Webber Wins Co-angler Division at Lake Badin
Carlton "Dale" Webber of Kernersville, NC was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on March 5, 2016 at Lake Badin. Webber’s 13.41 pound limit was worth $1760. “I caught my fish cranking. They were spread out. I caught the first one deep, suspended under baitfish. My other two came really shallow,” said Webber.
Joe Westmoreland of Greensboro, NC finished in second place on the co-angler side with 10.64 pounds to win $579. Westmoreland used spinnerbaits in the grass for his catch.
Charles Wood of Thomasville, NC brought in 10.60 pounds to finish in third place and win $386. "I used anything and everything. One fish came in 20 feet of water on a Fish Head Spin. I caught another fish in five feet of water on a jig. My third fish came on a spinnerbait in three feet of water about 3:00," said Wood.
Co-angler Big Bass honors went to Matthew "Matt" McKinney of Belmont, NC with a 6.93 pound largemouth bass. McKinney used a swimbait to catch his Big Bass. He also won a new Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99 through the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program for using an Abu Garcia reel to catch the Big Bass of the event.
Top Five Co-anglers:
1. Carlton Webber 13.41 $1760
2. Joe Westmoreland 10.64 $579
3. Charles Wood 10.60 $386
4. Matthew McKinney 10.49 $505
5. Dustin Clontz 9.97 $231
There were 51 co-angler entries for this Ram Truck Open Series event.
Complete results can be found at this link.
Year to date points standing for the North Carolina division can be found at this link.
For more info on the North Carolina division of the Ram Truck Open Series visit www.ramopenseries.com call ABA tournament manager, Rodney Michael, at (256) 497-0967. The next event in this division is on May 7, 2016 at High Rock Lake.
Ram Truck Open Series anglers can take advantage of the “no boat on boat draw” format along with huge payouts for the 2016 season. First place boaters can win a guaranteed $5000 first place, regardless of number of entries. Payouts will increase to $6000 for the first place boater with a 100 boat field. Over the course of four divisional events and the area championship, anglers will be competing for a spot in the 2017 Ray Scott Championship.
Lots of contingency money is up for grabs during the 2016 Ram Trucks Open Series Series season. Anglers participating in the Triton Gold program can earn up to $7,000 at 2016 divisional events and up to $50,000 at the 2017 Ray Scott Championship. Anglers can also take advantage of other programs such as T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash, Garmin Grand Giveaway, Livingston Lures Cash for Big Bass, Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus, Maui Jim Bonus, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money.
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