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Chad Craven & Ben Cannon Win Piedmont BASS Classic $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Championship June 13th 2015


Saturday June 13th, 2015 ~ Falls Lake ~ Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp

Another beautiful & very very hot day for the PBC Spring Championship at Falls Lake. Temps in the am were  around 79 and up to about 99 in the afternoon. The wind today was mostly light and water temps averaged 87.  Most of the 72 qualified teams that placed in the money said the bite was fairly deep with some coming from water  up to 12 feet deep on channel dropoffs.

Chad Craven & Ben Cannon took 1st Place with 5 bass weighing a whopping 29.40 lbs., 2nd Place Big Fish (7.47 lbs.) along with 1st Place in the TWT and took home just over $11,957. Points Winners for the Spring Trail,
Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks, took home $1,000 in cash & prizes. The 2nd Place team of Jerry Marshburn and  Chuck Byrd were just .97 of a pound from winning the big money but did ok taking 2nd place, 1st Place Big Fish
(7.50 lbs.) and 2nd Place TWT for a total of $2,978. 3rd Place went to the husband/wife team or Eric & Jennifer  Christian with 5 bass weighing 27.86 lbs. giving them $810 in cash!

245 fish were weighed in for a total of 917 pounds for an average of 3.74 lbs. each. The bite was really good with  most all of the teams catching some bass. We had 16 teams with 21+ lb. sacks. Most of the fish were caught on
crankbaits and worm & jig rigs in deeper water off points and channel dropoffs.

Many thanks go out to Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Durham for again providing a great cookout and message  after the weighin. They have really supported our events in the past and all our anglers and staff thank them as well
as all our super sponsors with all our hearts!

This was our final Spring event for 2015 and I again want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our  sponsors that support this trail. It was a great success again this year and with our new title sponsor for 2016 it
should be better than ever!!!

Coming up July 11th at Falls Lake we will be starting the Cashion Fishing Rods ‘End of Year’ Trail out of Ledge  Rock Wildlife Ramp. All the information on our tournaments can be found

Now here are the full results:
1st Place: Chad Craven & Ben Cannon of Willow Springs & Apex…5 bass…29.40 lbs…$10,000 cash & prizes.
2nd Place: Jerry Marshburn & Chuck Byrd of Sanford…5 bass…28.44 lbs…$1,325
3rd Place: Eric & Jennifer Christian of Cary…5 bass…27.86 lbs…$810
4th Place: Brian Fritts & Joe Langley of Raleigh & Benson…5 bass…27.83 lbs…$580
5th Place: Mike Stephenson & Chad Jones of Bahama & Durham…5 bass…26.99 lbs…$520
6th Place: Todd & Jeff Sumner of Southern Pines…5 bass…25.63 lbs…$460
7th Place: Stephen & Mike Lasher of Bahama…5 bass…25.08 lbs…$405
8th Place: Tony Woodard & Scott Smith of Four Oaks & Apex…5 bass…24.60 lbs…$350
9th Place: Jason Suggs & Britten O’Quinn of Fayetteville & Linden…5 bass…23.40 lbs…$300
10th Place: Phillips Eakes & Dan Glosson of Bahama & Rougemont…5 bass…23.20 lbs…$250
11th Place: Tim Penhollow & Greg Cima of Mebane & Raleigh…5 bass…23.15 lbs…$215
12th Place: Lee Williams & Drew Smith of Durham…5 bass…22.78 lbs…$170
13th Place: Billy Bledsoe & Brian McDonald of Grays Creek…5 bass…22.42 lbs…$140
14th Place: Scottie Morris & Scott Anderson of Rougemont & Oxford…5 bass…22.29 lbs…$125
15th Place: Todd Massey & Mike Riggs of Chapel Hill & Timberlake…5 bass…21.65 lbs…$110

1st Place Big Fish..2nd Place Team above…7.50 lbs…$1,008
2nd Place Big Fish..1st Place Team above…7.47 lbs…$432

1st Place TWT..1st Place Team above…29.40 lbs…$1,505
2nd Place TWT..2nd Place Team above: 28.44 lbs…$645
Tow Boats US Award: Mike Stephenson from Bahama….. $100


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