We had an awesome meeting with over 90 folks attending. Palastine Baptist always shows up with amazing food and the facilities are always more then accomidating. Thank them for all they do to serve us as a division. God bless the ministry they have for helping folks and serving the community.
Thanks to our speaker James McCloud of Providense Veterans Farm, his message really hit home with me. Life is a battle and its our jobs as chistians to prepare our hearts for the going into battle against satan. Life can throw us alot of curve balls and his message really opened my eyes to what I need to do to prepare for when things get tough. The message was great. Please check out the things Providense farm is doing to help our veterans with PTSD and other family and life issues.
Well, we can say this tournament came in like a lion. The wind blew hard all day. it didnt stop some of our anglers from catching a quality bag of fish. At the end of the day the team of Jared Sowers and Kevin Allison brought back the winning bag of 22.17lbs and also the kicker fish of 6.29lbs that was our big fish for the tournament. Congrats to this team who took home 1st place, Big fish and 1st place bonus bucks, for total take home of $2118.50. Thats what the payout can be when you have the teams show up.
2nd place went to the male/female team of Travis and Kaitlyn Lively with a bag of 18.33lbs, they took home $651.00 for their efforts.
3rd place went to the team of Ralph and Justin Hicks with a weight of 17.98lbs, they took home $670.50 for their efforts. (please note i made a mistake on saturday and this amount represents $468 for 3rd and the 2nd place bonus bucks of $202.50) it was discovered that i had left them out of the system for bonus bucks by accident, so i paid out two 2nd place amounts after the prizes had been awarded.)
4th place went to Jeffrey and Clay Ross with a weight of 17.94lbs and for there efforts they took home $548.50 ($346.00 4th place and 2nd place bonus bucks of $202.50)
5th place went to the team of Dwain Bever and Michael Brogan with a weight of 15.76lbs and for there efforts took home $399.00 ($264 5th place and 3rd place bonus bucks of $135.00)
6th place went to the team of David Bryant and Dillion Perdue with a weight of 13.79lbs and for there efforts they took home $224.00
7th place went to Ralph and Randal Tucker with a weight of 11.81lbs and they took home $166.00.
Just out of the money winners were Harold Black and Lacey Burnette with a weight of 11.70lbs and they took home the two Abu Garcia Ike Rods.
Stats of tournament:
94 fish caught - 246.63lbs
avg weight/team - 6.32lbs
avg fish/team 2
Our next tournament is at South Holston Lake in Abington Virginia, please remember if you are going to fish on the tennessee side of the lake you must have the $21.00 permit or a state tennessee license. You can find that permit at the Virginia Department of Gam and Inland Fisheries Web Site.
As a side note, please get all entry forms mailed to me by the Friday a week before the tournament, it helps with the flow of the meeting and the tournament weigh in. If you do not get the entry form to me and it isnt post marked 7 days before the tournament a $25.00 late fee will be assessed and due at the tournament meeting. If you pay the entry fee through paypal the week of the tournament you will be assessed a late fee and it will be due at the tournement meeting, no exceptions.
Thanks to all of our national sponsors, Abu Garcia, Bass Cat Bass boats, Pure Fishing, Berkley, Shakespeare, Power Pole, Mercury, Spider Wire
Smith Mountain Lake - 02/29/20
FIRST PLACE TEAM - KEVIN ALLISON AND JARED SOWERS
2ND PLACE -TRAVIS AND KAITLYN LIVELY
3RD - RALPH AND JUSTIN HICKS
4TH - JEFF AND CLAY ROSS
5TH - DWAIN BEVER AND MICHAEL BROGAN
6TH PLACE - DAVID BRYANT AND DILLION PERDUE