2012 CLUB NEWS
Posted 27 October 2012: 13 boats showed up to brave the weather brought on by hurricane Sandy for Statelines Open tournament out of Bob's Fishing hole on the North west river today. Most anglers reported catching plenty of fish, but quality bites were few and far between. Most of the 21 anglers stayed in the river, while a few brave souls made runs to Back Bay and North Landing. Taking First place honors today was the team of Jessie Munden and Jon Guzman with a winning weight of 11.05 lbs. 2nd place went to Charlie Reed and Chris Carmel with 10.90 lbs. Chris and Charlie had big fish also with a 3.25 brute. A big "Thank You" to James and Dennis for letting us take over "The Hole" today. Also thanks to Bob and Ronnie for making the tournament run so smoothly. Also, 1st place paid $160.00. 2nd place paid $100.00 and Big fish was $65.00. Not bad for a $25.00 entry .
Posted 9 September 2012: Finishing up another outstanding season, Stateline held their annual Club Classic at the always bountiful Chowan River in Elizabeth City, N.C.. For the second year in a row, the venerable Jim Leavis takes the classic paycheck and title with a hard-to-get 9 lbs 14 oz. Missing the top seat by a mere ounce, the classic contending duo of Chris and Sean Vitovich take second with 9 lbs 13 oz. Rounding out the top three is the always consistent team of Mark Ingram & Bob Clarkson with 9 lbs 5 oz. Bob also had the big bucket mouth of the day at 4 lbs 6 oz.
Stateline also awarded its top teams with Angler of the year trophies. First place was awarded to the team of Daniel Little and Jason 'Silent Bob' House. Second place went to Nelson Anderson and David Dozier, while third was awarded to Mark Ingram and Bob Clarkson. Big fish of the season was also awarded to Robert Stamey for his 5 lb 6 oz toad he caught on the Northwest River on our first tournament of the year.
Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone for another fine year of fishing!
Posted 9 September 2012: Stateline held their final regular season tournament on 8 September out of the always beautiful Bayside Marina, in Edenton, N.C.. Clinching the seasonal angler of the year title with a dominating first place win with a 13 lb 7 oz bag is the team of Daniel Little & Jason House. Second place goes to the team of John Goodman & Jeremy Gatewood with 11 lbs 10 oz. In the winners circle for the first time this season is the team of Dale Waggoner & Eddie Confer with 11 lbs 8 oz. Dale also had the big fish for the tournament at 4 lbs 8 oz. Rumour has it he caught her on a Hot Seat Custom Baits 6" Skink in Eclectic Blue. That was the second largest fish of the season, behind Robert Stamey's impressive 5 lb 6 oz swamp donkey. Congrats to all the winners!
Posted 25 August 2012: Statelines 6th tournament of the 2012 season was held on the North Landing River out of the picturesque West Landing Marina. Although the skies held out for most of the day, weigh-in was greeted with heavy rains. Coming in first was the team of Kevin and Rex with an impressive 16.9lb bag! Second place went to the team of Daniel & Jason, continuing to improve on their 2012 season. Jason had the big fish at 4.3 lbs, netting the duo a double-check tournament. Coming in third place was Mark & Bob with 9.14 lbs, maintaining their first place total weight for the year by just over 3/4's of a pound. Congratulations to all and a special thanks to West Landing Marina!
Posted 26 July 2012: Tournament number 5 found Stateline at the Game Warden Ramp fishing the grassy wonder land of Back Bay, Va. Back in the winners circle again after a brief respite is the team of Mark Ingram and Bob Clarkson with 11.124 lbs. Bob also stumbled across the big fish for the day coming in at 4.01 lbs. In second place and narrowly holding on to first place over all was David Dozier and Nelson Anderson with 10.75 lbs. In third place was the soloist Brian Skeens weighing in 9.313 lbs. Stateline has fished Back Bay six times since May 10, 2008. This year set a new total weight record of 99 lbs 01 oz., while the average winning weight remains at or about 11 lbs. A special welcome to Dave Hales to Stateline and a hardy welcome back to Jeremy Gatewood. We knew you'd see the light! Congratulations to all the winners!
Posted 16 June 2012: The tough bite continues into 2012 as Stateline continued its season and fished its fourth event of the year fishing the waters of the North River out of the Water Lilly ramp in Coinjock, N.C.. Taking first place with an impressive sack of 5 fish weighing 11.0 lbs is the team of Daniel Little & Jason House. Nice bag any time of the year! In second place and stealing the season overall lead is the bearded duo of Nelson Anderson and David Dozier with 5 fish at 10 lbs even. In third place and shaking things up with their first turn in the Stateline winners circle is the team of Sean Hopkins & Mike Moretz with 5 fish at 9.0 lbs. Big fish honors went to Rex Shell with a decent 4.0lb bucket mouth. Congratulations to all the winners!
Posted 12 May 2012: The third tournamet of the season was held on the Pasquatank River out of Elizabeth City, N.C. The 'Tank' was pretty good to most everyone with most anglers reporting catching plenty of fish - but keepers being more of a challenge. Congratulations to David Dozier and Nelson Anderson on thier win with 14lbs 10oz! Jason House and Daniel Little took second with a solid 12 lb 14 oz bag solidifying their position in the top three. Holding steady in first overall came the third place finishers of Mark Ingram & Bob Clarkson with a 9 lb 14 oz bag. Big fish honors went to Ronnie Mclaughlin who bagged a 4 lb 10 oz swamp donkey, reportedly caught on a sexy shad banjo minnow! Bruce Taylor won 60 bucks in the 50/50 raffle and Sam Sifford won the 3 bags of Hot Seat Coustom Baits. Congratulations to all our winners!
Posted 21 April 2012: A beautiful morning met the members of Stateline Bass Anglers in Herford N.C. After launching from an atypical set up, we were well into our second tournament of the year. In first place was the team of Mark & Bob with 9.75 lbs. Solidifying his position in 2nd place was Robert Stamey with 9 lbs. For the first time in the Stateline winners circle sat the team of Sam Sifford and J.R. Saunders. Big fish honors went to Eddie Confer with a respectable 4 lb beauty - vaulting his team from dead last to middle of the pack. Congratulations!
Posted 14 March 2012: After a balmy warming period, icy cold temperatures greeted Stateline clubmembers for the first event of 2012. This first event of the year was held on the Northwest River at Bob's Fishing Hole on March 10th. Many of the top finishers made substantial runs to get to their fish. A very succesful solo run by Robert Stamey landed in first place with 11 lbs 10 oz. Robert also had the big fish at 5 lbs 6 oz. Second place goes to the team of Mark Ingram and Bob Clarkson with 8 lbs 2 oz. Another soloist, John Goodman landed 6 lbs 6 oz to take third, proving once again that single-man teams can compete. Congratulations to all the winners in our season opener!