Walmart Bass Fishing League - Piedmont
KERR LAKE (June 10, 2000)
HENDERSON, N.C. — Richard Greene of Fayetteville, N.C., out-fished 200 competitors Saturday to earn $6,000 and 50 CITGO Challenge Points on the boater side of the Red Man Tournament Trail's Piedmont Division event on Kerr Lake.
Greene caught five bass weighing 19 pounds, 6 ounces during the one-day event to edge out Maurice Freeze of Kannapolis, N.C., who finished with a five-bass catch of 19-4 worth $3,000. Greene caught his limit pitching jigs and worms in stained water around mid lake.
Jacob Powroznik of Hopewell, Va., took third place and collected $1,500 with five bass weighing 18-5. Bob Williams Jr. of Rocky Mountain, N.C., placed fourth and earned $1,300 with five bass weighing 18-4, while Rodney Sorrell of Stokesdale, N.C., placed fifth and earned $1,200 with five bass weighing 17-11.
Sam Cole of Lexington, N.C., won the Abu Garcia Big Bass Award in the Boater Division and collected $1,000 with a 6-pound, 11-ounce bass that he caught on brown and orange jig while flipping willow trees.
First place in the Co-Angler Division and $3,000 went to Jamey Way of McLeansville, N.C., who topped 200 competitors with five bass weighing 12-13. Second place in the Co-Angler Division and $1,500 went to Donald Talbard of Ringgold, Va., with five bass weighing 12-5, while Gregory Selby of Hanover, Pa., and Greg Lineberry of Galax, Va., tied for third with five bass and three bass respectively weighing 11-4. Selby and Lineberry each received $700.
Lineberry also won the co-angler Abu Garcia Big Bass Award of $500 with a 6-pound, 13-ounce bass that he caught on a Texas-rigged crawdad.
William Brendle of Wake Forest, N.C., won the Berkley Power Bait award, a package of baits valued at $200, for the heaviest overall catch on Power Bait or Frenzy lures. He caught three bass weighing 7-13.
On July 8, the Red Man Tournament Trail will visit the James River for the fourth of five events in the Piedmont Division. The boater with the most CITGO Challenge points after the division's season finale, a two-day Super Tournament Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 on Kerr Lake, will be declared the Divisional Points Champion and awarded $1,000. The co-angler amassing the most points by the end of the season will receive $500.