Tournament Result Pics
This is where you'll find galleries of area fishing tournaments
Operation North State is a nonprofit organization that provides various outreach services to veterans and active duty military. One their most popular programs involves fishing. Every year they put on "Top Shelf" Fishing Festivals at several North Carolina lakes and on the coast. This is not like a typical fishing tournament. While they do have weigh-ins, no prizes are awarded. It's all about fellowship and comradery. During these festivals, host boaters volunteer to take disabled veterans and wounded warriors out for a day on the water.
After COVID-19 some of the festivals were put on hold and on September 22nd, 2022 the event returned to High Rock Lake. Below are some pics from the day.
The Yadkin Mastercatters is a fishing tournament trail held on various lakes along the Yadkin River chain. This tournament of the Fall/Winter 2022/23 season was held at High Rock Lake on Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th. This was an overnight tournament where anglers started fishing at 7PM on Saturday and the sleep deprived teams brought their catch to be weighed the next morning around 8:30AM.
Team "Paper Hangers" took first place with three fish weighing in at 75.58lbs. Team "Outcasts" brough in the big fish that tipped the scales at 40.24lbs. All the fish were released to grow and hopefully be caught again.
September 2022 Tournament Gallery
Archdale Bass Club Tournament
The Archdale Bass Club braved the heat and thunderstorms during their August 2022 tournament on High Rock. Despite the conditions, some nice fish were caught, including this big fish of the tournament, a 6.60lb monster landed by Neil McDonald. Thanks to Bill Frazier for sending us the pics of the fish and an awesome sunrise.
2022 Milroc Crappie Bash
MilROC Crappie Bash is held every year on the first Saturday of August and sort of unofficially kicks off the late summer and fall Crappie tournament season on the Yadkin Lakes. The 2022 event had 39 boats registered. Fishing was tough this day but as usual High Rock Lake yielded some nice fish.