Walmart Bass Fishing League - Gator
Toho (Sept. 9-10, 2006)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Boater Kyle Fox of Lakeland, Fla., earned 300 points and $6,011 Sunday as the winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Gator Division Super Tournament on Lake Toho.
Fox’s two-day winning catch of 10 bass weighed 32 pounds, 6 ounces.
Rounding out the top five boaters are John Cox of Debary, Fla. (10 bass, 28 pounds, 15 ounces, $3,006); Clint Boyles of Deltona, Fla. (10 bass, 28 pounds, 2 ounces, $2,002); Jim Folks of Melbourne, Fla., (10 bass, 27 pounds, 14 ounces, $1,403) and Robert Lane of Lakeland, Fla. (10 bass, 27 pounds, 4 ounces, $1,202).
Boyles also won the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award with a 9-pound, 4-ounce bass that earned him an additional $825.
Lane also took home an additional $500 for being the highest placing Ranger Cup participant.
Jeff Starr of Rockledge, Fla., earned $3,006 as the co-angler winner thanks to 10 bass weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Scott Fannon of Oldsmar, Fla. (17 pounds, 10 ounces, $1,503); Tim Endris of Gibsonton, Fla. (17 pounds, 5 ounces, $1,004); Charles Bush of Saint Cloud, Fla., (17 pounds, 2 ounces, $701) and Jeff Sullivan of Frostproof, Fla. (16 pounds, 1 ounce, $601).
Daniel Davis of Gainesville, Fla., earned $412 as the co-angler Snickers Big Bass winner with a 5-pound, 15-ounce bass.
The top 40 Gator Division boaters and 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 Savannah River, Shenandoah and South Carolina anglers for a new Ranger boat and 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 Gator Division standings, check online at FLWOutdoors.com.
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 browse FLWOutdoors.com.
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 Wal-Mart.com.