Thomas And Faulkner Weigh 29.53 To Win Piedmont Bass Metal Mania Invitational On Falls Lake By Over 10 Pounds!

What a mighty fine day, weatherwise, for the inaugural Piedmont Bass Classics ‘Metal Mania’ Invitational at Falls Lake. The water level was about normal pool and water temps ranged from about 83 to 88. Winds were light and air temps went from 79 in the am to a hot 94 around 3pm. It was mighty hot in the afternoon, but our 23 teams toughed it out and brought in 73 bass for a total weight of 218 pounds for an average of 2.99 lbs. each. I’m very proud of our teams for taking such good care of their fish in this heat. It was kinda neat to see a full field of aluminum boats for blastoff. We will do it again next year for sure. Everyone participating loved it.

Ist Place team of Samuel Thomas & Scott Faulkner blew the field away weighing in 5 bass at 29.53 lbs to take 1st Place, 1st Place TWT and 2nd place Big Fish (6.97 lbs.) for a total of $1,476 and trophies!


The 2nd Place team was Kevin Cheatham & Johnny Wilder with 5 bass weighing 19.03 lbs. to take home a
total of $505. 3rd Place Team of Robyn Cook & Owen Penhollow also won the 2nd Place TWT for a grand total of
$560. Big Fish for the day (7.73 lbs.) was caught by the team of Charles Stewart & Tobey Lawson netting them
$294 for their efforts!

Most bass were caught with jigs, plastics & crankbaits. Most were caught in 4′ to 12′ of water.

I want to thank all the anglers that participated and all our sponsors. Our next tournament will be the 2016
Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Championship, Saturday June 18th at Jordan Lake out
of Farrington Point Wildlife Ramp for qualified teams only. Spectators are more than welcome to attend. Info on
this particular event can be found at:
Our Cashion Rods ‘End of Year’ Team Trail fires up July 9th at Kerr Lake out of Flemingtown Landing Wildlife
Ramp. Check this link for all the info on this trail:
All the information on all our tournaments can be found at:

Now here are the full results:
1st Place:…Samuel Thomas & Scott Faulkner of Lexington…5 bass…29.53 lbs…$965
2nd Place:…Kevin Cheatham & Johnny Wilder of Oxford & Butner…5 bass…19.03 lbs…$505
3rd Place:…Robyn Cook & Owen Penhollow of Raleigh & Durham…5 bass…18.62 lbs…$395
4th Place:…Stanton McDuffie & Chris Fesmire of Raleigh…5 bass…17.64 lbs…$275
5th Place:…Keith Deal & Ricky Kenworthy of Holly Springs & Cary…5 bass…14.82 lbs…$160

1st Place Big Fish: Charles Stewart & Tobey Lawson of Oxford & Raleigh…7.73 lbs…$294
2nd Place Big Fish: 1st Place Team above…6.97 lbs…$126

1st Place TWT: 1st Place Team above: 29.53 lbs…$385
2nd Place TWT: 3rd Place Team above: 18.62 lbs…$165 


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