Shoemate and Williams Dominate May CFF Tournament
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The Chattanooga Fishing Forum (CFF) held the fourth event of its ten tournament season Saturday, May 11, 2013, out of Marion County Park on Nickajack Lake. There were 22 teams consisting of Chattanooga Fishing Forum members that participated in the event.
The team of Justin Shoemate and Terry Williams caught a three-fish limit weighing 15.31 pounds to win first place in the tournament.
The duo also had the big fish of the tournament with a giant largemouth weighing 9.20 pounds.
The Chattanooga Fishing Forum is an online fishing forum of local fisherman with a membership of nearly 8000 anglers. Qualifying for CFF tournaments requires active participation in the forum in the form of fishing reports, tournament reports, and general fishing and outdoors discussion. For more info on becoming a member visit www.chattanoogafishingforum.com.
Tournament organizer Patrick McBride said, "Any CFF member can join us to fish, but each boat that participates in the tournament must have a combined total of at least 150 posts on the CFF. The minimum post rule was not meant to exclude anglers, it was designed to promote the active exchange of ideas and fishing reports on the CFF."
McBride says, "The purpose of the CFF Tournament Trail is to provide a low cost tournament format with a fellowship oriented atmosphere to anglers who want to participate in tournaments without the pressure or high costs associated with fishing higher-level events. In many cases these events can be used by tournament anglers to hone their skills in preparation for next level of tournaments, or to decide if they are tournament fishing material."
Listed below are the top 10 places:
1st - Justin Shoemate and Terry Williams - 15.31 lbs.
2nd - Rudy Chastain and Chris Belcher - 10.9 lbs.
3rd - Lance Nunley and Chris Hight - 10.17 lbs.
4th - Jim McClanahan and James Dillard - 9.8 lbs.
5th - Bo Campbell and Mike Wilson - 8.92 lbs.
6th - Austin Jayne - 8.8 lbs.
7th - Leonard Steele and Tonya Steele - 8.76 lbs.
8th - Larry Smith and Donny Brown - 8.27 lbs.
9th - Mark Eustice and Ray Blalock - 7.92 lbs.
10th - Brian Ledford and Troy Goswick - 7.01 lbs.