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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Shenandoah

    Smith Mountain Lake (June 19, 2010)


    Wooten wins BFL event on Smith Mountain Lake

    Boater Thomas Wooten of Huddleston, Va., earned $3,632 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus and a $1,000 Evinrude bonus as winner of the June 19 BFL Shenandoah Division event.
    Hassler winning co-angler

    Boater Thomas Wooten of Huddleston, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds Saturday to win $6,632 in the FLW BFL Shenandoah Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake. Wooten was using shaky heads in shallow water in the lower lake to sack his limit.

    Rounding out the top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Ramon Deisher Jr., Covington, Va., five bass, 14-15, $1,816

    3rd: Terry Olinger, Hume, Va., five bass, 14-6, $1,210

    4th: David Deciucis, Richmond, Va., five bass, 13-14, $847

    5th: Craig Blankenship, Wirtz, Va., five bass, 13-3, $696

    5th: Luke Nichols, Moneta, Va., five bass, 13-3, $696

    7th: Geoffrey Hill, Salem, Va., four bass, 12-12, $605

    8th: Shayne Berlo, Fairfax, Va., five bass, 12-11, $514

    8th: Trevis Towe, Daleville, Va., five bass, 12-11, $514

    10th: Garnett Atkins, Lynchburg, Va., four bass, 12-6, $424

    Thomas Hassler of Woodstock, Va., earned $1,816 as the co-angler winner.Hassler winning co-angler

    Thomas Hassler of Woodstock, Va., caught three bass weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win $1,816 in the Co-angler Division on Smith Mountain Lake. Hassler was using a Carolina rig in deep water mid lake to bag is winning catch.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Steve Woodroof, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 9-7, $908

    3rd: Scott Howard, Huddleston, Va., two bass, 7-12, $464

    3rd: Chris Lewis, Dublin, Va., five bass, 7-12, $464

    3rd: Gabriel Scott, Ruckersville, Va., four bass, 7-12, $464

    6th: Jason Eggleston, Roanoke, Va., three bass, 7-9, $333

    7th: Richard Jefferson, Hurt, Va., three bass, 7-5, $303

    8th: Allen Luck, Richmond, Va., four bass, 7-3, $272

    9th: Mike Wray, Chester, Va., three bass, 6-10, $242

    10th: Eric Nichols, Goodview, Va., four bass, 6-8, $212

    Coming up

    The next BFL Shenandoah Division tournament is scheduled for July 10, at the James River in Richmond, Va. After the fifth Shenandoah Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at the Potomac River in Woodbridge, Va., on Oct. 7-9, for a chance to win a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.