The Dobson Lions Club held its 14th annual Larry Wilmoth Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, April 2, at Belews Lake (Pine Hill Ramp Entrance).
Project Chairman Paul Nordin certified a total of 34 boats and 68 fishermen to compete in the tournament beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m.
The top three winners were determined by the overall weight of five total fish caught. The “Big Bass” that weighed the most caught during the tournament by an individual fisherman won $200.
Lion Austin Caviness presented the winners the prize money and congratulated them for their participation in the tournament and recognized the Tournament Sponsors: Coram Construction, Inc., RJ Monkus Grading Company, Draughns Auto Parts, Van & Sally Whitaker/Farm Bureau Insurance, NWCD, Inc., Sexton Trucking Company, Surry Telephone Membership Corp. and Dearborn Trailers.
The winners scoreboard
1st place — Weight 12.70 lbs. — Tommy Butcher and Randy Butcher
2nd place — Weight 12.48 lbs. — Joel Richardson and Gilbert Gayner
3rd place — Weight 11.82 lbs. — Steve Sprinkle and Damon Sprinkle
Big Bass — Weight 4.26 lbs. — Ronnie Payne and Sammy Simpson (Boat)
The Dobson Lions Club would like to say a sincere “Thank You” to all of our participants and sponsors for their continued support of our 14th Annual Bass Tournament.
The monies derived from this Lions Club Project will continue to be utilized to assist the blind, visually impaired, hearing impaired, youth activities and other requested needs in our local community.