly shallow 3-6 foot stained water mostly near the points. Most of the fish were caught on Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits.
Jeff Hodges & Steve Upchurch caught 5 healthy bass weighing a total of 17.51 lbs. taking 1st Place. They also won 1st Place TWT for a total of $1,011 in winnings. 2nd Place went to Randy Fisher & Donnie Lowe with 5 bass weighing 15.83 lbs. They also won the Big Fish award (5.62 lbs.) and took home a total of $649. Tim Goss
won the Tow Boats US bonus of $50.
75 bass were weighed in for a total of 217 pounds. This averaged right at 3 lbs. a fish and they were nice and healthy looking. Mayo is a good small lake fishery!
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 Team Tournament Bass Trail Qualifier #3, Saturday, Mar. 29th at
Shearon Harris out of Cross Point Landing Wildlife Ramp. Coming up Saturday April 5th will be the Tobacco
Bass Invitational at Kerr Lake out of Flemingtown Landing Wildlife Ramp.
All the information on our tournaments can be found at www.piedmontbassclassics.com
Now here are the full results:
1st Place: Steve Upchurch & Jeff Hodges of Raleigh & Pittsboro…5 bass…17.51 lbs…$675
2nd Place: Randy Fisher & Donnie Lowe of Hillsborough & Mebane…5 bass…15.83 lbs…$389
3rd Place: Keith Deal & Ricky Kenworth of Holly Springs & Cary…5 bass…15.43 lbs…$270
4th Place: Lynn Fox & Wesly Ross of Gibsonville & Reidsville…5 bass…15.03 lbs…$203
5th Place: Rodney Bowen & Barney Compton of Timberlake & Leasburg…5 bass…14.93 lbs…$153
1st Place Big Fish: 2nd Place Team above…5.62 lbs…$260
1st Place TWT: 1st Place Team above: 17.51 lbs…$336
2nd Place TWT: 3rd Place Team above: 15.43 lbs…$144
Tow Boats US Award: Tim Goss of Franklinton: $50