NEWS RELEASE……PBC ACADEMY SPORTS & OUTDOORS $10,000 SPRING TEAM BASS TRAIL
QUALIFIER #4 RESULTS
Saturday April 14th, 2018 ~ Kerr Lake ~ Flemingtown Landing Wildlife Ramp
Another great turnout for the 2018 PBC Academy Sports & Outdoors $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Qualifier #4 at Kerr Lake! 97 boats vied for the win on a warm day at Kerr. That morning the air temp was 64 degrees then warmed up
to 80 in the pm. Water temps averaged about 60 degrees. Winds were light at blastoff and then picked up to about 10 mph for the afternoon! For most of the anglers the bite was good with a lot of 2 pounders caught and also a lot of 4 lb.
class bass caught! The bass a Kerr are recovering very well from a gill disease in the past and look very healthy!!
Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks beat out the field weighing in 5 bass at 19.46 lbs. & also won the 1st Place TWT & Skeeter Boats Easy Money for a total of $6,460 in winnings. The team found the fish in shallow water in the back of coves in the bushes using plastics & jigs.
Hooks on left..Fajardo on right…
John Anton & Bryce McClenney took 2nd place with 5 fish weighing 17.75 lbs. and won 1st Place Big Fish (5.85 lbs.) to take home $2,209 in winnings. 3rd Place Team, Seth Ellis & Doug Stallings, had 5 healthy fish weighing 17.62 lbs. and
along with winning the 2nd place TWT they took home $1,518!! The 2nd Place Big Fish award (5.28 lbs.) went to the 11th Place Team of Thanos Tsoumbos & Mike Stephenson for $839 in total prize money.
359 fish were weighed in for a total of 866 pounds for an average of 2.41 lbs. each. Most of the fish were caught on flippin’ plastics, jigs and shallow running squarebill crankbaits in anywhere from 2 to 7 feet of water. The warm weather
is coming but staggered with the cold weather making it tough to predict the spawn and anticipated ‘good’ bite!!!
I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors that support this trail. Our next tournament is Saturday April 21st, the Tobacco Bass Invitational at Kerr Lake out of Flemingtown Landing Wildlife Ramp. This is an invite event only and is not open to the general public. All the info can be found at this link:
Following that will be the PBC Academy Sports & Outdoors $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Qualifier #5, Saturday April 28th at Jordan Lake.
All the information on our tournaments can be found http://piedmontbassclassics.
Now here are the full results:
1st Place: Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks of Fuquay Varina & Apex…5 bass…19.46 lbs…$1,570
2nd Place: John Anton & Bryce McClenney of Chapel Hill & Cary…5 bass…17.75 lbs…$865
3rd Place: Seth Ellis & Doug Stalling of Durham…5 bass…17.62 lbs…$708
4th Place: Brian Morgan & Roger Pope of Newton & Statesville…5 bass…16.79 lbs…$630
5th Place: Paul Owens & Tyler Faggart of Raleigh…5 bass…16.71 lbs…$550
6th Place: Johnny Wilder & Mike Harris of Butner & Oxford…5 bass…16.19 lbs…$470
7th Place: Matt Dean & Stanton McDuffie of Clayton & Raleigh…5 bass…16.17 lbs…$391
8th Place: Stump Bledsoe & Glenn Elliott of Hope Mills & Fayetteville…5 bass…14.96 lbs…$330
9th Place: Troy Searcy & Bryan Welch of Pleasant Garden & Greensboro…5 bass…14.71 lbs…$305
10th Place: Howard & Justin Bohannan of Durham & Bahama…5 bass…14.68 lbs…$285
11th Place: Mike Stephenson & Thanos Tsoumbos of Bahama & Oxford…5 bass..14.41 lbs…$263
12th Place: Bobby & David Matthews of Durham & Stoval…5 bass…14.16 lbs…$235.50…Tie
12th Place: Mark Williams & Eric Leifheit of Wilmington…5 bass…14.16 lbs…$235.50…Tie
14th Place: Bud Whitt & Spencer Moody of Staley & Siler City…5 bass…13.99 lbs…$200
15th Place: Vinston Nettles & Mike Cole of Pittsboro & Siler City…5 bass…13.91 lbs…$176
16th Place: Ronnie Hart & Danny Woodell of Bunn Level & Erwin…5 bass…13.89 lbs…$159
17th Place: Thomas Sheffer & Ken McNeill of Cary & Raleigh…5 bass…13.85 lbs…$138
18th Place: Stacy Hobson & Brandon Pearce of Angier…5 bass…13.79 lbs…$129
19th Place: Larry Hipps & Dean Larison of Cary & Wendell…5 bass…13.66 lbs…$120
1st Place Big Fish..2nd Place Team above…5.85 lbs…$1,344
2nd Place Big Fish..11th Place Team above…5.28 lbs…$576
1st Place TWT..1st Place Team above…19.46 lbs…$1,890
2nd Place TWT..3rd Place Team above: 17.62 lbs…$810