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Piedmont Bass Classics CASHION FISHING RODS 'END OF YEAR' TEAM BASS TRAIL QUALIFIER #1 RESULTS Saturday July 12th, 2014 ~ Jordan Lake





1st Place: Scott Gatton & Mark Brogan of Cary & Durham…5 bass…24.64 lbs


The Cashion Fishing Rods ‘End of Year’ Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail had a good start Saturday at Jordan Lake! 40 teams showed up to fish Jordan, which can be tough to fish, especially in the hot summer with all the pleasure boats and jet skis speeding around! But we have some of the best anglers in the state and they pretty much showed how good they could be under the conditions at this 1st Cashion qualifier. Turned out to be a great day weatherwise. About 69 in the am and around 88 in the afternoon. The wind never got up at all which pleased most of our anglers. Water temps averaged 88 degrees. The fish were caught in shallow water early on to 20′ of water later in the day, which is a regular summer pattern at Jordan. Jigs, C & T rigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits seemed to be the hot baits.

Scott Gatton & Mark Brogan landed 5 bass weighing a total of 24.64 lbs. taking 1st Place worth $976. 2 bass weighing over 6 lbs. helped them win on this day!

Close by was the 2nd Place Team of Tony Fofi & Dave Murdock with 5 bass weighing 23.50 lbs. They also won the 1st Place TWT and took home a total of $1,225. 3rd Place Team, Jason Suggs & Britton O’Quinn, had 20.92 lbs, 1st Place Big Fish & won the 2nd Place TWT to take home a whopping $1,265! 7th place Team Member Scott Smith won the Tow Boats US Member Award of $50.
117 bass were weighed in for a total of 369 pounds. This averaged over 3 lbs. a fish and they were nice and healthy looking. Jordan is still a great fishery! Also heard from some anglers of White Bass, Crappie & Stripers on the rebound at Jordan.
I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors that support these trails. Our next tournament will be the Cashion Fishing Rods ‘End of Year’ Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail Qualifier #2, Saturday, July 26th at Mayo Reservoir out of Triple Springs Wildlife Ramp.
All the information on our tournaments can be found at

Now here are the full results:

1st Place: Scott Gatton & Mark Brogan of Cary & Durham…5 bass…24.64 lbs…$976
2nd Place: Tony Fofi & Dave Murdock of Spring Lake & Sanford…5 bass…23.50 lbs…$560
3rd Place: Jason Suggs & Britton O’Quinn of Fayetteville & Linden…5 bass…20.92 lbs…$448
4th Place: Lonnie Whitfield & Phil Smith of Burlington & Mebane…5 bass…17.81 lbs…$352
5th Place: Steve Upchurch & Tony Barham of Raleigh & Durham…5 bass…17.78 lbs…$288
6th Place: Roy Blackwood & Butch Williams of Pittsboro…5 bass…16.47 lbs…$224
7th Place: Scott Smith & Tony Woodard of Apex & Four Oaks…4 bass…16.36 lbs…$192
8th Place: Joe Langley & Brian Fritts of Benson & Raleigh…4 bass…16.19 lbs…$160

1st Place Big Fish: 3rd Place Team above…7.68 lbs…$532
2nd Place Big Fish: 8th Place Team above…7.24 lbs…$228

1st Place TWT: 2nd Place Team above: 23.50 lbs…$665
2nd Place TWT: 3rd Place Team above: 20.92 lbs…$285

Tow Boats US Award: Scott Smith of Apex: $50

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

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