Todd Massey of Chapel Hill and Brandon Guy of Bullock claimed the Piedmont Bass Classic $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail championship (55 boats) with 5 for 20.08 and big fish 5.37 at Kerr Lake. It was their third straight win of the season. They took home $12,670. Air temps were 72-98.
Stephen Lasher of Bahama and Chad Fara of Durham won the points race (637) and earned $1,000. Second place had 618.
Massey and Guy (5 for 33.02) won the last qualifier (50 boats) at Jordan Lake. Big fish was 9,23. Some 170 fish were landed. Air temps were 70-98.
The previous week Massey, fishing without a partner, took first at Falls Lake (61 boats) with 5 for 27.67 in qualifier #6 on another hot day. Big fish was 8.0. Some 179 fish were caught. Winner had 5 for 24.83 at Qualifier #5 at Jordan (65 boats). Big fish was 7.68, with 263 bass landed. Qualifier #4 at Harris Lake had 50 boats. Winner had 5 for 21.05. Big fish was 8.19. Winner had 5 for 31.82 at the June 6 qualifier at Falls Lake (84 boats), the first event since March. Big fish was 8.18.