Gaston Lake — The NC BASS Federation Nation Team Trail made its third stop of the year, this time it was Gaston Lake! The water temperature was around 76 degrees and the big fish have begun to move to their summer hangouts. We had a good turnout with 19 teams participating. We were missing a couple of teams today that would have put us over 20 teams, so we are still trying to hit the 25 team mark before year end.
Chuck Murray and Randy Groves took first place winning $750 with an impressive 7 bass limit weighing 25.45 pounds. They also had the lunker of the tourney, a nice 4.71 pounder picking up another $115 and a custom rod provided by Outdoor Accessories of Kenly, NC.
Scott Griffin and Neil Roberson took second place with a nice limit of 20.05 pounds taking home $475 for their efforts. It was their first tourney with us this year. Third place went to T.J. DeFelice and Robert Holley with a nice limit weighing 15.65 taking home $275 for their efforts (their first tourney with us) and Jimmy Spence and Shane Carter took fourth with a nice limit weighing $15.34 pounds taking home $175 for their efforts.
The points race has tightened up with Chuck Murray and Randy Groves tied for first with 297points while Danny Smith and Mike Barnes are tied for the third and fourth spots with 293 points, just a few points behind. Jimmy Spence and Shane Carter are right there in the mix with a total of 287points and Jim Sheehan and Eric Lochner have 275 points.
The next tourney will be held on Gaston Lake again on August 1st, 2009 at Summit Landing in Lee’s Creek.
Important note: The October tourney on Kerr Lake has been rescheduled to 10/10, not 10/24. Please mark your calendars!