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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Volunteer

    Douglas Lake (March 27, 2010)


    Helton outfishes BFL field on Douglas Lake

    Boater Wesley Helton of Calhoun, Tenn., earned $3,766 plus $2,000 for the Ranger Cup as winner of the March 27 BFL Volunteer Division event on Douglas Lake.
    Wilson winning co-angler

    Boater Wesley Helton of Calhoun, Tenn., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win $5,766 in the BFL Volunteer Division tournament on Douglas Lake. Helton was using a jig near the I-40 Bridge to catch his limit.

    Rounding out the top 10 in the Boater Division:

    2nd: Craig Powers, Rockwood, Tenn., five bass, 15-1, $1,883

    3rd: Larry Neal, Piney Flats, Tenn., five bass, 14-7, $1,256

    4th: Brad Burkhart, Speedwell, Tenn., five bass, 13-14, $879

    5th: Brandon Stanley, Johnson City, Tenn., five bass, 12-13, $753

    6th: Dewayne Wilson, La Follette, Tenn., five bass, 12-9, $690

    7th: Randy Oliver, Johnson City, Tenn., five bass, 12-6, $628

    8th: Keith Harmon, New Tazewell, Tenn., five bass, 11-6, $565

    9th: Sonny Lee, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 11-3, $502

    10th: Kevin Powers, Unicoi, Tenn., five bass, 11-1, $439

    Wilson winning co-angler

    Co-angler Rich Wilson of Knoxville, Tenn., earned $1,883 as winner of the March 27 BFL Volunteer event.Rich Wilson of Knoxville, Tenn., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 15 ounces to win $1,883 in the Co-angler Division on Douglas Lake. Wilson was in Flat Creek using a Strike King Zero Worm jig to bag his limit.

    Rounding out the top 10 in the Co-angler Division:

    2nd: Jimmy Flanagan, Kingston, Tenn., five bass, 11-5, $942

    3rd: Bobby Drinnon, Rogersville, Tenn., five bass, 10, $627

    4th: Bryan Morton, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 9-11, $439

    5th: Wes Tilley, Andersonville, Tenn., five bass, 9-3, $377

    6th: Shaun Ramsey, Maynardville, Tenn., five bass, 8-14, $345

    7th: Timmy Cales, Sandstone, W.Va., four bass, 7-8, $314

    8th: Terry Tester, II, Elizabethton, Tenn., five bass, 7-4, $282

    9th: Don Bible, II, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 7-1, $251

    10th: Jason Underwood, Dandridge, Tenn., four bass, 7, $220

    Coming up

    The next BFL Volunteer Division tournament is scheduled for May 1 at South Holston Reservoir in Bristol, Tenn. After the fifth Volunteer Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 2-3 Regional Championship at Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes in Lenoir City, Tenn., where boaters will compete for 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.