Brian Morgan Takes the win on Norman
Brian Morgan of Newton, NC is one step closer to the Bass Pro Shops American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win on Lake Norman on 03/3/2019. Morgan weighed in five bass, which weighed 14.29-pounds. Second place went to Mike Langford of Yadkinville, NC with five bass weighing in at 10.72-pounds. Third place went to Matthew Stark of Mooresville, NC with five bass weighing 10.12-pounds. Fourth Place went to Craig Chambers of Harrisburg, NC with five bass weighing in at 9.73-pounds.
At launch time the temperatures were in the upper 40's with mostly cloudy skies and light winds. The day’s conditions continued with cloudy skies, northeast winds at 5 mph, and temperatures topping out in the mid 40's. Water temperatures were in the upper 40’s to low 60’s depending on location.
The winning pattern came fishing acrank bait, a jig, and a chatter bait. Congratulations Brian! See you at Badin Lake on the 16th of March at Circle Drive Access.
Top five Anglers:
1st Brain Morgan 14.29-lbs 2nd Mike Langford 10.72-lbs 3rd Matt Stark 10.12-lbs 4th Craig Chambers 9.73-lbs 5th Don Sprinkle 9.09-lbs
Big bass honors went to Don Sprinkle of Lexington, NC who caught a 4.05-pound largemouth.
The next tournament in division 14 is scheduled for March 16th on Badin Lake out of Circle Drive Access.
For information about this division and future events visit Americanbassanglers.com or contact the local director for North Carolina-Charlotte – Lance Eckford at (919)628-3383.
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