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  • PBC Cashion Fishing Rods Spring Bass Tournament Trail Final Q#5 Results..Falls Lake..April 15th

                  Saturday April 15th, 2017 ~  ~ Falls Lake ~ ~ Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp

    53 boats arrived on a beautiful day to fish the final Cashion Fishing Rods Spring Team Tournament Bass Trail
    Qualifier #5 at Falls Lake. The April weather was great with winds very light in the am and up to 10 mph in the
    afternoon, the air temps ranged from 60 to 80 and the water level was about normal. Surface water temps averaged 70
    degrees and the water was a little dingy on the I-85 end but clearer towards the dam. The bite was not really that great
    with the main reasons being high pressure, huge shad spawn, huge carp spawn and bass spawning also. It should all be
    over in the next few weeks hopefully!

    The veteran team of Billy Bledsoe & Brian McDonald weighed in 5 nice bass weighing a total of 21.83 lbs to take 1st
    Place and 1st Place TWT for a total of $2,050 in winnings! The team will also be collecting $3,000 from Skeeter boats
    and over $100 from TH Marine in Contingency awards!!

     Bledsoe on left & McDonald
    The 2nd Place team of Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks caught 5 bass weighing 20.15 lbs. and took home $594 in
    winnings. The 3rd Place team of Matt Harrison & Angela Bishop brought to the scales 5 bass weighing 19.31 lbs.
    taking home $510 in winnings. Big fish for the day was caught by Bobby Matthews of Durham (6.28 lbs.) worth $530 !!

    Only 108 bass were brought to the scales for a total of 291 pounds averaging 2.70 lbs. each which is way off for Falls
    Lake! It's just that time of year.  Spinnerbaits, jig & pigs, chatterbaits and small crankbaits in the more shallow water
    again seemed to be the lures of choice.

    I want to thank Cashion Fishing Rods and all the anglers that participated. The Cashion Fishing Rods Spring Bass
    Trail Championship will be held June 10th at Falls for those teams that qualified. Our next tournament will be the 2017
    Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Qualifier #4 , Saturday April 22nd at Kerr Lake out of
    Flemingtown Landing Wildlife Ramp.  The following Saturday, April 29th, will be the 28th Annual Tobacco Bass
    Invitational Tournament also at Kerr Lake.  All the information on our tournaments and dates can be found

    Now here are the full results:
    1st Place: Billy Bledsoe & Brian McDonald of Grays Creek & Hope Mills...5 bass...21.83 lbs...$1,060
    2nd Place: Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hoos of Fuquay Varina & Apex...5 bass...20.15...$594
    3rd Place: Matt Harrison & Angela Bishop of Franklinton...5 bass...19.31 lbs...$510
    4th Place: Chase Owens & Dalton Boswell of Pittsboro ...5 bass...17.08 lbs...$466
    5th Place: Doug Stallings & Seth Ellis of Durham & Charlotte...5 bass...16.24 lbs...$382
    6th Place: Thomas Sheffer & Ken McNeill of Cary & Raleigh...5 bass...16.13 lbs...$297
    7th Place: Todd Massey & Tim Parker of Chapel Hill & New Hill...5 bass...16.07 lbs...$254
    8th Place: Todd Sumner & Brian West of Southern Pines...5 bass...14.65 lbs...$212
    9th Place: Jesse Wise & Dale Morgan of Erwin & Angier...5 bass...12.97 lbs...$190
    10th Place: Travis Pomp & Eddie Harris of Youngsville & Snow Camp...5 bass...11.05 lbs...$170
    11th Place: Larry Hipps & Patrick Arzonico of Cary & Raleigh...5 bass...10.07 lbs...$105

    1st Place Big Fish: Bobby Matthews of Durham...6.28 lbs...$530

    1st Place TWT: 1st Place Team above: 21.83 lbs...$990

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