Bass tournament Saturday

Published 11:29 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bubba Gay holds part of his winning catch from the Three Rivers Bass Tournament Series on the Nottoway River on April 28. SUBMITTED/ALESIA WILLIAMS

FRANKLIN—The Three Rivers Bass Club will hold an open-to-the-public tournament Saturday, May 12.The Big Bass Challenge will involve boating anglers to compete for the heaviest bass at the each of three weigh-ins every two hours for prize money.

The event will launch at 6 a.m. from the Highway 258 boat landing on the Nottoway River and run through 1 p.m.

During the April 28 tournament, Bubba Gay took round four of the Three Rivers Bass Tournament Series on the Nottoway River. He caught five bass with a total weight of 12.48 pounds. Gay also caught the heaviest bass of the day at 3.31 pounds.

“Tough fishing, looked hard,” Gay said.

Several anglers agreed it was a difficult day of fishing with only four teams bringing in the maximum limit of five bass.

The teams of Bob Holt and Matt Holt took second with a total weight of 8.69 pounds followed by Kevin Gunn and Jonathan Whitley in third, Keith Vick and K.J. Vick in fourth and Jason Blankenship in fifth.

For complete results, pictures and more information, go to or Facebook/Three Rivers Bass Tournament Series.