~~Feb 17 2018 Mayo lake
The NC Central division kicked off its 2018 season at Mayo lake on Feb 17th. We partnered with Westwood Baptist Church for our Friday night meeting and Pastor Gerald, Brent, and their team made us feel extremely welcome with great food and fellowship. Pastor Gerald brought the message and did a wonderful job. He asked a few simple questions to open the sermon, how do we spend our time? Are we serving God or are we serving the world? Are we prepared for the trials life throws at us? Are we secure in our relationship with Jesus Christ? Through our relationship with God we can be prepared to do those things that are pleasing to God and give us hope for our lives. We had several rededications and one new commitment. Thanks be unto God for those blessings.
The weather was perfect, sunny, temps in the 80's, and a light breeze blowing. Oh wait, that was Friday. Saturday dawned with cloudy skies, a 30 dgree temp drop, rain in the forecast, and breezy. The 50 boat field headed out at safe light to see what Mayo lake had to offer. Around lunch time a cold drizzle began to fall and I think the temp dropped another 10 degrees. As the first boats started to come in it looked like it was going to be a tough day with very few fish weighed in. As more boats rolled in things began to change and the weights started to climb. At the end of the day Ross and Robbie Kennon brought in a sack weighing 20.32 lbs with a 6.84lb kicker to take the win and big fish. These guys have won on Mayo before and are a little hard to handle on this lake. Ross Oliver and Brad Cook finished second with a 19.19lb bag and also took home first place Bonus Bucks. In third place just 7/100ths of a pound behind was the team of Wayne Sheppard and Tony Fox with 19.12lbs, Tony later told me he had lost a hog that may have given them the win when his hooks straightened out. The top ten teams took home a check to go along with their soggy rain suits. You gotta love it when the weather throws you a curve. Most fish were caught on Jerkbaits, Jigs, and C-Rigs in 10 to 20 foot of water.
I would like to thank all the teams that came out to fish with us and we hope to see you throughout this season. I also want to thank our volunteers for braving the nasty weather to make this event a success, without them this would not be possible. I would be remiss if I didin't say thanks to my wife, Pepper, for taking on the endeavor with me, I love you. Most of all let's give thanks unto God for all of His blessings and for keeping us safe.
Next event is Falls Lake on March 10th at Ledgerock ramp. We're hoping to see some 30lb sacks come outta Falls so please encourage everyone you know to come on out, it's going to be a great event.
I look forward to seeing you all again,
Thanks and God bless,
Mike HairMayo - 02/17/18
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