Edenton, NC – May 16th, 2015
Mike Price and Jim Levinson took the top spot in event number three of the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series schedule held on the Albemarle Sound / Chowan River region.
Launching from the Bayside Marina and Grill, fifty-three teams began to make their way out of Pembroke Creek at 6:00 am. Mike Price and Jim Levinson brought a five fish limit weighing 19.02lbs to the scales in route to their first place finish. Price and Levinson were rewarded for their efforts with a check totaling $1193.00 for their day. Price was also qualified for Ranger Cup and Collins Cup payouts, thus earning another $500 payout and a free entry into a future BFCS event of his choice.
Bobby Clarke and Charles Goff settled for the second position with their limit weighing 18.40lbs, good enough for a $676.00 payout. In the third position was the tandem of Skeet Bennett and Buster Seabolt with their weight of 16.00lbs earning the duo $537.00. Jared Sasnett and Kevin Sutton held down the fourth position with 15.79lbs good enough for $457.00. In the fifth position was the pairing of Ronald and Ronnie Clark with their catch of 14.64lbs, thus earning $398.00 for their efforts. Kevin Jones and Gerald Murray took the sixth position with 14.41lbs and earned a check for $298.00. Clifton Ricks and Jason Tripp settled into the seventh position with their 14.29lb catch and walked away with $219.00 for their day on the water. Rounding out the eighth and final check earning position was the tandem of Sammy Creech and Jeff Jones with their 13.61lb catch valued at $200.00.
Bobby Clarke and Charles Goff netted the lunker for the event weighing in at 7.51lbs and valued at $265.00 plus a $100.00 gift certificate from lunker award sponsor Outdoor Accessories Unlimited.
Food items awaited the anglers during the afternoon weigh-in and valuable door prizes from Solar Bat, Ranger Boats, and Sea Tow of Wrightsville Beach, NC, including a one-year Sea Tow Gold membership, were presented to a few lucky winners during the afternoon weigh-in.
The Optional Points competition is heating up with the 2014 championship team of Steve Vann and Richard Lewis now in a tie with the team of Sammy Creech and Jeff Jones. Skeet Bennett and Buster Seabolt hold down the third position while Abe Gaeta and DJ Mysilinski fill the fourth spot. In the fifth position is the tandem of Larry Hipps and Dean Lairson.
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