Walmart Bass Fishing League - North Carolina
Kerr Lake (April 10, 2010)
Boaters Bowman Gray of Winterville, N.C., and Keith Hutto of Evans, Ga., each caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to tie for the win and earn $2,563 apiece for their efforts in the BFL North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake. Hutto won an additional $2,000 for meeting the Ranger Cup qualifications. He was using spinnerbaits around trees, while Gray stuck with a ChatterBait to catch his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
3rd: Maurice Freeze, Concord, N.C., five bass, 13-9, $1,138
4th: David Williams, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 12-13, $798
5th: Nathan Webber, Kernersville, N.C., five bass, 12-12, $684
6th: Brian Stacy, Pulaski, Va., five bass, 12-11, $627
7th: Jeff Coble, Manson, N.C., five bass, 12-7, $570
8th: Gerry Burchfield, Thomasville, N.C., four bass, 12-6, $456
8th: Flash Butts, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., four bass, 12-6, $456
8th: Jeffrey Queen, Catawba, N.C., five bass, 12-6, $456
Meadows winning co-angler
Bill Meadows of Hinton, W.Va., caught four bass weighing 9 pounds, 8 ounces to earn $1,709 as winner in the Co-angler Division on Kerr Lake. Meadows used a ChatterBait around trees to earn his victory.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Shorty Vaow, Cornelius, N.C., five bass, 9-7, $855
3rd: Kermit Crowder, Matoaca, Va., four bass, 9-5, $570
4th: Ricky Byrd, Independence, Va., five bass, 8-11, $399
5th: Chuck Poovey, Denver, N.C., three bass, 7-6, $342
6th: James Spivey, Whiteville, N.C., three bass, 6-15, $313
7th: Kenneth Morrison, Waxhaw, N.C., two bass, 6-9, $285
8th: Shane Lineberger, Lincolnton, N.C., two bass, 5-12, $256
9th: Tommy Swicegood, Salisbury, N.C., two bass, 5-11, $228
10th: Eddie Cook, Clemmons, N.C., three bass, 5-9, $199
The next BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for May 15 at High Rock Lake in Salisbury, N.C. After the fifth North Carolina 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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