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Jig, Crankbait Carry Gray to Victory

Jig, Crankbait Carry Gray to Victory
Brandon Gray of Bullock, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Super Tournament on Kerr Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 14 ounces. For his victory, Gray earned $5,886.

Brandon Gray of Bullock, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Super Tournament on Kerr Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 14 ounces. For his victory, Gray earned $5,886.

Gray said he focused on managing fish in two main areas near Nutbush Creek in order to catch his fish and earn his fourth career win in FLW competition.

“I was running between spots where the fish were near stumps and rock, in the front of grass lines,” said Gray. “I was able to catch them in the grass but the bigger sized bass came right in front of it. I had a couple of other areas with similar cover where I caught several fish, but it really came down to two primary locations.”

Gray said he caught the majority of his bass on a green-pumpkin-colored Shooter Jig rigged with a Zoom Super Chunk and a green and white-colored Poe’s crankbait.

“On day one I brought in close to 30 keepers and about 11 on day two,” said Gray. “I just stayed focused. Luckily it all came together and worked out like I hoped.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Brandon Gray, Bullock, N.C., 10 bass, 32-14, $5,886

2nd:         Scooter Lilley, Williamston, N.C., 10 bass, 29-12, $2,943

3rd:          Chris Daves, Spring Grove, Va., 10 bass, 27-9, $1,964

4th:          Shane Burns, Durham, N.C., 10 bass, 26-15, $1,373

5th:          Greg Lahr, Fayetteville, N.C., 10 bass, 26-8, $1,177

6th:          William Shelton III, La Crosse, Va., 10 bass, 26-7, $1,079

7th:          Brian Calloway, Danville, Va., 10 bass, 26-1, $981

8th:          Ryan Harrell, Emporia, Va., 10 bass, 25-5, $883

9th:          Dennis Burdette, Lindside, W. Va., 10 bass, 25-4, $785

10th:        Mike May, Sims, N.C., 10 bass, 24-2, $687              

Complete results can be found here.  

Jeffrey Thomas of Broadway, North Carolina, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 2 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $795.

 

Birr wins co-angler title

Michael Birr of Franklinton, North Carolina, won the co-angler division and $2,943 with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 8 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Michael Birr, Franklinton, N.C., 10 bass, 26-8, $2,943

2nd:         Conner Davis, Bear Creek, N.C., seven bass, 24-11, $1,472

3rd:          Pat Kendrick, Bumpass, Va., 10 bass, 21-4, $980

4th:          Brian Stack, Nanjemoy, Md., eight bass, 20-3, $687

5th:          Tony Toombs, Drakes Branch, Va., nine bass, 19-1, $589

6th:          Rob Hilliard, Roanoke, Va., nine bass, 18-9, $540

7th:          Brian Langford, Petersburg, Va., seven bass, 17-12, $491

8th:          James Stowers, Narrows, Va., seven bass, 17-9, $441

9th:          Dexter Andrews, Louisburg, N.C., seven bass, 16-1, $392

10th:        Derek Brown, Charlottesville, Va., eight bass, 15-6, $343

Davis caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $397.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will now qualify for the Oct. 8-10 Regional Championship on the 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.

 

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Miller Wins Wild Card on Kentucky Lake

Miller Wins Wild Card on Kentucky Lake

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Coastal Carolina Wins on Hartwell  

Coastal Carolina Wins on Hartwell  

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Allison Comes from Behind on Cumberland

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Upshaw Closes on Cumberland

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Cumberland Day 3 Coverage

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Cumberland Day 2 Coverage

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Zimbabwe’s Cousens Grabs Lead

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Cumberland Day 1 Coverage

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Fitzpatrick All the Way on Grand

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Drury Wins on Lake of the Ozarks

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Myers Makes Long Run for Kentucky Win

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Beavers Wins Potomac Regional

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New Dominates Seminole Regional

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Hays Rallies for Ozark Title

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Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 3

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