Outdors: Salisbury anglers place at High Rock
SALISBURY — Salisbury’s Kenny Seagle placed tenth in the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division event on High Rock Lake Saturday with five bass, weighing 12 pounds, 10 ounces. He won $369.
Ray Griffin of Henderson weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 15 ounces to win the event. For his victory, Griffin earned $3,164 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus.
“I found a rock pile during practice that really turned out to be a sweet spot for me on Saturday,” said Griffin. “I had a 16-pound limit within 15 to 20 minutes of the (takeoff) using a jig and shaky heads. I had a 6-inch trick worm on the shaky head. It was sweet.
“After I caught my limit I moved up into the backs of creeks and started flipping wood, but that only produced smaller fish, so I started fishing docks,” Griffin continued. “Mostly I was catching small keepers, but then I caught a 4-pounder and was able to cull. That fish is the one that got me over the hump. About 1:30 I went back to the rock pile — my sweet spot — and caught another 4-pounder that really put me over the top.”
Two area residents were second and fifth in the co-angler division.
Thomas Jones of Kannapolis was second, with four bass weighing 9-4. He won $791.
Doug File of Salisbury was fifth with three bass weighing 8-1. He won $316.
Joey Musgrave of Lexington weighed four bass totaling 10 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win $1,582 in the co-angler division.
NOTE: The next BFL Piedmont Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 8-9 on Kerr Lake in Henderson.