Thursday trail fishing heats up with ‘perfect’ conditions

May 21, 2013 

Staff reports

Thursday Night Tournament Trail co-organizer Erwin Gaston said, “The shad spawn is in full swing and they are all over the banks and so are the bass.

“A buss bait, spinnerbait and small crankbait all seem to catch fish.”

The weather was “perfect” May 16, he said, for the weekly tournament that launches from Buster Boyd Access Area on Lake Wylie.

Robert Fowler and Steve Whitesides Jr. brought in a 16.89-pound bag for the win in a field of 41 boats, followed by second-place finisher Hunter Hicks with a weigh of 15.76 pounds.

All bass anglers are invited to fish the Thursday Night Tournament Trail with sign up from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. every Thursday at Buster Boyd Access Area. Weigh-in begins at 11 p.m.

Trail sponsors are Greene’s Boat and Motor, Academy Sports, The Great Outdoors, Koyote Tackle, True South Custom Lures and A-1 Adams Bonds Agency. For entry fees and more information, visit

TNTT results: May 16

1. Robert Fowler/Steve Whitesides, 16.89

2. Hunter Hicks, 15.76

3. Kevin Thomas/Lee Endicott, 14.18

4. Robby Digh/Bob Furstenburg, 13.95

5. Brain Holder/Daniel Whitesides, 13.76

6. James Grennan/Donald Black, 13.29

7. Shane Hartman/Todd Garner, 13.18

8. Jeremy Cabe/Erwin Gaston, 12.98

9. Brandon Chandler/Shawn Wallace, 12.78

10. Matt Queen/Adam Filmore, 12.05

11. J.J. Jenkins/Mike McDuffee, 12.03

12. Tim Chapman/Mark Leech, 11.88

13. George Bauchem/Ed Parker, 10.97

14. David Winters/Russ Winters, 10.40

15. Ron Farrow/Roger Farrow, 10.16

16. Mike Adams/Jay Stevens, 10.07

17. John Hammett/Jerry Steadman, 9.63

18. Gordon Smith, 9.33

19. Alan Shad, 8.44

20. John Maurer/TJ Grieves, 8.02

21. Justin Sing/Shane Roberts, 7.17

22. David Quinn/Melissa Quinn, 4.00

Big fish: Jeremy Cabe/Erwin Gaston, 6.01

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