Lake Norman North Carolina weekly Striper tournament
Robichaux's Outfitters/Norman Fishery Alliance Weekly Striper Tournament
An annual tournament series for striped bass at Lake Norman got off to a lunker of a start Sunday.
Toby Garmon of Mooresville boated a whopper weighing 25.1 pounds to take the Robichaux's Outfitters/Norman Fishery Alliance Weekly Striper Tournament season opener. He won $300
Tournaments are scheduled each Sunday through March, with a season-ending championship set for top qualifiers.
Anglers may register to compete through the week, or before 6 a.m. on Sundays, at Robichaux's Outfitters on Brawley School Road in Mooresville. Entry fee is $25 for Fishery Alliance members, $35 for non-members.
Weigh-ins are held at Midway Marina near the Highway 150 Bridge from 3-4 p.m. on Sundays.