16 year old Chuckie Culley from Hiddenite won the States top bass angler award for the 15 through 18 year old division in the BASS Federation Nation State finals on lake Hickory last Saturday. Culley weighed in a 5 fish limit totaling 8.39 pounds to take the coveted title.
Winning the 11 through age group was Logan Holt from Creedmoor. Logan is a member of the Sandy Creek Junior Bassmasters. His total weight was 3.41 pounds.
This was Culley’s third State level Bass fishing title of his young career. Culley was asked what the keys to his success were. He replied “patience and keeping the lure in the water.” In addition Culley has won 2 state and one national title in Casting Kids competition. The casting kids competition is a Nation wide program sponsored by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society where youngsters compete on a casting for accuracy course.
Finishing second in the senior division was Joshua Farley from Dover with 3 bass totaling 7.39 pounds. He also won big fish honors for the event with a 4.49 pound largemouth. Third was Cody Backus from Creedmoor with 3.14 pounds.
In the junior divisions second went to Jacob Scroggins from Mooresboro with 2.82 pounds and Third went to Austin Smith from Weddington with 1.5 pounds.