Gunn, Lewis break TRBT record with 21-pound haul
Published 2:53 pm Thursday, June 25, 2015
by Alesia Williams/Reporter
Special to The Tidewater News
Father’s Day was a special celebration for one father, Kevin Gunn, along with his fishing partner, Brandon Lewis, when they took first place in round nine of the Three Rivers Bass Tournament Series.
The team had five bass weighing 21.08 pounds, which also broke the record with this Bass Club for the heaviest bag of fish weighed from the local rivers. The previous record was on July 23, 2006, when the team of Charlie Small and Larry Barefoot caught five bass at 20 pounds and 6 ounces.
Kevin Gunn also had the heaviest bass of the day at 5.31 pounds during this open-to-the-public bass tournament.
Second place went to the team of Jason Blankenship and Jonathan Yost, with five bass weighing 11.41 pounds. The team of Jamie Nealy and Greg Ball took third place with five bass weighing 11.09 pounds. Following in fourth place was the team of Joey Scott and Mike Scott, who hauled in five bass weighing 10.25 pounds then the team of Marty Porter and Harvey Umphlett in fifth place, catching five at 9.87 pounds.
The bass club with be sponsoring a benefit bass tournament on Saturday, July 18, out of the Franklin City boat landing on the Blackwater River. The open tournament will benefit the Area 29 Special Olympics.
For more information and pictures, visit the Facebook page of Three Rivers Bass Tournament Series.