SMALL LAKE – BIG FISH*
HARRINGTON AND BROWNING TAKE WIN WITH BIG FISH ON SOUTH HOLSTON LAKE
The Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational traveled to the smallest lake on the tour Saturday April 26, 2014. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather and bluebird skies and the fish were on. 188 teams were competing for the $10,000.00 1st place money. With 122 of the 188 teams weighing fish, Smallmouth was the predominant catch of the day. The tournament had a total payout of $37,230.00. Of the 188 teams, 117 teams were competiting for points and a berth in the Bassmaster Team Championship.
Barry Harrington from Rural Retreat, Virginia and Willie Browning from Saltville, Virginia took home 1st place winnings with a weight 24.60 lbs. In addition to the 1st Place winnings of $10,000.00, the team also received the Berkley Big Bass Largemouth award of the day with a 9.01 lb Largemouth worth $835.00 and a total payout of $10,835.00 and (2) Berkley rods. For the 2nd year in a row, 2nd Place went to Clifford Bunch and Paul Napier with 22.63 lbs and a check for $3000.00. Bunch and Napier was also the highest finishing Skeeter team of the day which netted them an additional $3000.00 for a total winning of $6,000.00. 3rd Place went to Hayden Everett and Albert Everett with 21.24 lbs and a check for $2,200.00. They were the 2nd highest finishing Skeeter team which netted them an additional check for $2,000.00 and total winnings of $4,200.00. Fourth place was Tim Greene and Charles Widner with 20.94 lbs and a check for $1050.00. Completing the top 5 was Doug and Seth Austin with 20.93 lbs and a check for $950.00. Gary Pilkenton and Tim Smiley were the 3rd Highest Finishing Skeeter team. They received a check for $1000.00. Jason Marshall and Lance Buchanan took home the Berkley Big Bass Smallmouth Award with a Smallmouth weighing 6.34 lbs and a check for $835.00 plus (2) Berkley rods.
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