Walmart Bass Fishing League - Piedmont
High Rock Lake (May 22, 2010)
Boater Eric Rothrock of High Point, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win $4,037 in the BFL Piedmont Division tournament on High Rock Lake. Enduring wind and rain, Rothrock fished around stumps in 8 to 14 feet of water with a jig to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Howard Bean, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 21-1, $2,019
3rd: Jordan Card, Cary, N.C., five bass, 19-6, $1,345
4th: Terry James, Wadesboro, N.C., five bass, 19, $942
5th: James Blankenship, Lexington, N.C. five bass, 18-13, $807
6th: Todd Harris, Pfafftown, N.C., five bass, 18-11, $740
7th: Sam Mitchiner, Garner, N.C., five bass, 17-15, $673
8th: Ray Griffin, Henderson, N.C., five bass, 17-10, $606
9th: Ricky McCrary, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 17-9, $538
10th: Bruce Bowman, Winston Salem, N.C., five bass, 17-7, $471
Williams winning co-angler
Lee Williams of Durham, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win $1,944 in the Co-angler Division on High Rock Lake. Williams was using Senkos around rocky areas to catch his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jim Petrous, Stafford, Va., four bass, 13-9, $972
3rd: Jamie Baynard, Clayton, N.C., five bass, 13-7, $649
4th: Jim Nichols, Chapel Hill, N.C., five bass, 12-15, $454
5th: Dustin Clontz, Albemarle, N.C., five bass, 12-13, $389
6th: Michael Nelms, Hartwood, Va., five bass, 12-11, $356
7th: Mervin Henson, Nitro, W.Va., five bass, 12-10, $324
8th: Stacy Metz, Staley, N.C., four bass, 12-9, $292
9th: Gary McClain, Chesapeake, Va., five bass, 12, $259
10th: Kermit Crowder, Matoaca, Va., five bass, 11-13, $227
The next BFL Piedmont Division tournament is scheduled for June 26 at Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. After the fifth Piedmont Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 7-9 Regional Championship at the Potomac River in Woodbridge, Va., where boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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