The weather was part of the challenge, three days before a tropical storms left over’s, pass thru. This made the river unpredictable and high, about three feet higher than normal.
The 38 juniors jumped into the boats and headed out to conquer the challenge, and some of them did just that.
1st Ryan Drewery Southern Virginia Bass Anglers (2 fish) 4.24lbs
2nd Josh Jonson Southern Virginia Bass Anglers (2 fish) 3.56lbs
3rd Michael Taylor Southern Virginia Bass Anglers (1 fish) 2.94lbs
4th Nicholas Bodsford Castaway Lip Rippers (1 fish) 2.86lbs
5th Skylar Hamilton Wise County Jr. Anglers (1 fish) 2.20lbs
In the 15yr to 18yr group the top five are as follows:
1st Conner Harrison Mechanicsville Bass Busters (4 fish) 9.56lbs
2nd Cody Griffey Pamunkey Bass Assassins (3 fish) 6.82lbs
3rd Michael Scott Southern Virginia Bass Anglers (3 fish) 5.96lbs
4th Emanuel Pappadakis Castaway Lip Rippers (3 fish) 5.36lbs
5th Dallas Hardy Mechanicsville Bass Busters (2 fish) 5.36lbs *
*number of fish brought to the scale was how the tie breaker was determined
The big fish of the tournament award went to Cody Griffey of the Pamunkey Bass Assassins with at weight of 4.14lbs.
At this same tournament the top total combined weight of the three 11 to 14yr and three 15 to 18yr juniors in one club wins the Don Forman Memorial Trophy.
This year Dan’s Heating & Air Conditioning donated a check to the winning club for $250.
This years Don Forman Memorial Trophy winner is the Mechanicsville Bass Busters.
Way to go guys.
A big thank you to all the 19 boaters that came out to help and the four other support boater that was there also. These boaters and many other one just like them are helping the future of fishing in Virginia. Keep up the great work.
For video go to basseast.com and watch the weigh as it happens.
Next junior tournament will be back on the chick October 18th, see you all there