Dobson Lions Club holds 14th annual tournament


Counting the five fish limit.


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Second place winners Joel Richardson and Gilbert Gayner are seen here with Austin Caviness (center).


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First place winners Tommy Butcher and Randy Butcher are seen here with Austin Caviness (center).


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Big Bass Winners, from left, Sammy Simpson, Austin Caviness and Ronnie Payne. The Big Bass weighed 4.26 pounds.


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Third place was won by Steve Sprinkle, left, and Damon Sprinkle, right, pictured here with Austin Caviness.


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Weighing the fish at the end of the tournament.


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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.

Counting the five fish limit.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Lions-Bass-4-1.jpgCounting the five fish limit. Submitted photos

Second place winners Joel Richardson and Gilbert Gayner are seen here with Austin Caviness (center).
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Lions-Bass-5-1.jpgSecond place winners Joel Richardson and Gilbert Gayner are seen here with Austin Caviness (center). Submitted photos

First place winners Tommy Butcher and Randy Butcher are seen here with Austin Caviness (center).
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Lions-Bass-6-1.jpgFirst place winners Tommy Butcher and Randy Butcher are seen here with Austin Caviness (center). Submitted photos

Big Bass Winners, from left, Sammy Simpson, Austin Caviness and Ronnie Payne. The Big Bass weighed 4.26 pounds.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Lions-Bass-1-1.jpgBig Bass Winners, from left, Sammy Simpson, Austin Caviness and Ronnie Payne. The Big Bass weighed 4.26 pounds. Submitted photos

Third place was won by Steve Sprinkle, left, and Damon Sprinkle, right, pictured here with Austin Caviness.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Lions-Bass-2-1.jpgThird place was won by Steve Sprinkle, left, and Damon Sprinkle, right, pictured here with Austin Caviness. Submitted photos

Weighing the fish at the end of the tournament.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Lions-Bass-3-1.jpgWeighing the fish at the end of the tournament. Submitted photos
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