Even though there was a lull in bass tournament activity over the Easter weekend, some circuits kept fishermen busy looking for bass rather than Easter eggs.

In some instances, Easter eggs were easier to locate.


Fishermen at the March 30 Carolina Anglers Team Trail T.O.M. CATT event at Lake Gaston experienced a special treat; they got to enjoy sunshine and warm temperatures instead of the cold, wet and windy weather that has plagued tournament competitors throughout most of March.

Justis Bobbitt of Edenton and Bob Williams of Rocky Mount topped the 25-team field with a 5-fish catch of 20.45 pounds, which got them $1,309.

Tommy and Dennis Bradley of Roanoke Rapids made a run at the winners but fell short with 18.46 pounds and shared $640.

 

The other top teams were: Scott Griffin and Neil Roberson, third, with 16.82 pounds that paid $388; Robbie House and Jeremy Hicks, fourth, with 14.65 pounds that paid $189; and Hubie and Josh Stegall, fifth, with 13.76 pounds that paid $120.

 

Charlie Gunter of Louisburg and Reggie Norfleet took big-fish honors with a 6.02-pound bass and collected $250.

 

OTHER TOURNAMENTS 

CATT Old North Trail, Jordan Lake, March 30

1. Todd Gibson (Archdale), 21.34, $1,000; 2. Jamie Fajardo (Fuquay-Varina)-Josh Hooks, 19.15, and big fish, 8.10 pounds, $1,419; 3. Rick Dunstan (Pinehurst)-Walt Gullege, 17.40, $350; 4. Troy Short (West End)-James Metcalf, 10.90, $510; 5. Bobby Turbyfill-JJ Turbyfill, 10.79, $306; 6. Bubba Haywood (Roxboro)-Steve Goodwin (Durham), 10.64, $1230; 7. Chad Craven (Raleigh), 10.46, $120; 8. Mark Beck-Bill Goodrich, 10.38, $115; 9. Michael Riggs (Timberlake)-Doug Stallings (Stem), 9.84, $90.

 

American Fishing Tour District 17, Lake Gaston, March 23

1. Joe Lyband, 10.28, 196 points; 2. Bobby Davis, 7.57, big fish, 3.43 pounds, 195 points; 3. Michael Hofmann, 7.15, 194 points.

 

AFT District 16, Kerr Lake, March 16

1. James Barnhill Jr., 19.04, big fish, 7.20 pounds,  200 points; 2. James Poirrier, 16.26, 199 points; 3. Danny Moss, 14.43, 198 points; 4. Tom Dupuis, 13.89, 197 points; Larry Inman, 13.34, 196 points. 

 

Carolina Coach & Marine Monday Night Tournaments,

Lake Norman, April 11

1. Cliff Kirby (Catawba)-Eddie Black, 100 points; 2. Hank Cherry (Maiden)-Kyle Whisnant (Charlotte), 13.40, 97 points; 3. Scott Hamrick-Chuck Poovey (Denver), 10.85, 94 points; 4. Alfred Kiesling Jr. (Mooresville)- Roger Griffin (Statesville), 10.85, 91 points.