Last week, Cale Helms found himself with a day-off from classes during his last semester at Wingate University and a club tournament this coming weekend. Just one problem: his Phoenix bass boat was in the shop.
Well, if you’re only going to get one good bite in an entire day of bass fishing, at least it can be a real good bite.
That’s what angler Steve Ford of Fayetteville was thinking Tuesday when he caught a single, Jordan Lake bass at a Goodyear team tournament on the North Carolina reservoir.
Every bass angler likes the idea of catching a 10-pound bass, but far fewer reach that goal than those who fall short. So when someone joins the double-digit club, it’s always an eyebrow raising affair.
Mike McSwain of Broad River Smallmouth said he’s hoping to get back on the Broad soon, but the water is currently too high to fish it. But not being able to fish his favorite river hasn’t stopped him from getting on other bodies of water, or from catching fish. With a few well-stocked private ponds at his disposal, McSwain has been after the largemouth bass all year. […]
Mike Corbishley caught a 10.45-pound bass, his personal best, this past weekend on Falls Lake. The best part – he caught it during a tournament. Corbishley, who fishes for the East Carolina University Fishing Team, was participating in the Cashion College Clash, a tournament series for college fishing teams within the state of North Carolina.
Brian Tyler of Johnsonville set a SC BASS Federation tournament record last Saturday with a five-fish limit from the Cooper River that weighed 42.3 pounds. Tyler destroyed the competition in a qualifying tournament out of Bushy Park Landing with his limit, which averaged better than 8 pounds per fish, featuring an 10.87-pound lunker.