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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Savannah River

    Keowee (Sept. 16-17, 2006)


    Robinson victorious in BFL Super Tournament on Lake Keowee

    Boater Marty Robinson of Landrum, S.C., earned 300 points and $5,648 as the winner of the BFL Savannah River Division Super Tournament on Lake Keowee.

    SENECA, S.C. — Boater Marty Robinson of Landrum, S.C., earned 300 points and $5,648 Sunday as the winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Super Tournament on Lake Keowee. He also earned a $1,000 Ranger Cup award for a total of $6,648 in winnings.

    Robinson’s winning catch of 10 bass that weighed 21 pounds, 9 ounces came on topwater baits fished in shady areas on the north end of the lake.

    Rounding out the top five boaters are Brian Latimer of Belton, S.C. (10 bass, 21 pounds, 8 ounces, $2,824); Steve Harwood of Weaverville, N.C. (10 bass, 19 pounds, 8 ounces, $1,882); Greg Willimon of Pickens, S.C. (nine bass, 18 pounds, 14 ounces, $1,318); and Randy Childers of Anderson, S.C. (10 bass, 18 pounds, 11 ounces, $1,130).

    Richard Cantrell of Anderson, S.C., won the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award with a 5-pound, 8-ounce bass that earning him $750.

    Bo Price of Seneca, S.C., won the Co-angler Division and earned $2,824 thanks to 10 bass weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces.

    Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Robbie McHone of Fountain Inn, S.C. (19 bass, 16 pounds, 4 ounces, $1,412); Douglas Bryson of Westminster, S.C. (seven bass, 12 pounds, 14 ounces, $940); Don Kohli of Lincolnton, Ga. (eight bass, 12 pounds, 11 ounces, $659); and John Hyatt of Leicester, N.C. (seven bass, 12 pounds, 7 ounces, $565).

    Hyatt also earned $375 as the co-angler Snickers Big Bass winner with a 3-pound, 3-ounce bass.

    The top 40 LBL Division boaters and 40 co-anglers, based on year-end points standings, will now advance to the no-entry-fee Kerr lake Regional Championship near Henderson, N.C., Oct. 12-14, where they will compete against Gator, Shenandoah and South Carolina division anglers for a new Ranger boat, as well as a Chevy truck in the Boater Division, plus six slots in the no-entry-fee 2007 Wal-Mart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. With a total purse of $1 million and a potential $140,000 cash 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 Boater Division points champion who advances the farthest at the All-American will earn $10,000 as the Yamaha "Be the Best" points champion. The co-angler points champion who advances the farthest will earn $5,000 as the Yamaha "Be the Best" points champion in the Co-angler Division.

    For complete Savannah River Division standings, visit

    The $8.8 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.

    Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Stratos Owners’ Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $37.9 million through 249 events in 2006.

    For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or visit

    Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most-respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world’s leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit