Mark Bayse and Todd Gibson win $5000 at PBC Spring Championship on Falls with 24.80!
Piedmont Bass Classics Results
June 18th, 2011 ~ Falls Lake ~ Ledge Rock Ramp
PBC $5,000 Bass Trail Championship
Todd Gibson & Mark Bayse Win Big !!
The weather was beautiful! A little hot in the afternoon but with Ridgecrest Baptist Church Outdoors Ministries,
from Durham, providing cold drinks, hot dogs and hamburgers, the crowd kept their cool. 46 out of the 47 teams that
qualified for the Championship showed up to try and win the $5,000 1st place prize package. 161 bass
were weighed in for a total of 492 pounds. The anglers did a great job keeping their fish alive with the
latter day heat being close to 100 degrees! Water temps averaged 83 to 85 and air temps ranged from 68
to 97 with winds ranging from light to 10 mph in the afternoon. Big fish for the day was 7.72 lbs. and
another was close at 7.02 lbs. Only 5.53 pounds separated 1st place and 9th place! It was a close race!
Todd Gibson, from Archdale, and Mark Bayse, from Thomasville, conquered the field with 5 bass weighing
24.80 lbs! Gibson and Bayse used a combination of jigs, crankbaits & C-Rigs to make up their creel. The
bass they caught early in the day were in 8 feet of water and as the day went on the bass moved to 14 feet
of water. Mark Herndon, from Bahama, and Jay Garrard, from Durham, won the points championship! Our
congratulations go out to both great teams!
Once again, I want to thank our sponsors. Without their support we could not have offered the $5,000
Spring Trail. Thank you so much!
The $5,000 Summer Trail qualifying will start this coming Saturday, June 25th at Falls Lake out of Ledge
Rock Ramp. All the information on the Summer Trail can be seen on our website: www.
Now here are the June 18th Championship results:
1st Place..Mark Bayse & Todd Gibson of Thomasville & Archdale..5 bass..24.80 lbs...$5,000 Prize Package!
2nd Place..Stewart & John Adams of Benson..5 bass..23.10 lbs...$630
3rd Place..Ken Wall & Ben Cannon of Asheboro & Apex..5 bass..20.72 lbs...$550
4th Place..Ted Boyette & Steven Woodlief of Kenly & Wake Forest..5 bass..20.64 lbs...$470
5th Place..Mark Herndon & Jay Garrard of Bahama & Durham..5 bass..20.36 lbs...$390
6th Place..Joe Langley & Jamie Fajardo of Benson & Fuquay Varina..5 bass..19.88 lbs...$310
7th Place..Thomas Sheffer & Ken McNeill of Cary & Raleigh..5 bass..19.81 lbs...$260
8th Place..Billy West & Tracy Sykes of New Hill & Knightdale..5 bass..19.72 lbs...$230
9th Place..Roy Blackwood & Butch Williams of Pittsboro..5 bass..19.27 lbs...$178
1st Place Big Fish..Claiborn Cox & Mike Carden of Timberlake...7.72 lbs...$630
2nd Place Big Fish..Rick Sossaman & Randy Johnson of Oak Ridge & Hillsborough...7.02 lbs...$270
1st Place TWT..1st Place Team above...24.80 lbs...$525
2nd Place TWT..3rd Place Team above...20.72 lbs...$225
Points Champions..Mark Herndon & Jay Garrard of Bahama & Durham...$1,000 prize package!
For more information on our Tournaments, call Phil McCarson 919-471-1571 or 919-971-5042
or visit the website: www.piedmontbassclassics.com
Media personnel...thanks so much for all your help in covering our events...