ATHENS, Al. – Jonathan Guins of Zebulon NC, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event on Kerr Lake on 3/20/21. Running out of Nutbush park in Henderson NC, Guins weighed in a five bass limit weighing 17.80 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.86 pounds.
“I was fishing shallow today with a spinnerbait. I caught the five that went to the scales,” said Guins.
Taking second for the boaters, Jeff Narron of Sims, NC weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.37 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.50 pounds.
“I fished clean catching 8 bass today,” said Narron. “I was fishing a crankbait on the edges going into pockets.”
Taking third for the boaters Adam Petty of Garner NC, weighed in five bass weighing 15.08 pounds. Petty reported catching his bass in the three to four foot range using a Jackhammer chatterbait with a missile bait trailer.
In fourth place for the boaters, Ryan Harrell of Roanoke Rapids NC, weighed in five bass weighing 14.66 pounds and rounding out the top five Mike McDonald of Randleman NC, weighed in five bass weighing 14.34 pounds.
Big bass for the boaters honors went to Timothy Sisler of Oakland MD, who weighed in a bass that tipped the scales at 5.92 pounds. Sisler took home $600.00 for his bass.
In the co-angler division Michael Poling of Amherst VA, weighed in three bass weighing 9.21 pounds to take the win. His weight was anchored by a bass weighing 5.35 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Poling took home $1105.00 for his win.
“I caught my big bass on a micro jig. I also caught two bass on a jerkbait and one on a crankbait all shallow,” said Poling.
In second place for the co-anglers, Ray Toombs of Drakes Branch VA, weighed in a three bass limit weighing 7.96 pounds.
“I fished today with the winning boater,” said Toombs. “I caught three keepers all on a ½ ounce jig in the four-foot range.”
Taking third for the co-anglers, Chris Passmore of Winston Salem NC weighed in three bass weighing 7.14 pounds.
“I caught three fish today very shallow on a red rattletrap,” said Passmore.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Daniel Erickson of Nanjemoy MD, weighed in three bass weighing 7.10 pounds and rounding out the top five, Ernest McIntyre of Fayetteville NC, weighed in three bass weighing 7.09 pounds.
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