Fishers of Men kick off 2011 season on Belews

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Fishers of Men National Team Trail Piedmont Division kicked off the 2011 season on the steam plant waters of Belews Lake outside of Winston-Salem with 37 teams competing on Feb 19.
First place went to the team of Stephen Singleton and Bradley Singleton with a five bass limit of 11.85 pounds good for $1,066. Second place went to Bill Kohls and Joe Nieser with 10.82 pounds worth $600.
Third went to Robert Mixon and Steve Sink with 10.76 pounds and $578.
The team of Joseph Ratcliff and Josh Akers took fourth with 10.50 pounds, including the big fish of the tourney at 3.86 pounds. They won $622.
Fifth place went to James Allred and Clarence Brickey with 10.22 pounds and $401.
Sixth place went to Dean Collins and Ray Furr with 10.20 pounds and $266.
The final paying spot of $200 went to the seventh place team of Joel Richardson and Neal Stockton with 9.66 pounds.
Twenty-three of the 37 teams weighed in five-fish limits and all but two of the teams brought fish to the scales.
The next stop on the trail will be at Lake Norman on March 19, according to division director Mike Sides.
That tournament will be held at McCrary Creek Ramp on N.C. 150 approximately 10 miles out of Mooresville.