510-141st1st Place: Billy Bledsoe & Brian McDonald of Fayetteville & Hope Mills…5 bass…27.68

510-142nd2nd Place: Chuck Byrd & Seth Ellis of Sanford & Lillington…5 bass…27.61 lbs


Saturday May 10, 2014 ~ Falls Lake ~ Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp

Had a beautiful Saturday for the Boats Unlimited NC Team Tournament Bass Trail qualifier #6 at Falls  Lake. 73 teams enjoyed the beautiful weather, a great day of catching bass and great fellowship! It was about  67 degrees that morning with hardly no wind and around 87 that afternoon with 10 to 15 mph winds out of the
SSE. Water temps ranged from 74 to 78 depending on the area fished.
The team of Billy Bledsoe & Brian McDonald, bladed their way to the winners circle catching 5 bass  weighing 27.68 lbs. The seasoned team won $1,300 for 1st, TWT 1st place of $1,015 and the Boats Unlimited  NC 1st Place Bonus of $750 for a grand total of $3,065. McDonald said most of their fish were caught on
spinnerbaits. The winning team edged out the 2nd place team by only 7 one hundreths of a pound!!

Chuck Byrd & Seth Ellis took 2nd with 5 bass weighing 27.61 lbs winning $795, 2nd Place TWT of $435 and  1st Place Big Fish (7.75 lbs.) money $1,008 for at nice $2,238 in earnings! 232 fish were weighed in for a total of 736 pounds for an average of over 3 lbs. each. We had numerous fish  over 6 lbs. and all the fish looked very healthy. Hot baits for the day were spinnerbaits, worm rigs & shallow  running crankbaits. Most of the fish were caught in less than 6′ of water.
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 Jordan Lake on May 31st, out of  Flemingtown Landing Wildlife Ramp. This will be the final qualifier for the Boats Unlimited Spring Trail.
All the information on our tournaments can be found at

Now here are the full results:

1st Place: Billy Bledsoe & Brian McDonald of Fayetteville & Hope Mills…5 bass…27.68 lbs…$1,300
2nd Place: Chuck Byrd & Seth Ellis of Sanford & Lillington…5 bass…27.61 lbs…$795
3rd Place: William Small & Jules Cameron of Raleigh & Rolesville…5 bass…21.82 lbs…$565
4th Place: Ben Cannon & Chad Craven of Apex & Raleigh…4 bass…21.63 lbs…$515
5th Place: Bryce McClenney & Michael Christie of Cary & Fuquay Varina…5 bass…20.90 lbs…$458
6th Place: Kevin Woodall & William Tobias of Angier…5 bass…20.06 lbs…$400
7th Place: James Williams & Jerrick Fowler of Raeford…5 bass…19.93 lbs…$345
8th Place: Randy Fisher & Donnie Lowe of Hillsborough & Mebane…5 bass…18.19 lbs…$288
9th Place: Roger Clary & Justin Rhew of Butner & Durham…5 bass…18.07 lbs…$234
10th Place: Steve & Horton Upchurch of Raleigh…5 bass…18.02 lbs…$234
11th Place: Phillip Johnson & Geno McCree of Durham…5 bass…17.42 lbs…$178
12th Place: Dennis Reedy & Jeffrey Thomas of Siler City & Broadway…5 bass…17.12 lbs…$178
13th Place: Jeff Clifton & William Richards of Rolesville & Wendell…5 bass…16.85 lbs…$125
14th Place: Eric & Jennifer Christian of Graham…5 bass…16.50 lbs…$125
15th Place: Stewart Adams & Scott Dunn of Four Oaks…5 bass…15.93 lbs…$100

1st Place Big Fish..2nd Place Team above…7.75 lbs…$1,008
2nd Place Big Fish..7th Place Team above…7.74 lbs…$432

1st Place TWT..1st Place Team above…27.68 lbs…$1,015
2nd Place TWT..2nd Place Team above: 27.61 lbs…$435

Boats Unlimited Skeeter Boat Owner Bonus: Phillip Johnson of Durham…$250
Tow Boats US Award: Jerrick Fowler of Raeford: $50
Boats Unlimited 1st Place Bonus: 1st Place Team Above…$750

Contact Information:
Phil McCarson…Tournament Director—922 Valetta Rd.—Durham, NC 27712
Home: 919-471-1571 Cell: 919-971-5042

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