Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 10, 2013

Vicars wins fishing tourney

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Graham High School math teacher Jason Vicars captured the “Hillbilly Bassmasters” season-opening fishing tournament held at Lake Norman on April 5-6.

Vicars used crank baits and soft plastic lures to snag a catch that weighed 18.67 pounds to finish on top, followed by Tazewell’s Ron Gillespie, whose  catch was measured at 13.24 pounds.

The “Hillbilly Masters” is a local fishing club that holds around 10 tournaments per year. Some members also participate in the Bass Fishing League sponsored by Walmart.

Anyone interested in more information about “Hillbilly Bassmasters” is urged to contact Gillespie at (276) 970-1355.