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Big flathead anchors win

At about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, Justin Barger of Hickory and Brandon Miller of Salisbury brightened the night sky by dragging a 46.9-pound yellow-hued flathead catfish into their boat from High Rock Lake. Read More...
July 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Maiden duo wins at Falls

The 99 teams fishing the April 20 Carolinas Bass Challenge N.C. Division tournament knew they would need a stringer of 20 pounds or more if they wanted to take the top prize at Falls of the Neuse Lake. For the two weeks before the tournament, 20-pound stringers were brought to the scales with startling frequency at other tournaments at the lake.Read More...
June 04, 2013 at 9:00 am

Lexington pair win big

Chris Brown and Jason Thomas of Lexington won the March 23 Carolina Bass Challenge on Jordan Lake with a 5-fish limit that weighed an impressive 27.81 pounds and was worth $9,000.Read More...
May 06, 2013 at 9:00 am

Wilson, Logan win CBC

Jason Wilson of Bessemer City and Kelly Logan of Morganton topped an impressive field of 168 teams and a cold, winter blast to win the Feb. 16 Carolinas Bass Challenge at Lake Norman. The two anglers had a 5-fish limit weighing 15.44 pounds to capture the first-place award of $10,000, plus a bonus of $5,000 from Skeeter.Read More...
April 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Norman spits out big cats

Ken Tucker of Lincolnton and Aaron Ciucevich of Harrisburg brought two blue cats to the scales weighing 55.7 pounds to top a field of 21 teams at the Jan. 12 N.C. Catfish Association Tournament Series event at Lake Norman.Read More...
March 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Lexington men win Komen

Josh Koontz and Jake Henderson of Lexington bested a field of 23 teams— composed of 41 adults, three youngsters, and one Labrador retriever — to win the Susan G. Komen Fishing for a Cure benefit striper tournament Dec. 15 on High Rock Lake.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Orrum earns All-American berth

Ernest Stephens of Orrum earned an invitation to FLW’s BFL All-American by winning the co-angler division at the Oct. 25-27 Wild Card Tournament on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.

Stephens had 5-fish limits weighing 11-3 and 18-9, finishing with 29-12 to win by more than a pound.Read More...
January 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Cherry makes Classic field

Hank Cherry of Maiden has received a last-minute invitation to the 2013 Bassmaster Classic by winning the Bassmaster Southern Open on Alabama’s Lewis Smith Lake by one ounce.

Cherry’s catch of 38-13 also paid $5,690 in cash, plus a fully-rigged Nitro bass boat.Read More...
December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am