Hotter temps equals tough fishing at Lake Wylie’s weekly tournament

Staff reportsJune 20, 2014 

  • TNTT results for June 19

    1. Gene Sparks/Stephen Sparrow, 14.78 pounds

    2. Mark Humphries/Mike Carson, 12.26 pounds

    3. Rick Carson/James Clemmons, 12.16 pounds

    4. Todd Sosebee/Isaac Sosebee, 11.82 pounds

    5. Brian Holder/Daniel Whitesides, 10.89 pounds

    6. Steve Addington/Matt Stout, 10.57 pounds

    7. Greg Williams/Brian Williams, 9.64 pounds

    8. Shane Lineburger/Matt Queen, 9.12 pounds

    9. Russ Winters/Mike McDuffee, 8.65 pounds

    10. David Winters, 8.46

    11. Mike Smith/Scott Hagans, 6.88 pounds

    12. Eric Cody/Travis Young, 6.37 pounds

    13. Lee Brantley/Adam Swygart, 6.01 pounds

    14. Jerry Tran/Steve Myszka, 1.27 pounds

    Big fish: Gene Sparks/Stephen Sparrow, 4.18 pounds

    14. Jerry Tran/Steve Myszka, 1.27

    Big fish: Gene Sparks/Stephen Sparrow, 4.18

— Hot weather and hot water mean tough times for anglers in weekly tournaments.

“We are now in the summertime pattern,” said Erwin Gaston, co-organizer of the Thursday Night Tournament Trail with Jeremy Cabe. “The weather is hot, the water is hot and the fishing is tough.”

The team of Gene Sparks and Stephen Sparrow put together a pattern that produced five bass that weighed in at 14.78 pounds for the winning weight out of 33 boats. They also took home the big fish money with a 4.18 pounder.

Second place went to the team of Mark Humphries and Mike Carson with a weight of 12.26 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. There will be no tournament July 3 because of the holiday.

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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