UPCOMING EVENT: HIGH SCHOOL FISHING - 2020 - California Delta

Chenoweth Wins on Kerr

Chenoweth Wins on Kerr
Rick Chenoweth of Fredericksburg, Va., won the April 11 Piedmont Division event on Kerr Lake with a 17-pound, 8-ounce limit to capture a check worth over $5,200.

HENDERSON, N.C. – Rick Chenoweth of Fredericksburg, Virginia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament of 2015 on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Chenoweth earned $5,241.

“It was a good day of fishing,” said Chenoweth. “I couldn’t have asked for a better tournament.”

Chenoweth earned top honors by fishing secondary points between spawning pockets in the Nutbush area. He said he was expecting other boaters to be waiting for him by the time he arrived, but ended up having the spot to himself.

“There were four points between five pockets,” Chenoweth said. “I worked up and down the sides for a long time. You could troll between the points they were so close together.”

Chenoweth said he used a Dave’s Tournament Tackle green pumpkin  football-head jig to catch his five keepers.

“I just dragged it along the bottom. If you hopped it, shook it or added any type of movement at all other than a drag the bass wouldn’t touch it,” Chenoweth said. “I had a limit in the boat within 30 minutes of takeoff.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Rick Chenoweth, Fredericksburg, Va., five bass, 17-8, $5,241

2nd:         Shawn Hammack , Gasburg, Va., five bass, 16-15, $2,620

3rd:          Bowman Gray, Winterville, N.C., five bass, 16-14, $1,485

3rd:          Steve Wagner, Raleigh, N.C., five bass, 16-14, $1,485

5th:          Flash Butts, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., five bass, 16-13, $1,048

6th:          Tom Hebb, Moneta, Va., five bass, five bass, 16-3, $917

6th:          Keith Joyce, Apex, N.C., five bass, 16-3, $917

8th:          Mark Robertson, Henderson, N.C., five bass, 15-15, $786

9th:          Sammy Creech, Kenly, N.C., five bass, 15-12, $699

10th:        Keith Goldberg, Eagle Rock, Va., five bass, 15-11, $611              

Complete results can be found here. 

Marty Warren of Elon, North Carolina, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $825.

Reese wins co-angler division

Co-angler Marvin Reese of Gwynn Oak., Md., won the April 11 Piedmont Division event on Kerr Lake with a 16-pound, 11-ounce limit to cash over $2,500 in winnings. Marvin Reese of Gwynn Oak, Maryland, weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win $2,507 in the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Marvin Reese, Gwynn Oak, Md., five bass, 16-11, $2,507

2nd”         Edward Gordan, Roxboro, N.C., five bass, 15-0, $1,253

3rd:          Vernon Adams, Durham, N.C., three bass, 13-6, $837

4th:          Chris Whittaker, Waverly, Va., five bass, 12-3, $585

5th:          Jonn Schulz, Roxboro, N.C., five bass, 11-14, $501

6th:          Jackson Pleasant, Raleigh, N.C., five bass, 11-10, $460

7th:          Tony Toombs, Drakes Branch, Va., five bass, 11-5, $418

8th:          David Collins, Littleton, N.C., four bass, 10-13, $355

8th:          Will White, Wake Forest, N.C., five bass, 10-13, $355

10th:        David Stone, Midlothian, Va., five bass, 10-0, $292

Adams caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $382.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 8-10 Regional Championship on Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

 

Tags: piedmont-division  kerr-lake  headline-story  2015-04-11-kerr-lake 

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