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  • Piedmont Bass Classics Mini Trail Results..Falls Lake..May 17th

    Saturday May 17th, 2014 ~ Falls Lake~ Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp

    The Piedmont Bass Classics Team Bass Spring Mini Trail final qualifier #5 was fished by 32 teams on a day
    with the water rising hard at Falls Lake. It was unseasonably cool that morning but ended up being a nice and
    comfortable 70 degrees at weighin. The winds were very light that morning getting up to about 12mph in the
    afternoon. Water temps averaged 77 degrees. The bass showed signs of post spawn and even with the rising
    water bit pretty good. The water was up about 5 feet leaving some spawning fish in deeper water and the post
    spawn bass looking for food in the bushes and lower tree branches! Most of the fish were caught on creature
    jigs and senkos with others caught on spinnerbaits, chatterbaits and crankbaits in 1 to 6 feet of water.
    Jay Garrard of Durham & Mark Herndon of Bahama caught 5 nice bass weighing a total of 23.90 lbs. taking
    1st Place, 1st Place TWT and the Tow Boats US Member Bonus for a total of $1,157 in winnings. 2nd Place
    went to David Lynch & Daniel Everwine of Siler City, with 5 bass weighing 23.05 lbs., taking home a total of
    $436. Big fish for the day was caught by the team of Hal Abshire & Ethan Cox weighing in at 6.74 lbs and
    winning them $320 in prize money! Numerous bass over 6 lbs. were brought to the scales!
    78 bass were weighed in for a total of 256 pounds. This averaged right at 3.28 lbs. a fish and they were nice
    and healthy looking. Fishing at Falls will only get better in the weeks to come!
    I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors that support these trails. Our next
    tournament will be the 2014 Boats Unlimited NC Team Tournament Bass Trail Final Qualifier #7, Saturday,
    May 31st at Jordan Lake out of Farrington Point Wildlife Ramp.
    All the information on our tournaments can be found at

    Now here are the full results:

    1st Place: Jay Garrard & Mark Herndon of Durham & Bahama...5 bass...23.90 lbs...$750
    2nd Place: David Lynch & Daniel Everwine of Siler City...5 bass...23.05 lbs...$436
    3rd Place: Scottie Morris & Scott Anderson of Rougemont & Oxford...5 bass...20.30 lbs...$312
    4th Place: Carl & Justin Johnson of Apex...5 bass...16.48 lbs...$228
    5th Place: Keith Deal & Ricky Kenworth of Holly Springs & Cary...4 bass...16.46 lbs...$188
    4th Place: Robyn Cook & Owen Penhollow of Raleigh & Durham...3 bass...15.60 lbs...$166

    1st Place Big Fish: Hal Abshire & Ethan Cox of Cameron & West End...6.74 lbs...$320

    1st Place TWT: 1st Place Team above: 23.90 lbs...$357
    2nd Place TWT: 3rd Place Team above: 20.30 lbs...$153

    Tow Boats US Award: Jay Garrard of Durham: $50