Thursday Night Trail lures 21 teams despite rain

From staff reportsMay 23, 2014 

  • TNTT: May 8

    1. Mike Stevens/Brian New, 17.23

    2. Ron Farrow/Roger Farrow, 15.40

    3. Jeff Hammett/Jerry Stedman, 14.90

    4. Brandon Chandler, 14.29

    5. Gray Bennett/Rusty White, 13.94

    6. Bob Furstenberg/Rob Digh, 13.55

    7. Jay Adams, 11.60

    8. Mike Carson/Rich Carson, 11.48

    9. Matt Davis/Jeffery Bryant, 8.92

    10. Derek Lilly/Mike Mace, 8.65

    11. Russ Winters/David Winters, 8.20

    12. Chris Miller/Matt Riggi, 7.94  

    Big Fish: Mike Stephens/Brian New, 5.05

— Weekly fishing tournament organizers blame it on the rain for keeping anglers out of the water for the May 15 Thursday Night Trail.

“The weather affected the turnout, and I cannot blame those guys who didn’t come out to fish,” said Erwin Gaston, trail co-organizer with Jeremy Cabe. “It was not a perfect night to fish. Not only did it rain, but at times it rained very hard.”

But 21 teams came out looking for a win.

Mike Stevens and Brian New brought in five fish that weighed 17.23 pounds.

The weekly trail continues through the end of August with the fish off Sept. 5-6. Registration is at 5:15 p.m. at Buster Boyd Access Area. Blastoff is at 6:30 p.m. Entry fees cost $40 per boat. Trail sponsors are Academy Sports, Kangaroo Express and A-1 Adams Bail Bond.

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