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Bo Grosvenor and Kenny Reynolds win Fishers of men Western Division on SML Mar 14, 2015

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Well the first meeting and tournament of the year has concluded, the Virginia West Division thanks Goodview Baptist for providing the dinner and meeting hall for our registration and tournament meeting. We have started the season with 37 registered teams, which is an increase from last year. I pray that all of you were inspired by Mac Almonds message, as I thought it showed us just how God can change lives and how our relationship with Christ brings into focus what it really means to live a Christ focused life. We saw several folks commit to redidcate their lives to the Lord. Thanks to my team of Aaron Conley, Jeremy Griffin and my wife Tanya for making this meeting a success.

The winners of this tournament was a team new to the West Division, Bo Grosvenor and Kenny Reynolds, brought in a 5 bass limit having an impressive weight of 19.09 pounds being carried by a 5.67 pound kicker. The two fisherman fished from the State Park up into Blackwater Creek, fishing rocky banks and bluffs, they started the morning throwing jerk baits and crank baits with little success so they slowed down and started throwing a peanut butter and jelly colored jig with a green pumpkin trailer. They both reported that they had to crawl the bait in order to get the fish to bite and some of the bites were so supple that they only new they had a fish when the line was heavy. Congratulations to both of them for a job well done. With that 5.67 large mouth they also took home the big bass honors, what a beautiful fish it was.

Below is our final paid finishers in order:
2nd place – Eric Rumley and Mark Edwards – 16.42lbs
3rd place – Harold Black and Lacy Burnette – 16.02lbs
4th place – Ryan Graham and Vince Humenay – 13.93lbs
5th place – Bob Vicars and Jason Vicars – 13.74lbs
6th place – Wayne Myers and Eric Huff – 13.22lbs
7th place – Richard (Mac) Adair and Nathan Reeves – 13.16lbs

Just out of the money were Bill Bailey and Josh Bailey with a weight of 11.54, they will recieve the two JB Custom Rods at the Kerr Lake Tournament in April.

Below are the stats for this tournament and it shows that the conditions for this tournament were tough, the day started raining and cloudy and the rain picked up hard mid day and then by weigh in the sun came out. The temperatures never reached the forcasted 70 degrees and the water temps had dropped from 48 on Thursday to 44 on tournament day.

Total Teams : 37
Total Fish Caught: 87
Total Weight of Fish: 234.19lbs
Avg Fish per Team: 2
Avg Weight per Team 6.33lbs
Avg Weight per Fish: 2.69lbs

VA West would like to thank our local sponsors for their support this year, Hold Fast Marine, McCraw Insurance, Nixon Land Surveying, LLC, Limit 5 Fishing Apparel, Riverside Signs, E&W Custom Baits, SFVU Business Group, and a few individuals that want to remain nameless. God bless you all for your support.

VA West would also like to thank our national sponsors, Pflueger, Strike King, Skeeter Boats, Profound Outdoors, Nester Hoisery, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Stren, Yamaha, Buckeye Lures, Duckette Rods, Hydrowave, Keelshield, Power Pole, New Tech Global, Jacobs Glass, Lowrance, Marshall’s Marine, Berkley, Kistler Rods, and Outdoor Specialty Products

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