North Carolina pro cashes big check in Bassmaster event on Lake Toho
Williams finishes third, takes home $15,200 from Florida event
David Williams of Maiden took third place at the Bassmaster Southern Open last weekend on Florida's Lake Toho.
Pro bass fisherman David Williams of Maiden came home from Florida on Sunday richer by more than $15,000 after a third-place finish in the Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Tohopekaliga last week.
Williams was one of only three fishermen from states other than Florida to finish among the top 12. His consistent 3-day performance was the best among non-Florida fishermen as he finished with 44 pounds, two ounces. His daily 5-bass limits weighed 13-5, 16-8 and 14-5, earning him $15,200.
Van Soles of Haines City, Fla., won the tournament with 50 pounds, 15 ounces, bringing in the biggest catches on each of the final two days, 17-4 and 21-9, including a 10-pound, 7-ounce fish that was the biggest caught during the tournament. He won $49,533.
Phillip Cury of Jacksonville, Fa., took third with a 3-day catch of 49 pounds, two ounces, good for $20,267.
A North Carolina fishermen placed in the top 12 in the non-boater division. Jason Rice of Swannanoa finished 11th with five fish that weighed 12 pounds, nine ounces, giving him $2,000. He caught all his fish the first two days.
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No one, including Howell really thought he had a shot.
“I didn’t expect to have the chance to win after the first day, and especially after yesterday,” Howell said.
But he whacked the bass today, putting 29 pounds, 2 ounces on the scales to seal the 2014 Bassmaster Classic championship and pocketing the $300,000 first-place prize.">Howell changes fishing area, claims 2014 Bassmaster Classic
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“I went to cranking rocks this afternoon,” Cherry said.
That strategy yielded quick results, and the Bassmaster Elite Series pro built a 17-pound, 7 ounce stringer.
But it wasn’t enough to make the cut: Cherry wrapped up the tournament in 27th place, only two places out of the cut.">Cherry improves weight, misses Bassmaster Classic cut
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Emcee Dave Mercer announced Evers needed 20 pounds, 9 ounces to claim the lead, and that’s exactly what the scales read.
The stringer brought Ever’s two-day weight to 47 pounds, 6 ounces.">Evers edges out Tharp for Day 2 lead in Bassmaster Classic
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“The fish are in some places I haven’t seen them in five to seven years,” the Florida pro said. “Every time I fish a tournament here this time of year, I make a point to check these places — and the fish haven’t been there in years.”">Tharp leads after first day of Bassmaster Classic
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“I had one pretty good day, and then I had two not-so-good ones,” Cherry said after leaving the weigh-in stage. “But after Wednesday I thought I was going to kill it;it was that good.”
Unfortunately, he was thrown a curve ball when a severe storm system rolled through the area and dumped inches of rain and kicked up high winds — a combination that turned all of Cherry’s spots to mud pits.">Cherry has tough day on Bassmaster Classic’s first day
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