Western Region NC B.A.S.S. Nation State Qualifier

May 15 and 16, 2015

Story By: Chuck Murray

Black Bear Landing- Lake James – North Carolina hosted the Western Region NC BASS Nation state qualifier. It is the first of two state championship tournaments to select the next Southern Divisional Team in their quest for a berth in the prestigious BASSMaster Classic.

Patrick King - Western State Champion

First place overall individual winner from the Look Out Shoals, Patrick King, stayed strong finishing with a 2 day total of 17.90 pounds. The balance of the Western Region qualifiers in second to seventh places were BASS Casters Mark Swink (17.81), Team Orellanna Chris Carnes (17.13), Confederate Bass Master Dale Lucky (16.13), Casual Caster Stacy Richards (15.99), Alexis Bass Master Jeff Hager (15.77), and Cherryville Bass Masters Bob Carpenter (14.65). Jaw Breaker’s Jody Wright will be the first alternate with (14.59)

Winning Club - Team Orellanna2nd Place Team - Confederate BM3rd Place Team - Jaw Breakers

Team Orellanna won the Club Championship title with 58.30 pounds, Confederate Bassmasters were 2nd place with 47.48, and Third place was the Jaw Breakers at 46.67.

Western Region Qualifiers- NC State Team

The Top seven above will represent the NC BASS Nation at the 2016 BASS Regional hosted by B.A.S.S. with all vying for a shot at the BASS MASTER CLASSIC!

Individual Results

Team Results

Random Event Photos:

2015-05-15 0052015-05-15 0082015-05-15 0122015-05-15 0162015-05-15 0172015-05-16 004Billy Scoggins-Day One-Lake JamesChris Carnes - 3rd PlaceChris Carnes-Day One-Lake JamesChris HoopaughDale Lucky - 4th Place (1)Dale Lucky - 4th Place (2)Danny MurphyJeff Hager - Big Fish Day 1Jeff Hager-Day One Leader-Lake JamesJody WrightMark Swink - 2nd PlaceStacey Richards - 5th PlaceStacey Richards -5th Place