PBC ACADEMY SPORTS & OUTDOORS $10,000 SPRING TEAM BASS TRAIL
FINAL QUALIFIER #7 RESULTS
Saturday June 2nd, 2018 ~ Jordan Lake ~ Farrington Point Wildlife Ramp
The 2018 PBC Academy Sports & Outdoors $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Qualifier #5 at Jordan Lake got off with a great start with light winds and morning temps at 74 degrees. It then it got hot to around 90 in the pm. Water temps averaged about 87 degrees. Winds were light at the 6:30 blastoff and then picked up to 5 for the afternoon! 63 teams
fought the heat but in the long run the fishing was very good for most!!
Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks extended their 1st place finishes to 4 this year in all PBC tournaments by weighing in 5 bass at 30.66 lbs. plus they won the 1st Place TWT and will receive $3,000 from Skeeter Boats Real Money program for a total of $5,495 in winnings. The team found the fish in 10-12′ of water off points & ledges while dragging crankbaits along with using plastic worms & jigs!!! These guys are on fire!
Picture..Hooks on left & Fajardo on right
Very close by, Lee Williams & Scott Smith took 2nd place with 5 fish weighing 30.14 lbs. to take home $765 in winnings. Hot on their tracks and winning some big money was the 3rd Place Team of Trey and Dad Jim Nichols weighing in 5 at 30.10 lbs., taking 2nd Place TWT and won the 1st Place Big Fish (8.81 lbs.) for a whopping total of $1,927!! The 2nd Place Big Fish (7.78 lbs.) was won by the 13th Place Team of David Hall & Rick Sossaman netting them $478!! The prize money again got spread around pretty good today! Had 3 team with weights of over 30 lbs. Jordan is good!
240 fish were weighed in for a total of 903 pounds for an average of 3.76 lbs. each. That’s a nice average on any lake!Most of the fish were caught on c’rigs , crankbaits, jigging spoons,spinnerbaits and some topwater in anywhere from
2 to 12 feet of water. Bass are coming off the beds, getting stronger and will start looking for cooler water & baitfish as it heats up. ! Fish shallow in the am and deeper in the pm.
I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors that supported this trail. We averaged 86 boats in our qualifiers which is by far higher than any other trail qualifiers in this area!! Our next tournament is Saturday June
9th, the PBC 2018 CASHION FISHING RODS SPRING TRAIL CHAMPIONSHIP at Jordan Lake out of Farrington Point Ramp for qualified teams only (not an open event). All the info can be found at this link:
Following that will be the
PBC 2018 ACADEMY SPORTS & OUTDOORS $10,000 SPRING TRAIL CHAMPIONSHIP,
Saturday June 16th at Falls Lake out of Ledge Rock Ramp for qualified teams only (not an open event).
All the info can be found at this link: http://piedmontbassclassics.
Now here are the full results:
1st Place: Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks of Fuquay Varina & Apex…5 bass…30.66 lbs…$1,235
2nd Place: Lee Williams & Scott Smith of Durham & Apex…5 bass…30.14 lbs…$765
3rd Place: Jim & Trey Nichols of Chapel Hill & Snow Camp…5 bass…30.10 lbs…$505
4th Place: Ben Cannon & Chad Craven of Apex & Willow Springs…5 bass…28.50 lbs…$455
5th Place: Todd Massey & Brandon Gray of Chapel Hill & Bullock…5 bass…27.97 lbs…$400
6th Place: Jonathan Holloway & Brian West of Fayetteville…5 bass…25.99 lbs…$352
7th Place: Mike Stephenson & Thanos Tsoumbos of Bahama & Oxford…5 bass…25.34 lbs…$300
8th Place: Corey Linton & Marc Peck of Pikeville…5 bass…23.45 lbs…$248
9th Place: Jared Thaxton & Brad Crabtree of Youngsville & Greensboro…5 bass…23.14 lbs…$204
10th Place: Clay Ausley & Allen Parker of Fuquay Varina & Sanford…5 bass…23.07 lbs…$188
11th Place: Randy Parker & Logan Ammons of New Hill & Sanford…5 bass..22.98 lbs…$150
12th Place: Thomas Sheffer & Ken McNeill of Cary & Raleigh…5 bass…22.90 lbs…$138
13th Place: David Hall & Rick Sossaman of Raleigh & Oak Ridge…5 bass…22.74 lbs…$100
1st Place Big Fish..2nd Place Team above…8.81 lbs…$882
2nd Place Big Fish..13th Place Team above…7.78 lbs…$378
1st Place TWT..1st Place Team above…30.66 lbs…$1,260
2nd Place TWT..3rd Place Team above: 30.10 lbs…$540