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              Saturday June 17th, 2017 ~ Kerr Lake ~ Flemingtown Landing Wildlife Ramp

    The 2017 Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Championship at Kerr Lake had everything
    a great Bass Championship should have: Tension, Nervousness, Anxiety, Hopefulness, Happiness, Sadness,
    Great Weather, Rain, Lightning, Thunder, Food and Mud!!! What a great day with a great turnout, with 82 of
    the 85 qualified teams attending!!! A great end to the best Piedmont Bass Classics Spring Trail we have ever
    had. Our sponsors are the BEST!!! and there is no way I can thank them enough for their support thru cash and
    prize donations the give us! I also want to thank Mark Nelson of Triangle Trolling Motors for furnishing the
    pizza & drinks after this event!!

    The weather was nice for Saturday with air temps around 70 degrees in the am on up to 87 in the pm. We did
    have a little shower around noon but the 'storm' hit at 3pm just in time for the weighin. Let me tell you, it was
    rough!! All we could do is batten down the hatches and keep weighing fish!  Water temps averaged about 79
    degrees. Winds were nonexistent in the am up to about 7 mph in the afternoon. There were a lot of bass
    weighed in but most were small. We did have 5 bass over 5 pounds which is a good sign that Kerr is getting well.

    The team of Kevin Woodall and Jerry Marshburn won the top honors in the Championship, weighing in 5 bass
    at 19.78 lbs. and also won the 2nd Place Big Fish Award (5.53 lbs.) for a total of $10,492 in cash & prizes. The
    team said most of their bass were caught off channel points using rigs with plastics.
    Marshburn on left-Woodall on right.

    Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks won the Trail Points Championship & won $1,000 in cash & Prizes for their
    efforts. They also won 11th Place in the event bringing the total winnings to $1,250
    Hooks on left-Fajardo on right.

    Billy Bledsoe and Brian McDonald came in 2nd place with 5 fish weighing 16.88 lbs. & also won 1st Place TWT
    to pocket a total of $3,440. 3rd place team, Jonathan Jones & Bryson Peed, had their best tournament this
    year and won $850 with 15.86 lbs. plus they took the 2nd Place TWT and 1st Place Big Fish (6.01 lbs.) to bring
    their total winning to $2,883. Erik Ross & Les Walters had their best finish of the year taking 4th Place with
    15.26 lbs pocketing $655 for the day!

    260 fish were weighed in for a total of 622 pounds for an average of 2.39 lbs. each. Most of the larger fish were
    caught on Texas rigs, Carolina rigs, WLS shaky heads, Jig combos, Spinnerbaits and Crankbaits in 10-12' of
    water off main point dropoffs. The bass are in Kerr, but the bite can be strange at times.

    I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors that supported this trail. The Cashion
    Fishing Rods 'End of Year' Tournament Trail will begin July 15th at Falls Lake. Go to this webpage for the info
    on the 'End of Year' Trail:
    All the information on our tournaments can be found

    Now here are the full results:

    1st Place: Jerry Marshburn & Kevin Woodall of Sanford & Angier...5 bass...19.78 lbs...$10,000
    2nd Place: Billy Bledsoe & Brian McDonald of Grays Creek & Hope Mills...5 bass...16.88 lbs...$1,375
    3rd Place: Jonathan Jones & Bryson Peed of Oxford...5 bass...15.86 lbs...$850
    4th Place: Erik Ross & Les Walters of Fayetteville...5 bass...15.26 lbs...$655
    5th Place: Todd Sumner & Rich Szczerbala of Southern Pines & Apex...5 bass...15.15 lbs...$590
    6th Place: Mark Inman & Bryan Welch of Greensboro...5 bass...14.75 lbs...$520
    7th Place: Vern Fleming & Mike Dinterman of Raleigh & Oxford...5 bass...13.52 lbs...$455
    8th Place: Doug Stallings & Seth Ellis of Durham & Charlotte...5 bass...13.39 lbs...$390
    9th Place: Robert Perkins & Brandon Gray of Rougemont & Bullock...5 bass...13.16 lbs...$325
    10th Place: Stump Bledsoe & Glenn Elliott of Hope Mills & Fayetteville...5 bass...13.14 lbs...$270
    11th Place: Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks of Fuquay Varina & Apex...5 bass...13.12 lbs...$250
    12th Place: Brian & Jake Carden of Durham...5 bass...13.08 lbs...$210
    13th Place: Ronnie Hart & Danny Woodell of Bunn Level & Erwin...5 bass...13.06 lbs...$175
    14th Place: Todd Massey & Tim Parker of Chapel Hill & New Hill...5 bass...12.72 lbs...$150
    15th Place: Mike Stephenson & Thanos Tsoumbos of Bahama & Oxford...5 bass...12.58 lbs...$130
    16th Place: Mike Cole & Vinston Nettles of Siler City & Pittsboro...5 bass...12.57 lbs...$115
    17th Place: Tommy Marrow & Dennis Reedy of Oxford & Siler City...5 bass...12.42 lbs...$100

    1st Place Big Fish..3rd Place Team above...6.01 lbs...$1,148
    2nd Place Big Fish..1st Place Team above...5.53 lbs...$492

             1st Place TWT..2nd Place Team above...16.88 lbs...$2,065
             2nd Place TWT..3rd Place Team above...15.86 lbs...$885

    Thanks to all our anglers for making this years Piedmont Bass Classics $10K Spring Trail the best
    ever! We averaged 83 boats in the qualifiers and that's a record for us!!

    And a BIG THANK YOU!!!
    to all our great sponsors!! We could not do this without your support!!!
    All our sponsors are listed on the main page of the website. Please try and support them!!

    ps: All the pages on the website have been updated, final points and everything!!
    If you see a mistake call me next week...I'm taking a break this week with the family!!!
    Hope to see everyone again at the 1st qualifier for the Cashion Fishing Rods 'EOY' Trail
    July 15th at Falls.     Take Care and God Bless!!!    Phil

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