Robert Mixon of Lexington and Robert Lambert of Denton took advantage of high winds to capture the May 4 Fishers of Men Piedmont Division tournament at Badin Lake, their second victory on the circuit.

While many of the 38 teams struggled in the harsh breezes, Mixon and Lambert caught 17 keepers by tossing spinnerbaits at windy points and banks. Their best five fish weighed 22.60 pounds, with the biggest going 5 pounds, 5 ounces. Their earnings totaled $1,794.

 

The two anglers were asked if they were sight-fishing.

 

"If we were sight-fishing, we would have caught nothing just like we did at the last tournament at Lake Norman," said Mixon.

 

No other team cracked the 20-pound mark, though four teams had 19 pounds or more.

 

Mike Simpson of Fayetteville and James Ogle of Winston-Salem placed second with 19.97 pounds that paid $634. They fished frogs and Senkos to take their fish. 

 

Nick Mann of High Point and Michael Bryant of Thomasville took third with 19.17 pounds and had the big fish of the day with a 6.48-pound bass, winning $646. David Snyder of Concord and Bryon O' Daniel of Kannapolis ranked fourth with 19.14 pounds and collected $486. Anthony Brooks of Albemarle and Dwayne Saunders of Troy completed the run of 19-pound stringers with 19.06 pounds, good enough for fifth and $358.

 

Other teams in the money were: Bo Russell and Mark Tarlton, sixth, with 16.10 for $218; and Mark Benge of Rockwell and Rodney Cozart of Eden, seventh, with 15.69 for $162.

 

OTHER BASS TOURNAMENTS 

Carolina Anglers Team Trail Old North Division, Jordan Lake, April 27 

1.William Blanton (Fayetteville)-Steve Belch, 20.39, $920; 2. Brad McLaurin-Mike Marchant, 16.51, $485; 3. Chad Craven (Raleigh)-Ben Cannon (Apex), 16.38, $210; 4. Brian-Chris Turbyfill (Whitsett), 16.28, $110; 5. Ronnie Hatem-Brian West (Fayetteville), 14.77, $100. Big fish: Scott Mooneyham (Fayetteville)-Curtis Bourne (Durham), 5.12 pounds, $182.

 

CATT, Old North Division, Kerr Lake, May 5

1. Stump Bledsoe (Hope Mills)-Glenn Elliot (Fayetteville), 15.41, $2,099; 2. Howard Bohannon (Durham)-Justin Bohannon, 15.24, $1,000; 3. Powell Kemp-Michael Chlomoudis (Murfreesboro), 15.00, $480; 4. Jamey Way (Tarboro)-Jeff Little, 14.84, $330; 5. Mike Layton-Scooter Lilly, 14.67, $220; 6. Andrew Smith-Lee Williams, 14.61, $170; 7. Chad Craven (Raleigh)-Tommy Farley (Colonial Heights, Va.), 14.16, $130; Larry Steven-Brian Grady, 13.58, $120; 9. Scott Mooneyham (Fayetteville), 13.58, $110; 10. Dennie Gilber-Russell Nicewander (Bluefield, WV), 13.38, $100; 11. Bill Burton-Eddie Glascock, 12.81, $80. Big fish: Steve Gardner-Chuck Bolton (West End), 5.15 pounds, $392.

 

CATT Yadkin Division, High Rock Lake, May 5

1.Tony Waterhouse (Lexington)-Justin Goodyear (Thomasville), 22.35, $950; 2. Chad Poteat (Mt. Airy)-Mike Miller (Trinity), 20.21, $330; 3. Jackie Reilly (China Grove)-Butch Drew, 18.05, $210; 4. Kevin Chandler (New London)-Clay Williams, 17.95, and big fish, 6.05 pounds, $292; 5. Jack Vanderford-Phillip Hendrick (Salisbury), 17.95, $100.

 

BASS Elite Series, West Point Lake, La Grange, Ga., May 2-5

1. Skeet Reese (Auburn, Calif.), 46-6, $100,000; 4. Hank Cherry (Maiden), 41-2, $15,000.

 

Triangle Team Bass Spring Mini Trail, Falls Lake, May 4

1. Jesse Wise (Erwin)-Terry Hobbs (McGee's Crossroads), 27.39, $975; 2. Jerry Woodard (Pikeville)-Tommy Dailey (Seven Springs), 21.61, and big fish, 7.18-pound bass, $810; 3. James Poirrier (Broadway)-Richard Sczerbala (New Hill), 19.81, $415; 4. Tim Penhollow (Mebane)-Greg Cima (Raleigh), 19.56, $330; 5. Billy Bledsoe -Brian MacDonald (Fayetteville), 19.52, $250; 6. David-Bobby Matthews (Durham), 19.25, $210; 7. Ron-Sara White (West End), 17.68, $180; 8. Michael-Steve Hatley (Chapel Hill), 16.69, $110.

 

Carolina Coach & Marine Monday Night Trail, Lake Norman, May 61. Cliff Kirby (Catawba)-Eddie Black, 17.00, $710; 2. Mac Lowe (Indian Trail)-Kyle Whisnant (Charlotte), 15.40, $260; 3. Scott-Dwight Beattie (Lincolnton), 11.65, $180.