Floyd County fishermen swept the top spots at the Crappie USA tournament this weekend, winning cash prizes and a chance to advance to the prestigious Cabela's Crappie USA Classic this fall.
John Hendrix and Kevin Randall of Rome won first place in the Pro Division of the Saturday event that drew more than 100 anglers from several states to Weiss Lake.
The team reeled in a total of 11.54 pounds and walked away with $1,500.
Hendrix and Randall moved from cove to cove in 7 to 10 feet of water and caught 35 keepers, according to a release from Crappie USA spokeswoman Shelly Clark. They mostly used black/chartreuse and blue/white Big Bite Baits.
Second place went to Blake and Stanley Phillips of Alabama, with 50 fish totaling 10.71 pounds, and the team of Donnie Burris and Larry Buis of Kentucky pulled in 10.18 pounds.
Joe Hayes and Phil Trapp of Cave Spring took home the gold in the Amateur Division.
With 25 fish totaling 11 pounds, Hayes and Trapp won $1,100 plus the $250 Ranger Cup bonus and the $500 Talon Cup bonus. Clark said the team fished the Riverside area of the lake, in various depths of water, with live bait.
Max and Know Wilson of Centre, Alabama, were second with 9.95 pounds and the team of Robert Lemming of Summerville and Chris Anderson of Fort Payne took third with 9.67 pounds.
The Crappie USA Classic is set for Oct. 3-6 on Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Kentucky, and will have a payout of $125,000 in cash and prizes.