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2014-04-21 06:33:15

Rodney Bell Squeaks out Win at Kerr Lake

Athens, Al - Rodney Bell of Salisbury, NC weighed in 5 fish that tipped the scales at 18.52 Pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series North Carolina event 2014-04-19 on Kerr.

The North Carolina division of the Weekend Bass Series met at Kerr Lake in Henderson, NC for the second event of the 2014 season.  "Practice was not good yesterday and the best fish I found was only about two pounds.  Today, I fished up river in the dirtier waters and did not see another bass boat until 11 AM.  I got away from most of the fishing pressure and I was targeting spawning areas that I know will produce once the fish go to the beds.  My main target was exposed root systems in flooded timber using jigs and occasionally spinner baits."  The 48 year old employee of Norfolk Southern Railway caught 8 keepers over 14 inches, and culled his last fish 30 minutes before having to return for weigh in.

Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:

1Rodney Bell 518.52250$2133
2Robert Walser 518.39249$1071
3Richard Beck 516.80248$ 711
4James Blankenship 516.78247$ 495
5Wally Szuba 516.46246$ 423
6Andrew George 515.75245$ 611
7Terry James 515.12244$ 350
8Scott Hamrick 515.05243$ 314
9Jeff Chandler 514.99242$ 278
10Michael G. Miller 514.89241$ 190

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Andrew George of Chesapeake, VA landed the boater big fish at 6.68 pounds using "soft plastics".

South Boston`s Bill Burton Claims Co-Angler Victory on Kerr

Athens, Al - Bill Burton of South Boston, VA. weighed in 3 fish that weighed in at 10.09 pounds. to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series North Carolina event on 2014-04-19 on Kerr.

53 year old Halifax County Building Inspector Bill Burton caught a total of six keeper bass using jigs and crank baits.  "I did not get a chance to practice for this event and my boater put me on some quality fish.  We concentrated on main channels in the mid lake area, catching fish throughout the day."

Rounding out the top 10 Co-Anglers were:

1William Bill B. Burton 310.09250$1067
2George V. Baucom 39.66249$ 535
3Rodney E. Vaow 38.76248$ 355
4Ben K. Dacey 38.24247$ 247
5Jordan T. Sanderlin 37.94246$ 211
6Johnathan Morgan M. Wall 37.62245$ 193
7Kristopher Queen 37.46244$ 175
8Shane I. Sharpe 37.31243$ 157
9Heath Fesperman 37.22242$ 139
10Doug S. File 37.06241$ 95

The Co-Angler Big Bass was caught by: James Salloum of Waxhaw, NC landed the co-angler big bass at 3.81 pounds.

For more information about this event or other North Carolina events visit or contact the tournament manger Gary Conner at 256-230-5627.

At the end of the season, the best WBS anglers from across the nation will fish the 2014 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., from Nov. 12-18.

As a special Ray Scott Championship bonus, the Boater Division and Co-Angler Division champions will each receive entry fees and sponsorship into the one of two professional bass fishing series of the angler’s choice. The sponsorship includes entry fees into three professional events and sponsorship support. This sponsorship will put the champion within striking distance of one of two professional bass fishing championships.

At WBS events throughout the season, boater and co-angler competitors may also win hefty bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Royal Purple, MotorGuide and T-H Marine. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Weekend Bass Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit

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