Boats Only With
115 HP Or Less !!
|2016 Piedmont Bass Classics
'Metal Mania Invitational Results!!!
|2016 METAL MANIA INVITATIONAL RULES
~~~ENTRANTS: Entry is open to all anglers that meet all the requirements stated in these rules. or
guardian. Anglers under the age of 26, that will be operating the vessel, must abide by the new
boating safety requirements as passed by the NCWRC in 2010. Anglers may fish alone or with 1
other angler. No more than 2 anglers in a boat is allowed. No membership is required. All anglers (if
required by law) must have a current fishing license, a current boat registration for the boat you
are using this day & ID in their possession. Boat owner must also have at least $100,000 in boat
liability insurance. If not you will not be allowed to participate in this event.
BOAT REQUIREMENTS: Tournament boats have to be powered by gas engines of no more than
115 HP & registered with the NCWRC or whatever state the boat owner is from, and have a factory
installed or, in the tournament directors opinion, a working livewell (such as a large aerated
cooler) capable of keeping & maintaining 5 bass alive for 8 hours. Any vessels without the above
are not allowed to compete.
~~~LAUNCH SEQUENCE: Boats blast off in the order entries are received.
~~~PAYOUTS: 100% of Tournament Fees will be paid out as 1 place for every 5 boats entered and
money will be split equally if there is a tie for any position. "Optionals": The Big Fish Pot is $20 per
boat & the TWT Pot is $50 per boat, each with 100% paybacks. 2 places are paid for each (70/30
split). Ties will determined by mutual split or a coin toss.
~~~CREEL LIMIT: Sizes will be announced at the ramps. Total allowed will be 5 fish with lengths
measured mouth completely closed-tail completely closed on the Golden Rule. There is a .50 lb.
penalty on each dead fish you weigh in. Your 'Big Fish' entry may be weighed in dead but the
penalty will be imposed on that fish for the actual net weight. Any 'ILLEGAL' fish brought to the
scales will be deleted from the creel with a 1 pound penalty and cannot be replaced. You may not
have more than 5 bass in your livewells at any time unless culling the fifth fish for a larger one. You
cannot cull a dead fish. NO MORE THAN 5 FISH may be in the boats possession once inside the 'No
Wake' bouy at tournaments end. Anyone bringing over 5 bass to the scales will immediately be
disqualified. Courtesy measurements are available any time after blast off, up and until you enter
the 'No Wake' buoy at check in time.
~~~FISHING HOURS: Safe light until 3:00pm. You must be inside the 'No Wake' bouy (1st Flight~25
boats) by 3:00pm or be disqualified. Each flight after that must be back at 3:15 and so on. Blastoff
and weighin times are subject to change prior to any event as seen fit by the tournament director.
~~~GENERAL RULES: No trolling. Artificial baits only. Only 1 rod in use by each angler at any time.
Fish must be caught in a normal manner (no snagging). Your partner may help land the fish. Life
vest must be worn while the gas motor is running at other than idle speed. No fishing or passing
within 50 yards of another entrants 'ANCHORED BOAT' without his permission. Boat permitting one,
must permit all. Anglers may not leave the boat to land a fish or get to a fishing spot. 'Do Not Enter'
areas may be fished, but not be entered with a boat. Spectators are not allowed in your boat unless
approved by the Tournament Director. Events will be held regardless of weather conditions unless
they are deemed too unsafe by the Tournament Director. No Refunds. We ask that all entrants use
common courtesy, & abide by all state & local lake rules. Use common sense as far as your own
safety goes. No 'Hole Sitting' is allowed by anyone. Cell phones may be used for emergencies or
immediate family matters only. NO WAKE ZONES MEAN 'NO WAKE'!~IDLE SPEED! & NO PASSING A
BOAT IN FRONT OF YOU!
~~~SPORTSMANSHIP: All contestants are required to follow the highest of standards of
sportsmanship, courtesy & conservation & to conduct themselves in a manner that will be a credit
to themselves, our sponsors, the sport of fishing & the efforts of Piedmont Bass Classics to
promote the sport. Conduct not complying with these standards includes, but is not limited to the
following: Violation of, or failure to comply with, any of the rules for the yearly Piedmont Bass
Classics events; Consumption of alcholic beverages and/or possession of any kind of illegal
mind-altering substance during tournament hours from registration up & through the weigh-in &
presentation of awards; Malicious verbal or physical confrontations at any time the Director, other
anglers and/or spectators are present at the tournament site; false information of any kind given to
the tournament director & unsafe operation of your boat so as to endanger another contestant.
These standards of conduct will also apply to tournament employees (whether working and/or
fishing in an event) and in case of any conduct not complying with these standards outlined above,
the Director has the right to refuse an application to compete (with refund if need be), warn,
disqualify, suspend or permanently ban the contestant or team from any future Piedmont Bass
Classics events. Any infraction seen should be brought to the attention of the Director for
~~~POLYGRAPH & PROTESTS: The test may be given at any time. Everyone is subject to the test.
Any entrant who has failed to pass a polygraph before or whose condition does not permit the
administration of the test due to his or hers use of alcohol or drugs (prescription or otherwise) may
not fish events unless they notify Phil McCarson (tournament director) no later than 96 hours
before any event date, so an observer may be assigned to monitor that contestant(s). This
observers cost of $150 will be paid by the entrant(s) prior to the event. Anyone refusing to take the
polygraph or causes problems for the operator, will be disqualified and may not fish another of our
events. Any protest must be submitted in writing within 10 minutes of final weighin, along with a $50
protest fee, which will be refunded if the Tournament Committee finds the protest to be valid. If
there is a protest submitted, and the polygrapher is not present, all monies will be withheld until
the protest is dropped or a polygraph is given.
~~~LIVEWELL CHECKS: You must have your livewell checked before blastoff.
~~~RIGHT OF REFUSAL: Officials of the Piedmont Bass Classics has and reserves the 'Right of
Refusal' pertaining to anyone or any team wanting to participate.
~~~RULES INTERPRETATIONS: The Tournament Director will have final say on all questionable
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Falls Lake~~June 11th, 2016 Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp
What a mighty fine day, weatherwise, for the inaugural Piedmont Bass Classics 'Metal Mania' Invitational at
Falls Lake. The water level was about normal pool and water temps ranged from about 83 to 88. Winds were light
and air temps went from 79 in the am to a hot 94 around 3pm. It was mighty hot in the afternoon, but our 23 teams
toughed it out and brought in 73 bass for a total weight of 218 pounds for an average of 2.99 lbs. each. I'm very
proud of our teams for taking such good care of their fish in this heat. It was kinda neat to see a full field of
aluminum boats for blastoff. We will do it again next year for sure. Everyone participating loved it.
Ist Place team of Samuel Thomas & Scott Faulkner blew the field away weighing in 5 bass at 29.53 lbs to take
1st Place, 1st Place TWT and 2nd place Big Fish (6.97 lbs.) for a total of $1,476 and trophies!
The 2nd Place team was Kevin Cheatham & Johnny Wilder with 5 bass weighing 19.03 lbs. to take home a total
of $505. 3rd Place Team of Robyn Cook & Owen Penhollow also won the 2nd Place TWT for a grand total of
$560. Big Fish for the day (7.73 lbs.) was caught by the team of Charles Stewart & Tobey Lawson netting them
$294 for their efforts!
Most bass were caught with jigs, plastics & crankbaits. Most were caught in 4' to 12' of water.
I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors. Our next tournament will be the 2016
Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Championship, Saturday June 18th at Jordan Lake out
of Farrington Point Wildlife Ramp for qualified teams only. Spectators are more than welcome to attend. Info on
this particular event can be found at: http://piedmontbassclassics.com/2016PBCSpringTeamTrailMain.html
Our Cashion Rods 'End of Year' Team Trail fires up July 9th at Kerr Lake out of Flemingtown Landing Wildlife
Ramp. Check this link for all the info on this trail:
All the information on all our tournaments can be found at: http://piedmontbassclassics.com/
Now here are the full results:
1st Place:...Samuel Thomas & Scott Faulkner of Lexington...5 bass...29.53 lbs...$965
2nd Place:...Kevin Cheatham & Johnny Wilder of Oxford & Butner...5 bass...19.03 lbs...$505
3rd Place:...Robyn Cook & Owen Penhollow of Raleigh & Durham...5 bass...18.62 lbs...$395
4th Place:...Stanton McDuffie & Chris Fesmire of Raleigh...5 bass...17.64 lbs...$275
5th Place:...Keith Deal & Ricky Kenworthy of Holly Springs & Cary...5 bass...14.82 lbs...$160
1st Place Big Fish: Charles Stewart & Tobey Lawson of Oxford & Raleigh...7.73 lbs...$294
2nd Place Big Fish: 1st Place Team above...6.97 lbs...$126
1st Place TWT: 1st Place Team above: 29.53 lbs...$385
2nd Place TWT: 3rd Place Team above: 18.62 lbs...$165
|1st Place Scott Faulkner (L) & Samuel Thomas (R)~~5 Bass~~29.53 lbs. !!!
Stewart & Lawson...14.17 Thomerson...13.48 Riggs & Pearce...13.44 Davis & Sipple...13.41
Bush & Bush...13.35 Perry & Blevins...12.48 Gee & Gee...12.16 Ray...8.85
Koons & Koons...7.31 Curran & King...3.37 Conyers & Hardwick...2.42
Tuggle & Tuggle...2.00 McLaughlin & McDougal...1.96
Peters & Peters...DNW Cheek & Bachman...DNW Barnes & Pilcher...DNW
Byrd & Byrd...DNW Black...DNW
|2016 Piedmont Bass Classics
'Metal Mania Invitational Results!!!
|1st Place Big Fish !!
|Another Good Bag!