Wow what a great start to the season, We want to thank Palestine Baptist Church and Quest Ministries for the great venue and meal they provided.
Our speaker was Robert Day the CEO fo Patrick Henry Family Services. He gave an awesome tesitimony about his life and what his passion is for familys needing help in the comon wealth. Patrick Henry Family Services is also one of our new sponsors this year and there partnership is invaluable to our division. We gladly welcome them into the Fishers of Mens family.
Our tournament consisted of 38 teams competing for 1st place, we paid out seven spots, and over $4,425.00, which included Big Bass and Bonus Bucks.
Our morning started out a warm 55 degrees and some what foggy, but by the time blast off came at 6:45am the fog was gone at our ramp and we were able to blast off safely. At the end of the day the team of Dwain Bever and Michael Brogan hauled in a catch of 17.79 pounds with a 6.77 lb kicker to take the top honors and total purse worth $2,047.50, which included 1st place over all, 1st place bonus bucks and Big Bass honors. Not bad for 1 day at the office for this new team to Fishers of Men.
Our final 6 teams in the money worked hard to bring in what they caught and were rewarded well. Below lists our final paid winners and just out of the money finishers.
2nd place – Jeffrey Ross and Clay Ross – 17.38lbs – $821.50 which included 2nd place and bonus bucks
3rd place – Chris “Matt” Atkins and Christopher Atkins – 15.60 bs – $456.00
4th place – Greg Sibold and Mike Sibold – 14.98lbs – $462.00 which included 3rd place and bonus bucks.
5th place – Jd Shockey and Lynn Washington – 13.90lbs – $258.00
6th place – Steve Crist and Larry Rakes – 13.86lbs – $218.00
7th place – David Martin and Kevin Simmons – 13.76lbs – $162.00
Just out of the money was Greg Stalling and Tony Lang who will receive the two new rods if they come to the next meeting at Boydton Town Center for the Kerr Lake Tournament on March 31st.
Total Teams: 38
Total Fish number of fish weighed 129
Total weight of fish – 315.46lbs
Average weight of fish – 2.45lbs
100% fish release rate.
I want to give a big thank you to Seth Wright and Dennis Wright for showing up and helping with taking pictures and working the bump tank, also the new director for Virginia East and his wife came and helped check in boats and put the weights on the white board, thank you Andy Levin and Tara Levin, I pray God blesses your division this year.
Our next tournament is March 31st at Kerr Lake, I look forward to see you all there.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail and this division:
Abu Garcia, Berkley Fishing, Patrick Henry Family Services,, McCraw Insurance, Patel and Dalrympal Attorneys at law, Strike King, Kistler Rods, JB Custom Rods, Andys Tackle, SVFU Group, Nixon Land Surveying, LLC, Pole Pole, Captain Garys, Keel Gaurd, Bass Cat, Mercury Marine, TH Marine.
Smith Mtn Lake – 02/24/18
|Place||Team||Members||# Fish||Big Fish||Gross||Penalty||Net Wt||Points|
|3||21264||Christopher Atkins, III|
2nd place Jeffrey Ross and Clay Ross
1st place Dwain Bever and Michael Brogan
3rd place Matt Atkins and Chris Atkins