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Mark and Audrey Bayse win at Lake Tillery and bring home over $3,700


NC Piedmont Division kicked the season off with our Friday night banquet at North Albemarle Baptist Church.  We had an awesome night starting off with homemade Chicken and dumplings prepared by Melissa Williams and Mandy Cox and help from their husbands Curtis and Shawn. Many thanks for this great meal that fed 109 people.

 Professional Bass fisherman Andy Montgomery was our speaker for the night. Everyone enjoyed hearing Andy’s stories and jokes and then getting serious about how God is in control. Even though we may not know why the trials and tragedies happen in our life God sees the big picture as the puzzle pieces come together.

Saturday was cold and cloudy as we blasted off 60 boats. The fishing on Lake Tillery had been off for the past couple of weeks and that trend had continued Saturday. With only 26 limits and the big fish that Tillery is known for not biting the fishing was difficult. The team of Mark and Audrey Bayse weighted in 18.02 lbs. to take 1st place and $3,700 in winnings. 2nd place 17.68 lbs. and $1,300 went to the team of Kevin Chandler and Rusty Melton. 3rd place 17.45 lbs. and $700 went to Todd Treece and Lance Isenhour. Finishing out the teams in the money was 4th Ladd & Landon Whicker. 5th Ronnie Smith & Randy Weddington. 6th Derick Livingston & Brett Chappell. 7th Michael Lambert & Brett Landon. 8th Cody Thompson & Ethan Cox. 9th Jason & Scott Threadgill. 10th Michael Kinard & Aaron Harwood. 11th Chris Ferguson & Nathan Starbird. 12th Robbin Collins & Ronnie White.

The Big Fish of the tournament 5.72 lbs. and $500 went to Randy Weddington and Ronnie Smith.

Our Berkley Cast for Cash winner was Mark and Audrey Bayse and 2nd place was Ladd and Landon Whicker.

Chris Brown won the $250 bonus for highest placing team in a boat purchased from Rock Outdoors.

Come join us at our next event at Lake Norman February 15th. Our meeting at this tournament will be right before blastoff. We will not be accepting entry fees the morning of the tournament unless you are having problems with the web site and have called me earlier. All entries are due in by midnight Thursday February 13th  

We want to thank Rock Outdoors our NC Piedmont Division Sponsor.

 Fishers of Men would like to thank all of our fine sponsors; BassCat Boats, Mercury, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Shakespeare, Strike King Lure Company, Power-Pole, Jim Hudson Toyota, Duckett Fishing, BassBoat Technologies, Amphibia Eyewear, Buckeye Lures, T&H Marine, Gator Guards, Frogg Toggs, Kistler Rods, Jacobs Glass, Valley Fashions


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Tillery - 02/01/20

Mark & Audrey Bayse

Rusty Melton & Kevin Chandler

Lance Isenhour & Todd Treece

Ladd & Landon Whicker

Randy Weddington

Derick Livingston & Brett Chappell

Michael Lambert & Brett Landon

Cody Thompson & Ethan Cox

Grant McPeters & Billy Wright