Gray Picks Up Win at Kerr Lake in Bassmaster Weekend Series

ABAIn the Co-Angler Division, Kermit Crowder of Petersburg, Va., scored a perfect six-bass two-day division limit for 13.57 pounds with a 3.04-pound kicker. He caught 6.62 pounds the first day and added 6.95 pounds the next day to win."On the first day, I caught all my fish on a crankbait," Crowder said. "When the wind died down on the second day, I couldn't get them to hit the crankbait so I threw a Carolina rig with a green pumpkin lizard in about six feet of water. I dragged it over shallow, rocky points. Most of the fish were on the side of the points."Michael Trivette of Blackstone, Va., finished second for the non-boaters with two three-bass daily division limits for 12.75 pounds with a 2.95-pound kicker. He caught 6.83 pounds the first day and 5.92 pounds the second day.In third, Robert Green of Sedalia, N.C., landed six bass going 12.04 pounds. He made catches of 5.27 and 6.77 pounds. Mark Clatterbuck, Jr. of Stephens City, Va., followed with six bass at 11.86 pounds. He brought in bags of 5.30 and 6.56 pounds.Shane Doughtie of Roanoke Rapids, N. C., rounded out the top five non-boaters with five bass at 11.79 pounds with a 3.31-pound kicker. He caught 5.60 pounds the first day and 6.19 pounds the next day. Herb Fazenbaker of McHenry, Md., took home division lunker honors with a 5.30-pounder.The top 50 anglers in each division will compete in the Toyota Tundra BWS National Championship tournament, set for Nov. 3-6 at Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, Ala. Unfortunately, one top angler will probably miss the championship."Friday night after registration, Ray Griffin of Henderson, N.C., suffered a heart attack and could not fish the tournament," explained Gary Conner, ABA tournament director. "At about 6:30 p.m. while I was driving back to the motel following the Day 1 weigh-in, he called me to apologize for missing the tournament! I was floored first that he called, but more so by the concern he expressed for the co-angler he felt he was putting out by not being there. Our prayers for a speedy recovery go to Ray. We hope to see him back on the water very soon."The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series is sponsored by Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Royal Purple, ProBass Networks, BioEdge, Rejuvenade and Carlisle Tire. For more information on this tournament, call (888) 203-6222. Online, see www.americanbassanglers.com.

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