Scott Hamrick of Denver won the July 27 Bassmaster Weekend Series N.C. Division 5 tournament at Lake Wylie with a 5-fish catch totaling 16.70 pounds anchored by a 4.24-pound bass, the second-biggest fish of the day.
Hamrick received a total of $2,372 for the victory and bonus awards.
Hamrick, who is well-known around Lake Norman, targeted shallow docks at Wylie with a half-ounce Shooter jig. His biggest challenge came from another Lake Norman regular, Jerry Lineberger of Lincolnton, who had a limit catch weighing 14.23 pounds. Lineberger collected the runner-up check for $936.
Two other North Carolina fishermen earned checks. Jeff Jennings of Charlotte was fourth with 13.04 pounds for $437, and Steve Dyer of Mt. Pleasant ranked fifth with 12.57 pounds for $374.
Thomasville’s Charles Wood topped the co-anglers with 8.79 pounds and won $1,021. He also had the co-angler big fish of the day with a 4.14-pound bass.
Other co-angler scores were: Rodney Vaow of Cornelius, second, with 6.09 pounds that paid $468; Ken Fender of Dallas, third, with 5.59 pounds that paid $312; Thomas McDermott of Madison, fourth, with 5.52 pounds that paid $218; Bryan New of Belmont, fifth, with 4.91 pounds that paid $187; and Ethan Lyon of Elkin, sixth, with 4.85 pounds that paid $172.
OTHER BASS TOURNAMENTS
EverStart Series Northern Division, Lake Champlain, N.Y., July 18-20
5. Dave Wolak (Wake Forest), 47-09, $6,983; 9. Rob Digh (Denver), 44-10, $3,491; 19. Ron Wolfarth (Oakboro), 30-01, $1,746; 20. David Cooke (Mooresville), 29.15, $1,746. Co-anglers: Bryan New (Belmont), 15-08, $3,611.
NCCATS Trail, Lake Hickory, July 20
1. Wayne Estes (Statesville), 51.26, and big fish, 22.93-pound flathead; 2. Kevin Custer-Jay Johnson (Statesville), 46.63; 3. Chris Fraley (Mt. Holly)-Dennis Leonard (Harrisburg), 44.75; 4. Ryan Rowe, 37.04.