Stop number five of the 2015 Collins Inc. – Youth Educational Series tournament trail made its way to Falls Lake over the weekend. This unique series, dedicated solely to youth anglers ages 18 and under, is continuing to see some growing interest.
Competitors and their boat captains launched at 6:00 AM from the Ledge Rock wildlife access and returned at 1:00 PM for the afternoon weigh-in.
Alden Patterson and Logan Jennings secured their second win of the season with their five fish limit weighing in at 12.85 lbs for the day. The duo also netted the NC Farm Bureau agent Red Ligon lunker award for the event with a fish weighing 5.79 lbs. Patterson and Jennings were rewarded with trophy prizes and products from The Trophy Connection, Z Man Fishing Products, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, Penetration Hooks, and Gamma Fishing Line.
Chase Stanley and Dale McGee settled for the second position with their catch of 5.71 lbs for the day earning the tandem trophy prizes and product awards from The Trophy Connection, Z Man Fishing Products, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, and Penetration Hooks.
Tyler Little and Chase Crocker filled the third spot with their catch of 5.61 lbs and earned awards from Z Man Fishing Products, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, and Penetration Hooks.
Landon Inscoe and Camden Inscoe took the fourth position for the event with their catch of 2.31 lbs granting the siblings prizes from Z Man Fishing Products, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, and Penetration Hooks.
Ethan Howard finished the day in the fifth position with his catch of 2.07 lbs and earned prizes from Z Man Fishing Products, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, and Penetration Hooks.
In the sixth position was the tandem of Travis Mewborn and Levi Jones with their total for the event of 1.69 lbs earning the anglers prizes from Z Man Fishing Products and Penetration Hooks. However, this sixth place final result does not show the true catch that these two anglers experienced. Mewborn and Jones actually netted a total of 6.69 lbs of Falls Lake largemouth, but suffered a five pound late penalty due to a late day mechanical issue that kept the team from arriving back on time for the weigh-in.
Tyler Goss and Clay Shaw’s catch of 1.62 lbs earned the pair the seventh place position and prizes from Z Man Fishing Products and Penetration Hooks.
The team of Wyatt Long and Travis Beck, and lone angler Luke Farley were unable to bring a Falls Lake largemouth to the scales, but were still able to walk away with some great prizes from Z Man Fishing Products and Penetration Hooks.
Thanks to our great series sponsors, additional prizes from Z Man Fishing Products, Penetration Hooks, Gamma Fishing Products, Solar Bat, and Ranger Boats were provided throughout the weigh-in period as door prizes.
Due to the support of our dedicated Youth Educational Series sponsors, the series is able to reward these up-and-coming tournament anglers with nearly $700 in product rewards and trophies at each event, plus provide food items for the anglers and their boat captains during the weigh-in period. Thanks to our Youth Educational Series sponsors for your support in making this series possible for these young anglers.
We were very fortunate to have special guest Jaylen and members of his family with us at the event location. Throughout the day we watched as the Jaylen and his family fished from the shoreline near our weigh-in setup. Although the size of fish they caught were not giant, the size of the smiles found on Jaylen’s face could not be compared to any weight or length.
As our Youth Educational Series anglers returned from their day on the water Jaylen was on hand for the weigh-in and got to be part of the action. We wish you the best Jaylen and hope to see you catch some big ones in the future!!
You can follow Jaylen’s story at the following link: Jaylens Journey
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