Moore and Carnes Win Bass Pro Shops 150 event on Lake Norman
ATHENS, Ala. – The team of Richard Moore of Clover SC and Chris Carnes of York SC won the Bass Pro Shops 150 series team event held on Lake Norman on 4/27/19. The team sacked up a five bass limit weighing 16.34 pounds. Their limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.42 pounds. For the win Moore and Carnes took home a fully rigged Tracker Pro Team 175 XTE Tournament edition boat with a 75 HP Mercury 4 stroke motor valued at $20,000.00.
“Things for us really started out slow. We were just catching smaller fish. We pulled into a pocket and found a lot better quality of fish. We caught most of our fish on a shakeyhead,” said Moore.
In second place the team of Brent Rankin of Mt. Holly NC and Ron Moore of Indian Trail NC weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.08 pounds. Their limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.37 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in.
“We caught a lot of fish today, but the better fish came from a 100-yard stretch of grass.
We caught three on a chatter bait and two on a red eye shad,” said Rankin.
Taking third the team of Jonathan Lutz of Dallas NC and TJ Harris weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.01 pounds. Their limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.09 pounds.
“We caught all of our fish on a True South jig in Green Pumpkin. We fished docks and the fish were positioned anywhere from the backs to the fronts of the docks,” said Lutz
In fourth place the team of Tommy Murphy Jr. of Newton NC and Matthew Burke of Weddington NC weighed in five bass for 12.90 pounds. Rounding out the top five the team of Conner Alms of Mooresville NC and Troy Lehew of Charlotte NC weighed in five bass for 12.29 pounds.
In total this tournament paid back 100% of the entries and big bass bringing the total payback at $28,400.00.
The top 20 teams from this event will have the opportunity to compete in the Bass Pro Shops 150 Series championship to be held on Table Rock Lake in Branson MO in September 2019. The winning team at the championship will receive (2) Tracker Pro Team 195 XTE Tournament Edition Boats powered by a 150 hp Mercury four stroke engine.
Top 20 who advance to Table Rock Lake
PL Angler Fish Big B Total Payout 1 Richard Moore-Chris Carnes 5 4.42 16.34 Tracker Boat/Mercury 75hp
2 Brent Rankin-Ron Moore 5 5.37 15.08 2300 3 Jonathan Lutz-TJ Harris 5 4.09 15.01 1200 4 Tommy Murphy Jr-Matthew Burke 5 3.66 12.90 1000 5 Conner Alms-Troy Lehew 5 4.06 12.29 900 6 Joshua Goode-Adam Fillmore 5 0.00 12.08 800 7 Greg Sims-Bobby Young 5 3.37 11.92 700 8 John Miller-Charles Whitaker 5 0.00 11.82 600 9 Patrick Murray-Richard Field 5 3.55 11.75 500 10 Allen Travis-Hunter Harwell 5 0.00 11.58 400 11 Lee Busque-Thomas Bingham 5 3.65 10.95 0 12 Marsh Cassel-Chris Hurst 5 0.00 10.76 0 13 Don Sprinkle-Edward Skipworth 5 0.00 10.63 0 14 Eric Cox-Lance Eckford 5 0.00 10.51 0 15 Conner Usher-Jason Jones 5 0.00 10.48 0 16 Nathan Scronce- 5 0.00 10.17 0 17 Christopher Baumgardner-Steven Sparrow 5 0.00 9.99 0 18 Donald Poteat-Jerry Poteat 5 0.00 9.87 0 19 Jeffrey Farrell-William Vaughan 5 2.93 9.76 0 20 Jordon Venable-John Gallimore 5 0.00 9.57 0
The Bass Pro Shops 150 Series is designed to provide anglers who have a bass rig with a 150 hp and below engine the opportunity to compete against equally powered boats.
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