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5.16-2020-Watts Bar Lake

                   Seeber & Moore Cash In With A Win   


               May 16, 2020- Rockwood, TN: As a cool May morning dawned, 228 boats lined up for blast off on the 3rd edition of the 2020 Morristown Marine Team Trail in beautiful Roane County. We couldn’t have special ordered nicer weather. The fishing, however, was less spectacular than the weather. The post-front bluebird skies made the bite tougher than most expected. 121 teams weighed at least one fish with 78 limits being weighed. A total of 521 fish hit the scales Saturday afternoon for a total weight of 1,344.86 lbs. Payout totaled $47,885 and was paid out over 38 places. The cut weight ended up at 13.33 lbs. 

Cody Seeber of Clinton, TN and Jeff Moore of Harriman, TN took home the honors with a very healthy 18.23 lb bag of Watts Bar fish. Cody and Jeff said they found an early shad spawn topwater bite and followed that with a rotation of deep holes. When the deep bite died for them, they reverted to flipping docks for their final cull fish. Cody and Jeff collected checks for 1st place, Highest Finishing Skeeter, Morristown Marine New Money, Humminbird/MinnKota for a total of $14,250.00.  Cody is fishing out of a 2020 Skeeter that he registered for Skeeter Real Money, so he can add another $5,000.00 to that total from Skeeter Boats! Congratulations Cody and Jeff! 

Coming in a close 2nd place was David Morgan (Rutledge, TN) and Ben Boggs (Bean Station TN) with a weight of 17.60 lbs anchored by a 4.38 green fish. David and Ben said they found some fish staging out on secondary points and spent their day running those points. They only had 8 keeper bites all day, but stressed that they fished clean and every bite counted for them. David and Ben took home $5,000 for 2nd place and 2nd Highest Finishing Skeeter. Congrats, guys! 

3rd place went to Brian Hatfield of Spring City, TN and Justin Freeman of Dayton, TN with 17.45 lbs. Brian and Justin will receive $3,000.00 for their efforts on Saturday. Good job, guys! 

4th place belonged to Michael Conn of Mooresburg, TN and Daniel Conn of Rutledge, TN with a total weight of 17.34 lbs. Michael and Daniel will get $2,000.00 for their day of fishing. Nice work, guys! 

Rounding out the top 5 was Michael Cantrell of Philadelphia, TN weighing in a bag totaling 16.69lbs.  Michael will receive $1,250.00 for his time on the water Saturday. Congratulations, Michael! 

See the full list of results HERE 

The Citizens Bank Big Largemouth went to Dale Pelfrey (Rockwood, TN) and Jett Loach (Spring City, TN) with an absolute TOAD green fish weighing 8.61 lbs. Dale & Jett will receive a check for $1,120.00 for their big largemouth. Nice catch! 

The Citizens Bank Big Smallmouth belongs to Casey Majni and Brandon Willis, both of Knoxville, TN,  with a huge 4.76 lb brownie. Casey and Brandon will get $1,120.00 for their big smallmouth. Congrats, guys! 

Highest Finishing Humminbird/MinnKota payout went to: 

1) Cody Seeber/Jeff Moore: 18.23 lbs  $250.00 

2) Dale Teany & Randy Alexander: 16.11 lbs  $150.00 

A great example of how it pays to run The One Boat Network! Humminbird: Simply. Clearly. Better. 

Highest Finishing Gray Fox Insurance payout looked like this: 

1) Jimmy Taylor/Chase Henley:  14.12 lbs   $250.00 

2) Jack Faulkner/James Dial:  13.11 lbs   $250.00 

See Randy Heatherly and the gang at Gray Fox Insurance in LaFollette, TN and get in on the payback! Congrats, guys, and thank you for choosing Gray Fox for your insurance needs! 

The Morristown Marine New Boat Bucks went to: 

1) Cody Seeber/Jeff Moore:  18.23 lbs   $1,000.00 

2) Jimmy Taylor/Chase Henley:  14.12 lbs   $750.00 

We appreciate you guys choosing Morristown Marine for your new boat purchase and this payout is how we show our appreciation. Thank you and Congratulations! 

The Morristown Marine Pre-owned Boat Bucks went to: 

1) Matt Goins/Clint Dyer:  9.01 lbs    $500.00 

2) Brandon Hartgrove/Steve Robinson:  7.93 lbs   $250.00 

We love our pre-owned customers, too. We want everyone to find a new-to-you boat at Morristown Marine and we appreciate you guys choosing us! Thank you and congratulations! 

Highest Finishing Skeeter Payout 

 1) Cody Seeber/Jeff Moore:  18.23 lbs   $3,000.00 

 2) David Morgan/Ben Boggs:  17.60 lbs  $1,500.00 

 3) Michael Conn/Daniel Conn:  17.34 lbs  $1,000.00 

 4) Dale Teany/Randy Alexander:  16.11 lbs  $800.00 

 5) Hunter Hamilton/Ty Ball:  15.00 lbs   $700.00 

 6) Bill Jenkins/Benny Neal:  14.15 lbs   $500.00 

 7) Jimmy Taylor/Chase Henley:  14.12 lbs   $250.00 

 8) Taylor Watkins/Jason Sosbee:  13.62 lbs  $200.00 

 9) Chris Taylor/Mike Taylor:  13.33 lbs  $150.00 

10) Jeffrey West/Tim Wheelon: 12.92 lbs  $100.00 

It pays you back to fish out of a Skeeter. Skeeter Boats: Eat.Sleep.Fish. 

Morristown Marine would like to give a special thanks to Jacob Andrews and the crew at Rockwood Parks & Rec for their help parking our anglers and keeping the grounds maintained and accessible at Tom Fuller Park. You guys were a huge help Saturday morning. We appreciate you very much. Another big thank you to the Rockwood Fire Dept for helping us out with filling our aeration tanks for weigh in. Not only are you guys everyday heroes, but you took time out of your busy schedule to help us maintain healthy fish. We truly appreciate what all you guys do! Lastly, we want to thank Donna and the gang at Jerry’s Bait Shop in Rockwood for hosting us for registrations Friday. For all your fishing needs, swing by and give them the opportunity to earn your business. And while you’re there, visit the country store in the back and buy some fresh fruits, veggies and canned goods for the table! 

We would also like to thank Skeeter, Yamaha, HumminbirdMinnKota, Power Pole, The Roane Alliance & Roane County, The City of Rockwood, Gray Fox Insurance, Old Stage Printing, Shotcrete, Volunteer Trenching, Jimmy Taylor Plumbing, B&H Sales, Citizens Bank, Lake View Dock, Cumberland Gap Spring Water, L&M Sales & Service, ValueRX Parmacy and Hammrtech for sponsoring the 2020 Morristown Marine Team Trail! 

We Will take a summer break and resume our trail for the fall portion on October 24, 2020 on Cherokee Lake at Boat Launch Road in Morristown, TN! In the meantime, stay safepractice social distancing and get out there on the water!