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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Shenandoah

    Smith Mountain Lake (April 10, 2010)


    Talbott takes top honors on Smith Mountain Lake

    Boater Curtis Talbott of Forest, Va., won the April 10 BFL Shenandoah Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake to earn $4,359.
    Frady winning co-angler

    Boater Curtis Talbott of Forest, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to earn $4,359 as winner of the BFL Shenandoah Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake. He used spinnerbaits near rocky points to bag his limit.

    Rounding out the top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Thomas Wooten, Huddleston, Va., five bass, 19-3, $3,179

    3rd: Terry Olinger, Hume, Va., five bass, 18-8, $1,452

    4th: Darrell Stevens, Roseland, Va., five bass, 18, $1,017

    5th: Philip Jarabeck, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 17-15, $872

    6th: Barton Wines, Warrenton, Va., five bass, 17-8, $799

    7th: Marty Howard, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 16-15, $726

    8th: Derik Hudson, Hurt, Va., five bass, 16-11, $654

    9th: Jerry Rice, Altavista, Va., five bass, 16-10, $581

    10th: Boogie Atkins, Greenville, Va., five bass, 16-8, $509

    Frady winning co-angler

    Co-angler David Frady of Roanoke, Va., won the April 10 BFL Shenandoah Division tournament to earn $2,175.David Frady of Roanoke, Va., caught four bass weighing 11 pounds, 13 ounces to earn $2,175 as winner of the Co-angler Division on Smith Mountain Lake. Frady was using Bandit Tennessee Shad around rocks and lay-downs to claim his victory.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Tommy Bell, Midlothian, Va., five bass, 11-4, $1,088

    3rd: Gabriel Scott, Ruckersville, Va., five bass, 11, $726

    4th: John Rigney, Axton, Va., five bass, 10-11, $507

    5th: Keith Allen, Sumerduck, Va., four bass, 10-8, $435

    6th: Russ Hamilton, Jr., Manassas, Va., five bass, 10-7, $399

    7th: Thomas Hassler, Woodstock, Va., five bass, 10-2, $344

    7th: Randy Hicks, Roanoke, Va., four bass, 10-2, $344

    9th: Vic Riveras, Newport News, Va., five bass, 10-1, $290

    10th: Tom Craig, Youngsville, N.C., three bass, 9-14, $254

    Coming up

    The next BFL Shenandoah Division tournament is scheduled for May 15 at Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. After the fifth Shenandoah 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 chance to win 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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