5 Alive Team Trail/Caswell Glass Heritage Trail Qualifier #5
Mayo Lake 5/13/2023
We had our 5th Qualifier last Saturday at the small but plentiful with bass Mayo Lake. The weather was perfect. Not to hot and not to cold. Wasn’t really sure how to react to that. We’re used to massive cold fronts coming in on the day of all of the 5 Alive tournaments.
We had 76 boats show up Saturday to try to take home the money. Lots of solid bags weighed in on Saturday but it seems the days of the 27 to 28 pound bags at Mayo are about gone. Them big fish are hard to come by. When the smoke cleared after the weigh in it was the always tough at Mayo Team of Rodney Bowen and Danny Bowen that topped the 76 boat feild. They had a winning 5 fish limit weighing 19.24 pounds. That earned them a total of $2255.00 with TWT. If you know the Bowen boys then you know they’re about as good of people as your ever going to meet and they’re ones to beat every time at Mayo. GOOD JOB GUYS!! Well deserved!!!
They were followed by our young guns team. These two young men’s age don’t even add up to my age combined.
The team of Chris Glosson ( AKA Squirrel) and J.D. Talley rolled in with a bag weighing 19.17 pounds. That earned them a total of $ 1100.00 with TWT. They weren’t done tho. They also won the Caswell Glass Heritage Trail with that bag winning them other things. We will get to that! This is starting to become a trend. Our winners of the Heritage Trail at Jordan Lake also won the 5 Alive Team Trail Qualifier. Thought we might get to see it again. That young team has been solid all year and when you see the points posted you will see what I’m talking about. By the way did I mention they beat their Dad and their protégé Dan Glosson and Scottie Morris ? I may or may not be riding them guys for that!!
Big fish was won by the team of Bailey & Bailey with a 5.91 pound chunk worth $760.00
On to the Caswell Glass Heritage Trail. As I said earlier the young guns team came in on a mission and topped the feild with that 19.17 pound bag. That earned them two Favorite Fishing rods, plaques , two $50.00 Bass Pro Shops gift cards donated by Tarheel Flooring and two hats. I’d say all of that and a $1100.00 check for finishing 2nd in the 5 Alive Trail made for a pretty good day for them boys!
They were followed by a Grandfather and Grandson team that have fished every Heritage Trail event we have ever had. The team of Will Carver & JD Carver had a bag weighing 13.42 pounds. That earned them two $25.00 Bobcats Bait and Tackle Gift Cards. Glad to see them two get on the board this year!
Our NC Marine Sales Caymas Money was won by the team of Aiden & Fine worth $300.00.
Want to give a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to everyone that placed in the money! We also want to Thank everyone that came out to fish with us!
Our next and final Qualifier will be at Kerr Lake – Occoneechee Ramp on 6/3/2023. We will crown our 2023- 5 Alive Team Trail Points Champions
2023- Caswell Glass Heritage Trail Points Champions
2023 – Countryside Service Center FAT 5 Champions &
2023 – Big Bass of the year on that Day. It’s going to be a good one!!!
Yall come check us out!
1st. Bowen & Bowen- 19.24 pounds- $2255.00 TWT
2nd. Glosson & Talley- 19.17 pounds- $1100.00 TWT
3rd. Bailey & Bailey- 19.11 pounds-$1370.00 Big Fish
4th. Keith Wray- 18.62 pounds-$685.00 TWT
5th. Strickland & Cook- 18.17 pounds-$330.00
6th. Woolard & Woolard- 18.01 pounds-$295.00
7th. Adam Bass – 17.89 pounds-$275.00
8th.Seate & Williams- 17.62 pounds-$195.00
9th. Mullins & Mullins- 17.57 pounds-$150.00
10th. Woody & Dillon- 17.44 pounds-$100.00
Bailey & Bailey- 5.91 pounds -$760.00