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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - North Carolina

    Lake Wylie (April 16, 2011)

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    Kirby wins Walmart BFL event on Lake Wylie

    Boater Keith Kirby of Gaffney, S.C., earned $4,244 as winner of the April 16 BFL North Carolina Division tournament on Lake Wylie.
    Cook winning co-angler
    16.Apr.2011

    Boater Keith Kirby of Gaffney, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 11 ounces April 16 to win $4,244 in the BFL North Carolina Division tournament on Lake Wylie. He was using crankbaits to haul in his limit.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

    2nd: James Blankenship, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 16-9, $2,122

    3rd: Scott Browning, Franklin, N.C., five bass, 16-4, $1,413

    4th: Allen Eaker, Cherryville, N.C., five bass, 15-6, $990

    5th: John Drew, Gold Hill, N.C., five bass, 15-5, $849

    6th: Jason Threadgill, Norwood, N.C., five bass, 14-15, $778

    7th: Keith Hutto, Martinez, Ga., five bass, 14-13, $707

    8th: Steven James, Easley, S.C., five bass, 14-11, $637

    9th: Steve Harwood, Weaverville, N.C., five bass, 14-3, $566

    10th: Keith Porter, Chester, S.C., five bass, 14-2, $495

    Cook winning co-angler

    John Cook of Matthews, N.C., earned $2,122 in the Co-angler Division as winner of the April 16 BFL North Carolina event.

    John Cook of Matthews, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces to win $2,122 in the Co-angler Division. He was using a Zoom Speedworm in the river to catch his limit.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Travis Ruff, Connelly Springs, N.C., five bass, 13-11, $1,061

    3rd: Marvin Godard, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 11-15, $707

    4th: Hallam Cottingham, Greenville, S.C., five bass, 11-9, $495

    5th: Mark Murphy, Lexington, N.C., four bass, 10-13, $424

    6th: Roger Toler, Gilbert, W.Va., five bass, 10-11, $389

    7th: Randy Coleman, Gastonia, N.C., five bass, 10-10, $354

    8th: George Boyce, Fuquay Varina, N.C., five bass, 10-4, $300

    8th: Bobby Smith, Asheville, N.C., five bass, 10-4, $300

    10th: Todd Lawrence, Rock Hill, S.C., five bass, 10-2, $248

    Coming up

    The next BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for May 7 on Kerr Lake in Henderson, 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 Nov. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, S.C. 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.

    Bass Fishing League competition is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers offering bigger prizes to those who qualify for the regional championships and those who make it to one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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