Gordon and Gordon Sail Away With a Win
March 18, 2023–Bristol, TN: The Morristown Marine Team Trail pulled in for stop #2 of the 2023 Season with another record-breaking field Saturday morning. 270 teams registered for the tournament, and 248 of those teams headed out into the cold early Spring morning to compete for their share of the $51,855.00 payout. The March cold snap hurt the bite from what it had been the previous week, with wind and cold rain moving in on Thursday night and overnight lows Saturday morning hovering just under freezing and while the day was a mix of sun and clouds, the steady 10-15 mph wind kept the temperature feeling chilly. But there were still a lot of fish caught and weighed with 121 of those teams weighing at least one fish for a grand total of 1,337.41 lbs weighed in total. 68 teams had a five fish limit with a total of 487 fish weighed and 485 fish released alive to be caught again another day. Blast off took 1 hour and 4 minutes, averaging 3.9 boats per minute and weigh-in took 1 hour and 40minutes, averaging 1.21 bags per minute. We certainly appreciate everyone fishing with us and helping us to create such a great trail!
The team of Jeremy Gordon and Philip Gordon notched the win with a total weight of 19.99 lbs. Jeremy and Philip told us they found a couple of good schools of fish during practice and were able to fish among other boats and still pick up good fish. Jeremy and Philip said they focused on fishing vertically for suspended fish around bait balls in the 45-60 ft range. The Gordons cahsed in on almost every contingency program we offer, including Highest Finishing Skeeter Money, Humminbird/MinnKota Bonus, and Morristown Marine New Bucks. Jeremy’s Skeeter also qualifies them for Skeeter Real Money, so add another $5,000.00 on to that payday for a whopping total of $19,250.00! Congrats, guys!
Falling into a VERY close 2nd place was the team of Steve Henegar and Shawn Hudson with a 19.95 lb bag. Steve and Shawn’s big bag was anchored by a giant smallie that tipped the scales at 4.85 lbs, also just off the Big Smallmouth mark. For their efforts, Steve and Shawn will take home a check for $5,000.00. Way to go, Steve and Shawn!
3rd place belongs to Cory Smith and Cody Ketron with a total weight of 19.22 lbs. Cory and Cody will net $3,000.00 for their efforts on SoHo. Good work, guys!
4th place went to Kevin Stevenson and Gavin Cloutier with a 18.75 lb bag. Kevin and Gavin also snagged the 2nd Highest Finishing Humminbird/MinnKota bonus for a total payday of $2,650.00. Nice work, Kevin and Gavin!
Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Travis O’Quinn and Shannon O’Quinn with a total bag weighing 18.13 lbs. Travis and Shannon also got 2nd Highest Finishing Skeeter Money, and 2nd Morristown Marine New Bonus for a total of $4,250.00. Congrats guys!!
Check out the full results here: https://bit.ly/SoHoResults031823
The Citizens Bank Big Largemouth went to the team of Mowdy/Shelley with an absolute giant green fish tipping the scales at 5.71 lbs. They will receive a check for $1,240.00 for catching this toad! Congrats!
The Citizens Bank Big Smallmouth payout went to the team of Bishop/Matherly with a monster 4.86 lb brownie. These guys will get a check for $1,240.00 for their big fish. Way to go, guys!
Highest Finishing MinnKota and Humminbird Bonus paid out this weekend as follows:
1st: Jeremy Gordon & Philip Gordon, 19.99 lbs. $250 Humminbird/MinnKota Bonus
2nd: Kevin Stevenson & Gavin Cloutier, 18.75 lbs. $150 Humminbird/MinnKota Bonus
Humminbird: Simply. Clearly. Better. Check out how to get in on the One Boat Network at https://www.minnkotamotors.com/ and get paid for running the best equipment on the water.
Highest Finishing Gray Fox Insurance payout went to Roark/Smith with 17.13 lbs for $250.00 2nd Highest Finishing Gray Fox Insurance payout went to Owens/Spivey with 10.61 lbs. Their choice to insure with Gray Fox Insurance paid them back $250.00 Saturday. Get in touch with Randy Heatherly and the gang at Gray Fox Insurance in LaFollette, TN and get in on the payback!
The Morristown Marine Bucks program paid out as follows:
Morristown Marine New Bucks:
1st: Gordon & Gordon, 19.99 lbs. $1,000.00 Bonus.
2nd: O’Quinn & O’Quinn, 18.13 lbs. $750 Bonus.
The Morristown Marine New Bucks pays back those who purchased a brand-new boat from us in 2020, 2021 or 2022. This is just our way of saying “Thank You” for choosing your new boat from us.
Morristown Marine Pre-Owned Bucks:
1st: Epperson & Crowder, 11.77 lbs. $500 Bonus.
2nd: Wilson & Houston, 7.74 lbs. $250 Bonus
Thank you both for choosing to spend your hard-earned dollars at Morristown Marine. All you have to do is purchase a certified pre-owned boat from Morristown Marine to qualify for this payout.
Highest Finishing Skeeter Bonus:
- Gordon/Gordon: 19.99 lbs, $3,000.00
- O’Quinn/O’Quinn: 18.13 lbs, $1,500.00
- Osborne/Meade: 17.88 lbs, $1,000.00
- Napier/Barnett: 18.22 lbs, $800.00
- Hamilton/Ball: 17.35 lbs, $700.00
- Roark/Smith: 17.13 lbs, $500.00
- Bishop/Matherly: 17.10 lbs, $250.00
- Smith/Lewis: 16.88 lbs, $200.00
- Dewees/Napier: 15.11 lbs, $150.00
- Woods/Gee: 14.93 lbs, $100.00
Morristown Marine would like to give a special thanks to Skeeter Boats, Yamaha, Humminbird, MinnKota, Gray Fox Insurance, TVA, Observation Knob Park, Old Stage Printing, Volunteer Trenching, Jimmy Taylor Plumbing, Lake View Dock, Citizens Bank, Cumberland Gap Spring Water, Jerry’s Bait Shop, Value RX Pharmacy, Jefferson County, Campbell County, The Roane Alliance/City of Rockwood, GH&C, Toms Sporting Goods, AZ Rags and Smoky Mountain Fiberglass for sponsoring the 2023 Morristown Marine Team Trail. If not for the help of these sponsors, this tournament trail could not exist. Thank you all so much for your support of our anglers.
We want to thank our staff and crew for another great event. We also want to thank you, the anglers, for coming out in record numbers, again, to fish with us. There are a number of tournament trails these days and we sincerely appreciate you choosing to fish with us. Next stop: Douglas Lake in Jefferson County, TN on April 8! See you then OR stop by and see us in the Skeeter and Xpress booths at the BASSMASTER Classic Expo in Knoxville, TN at the Civic Coliseum next weekend!
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