Saturday May 18th, 2019 ~ ~ Falls Lake ~ ~ Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp
Finally the weather was absolutely great! 39 of the 41 qualified teams arrived for the Hart’s Custom Sets-Cashion Fishing Rods Spring Team Tournament Bass Trail Championship at Falls Lake. Temps ranged from 72 to 89 with light winds. Lake level was about 6″ below normal and the surface water temps were around 82 degrees. Only the full moon hindered the bite but it was still good. Hotdog cookout followed!! Great fishing, weather and fun!!!
The 3rd Place Team Jerry Marshburn, (fishing without his regular partner Rick Ohlson), had 5 bass weighing 18.63 lbs. and also the 1st Place Big Fish (7.85) taking home $1,076 in winnings. 52 bass were brought to the scales by 36 of the 39 teams! Top water lures, shallow running crankbaits, worm rigs, chatterbaits, jigs & spinnerbaits in the more shallow 3 to 6′ of water seemed to be the lures of choice.
I want to thank Hart’s Custom Sets and Cashion Fishing Rods and all the anglers that participated.Our next tournament will be the 2019 PBC Academy Sports & Outdoors $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Final Qualifier #7 , Saturday June 1st also at Falls Lake out of Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp.
All the information on our tournaments and dates can be found at: http://piedmontbassclassics.
Now here are the full results:
1st Place: Michael Cook & Chris Turbyfill of Ruffin & Randleman…5 bass…21.37 lbs…$5,000 Cash & Prizes!
2nd Place: Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks of Fuquay Varina & Apex…5 bass…19.32 lbs…$936
3rd Place: Jerry Marshburn & Rick Ohlson…5 bass…18.63 lbs…$530
4th Place: Bryce McClenney & Will Howard of Raleigh…5 bass…18.23 lbs…$437
5th Place: Chad Fara & Steven Lasher of Durham & Bahama…5 bass…18.18 lbs…$374
6th Place: Keith Deal & Anthony Miller of Holly Springs…5 bass…17.68 lbs…$281
7th Place: Thomas Sheffer & Craig Leff of Cary & Cummings, GA…5 bass…17.57 lbs…$218
8th Place: Johnny Wilder & Mike Harris of Butner & Oxford…5 bass…17.44 lbs…$188
9th Place: Billy Bledseo & Brian McDonald of Grays Creek & Hope Mills…5 bass…17.30 lbs…$1561st Place Big Fish: 2nd Place Team above…7.85 lbs…$546
2nd Place Big Fish: 5th Place Team above…6.85 lbs…$234
1st Place TWT: 1st Place Team above: 21.37 lbs…$1,015
2nd Place TWT: 2nd Place Team above: 19.32 lbs…$435