Southern Divisional Ends on High Note
Joshua Queen of Lincolnton, NC was the most consistent during the three day, Southern Divisional at Norman this week. He was rewarded for his efforts, with a spot in the upcoming TBF Federation National Championship next spring. His limits consisted of 13.10 pounds, 12.15 pounds and 13.00 pounds for a total of 39.09 pounds. Not only was he crowned the overall champion, he also took home the Ranger Cup bonus money of $1000 as well. There were a lot of fish caught today with a total of 48 limits weighed in on the last day.
By far, the most popular baits this week were a shakey head and a jig, which were pitched, hopped and skipped around the numerous boat docks on Lake Norman. Most fishermen said they could catch a few fish each morning on a topwater bait, but when the sun came out and it got above 90 each day, the fish would relocate to the shade of the docks. A spinnerbait and a square bill crankbait also caught a lot of fish each day.
North Carolina won the state team competition edging out South Carolina for the title. Defending state champion, Team captain and President of Alabama, John Hall made the presentation, of the rotating trophy, to Phillip Sain, the North Carolina President.
There were also fourteen anglers who qualified to move on to the Federation National Championship next spring. The top two anglers from each of the seven participating states were awarded the championship invitations.
AL:Justin Marbut – Michael S. Luster
FL: Wayne Black – Glenn Bush
GA: Steve Barber – Adam Wood
KY: Steven Taylor – Brian Hickey
NC: Joshua Queen – Brian Fritts
SC: Nelson Walker – Tommy Lindler
TN: Brandon Perkins – Dale Presley
A special thanks to the many volunteers and workers that helped this week. It all went very smoothly because of your efforts. Thanks to North Carolina President, Phillip Sain and his club for hosting the 2015 event. Visit Lake Norman and Visit Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation were also great host and sponsors of the TBF Southern Divisional. Thank to everybody that contributed.
For a complete list of daily results, state team results and top qualifiers from each state, click on the links at the bottom of this page.