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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Bulldog
Clarks Hill (Sept. 10-11, 2005)
Walters wins Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Boater Lamontie Walters of Warner Robbins earned $5,356 Saturday as winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division Super Tournament event on Clarks Hill Lake. The tournament earned Walters 300 points in the Boater Division. He earned an additional $1,000 as winner of the Ranger Cup award.
Walters’s winning catch of 10 bass weighed 19 pounds, 3 ounces. He threw Zoom worms in shallow creek channels to catch his bass.
Finishing second was Kim Carver of Milledgeville with 10 bass weighing 17 pounds, 12 ounces that earned him $2,614. Kip Carter of Oxford claimed $1,275 as the third-place finisher thanks to 10 bass weighing 16 pounds, 1 ounce. In fourth was Richard Parson of Lithia Springs with eight bass weighing 15 pounds, 11 ounces worth $1,148, and finishing fifth and earning $1,020 was Charles Stevenson of Albany with eight bass weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces.
Stevenson took Boater Division big-bass award honors, earning $960 for a 4-pound, 5-ounce bass.
George Goodman Jr. of Monticello earned $2,678 as the co-angler winner, thanks to seven bass weighing 13 pounds, 11 ounces that he caught on a jig.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Clark Harper of Eatonton (eight bass, 13 pounds, 4 ounces, $1,307); Dennis Hudson of Fortson (seven bass, 12 pounds, $638); Mike Mahady of Kennesaw (seven bass, 11 pounds, 9 ounces, $574); and Joel Milner of Talbotton (eight bass, 10 pounds, 15 ounces, $510).
Paula Alexander of Lincolnton earned $480 as the co-angler big-bass award winner with a 5-pound, 2-ounce bass she caught on a watermelon seed trick worm.
Following the regular season, the Bulldog Division boater with the most points will earn $1,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion. The co-angler amassing the most points will earn $500 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion in the Co-angler Division.
The top 40 Bulldog Division boaters and co-anglers based on year-end points standings will advance to the Lake Toho Regional near Kissimmee, Fla., Oct. 4-8 where they will compete against Bama, Seminole and South Carolina division anglers for one of six slots in the 2006 All-American. With a total purse of $1 million and a potential $140,000 cash prize going to the winning boater and $70,000 going to the winning co-angler, the All-American is one of the most prestigious and lucrative events in bass fishing.
The $8.4 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League features 28 divisions nationwide. In BFL competition, boaters and co-anglers are randomly paired, with boaters supplying the boat and fishing against other boaters and co-anglers fishing from the back deck against other co-anglers. For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or browse FLWOutdoors.com.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League and seven other national tournament circuits offering a combined $30 million in awards through 214 events in 2005. The 27-year-old organization is the purveyor of America’s largest and most prestigious fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, EverStart Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour and Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as title sponsor of the FLW Tour in 1997 and today is the title sponsor of all FLW Outdoors events. For more information on Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.