Tracy Adams of Wilkesboro continued his strong performance on the BASS circuit with a second-place finish at the Aug. 1-3 Northern Open on Lake Oneida out of Syracuse, N.Y.
Adams weighed in 49 pounds and four ounces, falling just three pounds short of the catch of 52-7 brought in by winner Joe Bianchi of Rush, N.Y., who collected $47,412. Adams received $16,416 for his runner-up finish.
Since joining the BASS circuit in 2010, the Wilkesboro pro has amassed $152,771 in career winnings and has one victory, seven top-10 finishes, and two Bassmaster Classic invitations.
His “overnight success” began in 1996 on the FLW circuit where he fished 119 FLW tournaments, earning $556,334.
Jamey Caldwell of Carthage placed fourth at Oneida with 48-1 that paid $11,016.
Bassmaster College Series National Championship, Lake Chatuge, Aug. 1-3
1. Jacob Nunny-Tom Frink (Auburn University-Montgomery), 43-3, $1,000; 13. Shane Lehew-Eric Self, UNC-Charlotte, 20-1; 26. Zachary Blalock-Kyle Albers (East Carolina), 16-13; 43. Tyler Faggart-Tyler Mayhew (NC State), 11-9. Big bass: Charles Fee-Cody Spears (Florida State), 5-15, $500.
CATT NC SE Summer Qualifier, Lake Waccamaw, July 27
1. Mike Garrell-DJ Russell, 20.02, $445; 2. Jody Sykes-Shawn Hickens, 16.75, and big fish, 5.85 pounds,$175.
Lake Wylie Thursday Night Trail, Aug. 1, Lake Wylie
1. Lee Endicott (Belmont)-Josh Morton (Mt. Holly), 14.71, $350; 2. Matt Queen (Charlotte)-Adam Filmore (York, S.C.), 14.51, $260; 3. Todd Garner (Clover, S.C.)-Shane Hartman (York, S.C.), 14.28, $160; 4. Josh Featherstone (Charlotte)-Dave Snearly (Ft. Mill, S.C.), 14.06, $76; 5. Rick Carson (Gastonia,)-James Clemmons (Columbia, S.C.), 12.45, $40. Big Fish: Carson-Clemmons, 4.58, $100.