The Dockside Marine Tournament Trail Championship, which was a two-day event, was held at the E. Pearl boat launch off Hwy. 90. The weather threw a hard curve ball with winds out of the Northeast around 15 to 20 mph and the fishing looked to be tough. With that being said, the opportunity to win a spot in the B.A.S.S. Team Championship would trump the conditions and drive this field to put forth their best efforts to win.
After Day 1, only three pounds separated the top five teams, which made it seem as if Day 2 would come down to the wire. At the conclusion of Day 2, our thoughts were verified with a lot of the teams consistently backing up their Day 1 weights.
The team taking home third place was Jason Stevens and Terry Jones with a weight of 24.03 pounds, which rewarded a check in the amount of $450.00.
Claiming second place was the team of Reese and Ross Watkins. These guys were the team of the year in the trail’s points system and showed why with nearly pulling out the victory in this event as well. Their final weight was 25.96 pounds, which rewarded an $800.00 check as well as another check for an additional $1000.00 for the highest finishing Skeeter/Yamaha award presented by Dockside Marine.
The first place team who have now qualified for the B.A.S.S. Team Championship which will be held on Lake Norfork in December were the team of Joel Lee and Shane Pope. They bested the field with a two-day total of 28.54 pounds and took home nearly $5000.00 in cash and prizes!
Congratulations to those guys and good luck in representing the Dockside Marine Tournament Trail in the B.A.S.S. Team Championship.