NEWS RELEASE……PBC ACADEMY SPORTS & OUTDOORS $10,000 SPRING TEAM BASS TRAIL
Saturday March 3rd, 2018 ~ Shearon Harris ~ Cross Point Landing Wildlife Ramp
The 2018 PBC Academy Sports & Outdoors $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Qualifier #1 at Shearon Harris got off to a blustery start!! The weather was very windy for March with air temps 33 degrees in the am on up to 57 in the pm. Water temps averaged about 58 degrees. Winds were light at the 6:50 blastoff and then blew steady at about 15 and gusted to about 25 in the afternoon! All 79 teams agreed it was a very tough fishing day. Harris can turn on & off in a second, but today it was turned off!!! Last year it took right at 42 lbs. to win but when the nor’easter blew in the last few days..Harris shut down.Tony Fofi & Walt Gulledge outdid the field weighing in just 3 bass at 15.92 lbs. and also caught the 1st place Big Fish (9.65 lbs.), won the TWT and also should have $500 coming from Nitro Boats for a total of $4,215 in winnings. The team
found the 3 fish in less than 6′ of water!!! What really helped today was the 9.65 pounder!
Thomas Sheffer & Ken McNeill took 2nd place with 4 fish (one at 8.33 lbs.) weighing 14.17 lbs. to take home $822 in winnings. 3rd Place Team, Jim Croce & Jeremy Pope, had 2 nice fish weighing 13.88 lbs. and took home $632!! The 4th place team of Jerry Marshburn & Kevin Woodall had 5 bass at 12.69 lbs. and also won the 2nd Place TWT for a total of $1,123. 2nd place Big Fish (9.27 lbs.) went to the 8th place team of Mike Stephenson & Thanos Tsoumbos to give them a total of $784 in winnings. The prize money got spread around pretty good today!
Only 58 fish were weighed in for a total of 204 pounds for an average of 3.51 lbs. each. Most of the fish were caught on Jerkbaits, chatterbaits and shallow running crankbaits in anywhere from 2 to 6 feet of water. Water temps are very
important now and bass are starting to move into the shallower water. Going to Jordan next week where we don’t have a slot limit and the bass should ON!!! Jordan has put out some good bags over 30 here lately depending on the weather.
I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors that support this trail. Our next tournament is Saturday March 10th, the PBC Cashion Fishing Rods Spring Trail Q#2 at Jordan Lake out of Farrington Point Wildlife Ramp. 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 #2, Saturday
March 17th also at Jordan Lake.
All the information on our tournaments can be found http://piedmontbassclassics.
Now here are the full results:
1st Place:….Tony Fofi & Walt Gulledge of Spring Lake & Cameron…3 bass…15.92 lbs…$1,328
2nd Place:….Thomas Sheffer & Ken McNeill of Cary & Raleigh…4 bass…14.17 lbs…$822
3rd Place:….Jim Croce & Jeremy Pope of Cove City & Erwin…2 bass…13.88 lbs…$632
4th Place:….Jerry Marshburn & Kevin Woodall of Sanford & Angier…5 bass…12.69 lbs…$568
5th Place:….Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks of Fuquay Varina & Apex…5 bass…11.80lbs…$506
6th Place:….Chip Baty & Jimmy Hayes of Linden & Fayetteville…2 bass…9.72 lbs…$443
7th Place:….Justin Torrence & Colt Johnson of Elon & Washington, DC…2 bass…9.28 lbs…$380
8th Place:….Mike Stephenson & Thanos Tsoumbos of Bahama & Oxford…1 bass…9.27 lbs…$316
9th Place: Stephen Lasher & Chad Fara of Bahama & Durham…2 bass…8.57 lbs…$267
10th Place:….Stewart Adams & Scott Dunn of Four Oaks…5 bass…7.73 lbs…$231
11th Place:……Stump Bledsoe & Glenn Elliott of Hope Mills & Fayetteville…1 bass..6.70 lbs…$203
12th Place:….Matthew Lanner & Thommy Martini of Garner & Franklinton…1 bass…6.50 lbs…$158
13th Place:….Steven Jacobs & Ronnie Bass of Sanford & Lillington…3 bass…6.12 lbs…$133
14th Place:….Nicholas Bryant & Tyler Clark of Raeford…1 bass…5.99 lbs…$123
15th Place:….Chuck & Hunter Byrd of Sanford & Lillington…3 bass…5.82 lbs…$1110
16th Place:…Calvin McCaskill & Bryan DeHart of Thomasville & Sophia…1 bass…5.34 lbs…$1001st Place Big Fish..1st Place Team above…9.65 lbs…$1,092
2nd Place Big Fish..8th Place Team above…9.27 lbs…$468
1st Place TWT..1st Place Team above…15.92 lbs…$1,295
2nd Place TWT..4th Place Team above: 12.69 lbs…$555