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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Volunteer

    Douglas Lake (April 9, 2011)


    Waldo wins on Douglas Lake

    Boater Arthur Waldo of Lenoir City, Tenn., earned $4,119 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus as winner of the April 9 BFL Volunteer Division event on Douglas Lake.
    Cales winning co-angler

    Boater Arthur Waldo of Lenoir City, Tenn., caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 12 ounces April 9 to win $6,119 in the BFL Volunteer Division tournament on Douglas Lake.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Gary Pilkenton, Morristown, Tenn., five bass, 20-10, $2,059

    3rd: Kevin Edwards, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 16-11, $1,374

    4th: Tony Ferrell, Morristown, Tenn., five bass, 15-3, $961

    5th: Shane McCosh, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 14-3, $824

    6th: Ryan Beeler, Washburn, Tenn., five bass, 14-2, $755

    7th: Tate Rice, Newport, Tenn., five bass, 13-12, $686

    8th: Simon Borja, Maryville, Tenn., five bass, 13-4, $618

    9th: Randy Oliver, Johnson City, Tenn., five bass, 12-6, $549

    10th: Wesley Helton, Calhoun, Tenn., five bass, 12-2, $480

    Cales winning co-angler

    Co-angler Timmy Cales of Sandstone, W.Va., earned $2,059 as winner of the April 9 BFL Volunteer Division event.

    Timmy Cales of Sandstone, W.Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 5 ounces to win $2,059 in the Co-angler Division.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Gary Beeler, Piney Flats, Tenn., five bass, 13-4, $1,030

    3rd: Brandon Harmon, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 12-4, $687

    4th: Jason Underwood, Dandridge, Tenn., five bass, 12-3, $480

    5th: Mike Fletcher, Hayesville, N.C., five bass, 11-7, $412

    6th: Mike Jeffries, Greenback, Tenn., five bass, 11-4, $378

    7th: Ralph Chesnutt Jr., Rutledge, Tenn., five bass, 11-3, $343

    8th: Brett Ashley, Oliver Springs, Tenn., four bass, 10-12, $274

    8th: George Brock, Mooresburg, Tenn., five bass, 10-12, $274

    8th: Bryan Morton, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 10-12, $274

    Coming up

    The next BFL Volunteer Division tournament is scheduled for May 7 on South Holston Reservoir in Bristol, 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.

    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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