Round nine first place winners were Billy Daniels, left, and Brent Boney.
Round nine first place winners were Billy Daniels, left, and Brent Boney.

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Bass club to sponsor Area 29 Special Olympics event

Published 9:49am Friday, July 11, 2014

By Alesia Williams

FRANKLIN—Round nine of the Three River Bass Tournament Series was on June 29 at the Highway 258 boat landing on the Nottoway River. First place went to the team of Billy Daniels and Brent Boney with five bass weighing 13.40 pounds.

Kevin Gunn, left, and Jonathan Whitley took second place in the Three River Bass Tournament Series event on the Nottoway.
Kevin Gunn, left, and Jonathan Whitley took second place in the Three River Bass Tournament Series event on the Nottoway.

The team of Kevin Gunn and Jonathan Whitley took second place with five bass weighing 10.85 pounds.

In third place was the team of Larry Phelps and Bennie Plessinger with five bass weighing 10.78 pounds.

Rounding out the top five places was the team of Keith Vick and K.J. Vick in fourth place with five bass weighing 9.69 pounds followed in fifth place by the team of Bob Holt and Matt Holt with five bass weighing 8.93 pounds.

The heaviest bass of the day was caught by Donnie Fuller. The fish weighed 4.40 pounds.

From left, Larry Phelps and Bennie Plessinger came in third place at the tournament on the Nottoway.
From left, Larry Phelps and Bennie Plessinger came in third place at the tournament on the Nottoway.

The bass club will be sponsoring a benefit tournament for Special Olympics on Saturday, July 12, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will end at 5:45 that morning. Boats will launch from Highway 258 boat landing on the Nottoway River.

All regular tournament rules will apply with a 50/50 prize payout to help with the Special Olympics.

For more information, visit the bass club’s Facebook page of Three Rivers Bass Tournament Series.

  • jeffturner

    How much money was made for Special Olympics? There should be a follow up to this great story.

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  • jeffturner

    Averaging nearly 3 pounds apiece for first place, thats a nice string of bass!

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