Nearly 200 customers, family members and employees enjoyed a picture-perfect weekend at Swann’s Marina on Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tenn., for the 28th annual Brandeis Customer Appreciation Fishing Tournament hosted by Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company’s Corbin and Stanville branches.
“With 94 boats, it was probably the best attendance we’ve had in a long time,” said Machine Sales Jason Douglas. “This is such a fun event. We have customers who have been coming for years; it’s like a family reunion.”
A barbecue dinner and raffle drawing were held on Saturday, April 27, and anglers blasted off at 6:45 a.m. the following day. Jacob and Doug Napier swept the top honors at this spring’s event as the duo hauled in a tournament-best 19.89 pounds, including the 6.11-pound Big Fish. Ronnie Blaylock and Trent Adkins finished second with a total of 15.77 pounds while Dustin Evans and John Smith were third with 15.76 pounds.
Total Weight Winners
|Place||Participants||Total Weight (lbs)|
|#1||Jacob and Doug Napier (Nally & Hamilton)||19.89|
|#2||Ronnie Blaylock (7 Earthmovers) & Trent Adkins (Adkins Cable Construction)||15.77|
|#3||Dustin Evans & John Smith (Tackett Creek Mining)||15.76|
Big Fish Winners
|Place||Participants||Big Fish (lbs)|
|#1||Jacob and Doug Napier (Nally & Hamilton)||6.11|
|#2||Steve Jones (Brandeis) & Brian Godsey (Somerset Hardwoods)||5.65|
|#3||Robert Sawyers (Zebulon Machine) & James Slone (CAM Mining)||5.25|