Fishing Tournament

FISHERMEN — PASS fishing tournament second place winners Hunter Trull (left) and Carter Lanning (right).

This year’s PASS (Public Athletes Supporting Schools) fishing tournament, held Saturday, June 20, at Lemmons Branch of Fontana Lake was a success.

The tournament, with 20 boats entered, raised $600 apiece for the Pisgah and Tuscola fishing tournament. Alan Rogers and Tim Manuel of Whittier, took first place and $300, along with the big fish award (12 pounds, 32 ounces) for an additional $100.


1st Place ($300) Alan Rogers and Tim Manuel

2nd Place ($150) Hunter Trull and Carter Lanning

3rd Place ($100) Chad Lanning and Billy Sutton

4th Place ($85) Will Warren and Dennis “Punkin” Clark

5th Place ($65) Bobby Knight and Sandee Sogel

Tournament organizer Doug McCracken thanked those responsible for making the tournament happen this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, noting their valuable support.

“It was really special to me,” McCracken said. “I’ve done it for 17 years and I didn’t want to miss a year. I just want to keep doing it until I can’t do it anymore.”

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