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We treat every gutter project as a top priority. Attention to detail is the heart and soul of our business. We go far beyond providing simple gutter services, giving you incredible insight into your seamless gutters project. Your gutter installation will be handled by licensed and insured professionals. It all starts here, please begin below.
The primary role of your gutter system is to channel water off of your roof and direct it away from your home’s foundation. Gutter blockages can result in water running over the sides of your gutters. That water will eventually settle around your foundation. With time, pooling water will affect the reliability of your home’s structure, causing cracks, mold growth, and even collapse.
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If you want to maintain the beauty of your landscaping, having clog-free gutters is essential. When your gutters can’t do their job, overflowing water will pour down the sides of your home. Eventually, this water will damage the trees, shrubs, and flower beds close to the base of your home.
When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, rainwater, and other forms of precipitation have nowhere to go. This causes water to fill your gutters to the brim. Because each gallon of water weighs around eight pounds, this extra weight will cause your gutters to crack, bend, or even tear away from your roof. Your gutters are rendered completely useless at that point, and you’re looking at very expensive repairs.
If you don’t have the time and patience to commit to proper gutter cleaning, The Gutter Gorilla team is here to help. We have been cleaning gutters in Lake Wylie for years. With a fully trained team of gutter professionals on staff, we have the experience and resources to clean your gutters effectively and efficiently.
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One of the most common questions we get at The Gutter Gorilla centers around when homeowners need gutter cleaning in Lake Wylie, SC. The answer is nuanced, but generally speaking, your gutters need to be cleaned twice a year or whenever they become clogged. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly easy for the average homeowner to climb up on a ladder, get on their roof, and look to see if their gutters are full of debris.
Luckily, there are some common signs that you can look out for to save yourself from costly repairs:
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Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments that you will make as an adult. As a homeowner, you know that protecting that investment is a priority. While most homeowners do a good job of staying up to date with home maintenance, sometimes life happens, and things begin to slip through the cracks. For many homeowners, gutters and downspouts are often one of those overlooked items.
Whether you need gutters installed on your new home or your old gutter system is dilapidated and needs replacing, we’ve got your back.
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Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you need new gutter installation or gutter repairs. The most reliable answer will come after our team has had a chance to inspect your gutters in Lake Wylie. Before you call our office to schedule an inspection, consider the following symptoms of a failing gutter system:
- Gutters are starting to pull apart and separate.
- Gutter guards are starting to sag and pull away from the roof.
- The gutter hangers have begun to break or bend.
- Downspouts are starting to crease or are no longer straight.
- Gutters show signs of rust or have visible holes.
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Cleaning and repairing gutters can be a tiresome task. We understand that the last thing you want to do with your free time is to try and figure out how to repair your damaged gutters. However, gutters that are left unrepaired can cause extensive damage to your home and lawn. If you see that your gutters are damaged, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible. Gutter repairs range in complexity and can be as simple as patching a hole in one of your downspouts to re-securing gutters on your home’s fascia board. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a gutter inspection, so our team can get a full understanding of the repairs that need completing.
Here are a few signs that you should be aware of that usually require gutter repairs in Lake Wylie, SC:
Pooling WaterPuddles of water accumulating near your home’s foundation
LeaksThe next time it rains, grab your umbrella and check your gutters for signs of drips or leaks.
Displaced HardwareIf you notice gutter-hanging hardware laying on the ground under the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in The Gutter Gorilla. This is a sign that your gutters aren’t fastened securely. One strong gust of wind or heavy rainstorm could cause serious damage to your gutter system.
MoldCheck your basement and your attic for signs of mold growth. If you see any mold or mildew, your gutters might not be doing their job of directing water away from your home.
Peeling PaintHave you noticed that paint is starting to peel down the side of your house? Is there rust beginning to form on your gutters? If so, you could be dealing with a leak. Usually, the result of rust or a puncture, this type of problem needs to be patched by a professional
Uneven GuttersIf your gutters are uneven or starting to sag in the middle, it’s not a good sign. In situations like these, pooling water will not be able to drain towards your corner downspouts. Eventually, the entire gutter will pull away from your home. It is highly recommended that you hire our team of professionals to repair this problem before it gets even worse.
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Pro fishing: Florida’s Cox takes first day of Group B qualifying at Massena tournament
Times Staff Report
MASSENA — John Cox wasn’t complaining that Saturday’s bass fishing haul didn’t match the first day during Major League Fishing’s General Tire Stage Five tournament on the St. Lawrence River.Cox led the Group B competitors with a total of 31 bass weighing 99 pounds, one ounce. The total didn’t come close to matching the record 165-1 haul by Jacob Wheeler during the Group A competition Friday. In fact no Group B angler reached 100 pounds, while nine participants surpassed 100 pounds on Friday.S...
MASSENA — John Cox wasn’t complaining that Saturday’s bass fishing haul didn’t match the first day during Major League Fishing’s General Tire Stage Five tournament on the St. Lawrence River.
Cox led the Group B competitors with a total of 31 bass weighing 99 pounds, one ounce. The total didn’t come close to matching the record 165-1 haul by Jacob Wheeler during the Group A competition Friday. In fact no Group B angler reached 100 pounds, while nine participants surpassed 100 pounds on Friday.
Still Cox, from DeBary, Fla., heads into Monday’s second day of Group B qualifying with the lead. Dustin Connell, of Clanton, Ala., placed second Saturday with 21 bass weighing 83-13. Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., is third with 28 bass at 81-13.
“What an awesome day. I can’t believe that I’m leading a smallmouth tournament up north,” Cox said. “I feel like I picked up right where I left off last year. After looking at the Scoretracker (leaderboard) yesterday, I couldn’t sleep last night. And now I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight or tomorrow.”
The majority of Cox’s keepers came on Berkley PowerBait MaxScent Hit Worms, and he landed a few more with the Berkley PowerBait MaxScent Generals.
“It’s hilarious but I”m leading because I was worried about running out of my (flat worms and generals) during practice,” Cox said. “In practice I had a bunch of these (hit worms) and I figured I’d use them up so I didn’t use up all of my good stuff before the event started. But, man, they’ve been eating that Hit Worm so good and that thing really carried me today.”
Second-place Connell relied mostly on a Ned rig for most of his success.
“This place is just unbelievable,” said Connell, the reigning Redcrest champion. “I think I caught seven or eight 5-pounders today, maybe more. They’re biting out here, and I can’t wait to get back out here on Monday.”
The 39 anglers in Group B rest up Sunday before returning to competition Monday. Group A’s 40 anglers compete Sunday led by Friday’s first-place finisher Wheeler. The first-place finisher Sunday advances automatically to Wednesday’s championship round. The competitors who place second-through-20th Sunday move on to Tuesday’s knockout round.
The same holds true for Group B with Monday’s first-place winner advancing to Wednesday’s final with the second-through-20th Monday finishers going to the knockout round.
“I would love to win the qualifying round (Monday) and be able to skip the knockout round and advance straight into the championship round,” Cox said. “I know a lot of guys like being in that knockout round so they can follow the fish, but I feel pretty set on the areas that I’m fishing, so if I can let them rest, it’ll be better.”
The 39 pro anglers totaled 621 bass Saturday weighing 1,855 pounds, 15 ounces. Friday’s total for 40 anglers was a record 918 bass for 2,894 pounds, 8 ounces.
Jared Litner of Arroyo Grande, Calif., won the $1,000 Berkley Big Bass Award with a 6-10 smallmouth bass Saturday. Litner is 9th after Saturday’s fishing.
Anglers will take off Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at the Massena Intake Boat Launch Ramp. Fans are welcome to attend takeoff creemonies as well as the 5:30 p.m. takeout ceremonies. The competition is livestreamed each day at MajorLeagueFishing.com
GENERAL TIRE STAGE FIVE AT THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
Top Group B finishers after Day 2: John Cox, DeBary, Fla., 31 bass, 99-1; Dustin Connell, Clanton, Ala., 21 bass, 83-13; Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C., 28 bass, 81-13; James Elam, Tulsa, Okla., 27 bass, 78-2; John Murray, Spring City, Tenn., 25 bass, 73-2; Brett Hite, Phoenix, Ariz., 21 bass, 69-7; Gerald Spohrer, Gonzales, La., 20 bass, 69-6; Fletcher Shryock, Guntersville, Ala., 20 bass, 65-2; Jared Lintner, Arroyo Grande, Calif., 20 bass, 64-4; Ott DeFoe, Blaine, Tenn., 22 bass, 63-13
Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte: 2021
June 30Charlotte Symphony Concert and FireworksDon’t wait for the weekend to start celebrating. See the Charlotte Symphony perform at this mid-week concert, and stick around to see the fireworks. Free. 7 p.m. Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis. kannapolisnc.gov.July 1...
Don’t wait for the weekend to start celebrating. See the Charlotte Symphony perform at this mid-week concert, and stick around to see the fireworks. Free. 7 p.m. Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis. kannapolisnc.gov.
Visit Mount Holly for a kids’ zone, food trucks, fireworks, and live music from Coming Up Brass. Free. 6-10 p.m. Downtown Mount Holly, South Main St., Mount Holly. mtholly.us.
See more than 600 American flags on display and enjoy food trucks, live music, and fireworks. Park at Trinity Baptist Church; shuttle service will be available. The flag ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Come early to catch the concert at 6:15 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Free. Lowe’s YMCA, 170 Joe V. Knox Ave., Mooresville. ymcacharlotte.org.
Independence Day Celebration
Come out to Cramerton’s riverfront downtown and see Carolina Soul Band perform live. Families can also enjoy face painting and fireworks. Free. 6 p.m. Centennial Center, 100 Center St., Cramerton. cramerton.org.
This year’s festival will differ from previous events, but the community is invited to enjoy outdoor dining and fireworks. Free. 4-10 p.m. 24 S. Main St., Belmont. cityofbelmont.org.
Come for the food trucks, inflatables, music, fireworks, and an all-new patriotic laser light. The laser light show begins at 9:30 p.m. and fireworks follow at 9:45 p.m. The show syncs to music on radio 101.1 FM. Free. 6-10 p.m. Deal Park Walking Track, 211 Cleveland Ave., Kings Mountain. kingsmountainevents.com.
Enjoy inflatables, food trucks, and live music from Groove Machine and Kids in America followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free. 4 p.m. Downtown Rock Hill, 144 E. Black St., Rock Hill. cityofrockhill.com.
See the firing of cannons and enjoy live music, vendors, food trucks, kids activities, and fireworks. The Independence Day ceremony and firing of cannons begins at 8:45 p.m. with fireworks to follow. Free. 5-9:30 p.m. Downtown Fort Mill, Main St., Fort Mill. fortmillsc.gov.
Watch the Cannon Ballers play the Charleston RiverDogs, and stay for a fireworks show. $11-$39. 6 p.m. Atrium Health Ballpark, 1 Cannon Baller Way, Kannapolis. milb.com/Kannapolis.
Enjoy this community fireworks display over Lake Wylie. Viewing locations include Buster Boyd Bridge Boat Landing, Papa Doc’s outside deck, Rey Azteca deck at Lake Wylie Plaza, Lake Wylie Italian and Pizza on the patio at Lake Wylie Plaza, and Bagel Boat and Long Cove Resort. Free. 9:30-10 p.m. Buster Boyd Bridge, S.C. Hwy. 49, Lake Wylie. business.lakewyliesc.com.
After the evening game against the Norfolk Tides, WBT puts on a spectacular fireworks show that lights up the sky. $11-$65. 6:04 p.m. Truist Field, 324 S. Mint St. milb.com/charlotte-knights.
Tega Cay’s patriotic festivities span the weekend with a fireworks finale on July 4 at approximately 9:30 p.m. Watch the Carolina Show Ski Team on Friday, July 2, and return for the land parade and an outdoor concert on July 3. On July 4, attend the Lions Club Fish Fry and Birthday Party at 4:30 p.m. and hang around for the firework show. Free. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Runde Park, 5110 Windward Dr., Tega Cay.
Celebrate Independence Day as a family at Carowinds’ annual fireworks show. Make reservations online and catch the fireworks at 8:45 p.m. on July 3 and July 4. $45+, children 3-5 receive free admission with Pre-K Pass. Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. carowinds.com.
Visit the U.S. National Whitewater Center for yoga, live music, and fireworks on both Saturday and Sunday. Pass activities will also be available for purchase. Free, $6 for parking. 9:30 p.m. fireworks. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. whitewater.org.
This two-day festival honors military and their families with a parade, pageant, amusements, entertainment, and fireworks. See the website for a full event schedule, including fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on both days. Free. 4-10 p.m. Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Pkwy., Harrisburg. harrisburgnc.org.
‘Big step forward’: Free meals are back on the table in Fort Mill and Lake Wylie
For a group founded on getting people together around a table, it’s been a long time apart. On Tuesday, though, lunch will be served.Community Cafe founder and head chef Don Murfin announced in an email to supporters Sunday that in-person meals will start back Tuesday at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.“It seems like forever that we’ve been wearing masks, standing in lines to get vaccinated, serving take outs only and try...
For a group founded on getting people together around a table, it’s been a long time apart. On Tuesday, though, lunch will be served.
Community Cafe founder and head chef Don Murfin announced in an email to supporters Sunday that in-person meals will start back Tuesday at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.
“It seems like forever that we’ve been wearing masks, standing in lines to get vaccinated, serving take outs only and trying our best to hold everything together,” Murfin wrote, “but that is finally going to change.”
Not everything will be back to the old normal of pre-COVID times, but this week is a “mighty big step forward,” he wrote. Free hot lunches will be served 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly on Tuesday and Lake Wylie Lutheran Church on Friday. As of Sunday, Murfin was unsure about volunteer staffing needed to run the Sisk Memorial Baptist Church site in Fort Mill on Thursday.
The Community Cafe concept began in 2010. The idea is a volunteer-run cafe that serves hot meals, at no cost. Guests can donate to help keep the cafe sites running. Diner, community and corporate donations have kept sites going for more than a decade.
What started as one lunch gathering at a Lake Wylie church now includes three sites, a food truck and weekly deliveries across much of York County. Including several traditionally under-served areas that have increased meal counts in recent years, plus many area shut-ins who aren’t able to travel for a meal.
So far this year, even without in-person dining, there have been more than 52,000 meals served. Operations have been to-go or run through the food truck. Since the first meal in 2010 there have been almost 557,000 served.
Late last month Murfin and his team came up with protocols to reopen in partner church facilities. Recent fixes for the food truck will help improve service, and on July 1 service resumed to the Catawba reservation after a self-imposed lockdown there due to COVID. A return to dine-in is the last piece of the puzzle.
Cafe site protocols will limit tables to four guests each. Guests who have completed COVID-19 vaccination won’t have to wear masks. All volunteers preparing or serving food, and greeters, must have completed vaccination.
Meals return this week with standard favorites like the signature beef barley vegetable soup, plus a gluten free beef vegetable soup, roasted chicken and gravy with egg noodles, grilled cheese sandwich, garden salad and assorted donated desserts from partners Publix, Earth Fare, Panera Bread and Crumbl.
Murfin expressed excitement that, while it isn’t entirely back to normal, it’s closer than his group has been in a long time.
“And we got to where we are today due to some mighty brave volunteers who risked their own health week after week after week to get food to those in need,” he wrote. “Truly neighbors helping neighbors.”
Spohrer Tops Knockout Round at Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour Stage 5 Tournament at St. Lawrence River
https://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_123/mlf-lawrence-62921.html Major League Fishing (MLF)MASSENA, N.Y. (June 29, 2021) – Pro Gerald Spohrer of Gonzales, Louisiana, caught 35 scorable bass Tuesday weighing 130 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Knockout Round and advance to the final day of competition at the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Stage 5 tournament at the St. Lawrence River in Massena, New York. The final 10 anglers are now set, and competition will resume Wednesday morning with the Champions...
https://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_123/mlf-lawrence-62921.html Major League Fishing (MLF)
MASSENA, N.Y. (June 29, 2021) – Pro Gerald Spohrer of Gonzales, Louisiana, caught 35 scorable bass Tuesday weighing 130 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Knockout Round and advance to the final day of competition at the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Stage 5 tournament at the St. Lawrence River in Massena, New York. The final 10 anglers are now set, and competition will resume Wednesday morning with the Championship Round. Weights are zeroed, and the angler that catches the most weight will win the top prize of $100,000.
The six-day tournament featured 80 of the top professional anglers competing for a purse of $805,000, including a top cash prize of $100,000 to the winner. The top eight pros from Tuesday’s Knockout Round that will compete in Wednesday’s Championship Round on the St. Lawrence River are:
1st: Gerald Spohrer, Gonzales, La., 35 bass, 130-8 2nd: Brent Ehrler, Redlands, Calif., 38 bass, 121-3 3rd: Skeet Reese, Auburn, Calif., 40 bass, 117-14 4th: Alton Jones Jr., Waco, Texas, 34 bass, 113-11 5th: Jeff Sprague, Point, Texas, 35 bass, 113-2 6th: Adrian Avena, Vineland, N.J., 29 bass, 109-4 7th: Bradley Roy, Lancaster, Ky., 33 bass, 109-1 8th: Justin Lucas, Guntersville, Ala., 31 bass, 106-13
They’ll be joined by Qualifying Round Winners:
Group A: Jacob Wheeler, Harrison, Tenn. Group B: John Cox, DeBary, Florida
“It feels great to finish the Knockout Round in first place, but tomorrow is when it really matters,” said Spohrer, who earned his third Championship Round appearance of the season. “It was a tough second period, but after the storm came through it got slick and sunny and I was able to see everything in my area and there were just 4-pounders everywhere.
“I went through and just plucked them off, one at a time,” Spohrer continued. “It was pretty much a mix between a drop-shot rig and a little Ned-style bait. I’ve gotten here this week with a marabou jig, but today I sight-fished because it was calm.
“I’m pumped up for tomorrow,” Spohrer went on to say. “This is my third top-10 finish this year in five tournaments and we’re right in the hunt for the Angler of the Year title. To win another round – it’s been a great season and I am so blessed.”
Rounding out the top 40 finishers were:
11th: Andy Montgomery, Blacksburg, S.C., 35 bass, 106-0, $10,000 12th: Ott DeFoe, Blaine, Tenn., 34 bass, 101-13, $10,000 13th: Shin Fukae, Osaka, Japan, 27 bass, 98-13, $10,000 14th: Fletcher Shryock, Guntersville, Ala., 24 bass, 93-3, $10,000 15th: Jordan Lee, Cullman, Ala., 27 bass, 90-3, $10,000 16th: Jonathon VanDam, Kalamazoo, Mich., 24 bass, 80-6, $10,000 17th: Michael Neal, Dayton, Tenn., 28 bass, 77-2, $10,000 18th: Terry Scroggins, San Mateo, Fla., 29 bass, 76-7, $10,000 19th: Cody Meyer, Star, Idaho, 24 bass, 74-15, $10,000 20th: James Elam, Tulsa, Okla., 23 bass, 72-13, $10,000 21st: Edwin Evers, Talala, Okla., 24 bass, 72-9, $10,000 22nd: Josh Bertrand, Queen Creek, Ariz., 22 bass, 72-5, $10,000 23rd: Ish Monroe, Oakdale, Calif., 21 bass, 71-14, $10,000 24th: Luke Clausen, Spokane, Wash., 25 bass, 70-10, $10,000 25th: Britt Myers, Lake Wylie, S.C., 25 bass, 65-15, $10,000 26th: Bobby Lane, Lakeland, Fla., 21 bass, 65-13, $10,000 27th: Dean Rojas, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., 18 bass, 58-5, $10,000 28th: David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va., 16 bass, 56-10, $10,000 29th: Brandon Coulter, Knoxville, Tenn., 18 bass, 55-2, $10,000 30th: Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C., 19 bass, 51-14, $10,000 31st: Alton Jones, Lorena, Texas, 17 bass, 49-5, $10,000 32nd: David Walker, Sevierville, Tenn., 15 bass, 48-3, $10,000 33rd: Marty Robinson, Lyman, S.C., 16 bass, 47-12, $10,000 34th: John Murray, Spring City, Tenn., 14 bass, 43-4, $10,000 35th: Dustin Connell, Clanton, Ala., 15 bass, 43-0, $10,000 36th: Brett Hite, Phoenix, Ariz., 14 bass, 42-6, $10,000 37th: Jared Lintner, Arroyo Grande, Calif., 14 bass, 41-15, $10,000 38th: Wesley Strader, Spring City, Tenn., 12 bass, 40-10, $10,000 39th: Matt Lee, Cullman, Ala., nine bass, 26-15, $10,000 40th: Stephen Browning, Hot Springs, Ark., eight bass, 23-13, $10,000
Overall, there were 893 bass weighing 2,841 pounds, 7 ounces caught by the 38 pros competing Tuesday.
Justin Lucas won his second $1,000 Berkley Big Bass Award of the week on Tuesday, catching a 6-pound smallmouth on a drop-shot rig in Period 2. Berkley will award $1,000 to the angler who weighs the biggest bass each day, and a $3,000 bonus to the angler who weighs the largest bass of the tournament. Lucas also currently leads for largest bass of the tournament with a 6-pound, 13-ounce smallmouth that he caught on Day 1.
The Stage Five at the St. Lawrence River features anglers competing with a 2-pound minimum weight requirement, meaning each bass caught must weigh at least 2 pounds for it to be deemed scorable. Minimum weights are determined individually for each competition waters that the Bass Pro Tour visits, based on the productivity, bass population and anticipated average size of fish in each fishery.
The 40 Anglers in Group A competed in their two-day qualifying round on Friday and Sunday – the 40 anglers in Group B on Saturday and Monday. After the two-day Qualifying Round, the anglers that finished in 2nd through 20th place from both groups advanced to Tuesday’s Knockout Round, while the winner from each group advanced directly to Wednesday’s Championship Round. In the Knockout Round, the weights were zeroed and the remaining 38 anglers competed to finish in the top 8 to advance to the Championship Round. Tomorrow, in the final day Championship Round, weights are zeroed and the highest one-day total wins.
The final 10 anglers will take off from the Massena Intake Boat Launch Ramp, located on Route 13, in Massena, at 8:30 a.m. ET Wednesday. The Takeout and Championship Moment will also be held at the Massena Intake, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fans are welcome to attend all takeoff and takeout ceremonies and also encouraged to follow the event online throughout the day on the MLF NOW!® live stream and SCORETRACKER® coverage at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
Pro angler catches 175 pounds of bass at Massena’s Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour
MASSENA, N.Y. (WWTI) — A pro angler from Florida took home the top spot in the second day of fishing in the North Country.During two-day Qualifying Group B round at the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour General Tire Stage Five at the St. Lawrence River Presented by Berkley in Massena, Berkley Pro John Cox of DeBary Florida advanced straight to the championship round.Cox took home the winning spot after her caught 23 scorable bass on Monday, June 28, which weighed 75 pounds, 15 ounces.His two-day total, after...
MASSENA, N.Y. (WWTI) — A pro angler from Florida took home the top spot in the second day of fishing in the North Country.
During two-day Qualifying Group B round at the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour General Tire Stage Five at the St. Lawrence River Presented by Berkley in Massena, Berkley Pro John Cox of DeBary Florida advanced straight to the championship round.
Cox took home the winning spot after her caught 23 scorable bass on Monday, June 28, which weighed 75 pounds, 15 ounces.
His two-day total, after previously competing on June 26, weighed in at 175 pounds even after catching 54 bass, earning him the victory by a 23-pound, 11-ounce margin.
“Oh my gosh, I feel like I won the tournament, just making it to the Championship Round,” expressed Cox. “I’ve never won one of these rounds before, so this is a new experience for me. I’m really excited to be able to allow the fish to rest a little before the next round.”
With a full day off on Tuesday, Cox said he plans to take his kids tubing down below the locks and is looking forward to enjoying the family time prior to Wednesday’s competition.
Following the qualifying round, Phoenix Boats Pro James Elam of Oklahoma caught a total of 51 bass weighting 151-5 to end the round in second place, and Shelby, North Carolina Pro Bryan Thrift finished the round in third place with a two-day total of 51 bass weighing 149-11.
The remaining 38 anglers will now compete Tuesday, June 29 in the “Knockout Round,” where weights are zeroed and the anglers compete to finish in the top eight to advance to Championship Wednesday.
The top 20 pros in Qualifying Group B that now advance to Tuesday’s Knockout Round on the St. Lawrence River are:
1st: John Cox, DeBary, Fla., 54 bass, 175-02nd: James Elam, Tulsa, Okla., 51 bass, 151-53rd: Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C., 51 bass, 149-114th: Terry Scroggins, San Mateo, Fla., 49 bass, 149-25th: Bobby Lane, Lakeland, Fla., 44 bass, 132-106th: Jared Lintner, Arroyo Grande, Calif., 41 bass, 127-17th: Dustin Connell, Clanton, Ala., 33 bass, 126-68th: Gerald Spohrer, Gonzales, La., 35 bass, 125-99th: Ott DeFoe, Blaine, Tenn., 42 bass, 125-610th: Britt Myers, Lake Wylie, S.C., 44 bass, 123-1411th: Brett Hite, Phoenix, Ariz., 37 bass, 122-1412th: Luke Clausen, Spokane, Wash., 41 bass, 116-1513th: Fletcher Shryock, Guntersville, Ala., 37 bass, 114-1514th: John Murray, Spring City, Tenn., 38 bass, 110-1115th: Shin Fukae, Osaka, Japan, 29 bass, 104-1216th: David Walker, Sevierville, Tenn., 36 bass, 102-1217th: Matt Lee, Cullman, Ala., 32 bass, 100-0 18th: Edwin Evers, Talala, Okla., 31 bass, 96-919th: Michael Neal, Dayton, Tenn., 34 bass, 96-620th: Andy Montgomery, Blacksburg, S.C., 34 bass, 94-14
Overall, there were 594 bass weighing 1,808 pounds, 8 ounces caught by the 39 pros on Monday.
The Championship Round on June 30 will feature Group A Winner Jacob Wheeler, Group B Winner John Cox and the top eight anglers from the knockout round. All will compete for the top prize of $100,000.
The Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour General Tire Stage Five at the St. Lawrence River Presented by Berkley will conclude in Massena, New York on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.