Walmart Bass Fishing League - Shenandoah
James River (July 10, 2010)
Boater Chris Dillow of Waynesboro, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win $3,756 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the FLW BFL Shenandoah Division tournament on the James River. Under cloudy skies, Dillow was junk-fishing around sticks and trees to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Bryan Elrod, Mechanicsville, Va., five bass, 14-8, $1,878
3rd: Fred Aldridge, Brandystation, Va., five bass, 13-12, $1,253
4th: Gary Marean, Manassas, Va., five bass, 12-14, $876
5th: Steve Wagner, New Kent, Va., five bass, 12-13, $751
6th: Philip Jarabeck, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 12-11, $689
7th: Jeff Hamilton, Chester, Va., five bass, 12-5, $626
8th: Kelly Pratt, Williamsburg, Va., five bass, 12, $563
9th: Thomas Wooten, Huddleston, Va., five bass, 11-13, $1,501*
10th: Ronnie Baker, Providence Forge, Va., five bass, 11-7, $416
10th: Cavin Young, Prince George, Va., five bass, 11-7, $416
*includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Williams winning co-angler
David Williams of Fredericksburg, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces to win $1,835 in the Co-angler Division on the James River. Williams traveled 25 miles away from ramp and was fishing grassy areas to bring in his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Allen Schurdell, Crab Orchard, W. Va., five bass, 8-9, $918
3rd: Jason Swingle, Charlottesville, Va., five bass, 8-5, $612
4th: Jason Eggleston, Roanoke, Va., five bass, 7-14, $428
5th: James Taylor, Ruther Glen, Va., five bass, 7-12, $367
6th: Matthew Stargell, Henrico, Va., five bass, 7-10, $336
7th: Thomas Hassler, Woodstock, Va., five bass, 7-5, $306
8th: Jacob Bumgarner, Monroe, Va., five bass, 7-2, $275
9th: Robert Bruguiere, Michanicsville, Va., five bass, 6-11, $245
10th: Gregory Scott, Ferrum, Va., five bass, 6-9, $214
The next and last BFL Shenandoah Division tournament for 2010 is scheduled for Sept. 11-12, a Super Tournament at the Potomac River in Woodbridge, Va. After that 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 Marbury, Md., 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.
About FLW Outdoors
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 189 tournaments in 2010. FLW Outdoors has also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing awarding the largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors memberships are available featuring numerous benefits including Player's Advantage. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FantasyFishing.com.