The weather has just been great for our tournaments! Lucky I guess. But the Heat!!! Qualifier #5 of the PBC Cashion Fishing Rods ‘End of Year’ Trail at Falls Lake hosted 31 teams today. The wind was light and variable but the temperature and humidy was almost unbearable! Water temps averaged about 90 degrees and the water level was about a foot above
normal. We had several good bags but for the most part the bite was hard to find!
The team of Dennis Reedy & Tommy Marrow won 1st Place weighing in 5 bass at 18.04 lbs. taking home $885 in winnings, but as luck would have it they also have to fix a broken linkage in their motor! Luckily they were helped
out by another team so they could weigh in their catch! Reedy on left, Marrow on right.
Finally having a good day was the team of Rick Sossaman &
Steve Upchurch coming in 2nd place with 5 fish weighing 17.90 lbs. & also won 1st Place TWT to pocket a total of $1,225. Todd Sumner & Mike Dinterman took 3rd Place along with 2nd Place TWT and won $660 with 5 weighing 16.70 lbs.. Chuck Byrd & Gale Watson took Big Fish honors & $406 with a nice 7.78 pounder! Bobby Houser & Matt Dean took 2nd Big Fish and $174 with another at 6.96 pounds. Again the money really got spread around
Only 82 fish were weighed in for a total of 249 pounds for an average of 3.04 lbs. each. Most of the fish were caught on Texas rigs, Carolina rigs, Jig combos and Crankbaits in 4 to 8′ of water off main point dropoffs, grass flats and creek channels. The Fall bite can be cruel at times! Hint…follow the bait.
I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors that support this trail. The next Cashion Fishing Rods ‘End of Year’ Tournament Trail Qualifier will be September 22th at Kerr Lake out of Flemingtown Landing
Wildlife Ramp. Go to this webpage for the info on the ‘End of Year’ Trail:
All the information on our tournaments can be found http://piedmontbassclassics.
Now here are the full results:
1st Place: Tommy Marrow & Dennis Reedy of Oxford & Siler City…5 bass…18.04 lbs…$885
2nd Place: Rick Sossaman & Steve Upchurch of Oak Ridge & Raleigh...5 bass…17.90 lbs…$525
3rd Place: Todd Sumner & Mike Dinterman of Southern Pines & Oxford…5 bass…16.70 lbs…$360
4th Place: Lee Williams & Scott Smith of Durham & Apex …5 bass…16.56 lbs…$280
5th Place: Mark Herndon & Jay Garrard of Bahama & Durham…5 bass…15.92 lbs…$230
6th Place: Chase Owens & Logan Anderson of Snow Camp & Catawba…5 bass…15.09 lbs…$200
1st Place Big Fish...Chuck Byrd & Gale Watson of Sanford…7.78 lbs…$406
2nd Place Big Fish…Bobby Houser & Matt Dean of Raleigh & Clayton…6.96 lbs…$174
1st Place TWT..2nd Place Team above…17.90 lbs…$700
2nd Place TWT..3rd Place Team above…16.70 lbs…$300