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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Savannah River

    Lake Russell (April 2, 2011)

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    Tidwell wins Walmart BFL event on Lake Russell

    Boater Michael Tidwell of Walhalla, S.C., earned $4,428 as winner of the April 2 BFL Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Russell.
    Smith winning co-angler
    02.Apr.2011

    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., earned $2,214 as winner of the Co-angler Division in the April 2 BFL Savannah River event.

    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

    Coming up

    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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