Skeet's Tour at Tuckertown Lake
  On June 5, 2005 Skeet's headed out to western North Carolina for the Yadkin
Division's Tournament weigh-in.  This  National Bass Circuit Division fishes on various
lakes along the Yadkin River chain — High Rock, Badin, Tuckertown and Tillery. On
this day they were fishing at Tuckertown Lake and whoa boy it was the hottest
tournament of the year so far.  Topping off at 90 degrees, this sunny day heated up
the water to about 80 degrees.
Located in Yadkin County just 23
miles west of Kannapolis, NC,
Tuckertown Lake sits in the center of
the Yadkin River chain.  Tuckertown
covers 6, 897 acres at its maximum
water level.  Created in 1962 by the
the Yadkin Division of Alcoa Power
Generating Inc. (Alcoa-Yadkin),
Tuckertown helps generate
hydroelectric power for thousands of
residents in western North Carolina.
   However, we came to fish!!! This
chain of lakes offers an awesome variety
of species to catch.  Among which are
some of the nicest Large-mouth Bass
around.   Over 100 NBC anglers joined
us in this endeavor.  
Skeet and a Yadkin fisherman (pictured
left) discuss the custom building process.
       At this tournament there were 55 boats participating. The weigh-in was held at Flat
Creek and the NBC paid out 10 winning spots plus a Big Fish Pot.  Division directors Scott
Turner and Jeff Turner began the weigh-in at 3pm.  According to many anglers it was a
tough day on the water.  Like an intelligent Southerner the fish headed for cover and cooler
places.  Still the Yadkin Division fishermen hauled in some pretty nice sacks of bass.  
Boy these NBC Anglers sure know how to
fish! Check out the size of those Bass!!
       Craig Hamilton and Ronnie Smith (pictured right) landed
first place with their five fish limit.  Weighing in at 18.05lbs
these boys earned $1750 for their catch.  Dan Funderburk
and Tony Furr (pictured below) put up quite a fight for first
themselves.  They had a great catch weighing in five fish at
16.40lbs.  They earned $1000 for a second place finish.  In
third place were Eric Moser and George Lambeth (also
pictured below). Their five fish weighed 15.56lbs which
earned them $600.  
Skeet's Custom
Rods would like
to thank the
Yadkin Division
Anglers for
hospitality and
the winners of
this tournament.
We wish all the
anglers in the
Yadkin Division
the best of luck
throughout the
2005 season
Pictured below is owner and Master Rod
Craftsman Tate "Skeet" Bennett at the weigh-in.
The big fish of the day was
caught by Rick Mullins and
Dean Minor.  Weighed in at
6.19lbs by NBC Director
Jeff Turner this fish
brought $520 to Rick &
Dean's pockets.