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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Piedmont

    Jordan Lake (April 9, 2011)


    Blankenship bests BFL boaters on Jordan Lake

    Walmart Bass Fishing League
    Davis winning co-angler

    Boater James Blankenship of Lexington, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 9 ounces April 9 to win $3,426 in the BFL Piedmont Division tournament on Jordan Lake.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Richard Szczerbala, Apex, N.C., five bass, 25-0, $1,713

    3rd: David Farrington, Greensboro, N.C., five bass, 24-2, $1,141

    4th: Fred Harris, Raleigh, N.C., five bass, 20-11, $799

    5th: Bradley Staley, Pleasant Garden, N.C., five bass, 20-8, $685

    6th: Wayne Hauser, Mooresville, N.C., five bass, 20-0, $599

    6th: Mike Miller, Trinity, N.C., five bass, 20-0, $599

    8th: Matt Stoupa, Colonial Heights, Va., five bass, 19-6, $514

    9th: Billy Bledsoe, Fayetteville, N.C., five bass, 18-14, $457

    10th: Flash Butts, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., five bass, 18-10, $400 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus

    Davis winning co-angler

    Co-angler Chris Davis of Raleigh, N.C., earned $1,713 as winner of the April 9 BFL Piedmont Division event.

    Chris Davis of Raleigh, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 12 ounces to win $1,713 in the Co-angler Division.

    Rounding out the remaining top10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Orlando Giles, Lexington, N.C., four bass, 16-15, $856

    3rd: George Boyce, Fuquay Varina, Va., three bass, 13-1, $571

    4th: Tom Holt, Cornelius, N.C., four bass, 12-12, $400

    5th: Paul Reich, Sanford, N.C., five bass, 12-1, $343

    6th: Phillip Passmore, Trinity, N.C., four bass, 10-15, $314

    7th: Danny Lilly, Wake Forest, N.C., three bass, 10-4, $285

    8th: Vernon Adams, Durham, N.C., five bass, 10-0, $257

    9th: Ben Dewit, Raleigh, N.C., three bass, 9-11, $228

    10th: Henry Thomason, Fayetteville, N.C., two bass, 9-10, $200

    Coming up

    The next BFL Piedmont Division tournament is scheduled for May 14 on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. After the fifth Piedmont 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.

    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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