Raleigh anglers win at Lake Hickory

Ronnie Smith holds two largemouth bass, part of the 17.32-pound total he and Mitch Drew landed to top the field at the Sept. 16 High Rock Team Tournaments event.

Chad Craven of Raleigh and Tommy Farley of Colonial Heights, Va., won the Oct. 6-7 Stratos Owners’ Tournament Trail World Championship at Old Hickory Lake, Gallatin, Tenn. The two fishermen had a two-day catch totaling 21 pounds and won a 2007 Stratos Stratos 210 Pro XL boat with a 200-hp Evinrude E-TEC motor.

Brent Long of Catawba and Ricky Shumpert of Lexington, S.C., finished second with 19-14 and earned $4,650.

Boater Hank Cherry of Charlotte won the Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Super Tournament at Lake Wylie with 26-01 and received $6,574 plus a $1,500 bonus for the winner of the Ranger Cup.

Other scores were Long, third, with 24-09 that paid $2,193; and Eric Weir of Belmont, fourth, with 24-07 that paid $1,534.

Chris Carroll of Kings Mountain took the Boater Division big-bass award of $930 with a 5-pound, 1-ounce fish.

Among the co-anglers, Jackie Reilly of China Grove placed second with 10-12 and banked $1,587, and John Allen of Concord ranked fourth with 9-03 and collected $741.

Concord’s Tom Turner won the co-anglers big-bass prize of $442 with a 4-pound, 9-ounce fish.

Brandon Gray of Bullock finished second at the Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Super Tournament at the Potomac River, Va. His catch of 33-04 was worth $3,947.

Two High Point fishermen finished in the money at the Oct. 5-7 Bassmaster Northern Tour event at Lake Erie, Sandusky, Ohio.

Pat Golden placed 16th with 23-00 and banked $2,023.50, and Royce Madden finished 37th with 13-11 and received $941.


Tarheel Team Championship Kerr Lake, Oct. 7-8

1. Dog and Brandon Gray, 27.55, boat; 2. Rick Davis and Troy Searcy of Greensboro, 22.66, $2,634; 3. Tim Penhollow of Oxford and Greg Cima of Raleigh, 21.98, $2,195; 4. Todd Dorton and Stephen Lucy, 21.66, $1,756; 5. Ed Smith and Jerry Elder, 20.82, $1,317; 6. Stephen Griggs and Jimmy Wall, 20.26, $878.

National Bass Circuit Yadkin Division Badin Lake, Sept. 24

1. Robert Parrish of Albemarle and David Drye of New London, 11.62, $1,200; 2. Everette McBryde of Matthews and Dean Rowell of Oakboro, 11.61, $650; 3. Mike Kinard and Robbie Mabrey of Mt. Pleasant, 10.63, $400; 4. Jerry Bono of Advance and Jason Riggs of Lexington, 10.08, $300; 5. Dwayne Saunders of Star and Scott Threadgill of Troy, 9.39, $225.

Big fish: Steve Dyer of Mt. Pleasant and Tracy McCready of Concord with a 3.51-pound bass worth $270.

Buggs Island Team Tournaments Kerr Lake, Oct. 1

1. Craig Rust and Bill Shelor of Richmond, Va., 14.56, and big fish with a 4.48-pound bass, $880; 2. Donnie Avant of Summerfield and Tony Lemar of Kernersville, 14.02, $400; 3. Odis Warren of Burlington and Tony Jenkins of Haw River, 13.30, $160.

Points champions: Don Sheffey and Don Sheffey Jr. of Concord, Va.

Capitol City Bassmasters Kerr Lake, Sept. 22

1. Carl Johnson of Apex, 6.15; 2. Willard Giles of Linden, 6.12; 3. Jimmy Stamey of Fuquay-Varina, 6.2.

Big fish: Giles tied Eugene Maynard of Morrisville with each angler weighing in a 3.6-pound bass.

Tri-County Bassmasters High Rock Lake, Oct. 14

1. Robert Mixon of Lexington and Robert Lambeth of Denton, 20.4, $576; 2. Grey and Ricky McCrary of Lexington, 16.0, $288; 3. Randy Pitts of Greensboro and David Pitts of Oak Ridge, 15.2, $144; 4. Ben Cristler of Belews Creek and Rick Mulling, 14.25, $72; 5. Leon Prince and Phillip King of High Point, 13.2, $36.

Big fish: McCrary and McCrary with a 6.25-pound bass worth $360.


Southern Crappie Association High Rock Lake, Oct.14

1. Tom Sprouse of Advance and Steve Gentry of Winston-Salem, 13.75, $1,210; 2. Brian and Brett Davis of Leesville, S.C., 13.36, $565; 3. Dennis Morgan of Leslie, S.C., and Doug Dawley of Rock Hill, S.C., 13.24, $445; 4. Ed and Trudie Duke of Concord, 13.12, $785; 5. Marty and Sam Kennington of Kershaw, S.C., 12.95, $209; 6. David Swaringen and Lee Ford of Concord , 12.26, $179; 7. Teddy Steen of Leesville, S.C., and Bill Castine of Columbia, S.C., 11.99, $148; 8. Will Hinson of Cassett, S.C., and Tom Slice of Lexington, S.C., 11.32, $133; 9. Freddie Sinclair and Eddie Clifton of Roxboro, 10.78, $117; 10. David Perrel and Teresa Watson of Germanton, 10.47, $102; 11. Rick Eudy of Concord and Darren Koontz of Salisbury, 10.38, $87.

Big fish: The Dukes with a 2.62-pound crappie worth $325.


Norman Winter Bass Team Championship Lake Norman Entry fee: $60 per boat, $10 big-fish pot. Contact: David Johnson at (828) 428-0601 or visit www.fishwithdj.com)

Saturday Trail: Dec. 2, 9, 23, Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3.

Sunday Trail: Dec. 3, 17, 31, Jan. 14, 28, Feb. 4.

All tournaments are out of Midway Marina from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National Bass Circuit Entry fee: $160 (includes big-fish pot) Visit www.national-bass.com

Catawba Division

Feb. 25 at Lake Norman/Pinnacle; March 11 at Lake Wylie/Buster Boyd; April 7 at Lake Norman/Pinnacle; April 15 at Lake Hickory/Whittenburg; May 19 at W. Kerr Scott/Smithey’s Creek; June 10 at Lake Wylie/Buster Boyd; June 30 at Lake Norman/Pinnacle. All tournaments from safe light to 3 p.m.

Double Points Tournament: Sept. 23 at Lake Wateree/Clearwater Cove.

Yadkin Division

Feb. 18 at High Rock Lake/Tamarac; March 17 at Badin Lake/Circle Drive; April 14 at High Rock Lake/Tamarac; May 6 at Lake Tillery/Cook’s; June 9 at Badin Lake/Circle Drive; July 15 at Lake Tillery/Cook’s; July 29 at Tuckertown Lake/Flat Creek. All tournaments from safe light to 3 p.m.

Double Points Tournament: Sept. 16 at High Rock Lake/Tamarac Marina.

Capital Division

March 4 at Shearon Harris/Holloman’s; March 18 at Falls/Ledgerock; April 1 at Kerr Lake/Flemington; April 28 at Jordan Lake/Farrington Point; May 20 at Kerr Lake/Flemington; June 16 at Falls/Ledgerock; July 28 at Jordan Lake/Farrington Point.

All tournaments from safe light to 3 p.m.

Double Points Tournament: Sept. 16 at High Rock Lake/Tamarac Marina.

2007 National Championship: Nov. 9-11, $250 entry fee.

No regionals in 2007.

NBC Super Summer Sport Series Entry fee: $100 per boat (includes big-fish pot)

July 7 at High Rock Lake/Tamarac, safe light to 2 p.m.; July 14 at Lake Norman/Pinnacle, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.; July 21 at Badin Lake/Circle Drive, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.; August 4 at Lake Wylie, safe light to 2 p.m.; Aug. 11 at High Rock Lake, safe light to 2 p.m.; Aug. 18 at Lake Norman, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Fish-off: Aug. 25-26. Aug. 25 at Norman, Aug. 26 at High Rock.

Safe light to 2 p.m.each day. $100 entry fee.

NBC Yadkin Sport Series (already in progress)
Entry fee: $100 per boat (includes big-fish pot)

Oct. 22 at High Rock/Tamarac; Nov. 18 at Badin/ Circle Drive; Nov. 26 at High Rock/Tamarac Marina Dec. 9 at Badin/Circle Drive; Feb. 10 at Badin/Circle Drive; Feb. 17 at High Rock/Tamarac Marina; March 3 at Badin/Circle Drive.

Fish-off: March 31 at Tuckertown Lake/Flat Creek. $100 entry fee.

Tournament hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or safe light to 3 p.m.

NBC Norman Winter Sport Series (already in progress) Entry fee: $100 per boat (includes big-fish pot)

Nov. 19, Nov. 25, Dec. 10, Dec. 16, Dec. 30, Jan. 7, and Jan. 13 all at Norman out of Pinnacle Access from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or safe light to 3 p.m. Norman hot holes are off-limits.

Fish-off: Jan. 27 at Norman/Pinnacle. $100 entry fee.

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