Leesville BASSMasters arrived in Apex, NC to a light, chilly rain at a still swollen but steadily falling B. Everett Jordan Lake. Jordan was about three feet high after being nearly 11 feet high from Raleigh's torrential rains two weeks earlier. Temperatures at blast-off were in the low 50s with a light but building west wind, and water temperatures in the high 60s-low 70s. As the day progressed, the rain departed, ushering in strong WSW winds at 10-15 with gusts to 20.
After trailering the boats in some very choppy water, the fish were called to the scales. Duke Bevard scored his second win of 2017 with four fish weighing 8.85 lbs, anchored by a 3.90 lb big fish, followed by Wes House in 2nd (2 fish, 3.42 lbs). Jim Simons and Tom Robertson did not bring any fish to the scales.
Our next tournament will be at Lake Gaston on May 20. Gaston has a wide variety of cover including submerged vegetation, but its numerous docks typically come into play and it supports all three species of black bass.