UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Lake Lanier

Wilson Takes Top Honors on Norman

Wilson Takes Top Honors on Norman
Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Norman with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 4 ounces. For his victory, Wilson earned $6,817.

Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Norman with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 4 ounces. For his victory, Wilson earned $6,817.

“I started out each day by throwing a custom-colored Rapala DT 10 crankbait near rocks and stumps and caught a couple of key fish,” said Wilson. “The rest of them came flipping a Jason’s Magic Craw-colored E.R. Lures jig around docks. I believe I weighed two fish off the crankbait each day and three from the jig.”

Wilson said his biggest fish came around 11 a.m. each morning of the tournament.

“The bigger fish definitely preferred the jig near the docks,” said Wilson.

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Jason Wilson, Lincolnton, N.C., 10 bass, 29-4, $5,817 + $1,000 Mercury Bonus

2nd:         Shane Lineberger, Lincolnton, N.C.,  10 bass, 28-8, $2,909

3rd:          Rob Digh, Denver, N.C., 10 bass, 25-7, $1,939

4th:          Tracy Adams, Wilkesboro, N.C., 10 bass, 24-7, $1,357

5th:          Kelly Logan, Morganton, N.C., 10 bass, 23-11, $1,163

6th:          Scott Beattie, Lincolnton, N.C., 10 bass, 23-3, $1,066

7th:          Joey Sabbagha, Prosperity, S.C., 10 bass, 22-5, $970

8th:          Eric Moser, Salisbury, N.C., 10 bass, 22-1, $873

9th:          Jeffrey Queen, Catawba, N.C., 10 bass, 21-13, $776

10th:        Jeremy Bouldin, Kings Mountain, N.C., 10 bass, 21-8, $679              

Complete results can be found here.  

Lineberger caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division Friday, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $772.

Smelser wins co-angler title

Wayne Smelser of Rural Retreat, Virginia, won the co-angler division and $2,909 with a two-day total of nine bass weighing 21 pounds even.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Wayne Smelser, Rural Retreat, Va., nine bass, 21-0, $2,909

2nd:         Michael Kelley, Conover, N.C., 10 bass, 18-7, $1,454

3rd:          Hunter Harwell, Hickory, N.C., 10 bass, 17-11, $970

4th:          George Hirapetian, Charlotte, N.C., nine bass, 16-7, $679

5th:          Khris Williams, Mount Holly, N.C., eight bass, 16-4, $582

6th:          Andrew Shundich, Mooresville, N.C., seven bass, 15-8, $533

7th:          Edward Louthen, Princeton, W. Va., seven bass, 15-2, $485

8th:          Adam Lockler, Charlotte, N.C., eight bass, 13-7, $436

9th:          William Hearn, Mount Holly, N.C., six bass, 12-8, $388

10th:        Tim Cales, Sandstone, W. Va., seven bass, 12-4, $339

Tracy Brown of Huntersville, North Carolina, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $193.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings now qualify for the Oct. 15-17 Regional Championship on Lake Wateree in Camden, South Carolina. 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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