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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Savannah River
Lake Russell (April 2, 2011)
Tidwell wins Walmart BFL event on Lake Russell
Boater Michael Tidwell of Walhalla, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 4 ounces April 2 to win $4,428 in the BFL Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Russell. Tidwell was fishing the backs of coves near Bearver Dam Creek with Zoom Trick Worms to sack his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Jonathan Botts, Abbeville, S.C., five bass, 12-11, $2,214
3rd: Chris Baxter, Winder, Ga., five bass, 12-2, $2,478*
4th: Jason Burroughs, Hodges, S.C., five bass, 12, $1,033
5th: Mike Harris, Watkinsville, Ga., five bass, 11-13, $886
6th: William Fordree, Six Mile, S.C., five bass, 11-6, $812
7th: Anthony Brooks, Cornelia, Ga., five bass, 11-3, $701
7th: Jody Hughes, Baldwin, Ga., five bass, 11-3, $701
9th: Keith Hutto, Martinez, Ga., five bass, 10-15, $590
10th: Julious Lively Jr., Lincolnton, Ga., five bass, 10-14, $517
*Includes a $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Smith winning co-angler
Britt Smith of Hodges, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 5 ounces to win $2,214 in the Co-angler Division. Smith was using spinnerbaits in the backs of pockets to catch his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jeff Rikard, Leesville, S.C., five bass, 9-12, $1,107
3rd: George Myers, Duluth, Ga., five bass, 9-3, $738
4th: Nathaniel Moore, Fairview, N.C., five bass, 8-14, $517
5th: Tracy Webb, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 8-13, $443
6th: Tommy Milligan, Seneca, S.C., five bass, 8-10, $387
6th: Chris Nunziato, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 8-10, $387
8th: Bill Hawkins, Piedmont, S.C., three bass, 8, $332
9th: Drew Williams, Clemson, S.C., five bass, 7-15, $295
10th: Michael Smith, Piedmont, S.C., five bass, 7-13, $258
The next BFL Savannah River Division tournament is scheduled for April 30 on Lake Hartwell in Lavonia, Ga. After the fifth Savannah River Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 20-22 Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Chattanooga, Tenn. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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