Billy Sipe Take the win on Badin Lake 

Billy Sipe of Albemarle, NC is one step closer to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win on Badin Lake on 03/16/2019. Sipe weighed in five bass, which weighed 16.31-pounds. Second place went to Don Sprinkle of Lexington, NC with five bass weighing 12.70-pounds. Third place went to John Orchard of Winston Salem, NC with four bass weighing in at 10.01-pounds.  Fourth place went to Brent Walser of Welcome, NC with 3 bass weighing in at 8.20-pounds.  Congratulations to our lucky winners.
 
At launch time the temperatures were in the upper 30's with partly cloudy skies and NE wind at 10 to 15 mph. The day’s conditions continued with partly cloudy skies, and NE winds at 10 to 15 mph, and temperatures topped out in the low 60's. Water temperatures were in the low 50's. 
 
The winning pattern came fishing a shallow crank bait in and around grass. Congratulations Billy!  See you at High Rock on the 30th of March at Southmont Access. 

Top five Anglers:

1st William "Billy" Sipe 16.31-lbs
2nd Don Sprinkle 12.70-lbs
3rd John Orchard 10.01-lbs
4th Brent Walser 8.20-lbs
5th Lance Eckford 8.14-lbs

Big bass honors went to Don Sprinkle of Lexington, NC who caught a 5.54 pound largemouth.

The next tournament in division 14 is scheduled for March 30th on High Rock Lake out of Southmont 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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