Kerr Lake Results: May 31, 2008

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Husband and Wife team of Jackson and Marty Hudson net 16.77 lbs. to win Kerr Lake…. Again.

Congratulations to the 1st place Husband and Wife Team of Jackson and Marty Hudson who caught 5 largemouth bass weighing in at 16.77 lbs. They reported catching and culling fish throughout the entire day on Strike King Grubs and Coffee Tubes. Most of the fish were in less than 5 feet of water in the upper Staunton River. The winning team wanted to thank Strike King Lure Company, Quantum Rods and Reels and Suffix Line. This was the team’s second win on the Fishers of Men Trail. Their efforts were worth $1,372 for first place and they are also eligible to receive an additional $750 in 1st place bonus money (VA East Division only) at the next meeting. Father and Son Team of David and Jacob Powroznik weighed in 14.82 lbs for second place. 3rd place: Thomas Harden / Manuel Fernandes (14.45 lbs.); 4th place: Paul Logan / James Plessinger (13.18 lbs.); 5th place: Joseph ‘Reno’ Mayberry / Don Wheeler (12.57 lbs.); 6th place: Jeff Francis / Brent Hatton (11.89 lbs.); 7th place: Jeff Claiborne / Wayne Handy (11.62 lbs.); 8th place: Cavin Young / Bill Butler (10.94 lbs.); 9th place: Tommy and Ryan Powroznik (10.76 lbs.); 10th place: Frank and Warren Poirier (9.96 lbs.); 11th place: Randy Tomlin / Anthony Abel (9.79 lbs.) 12th place: Dean and Jon Anderson (9.64 lbs.). 1st Big fish: Thomas Harden / Manuel Fernandes (5.72 lbs.); 2nd Big fish: Tommy and Ryan Powroznik (5.21 lbs.). 61 teams participated in this event!

Saturday, May 31st was the third tournament event for the 2008 season of the VA East Division of Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail. With blast off temperatures in the 70s summer is just around the corner. The temperatures and humidity rose throughout the day as temperatures rose to the low 90s. The water was partially stained with temperatures in the low to mid 70’s.

The pre-tournament meeting included food, fun and fellowship in an uplifting environment. 160 fishermen and family members attended the meeting hosted by Waters Edge Community Church. Waters Edge’s own W.E.P.T. (Water Edge Praise Team) provided much entertainment for those in attendance. Glory Bag inventor and Tournament Angler Tommy Ball delivered a truly inspirational message. The Lord touched many hearts with 1 attendee making their first profession to Christ with an additional 13 attendees indicated that they rededicated their life to Christ. I want to thank Pastor Bo and Sherry Gould and the rest of the hard working folks from Waters Edge Community Church for assisting with the meal preparation and service. I would also like to thank Mary Willis and her teams at the Lake Motel and the Best Western, their hard work was apparent to all in attendance. May the Lord continue to bless the many hands helped make this event a huge success! Lastly I would like to thank the VA East tournament Committee. Your service and sacrifices are appreciated by all of the of the teams. Thanks for all that you do!

Congratulations to the participants who won over $1,000 in door prizes. Throughout the season the VAEast Division will raffle off over $5,000 retail value of merchandise at our events. In addition, the team of John and Sue Pass became eligible to win 2 Kistler Rods (Last Place Consolation Prize). This is some of the many ways we thank our anglers for their participation.

With their win Tommy and Ryan Powroznik are the current Divisional Points Leaders vying for the Championship pot (worth a projected $1,400.00), jackets and an automatic berth in the National Championship Tournament. Chris and Conner Harrison are the current Adult/Youth Award leaders vying for an automatic berth into the Regional Championship Tournament and $250 retail value of Pure Fishing Tackle. Jackson and Marty Hudson are the current Guy/Gal Award leaders vying for an automatic berth into the Regional Championship Tournament. Tommy and Ryan Powroznik are the current Big Bag Award leaders (26.08). Charlie Seymour is the current Big Fish Award leader. Year-end winners will be awarded trophies to commemorate their accomplishments.

The next tournament of the season will be held June 21st on the Potomac River. All the information for this event can be found on the national website (www.fomntt.com) and/or on the divisional website (www.vaeastfomntt.com).

I would like thank all of our local sponsors including: Pop's Marine, Haber Vision, Propeller Dynamics, Sanderson Propellers, Kistler Rods, Line-X of Richmond, Varina Auto Service, Capt Karl’s Bass’n Adventure, Logan Fire Apparatus, The Department of Conservation and Recreation (VA State Parks), JDC/5ive Alive Baits, Open Water Custom Baits, Eagle Claw, Line-X of Richmond Inc, Woods & Waters Magazine, Dance’s Sporting Goods, 3C Lures, Glory Bags and DreamChasers Consulting LLC.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fine companies that make Fishers of Men possible; Triton Boats, Mercury, Shakespeare, All Star Rods, Pflueger, Strike King Lure Company, Reese Marine Towpower, XTools, Solar Bat, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Berkley, Keelshield, Grace Full Gospel Church, MotorGuide, SOSPENDERS, Marshall’s Marine Lake City SC, Kistler, Mizmo Bait Company, Dual Pro Charger, , Buckeye Lures, Stanley Jigs, Deka Marine Master Batteries, Spike-It, Jacobs Glass, Poor Boys Baits, T&H Marine, Rejuvenade, and Keep Alive Oxygen Infusers


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