Nichols Wins Cashion Fishing Rods End Of Year Tournament On Falls Lake With Over 13 Pounds!

Saturday July 9th, 2016 ~ Falls Lake ~ Ledge Rock Wildlife Ramp

The Cashion Fishing Rods ‘End of Year’ Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail Qualifier #1 at Falls Lake got off
to a good start with 22 teams showing up at the ramp. The weather for summer fishing was great. The winds
were light & variable, the air temps ranged from 74 to 89 and the water level was above normal pool at 302.6′.
Surface water temps averaged 85 warm degrees! A very bad storm hit the lake Friday night and the bite that
had been good all week just stopped. The topwater bite was on for about an hour early on and then the bass
backed off a little deeper.

Mike Nichols did manage to catch 5 weighing 13.37 lbs to take 1st Place and 1st Place TWT for a total of

1st Place Nichols
2nd Place team was Reginald Pickett & Larry Kirk with 5 bass weighing 11.88 lbs. They also won 2nd  place
TWT to take home a total of $715. The 3rd Place Team of Allen White & Michael Vaughan netted 5 bass
weighing 11.72 and also had the big fish for the day (4.81 lbs.) and won a total of $608. 2nd Place Big Fish (4.78
lbs.) was caught by the team of Butch Trimmer & Don Boivin worth $132.

Only 57 bass were brought to the scales for a total of 120 pounds averaging 2.09 lbs. each. Most were caught on
Carolina worm rigs, spinnerbaits, crankbait & jig combos in mostly shallow water. Rising water and a solid day
of high pressure might have had something to do with the fish not biting.

I want to thank Cashion Fishing Rods and all the anglers that participated. Our next tournament will be the
2016 Cashion Fishing Rods ‘End of Year’ Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail Qualifier #2 , Saturday July
23rd at Jordan Lake out of Farrington Point Wildlife Ramp. All the information on our tournaments can be

Now here are the full results:
1st Place: Mike Nichols of Bassett, VA…5 bass…13.37 lbs…$800
2nd Place: Reginald Pickett & Larry Kirk of Greensboro & Climax…5 bass…11.88 lbs…$460
3rd Place: Allen White & Michael Vaughan of Clayton & Raleigh…5 bass…11.72 lbs…$300
4th Place: Tony & Chase Stanley of Four Oaks…5 bass…9.38 lbs…$200

1st Place Big Fish: 3rd Place Team above…4.81 lbs…$308
2nd Place Big Fish: Butch Trimmer & Don Boivin of Fayetteville…4.78 lbs…$132

1st Place TWT: 1st Place Team above: 13.37 lbs…$595
2nd Place TWT: 2nd Place Team above: 11.88 lbs…$255

Contact Information:
Phil McCarson…Tournament Director—922 Valetta Rd.—Durham, NC   27712
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