Littleton, NC – March 21, 2015
Forty-nine teams converged on Lake Gaston for the first of six regular season Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series events. The teams launched from the Summit Wildlife boating access at 7:00 AM and returned at 3:00 PM for the afternoon weigh-in.
Besting the field in this season opening event was the tandem of Bo Grosvenor and Kenny Reynolds with a five fish limit weighing 20.17lbs and earning the anglers $1213.00 for the day. Filling the second position with 18.25lbs was the team of Sammy Creech and Jeff Jones. Creech and Jones were awarded $662.00 for their efforts. Settling into the third position was the duo of Mike Garner and Richard Bracey with their catch of 16.40lbs granting the pair a check for $496.00. Garner & Bracey also netted the lunker for the event at 7.03lbs worth another $245.00 check and a $100.00 gift certificate from lunker award sponsor Outdoor Accessories Unlimited. Taking the fourth spot was the pairing of Patrick Wooten and Phillip Sykes with their catch of 16.16lbs worth $423.00. In the fifth position and earning a check for $404.00 was the team of Eric Schell and George Toney with their 14.32lb catch. Robbie House and Todd Farmer netted 13.82lbs and $276.00 for their sixth place finish. Settling into the final award earning position was the seventh place team of Steve Vann and Richard “Skippy” Lewis with their bag of largemouth weighing 13.18 lbs, thus granting the tandem $202.00 for their efforts.
Sammy Creech and Jeff Jones take an early lead within the Optional Points Competition with 199 pts, while 2014 OPC Champions, Steve Vann and Richard Lewis, occupy the second spot with 194 pts. Rounding out the top three in this category is the team of Arthur Clark and Ryan Hardee with 191 pts.
Sea Tow of Wrightsville Beach, NC awarded a Gold membership package to Mike Garner as one of the event’s random door prizes.
Additional door prizes from Solar Bat Sunglasses and Ranger Boats were provided to lucky participants.
Anglers should not forget about the valuable incentive awards that are available through the Solar Bat “Bat Bucks” and Ranger Cup programs available within the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series events.
Food and beverage items were provided by Adams Roadside BBQ and the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series tournament trail.
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