Dwayne and Chuck Hughes of Lexington flipped jigs tipped with Sweet Beaver plastic trailers to win the June 29 Yadkin Team Tournament at High Rock Lake. The two anglers had 18.34 pounds on five fish, winning $386. Their catch included the big fish of the day, a 4.61-pound bass worth an additional $71.50.

"It wasn't easy," said Dwayne. "With high water, the fish were widely scattered in the bushes. It took us all day to catch what we had."

 

The Salisbury team of Jack Vanderford and Phillip Hedrick also probed the bushes with jigs and plastic chunks to bring in 17.36 pounds that paid $200.

 

Jamie Benton of Denton and Scott Eggleston of Salisbury placed third with 12.22 pounds and received $85.

 

High water at High Rock has kept the fish in the bushes, an unusual situation for late June and early July.

 

OTHER BASS TOURNAMENTS

 

T.O.M. CATT Gaston Summer Qualifier, Lake Gaston, June 22

1. Chuck Murray-Randy Groves, 19.31, $890; 2. Ryan-Adam Harrell, 17.96, $405; 3. Scott Dupree-Reggie Norfleet, 15.01 $120; 4. Adam-Gene Richardson, 14.85, $80. Big fish: Preston-Charles Richardson, 4.93-pound bass, $140.

Fishers of Men Piedmont Division, Tuckertown Lake, June 29

1. Jon Morgan (Rockwell)-Rodney Eller (Landis), 18.06, $1,294 plus $186 bonus; 2. Chad Poteat (Mt. Airy)-Jason Riggs (Lexington), 17.73, $662; 3. Gary-Pete Payne, 17.47, $396; 4.Robert Mixon (Lexington)-Robert Lambert (Denton), 17.25, $260; 5. Anthony Brooks (Albemarle)-Dwayne Saunders (Star), 17.10, $198. Big fish: Dusty Nester (Mt. Airy)-Will Lane, 5.88-pound bass, $150. Points champions: Mixon-Lambert, $900. 

Bassmaster Weekend Series N.C. Division 5, Lake Norman, June 29

1. Rob Digh (Denver), 14.24, $2,060; 2. Jerry Lineberger (Lincolnton), 13.82, $1,030; 3. Scott Hamrick (Denver), 13.70, plus 4.70-pound big fish, $892; 4. Steve Dyer (Mt. Pleasant), 12.93, $481; 5. Derek Cummings (Clayton), 11.96, $412; 6. Carson Orellana (Mooresville), 10.52, $378; 7. Steve Addingtron (Dallas), 10.01, $343; 8. Michael Stephens (Gastonia), $309. Co-anglers: 1. Hunter Hicks (Charlotte), 7.18, plus 3.08-pound big fish, $1,046; 2. Doug File (Salisbury), 5.33, $478; 3. Rodney Vaow (Cornelius), 5.32, $319; 4. Greg Mauldin (Archdale), 5.25, $223; 5. George Baucom (Charlotte), 4.92, $191; 6. Tim Moore (Newton), 4.89, $175; 7. Mike Toth (Climax), 4.77, $159.

 

Anglers Choice Marine Virginia Division, Kerr Lake, June 2

1. Richard Chattin-Mike Pendleton, 19.28, plus 5.71-pound big fish; 2. Kevin Chandler-Bradley Chandler (New London), 16.75; 3. John Crews-Shannon Wheeler, 15.05; 4. Russell Saunders-Mark Saunders, 14.88; 5. Chris Bullock (Fountain)-Roberrt Perkins (Rougemont), 14.18.

 

FLW Tour, Lake Chickamauga, Tenn., June 27-30

1. Casey Martin (New Market, Ala.), 100-3, $125,000; 17. Matt Arey (Shelby), 49-12, $11,360; 41. David Fritts (Lexington), 29-5, $9,453; 45. Brent Long (Iron Station), 28-14. $9,453. Co-anglers: 22. Bryan New (Belmont), 20-7, $1,223; 29. Justin Jones (Apex), 16-14, $1,128.