Saturday May 13, 2017 ~ Falls Lake ~ Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp
The rain hit at checkin then moved out at blastoff for the Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail
Qualifier #5 at Falls Lake! 74 teams enjoyed the 55 degrees in the am and the 74 in the pm. Water temps averaged
about 70 degrees. Winds for the day were just light & variable. Falls Lake is still showing that it's one of the best
fisheries for bass in North Carolina. Some bass are still on the bed and some are now off and hungry!! The water
level was right at 255', down quite a bit from a week ago!
Jaime Fajardo and John Yager (subbing for Josh Hooks) won the event weighing in 5 bass with an impressive
27.24 lbs. and also won the Tournament Within a Tournament (TWT) for a total of $2,780 in winnings. Fajardo will
also collect an additional $3,000 pending approval from the Skeeter Boats 'Real Money' Contingency Program
which will bring their winnings to $5,780 !!!
Close to winning, Jeremy Martin & Jim Nichols wrapped up 2nd place with 5 fish weighing 26.70 lbs. and also took
2nd Place TWT to pocket $1,430. 3rd place team, Thanos Tsoumbos & Manley Jones (subbing for Mike
Stephenson) , won $575 with 25.32 lbs. Big Fish for the day was caught by the team of Geno McCree & Rodney
Hilber (7.36 lbs.) giving them a total of $1,008!! 2nd Place Big Fish was landed by the team of Rick Sossaman &
Kyle Richardt (7.24 lbs.) paying them $432!!! The prize money got spread around pretty good today again!
293 fish were weighed in for a total of 1,020 pounds for an average of 3.48 lbs. each. Most of the fish were caught
flipping creature baits, casting spinnerbaits, WLS shaky heads, buzzbaits, chatterbaits and crankbaits in anywhere
from 1 to 10 feet of water. Some were caught on Carolina rigs as well. Numerous bass in the 6 to 7 lb. range were
brought to the scales.
I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors that support this trail. Our next tournament is
Saturday May 20th, the 2017 Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Qualifier #6 at Falls Lake
out of Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp. All the info can be found at this link: http://piedmontbassclassics.
Following that will be the Final 2017 Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Qualifier #7, June 3rd
also at Falls Lake out of Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp.
All the information on our tournaments can be found http://piedmontbassclassics.com/
Now here are the full results:
1st Place: Jaime Fajardo & Josh Hooks of Fuquay Varina & Apex...5 bass...27.24 lbs...$1,310
2nd Place: Jeremy Martin & Jim Nichols of Rougemont & Chapel Hill...5 bass...26.70 lbs...$800
3rd Place: Mike Stephenson & Thanos Tsoumbos of Bahama & Oxford...5 bass...25.32 lbs...$575
4th Place: Billy Bledsoe & Brian McDonald of Grays Creek & Hope Mills...5 bass...24.67 lbs...$520
5th Place: Jerry Marshburn & Kevin Woodall of Sanford & Angier...5 bass...24.53 lbs...$463
6th Place: Brian Welch & Mark Inman of Greensboro...5 bass...23.72 lbs...$407
7th Place: Bill Goodwrench & Mark Beck of Pittsboro & Thomasville...5 bass...23.30 lbs...$351
8th Place: Tom Powell & Brant Massey of Haw River & Durham...5 bass...22.95 lbs...$295
9th Place: K.C. Choosakul & Tim Penhollow of Sanford & Mebane...5 bass...22.36 lbs...$246
10th Place: Eddy Glascock & Billy Dunn of Scottsburg, VA & South Boston, VA...5 bass...22.34 lbs...$230
11th Place: Todd Sumner & Rich Szczerbala of Southern Pines & Apex...5 bass...21.37 lbs...$190
12th Place: Tommy Marrow & Dennis Reedy of Oxford & Siler City...5 bass...21.35 lbs...$170
13th Place: Robert Perkins & Brandon Gray of Rougemont & Bullock...5 bass...21.33 lbs...$129
14th Place: Doug Stallings & Seth Ellis of Durham & Charlotte...5 bass...20.41 lbs...$119
15th Place: Ted Boyette & John Parrish of Kenly...5 bass...20.23 lbs...$115
1st Place Big Fish..Geno McCree & Rodney Hilber of Durham & Hillsborough...7.36 lbs...$1,008
2nd Place Big Fish..Rick Sossaman & Kyle Richardt of Oak River & Raleigh...7.24 lbs...$432
1st Place TWT..1st Place Team above...27.24 lbs...$1,470
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|John Yager (subbing for Josh Hooks) & Jaime Fajardo outfished the 74 boat field to win the
PBC $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail qualifier #5 May 13th at Falls Lake with 5 bass weighing
27.24 lbs. and along with winning the Tournament Within A Tournament (TWT)
they took home $2,780 !!
Fajardo will also collect an additional $3,000 pending approval from the Skeeter Boats
'Real Money' Contingency Program which will bring their winnings to $5,780 !!!
|Rodney Hilber & Geno McCree with the winning 7.36 lb. Big Fish Award worth $1,008!
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|Complete Results With Points Awarded
|2nd Big Fish..Sossaman & Richardt
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