Chandler Takes the Win on High Rock Lake
ATHENS, Ala. – Kevin Chandler of New London, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on High Rock Lake on 6/15/19. Running out of Tamarac Marina, Chandler weighed in a five bass limit weighing 23.00 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.23 pounds. He took home a check for $2500.00 for the win.
“I Caught all my fish today on a jig. I caught three in three feet of water and two in fifteen feet of water,” said Chandler.
Coming in a close second, Dan Funderburk of Rockwell, NC weighed in a five bass limit weighing 22.64 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 6.27 pounds.
“I caught a few early around docks on a Dave’s Tournament tackle Jig. I was going to make a move and my lower unit went out forcing me to stay where I was. I had to leave the area an hour early so I could troll back in time,” said Funderburk.
Taking third for the boaters Terry James of Wadesboro, NC weighed in five bass weighing 17.94 pounds.
“I caught a few flipping docks and I caught some dragging a magnum trickworm. I put some chartreuse dye on the tail and I think it helped,” said James.
In fourth place for the boaters Robert Walser of Lexington, NC weighed in five bass weighing 17.87 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Landon Whicker of Winston Salem, NC weighed in five bass weighing 17.61 pounds.
In the co-angler division Charles Wood of Thomasville, NC weighed in three bass that weighed 11.15 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 5.06 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Wood collected $1435.00 for his catch.
“I caught my two biggest fish on a jig and one small keeper on a crankbait. About 1:00 I was able to cull my smallest fish with the 5.06 pounder. I caught a total of four bass culling once,” said Wood.
In second place for the co-anglers Dylan Smith of Morganton, NC weighed in three bass for 10.77 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.58 pounds.
“I caught my fish today flipping bushes with a Missile baits D-bomb,” said Smith.
Taking third for the co-anglers Paiton File of Salisbury, NC weighed in a three bass limit weighing 10.00 pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a buzzbait and a finesse worm,” said File.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Ricky McCrary of Lexington, NC weighed in three bass for 9.90 pounds. Rounding out the top five, John Harris of Lexington, NC weighed in three bass for 9.77 pounds.
The next event for the North Carolina Division will be the area championship on Kerr Lake on 9-28-29, 2019 launching from Nutbush Park.
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