Mcgill spring bass fishing tournament group photo
Lake rhodhiss with boats
Nick and aaron at fishing tournament
Wes and alex weighing fish
Reed and lucas at fishing tournament

20th Annual McGill Spring Bass Fishing Tournament was a Huge Success

First place and largest bass winners: dustyn reece and jesse smith
First Place and Largest Bass Winners: Dustyn Reece and Jesse Smith

The 20th Annual McGill Spring Bass Fishing Tournament took place on Lake Rhodhiss Friday, April 21st. The day started at 8 am with 21 boats and 42 anglers launching to see what the lake could provide. Congratulations to our first-place team, Dustyn Reece and Jesse Smith who represented Reece Logging, LLC. Dustyn and Jesse took home the $550 cash prize and $275 for the largemouth bass weighing in at 12.25 pounds.

The top 10 boats received cash prizes ranging from $10 – $250.

Christian bridges with cooler

In addition to these prizes, every angler walked away with a McGill fishing shirt and cooling towel. Of the 21 boats, 11 brought in 5 fish, 3 brought 4 fish, 3 brought 3 fish, 2 brought in 2 fish, 1 brought 1 fish, and 1 brought in 0 fish to weigh in. Surprisingly, no one brought in a non-bass to weigh in. A total of $1,680 in cash prizes were awarded at the tournament.

In addition to the cash prizes, McGill provided each angler with a raffle ticket for 2 Yeti tumblers, 25 PDQ gift cards, a Yamaha pro fishing hat, a Bass Pro Shop cooler, a humming bird feeder from Granite Falls Hardware, a cooler provided by Eaton, Hickory Crawdads tickets, Frankie’s Pizza gift card, 5 free car washes at Caliber Car Wash, Grandfather Mountain tickets, Beech Mountain golf tickets, Tool battery, 3 Lowe’s gift cards, and a Walmart gift card.

Boat 5: jimmy clay and stewart briscoe

Thanks to All Who Participated in McGill’s Annual Spring Bass Fishing Tournament

We would like to thank all of our partners and sponsors (EGI Associates, Inc; Quality Electric, Inc; Mountain Credit Union; National Power; and Curtis Power Solutions), and anglers. A special thanks to the City of Lenoir for providing their facilities for the weigh-in and dinner along with Mountain Credit Union for sponsoring our barbeque dinner catered by JD’s Smokehouse. We hope you will join us next year!


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