|KC Choosakul with the winning 9.26 lb. Big Fish Award of $800
|Tyler Faggart & Paul Owens on left, topped the 74 boat field to win the Cashion
Fishing Rods Spring Team Bass Trail qualifier #1 at Shearon Harris with 5 bass
weighing 24.60 lbs. and along with winning the Tournament Within A Tournament
(TWT) they took home $2,570 !!!
Larry Hipps (on right) helps hold up the winning limit !!!
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CASHION FISHING RODS SPRING TEAM TOURNAMENT BASS TRAIL QUALIFIER #1
Saturday February 25th, 2017 ~ ~ Shearon Harris ~ ~ Cross Point Landing Ramp
It was like fishing in July!!! 74 boats arrived to vie for the 1st Place award in the Cashion Fishing Rods Spring
Team Tournament Bass Trail Qualifier #1 at Shearon Harris Lake. The weather was unlike we've ever seen in
February with winds light & variable in the am and up to 15 mph in the afternoon, the air temps ranged from 59
to 80 and the water level was about normal. Surface water temps were 53 to 63 degrees depending where you
were on the lake! The fish are trying to hit the banks but with the unstable temps it's just a matter of time
before the spawn really begins!! No rhyme or reason in finding a pattern. Polygraph was given and results final.
Tyler Faggart & Paul Owens found 5 overslot bass weighing a total of 24.60 lbs to take 1st Place and 1st Place
TWT for a total of $2,570 in prize money!
The 2nd Place team of Billy Bledsoe & Brian McDonald caught 5 bass weighing 18.50 lbs. and took home
$800 in winnings. The 3rd Place team of KC Choosakul & Tim Penhollow presented 5 bass weighing 17.41 lbs.
and they also won 1st Place Big Fish (9.26 lbs.) to rack up $1,375 in winnings.
With the slot limit rules enforced at Harris, only 104 bass were brought to the scales for a total of 311 pounds
averaging 2.99 lbs. each. Jerk baits, spinnerbaits, jig & pigs and Alabama rigs in the more shallow water
seemed to be the lures of choice.
I want to thank Cashion Fishing Rods and all the anglers that participated. Our next tournament will be the
2017 Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Qualifier #1 , Saturday March 4th also at
Shearon Harris out of Cross Point Landing Wildlife Ramp. All the information on our tournaments and dates
can be found http://piedmontbassclassics.com/
Now here are the full results:
1st Place: Tyler Faggart & Paul Owens of Raleigh...5 bass...24.60 lbs...$1,310
2nd Place: Billy Bledsoe & Brian McDonald of Grays Creek & Hope Mills...5 bass...18.50 lbs...$800
3rd Place: KC Choosakul & Tim Pinhollow of Sanford & Mebane...5 bass...17.41 lbs...$575
4th Place: Shane & Bonnie Burns of Durham...4 bass...16.76 lbs...$520
5th Place: Mike Corbishley & Bryce McClenney of Raleigh & Cary...5 bass...15.45 lbs...$463
6th Place: Scott Woodson & Todd Staker of Fuquay Varina & Cary...4 bass...14.18 lbs...$407
7th Place: Rich Szczerbala & Jamie Olive of Apex & New Hill...3 bass...14.16 lbs...$351
8th Place: Randy Fisher & Donnie Lowe of Hillsborough & Mebane...5 bass...12.99 lbs...$295
9th Place: Cody Backus & John Anderson of Oxford...4 bass...12.83 lbs...$246
10th Place: Larry Hipps & Patrick Arzonico of Cary & Raleigh...5 bass...11.45 lbs...$230
11th Place: Scott Mooneyham & David Price of Fayetteville & Raleigh...3 bass...9.74 lbs...$190
12th Place: Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks of Fuquay Varina & Apex...4 bass...9.71 lbs...$170
13th Place: Stump Bledsoe & Glenn Elliott of Hope Mills & Fayetteville...3 bass...9.53 lbs...$124 (tie)
13th Place: Wayne Shaw & Raeford Soles of Aberdeen...3 bass...9.53...$124 (tie)
15th Place: Ricky Petty & Michael Cooke of Gibsonville...3 bass...9.11 lbs. $115
1st Place Big Fish: 3rd Place Team above...9.26 lbs...$800
1st Place TWT: 1st Place Team above: 24.60 lbs...$1,260