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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Mississippi

    Ross Barnett (April 9, 2011)


    Pickett wins BFL event on Ross Barnett

    Boater Lloyd Pickett Jr. of Bartlett, Tenn., earned $4,872 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus as winner of the April 9 BFL Mississippi Division event on Ross Barnett Reservoir.
    Lambeth winning co-angler

    Boater Lloyd Pickett Jr. of Bartlett, Tenn., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 14 ounces April 9 to win $4,872 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the BFL Mississippi Division tournament on Ross Barnett.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Bradley Burns, Flowood, Miss., five bass, 17-1, $2,029

    2nd: David Hammarstrom, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 17-1, $2,029

    4th: Jason Griffin, Benton, Miss., five bass, 16-13, $1,137

    5th: Jeff Johnston, Marion, Ark., five bass, 16-8, $974

    6th: Reid Sanders, Newton, Miss., five bass, 16-3, $893

    7th: Mark Clark, Crawford, Miss., five bass, 15-13, $812

    8th: Philip Atkins, Columbus, Miss., five bass, 15-8, $731

    9th: Ed Williams, Jackson, Miss., five bass, 14-15, $650

    10th: Norman Foskey, Gulfport, Miss., five bass, 14-3, $568

    Lambeth winning co-angler

    Co-angler Dathan Lambeth of West Point, Miss., earned $2,403 as winner of the April 9 BFL Mississippi Division event.

    Dathan Lambeth of West Point, Miss., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 9 ounces April 9 to win $2,403 in the Co-angler Division.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Charles Bozeman, Crystal Springs, Miss., five bass, 16-2, $1,201

    3rd: Bernard Crump, Jackson, Miss., five bass, 15-11, $806

    4th: Jimmy Carruth, Athens, Ala., five bass, 15-0, $561

    5th: John Breeden, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 14-11, $481

    6th: Chase Reynolds, Petal, Miss., five bass, 13-3, $441

    7th: Josh Hamilton, Maben, Miss., five bass, 13-2, $400

    8th: David Best, Bartlett, Tenn., four bass, 12-14, $360

    9th: Ansel Davis, Tylertown, Miss., five bass, 12-10, $320

    10th: Raymond Vargas, Petal, Miss., five bass, 12-9, $280

    Coming up

    The next BFL Mississippi Division tournament is scheduled for June 4 on Lake Ferguson in Greenville, Miss. After the fifth Mississippi Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 Regional Championship on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala. 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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