Trent Neuse

May 18, 2019 Trent/Neuse Team Trail Tournament

HOT, HOT, HOT, That’s what the teams all faced on Saturday. With terrible tides, worse temperatures and an extremely low water level due to high winds blowing out of the sound the fishing was very tough. Only one 6 fish limit was weighed in by the eventual winning team of Justin McBrayer and Shawn Collins of the Furious Hawg Snatchers with a small limit weighing 10.85 pounds. Second place was taken by local guru’s TopSail Bassmasters own Rich Ludwig and Pete Peterson, both fishing with the flu, brought 5 fish to the scale along with the big fish of 2.97 pounds good for $125 and a total 5 fish weight of 10.17 pounds. The 3rd place team of Mike Marion and Robert Griswold from LuckyStrike Bassmasters had a 5 fish bag of 7.94 good for 198 Team Trail Points. Eric Hardy and Gene Gray came in with the 2nd big fish of 2.28 pounds good for $55. All in all the Trent Neuse was stingy this Saturday but we do have to figure in the weather and water levels. The following day tournament the water had come up over a foot and the temperatures though still hot were 8 degrees cooler which showed in the fish catches. Congratulations to all our fishermen, it was tough but like always, fish were caught and thousands in cash, prizes and merchandise were awarded.

Looking forward to cooler temperatures and better fishing at both Lake Hickory this June 1st and Sharron Harris later in the month. Come and join the fun and comradery with the North Carolina Bass Federation. Check us out at and on Facebook

Justin & Shawn