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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Volunteer

    Watts Bar Lake (March 19, 2011)


    Howington wins Walmart BFL tourney on Watts Bar Lake

    Boater Rick Howington of Gate City, Va., earned $3,889 as winner of the March 19 BFL Volunteer Division event on Watts Bark Lake.
    Neece winning co-angler

    Boater Rick Howington of Gate City, Va., caught four bass weighing 20 pounds, 4 ounces March 19 to win first place and $3,889 in the BFL Volunteer Division tournament on Watts Bar Lake.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Dewayne Wilson, La Follette, Tenn., four bass, 16-6, $1,944

    3rd: Jonathan Henry, Kingsport, Tenn., five bass, 14-6, $1,297

    4th: Joe Lee, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 13-12, $907

    5th: Ken Vicchio, Bluff City, Tenn., four bass, 13-11, $778 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus

    6th: Jonathan Bowling, Kingston, Tenn., five bass, 13-5, $713

    7th: Rick Smith, Knoxville, Tenn., three bass, 13-4, $648

    8th: Wayne Happney, Andersonville, Tenn., four bass, 12-13, $583

    9th: George Carroll, Clinton, Tenn., four bass, 12-9, $519

    10th: Brian Holcomb, Madisonville, Tenn., five bass, 12-8, $454

    Co-angler Corey Neece of Bristol, Tenn., earned $1,944 as winner of the March 19 BFL Volunteer event.Neece winning co-angler

    Corey Neece of Bristol, Tenn., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 12 ounces March 19 to win $1,944 in the Co-angler Division.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Christopher Cable, Elizabethton, Tenn., three bass, 11-12, $972

    3rd: Johnny Dalton, Morristown, Tenn., two bass, 8-14, $649

    4th: Herbert Bradshaw, Oliver Springs, Tenn., three bass, 8-13, $454

    5th: Jaret Henry, Kingsport, Tenn., three bass, 8-4, $389

    6th: Dennis Walden, Ten Mile, Tenn., three bass, 7-13, $356

    7th: Jimmy Flanagan, Kingston, Tenn., two bass, 7-12, $324

    8th: Mike Fletcher, Hayesville, N.C., two bass, 7-9, $292

    9th: Joby Jenkins, Harrogate, Tenn., one bass, 7-7, $259

    10th: Jordan Stanley, Clintwood, Va., two bass, 7-5, $227

    Coming up

    The next BFL Volunteer Division tournament is scheduled for April 9 on Douglas Lake in Kodak, Tenn. After the fifth Volunteer 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 Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Va. 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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