Walmart Bass Fishing League - Volunteer
Cherokee Lake (Sept. 17-18, 2011)
Boater Joe Lee of Knoxville, Tenn., caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 23 pounds, 9 ounces Sept. 17-18 to win $4,604 in the Walmart BFL Volunteer Division Super Tournament on Cherokee Lake. Lee was using a Strike King crankbait while fishing in creek channels.
Best of the rest
The remaining top 10 anglers included:
2nd: Kevin Edwards, Knoxville, Tenn., 10 bass, 22-6, $2,302
3rd: Randy Brown, Mosheim, Tenn., nine bass, 22-6, $1,536
4th: George Carroll, Clinton, Tenn., nine bass, 21-7, $1,074
5th: Bill Humbard, New Market, Tenn., eight bass, 20-4, $921
6th: Kevin Powers, Unicoi, Tenn., eight bass, 19-7, $844
7th: Mike Johnson, Gray, Tenn., eight bass, 19-1, $767
8th: Tim Smiley, White Pine, Tenn., six bass, 12-6, $691 + $1,000 Evinrude bonus
9th: James Nuckols Jr., Rockwood, Tenn., five bass, 12-5, $614
10th: Burton Bryan, Sevierville, Tenn., six bass, 11-4, $537
Drinnon nets co-angler title
Bobby Drinnon of Rogersville, Tenn., caught a two-day total of four bass weighing 10 pounds, 10 ounces Sept. 17-18 to win $2,302 in the Co-angler Division. Drinnon also fished in creek channels, but used a jig to catch his bass.
The remaining top 10 co-anglers included:
2nd: Brandon Booher, Bristol, Tenn., five bass, 8-14, $1,151
3rd: Christopher Cable, Elizabethton, Tenn., four bass, 7-15, $767
4th: Willie Bryan, Sevierville, Tenn., four bass, 7-14, $537
5th: Tony Spradlin, LaFollette, Tenn., four bass, 7-11, $460
6th: Gregory Vinsant, LaFollette, Tenn., five bass, 7-10, $422
7th: Benjamin Pendley, Knoxville, Tenn., three bass, 7-6, $384
8th: Ron Nelson, Kodak, Tenn., four bass, 7-1, $345
9th: John Coker, Knoxville, Tenn., two bass, 5-0, $307
10th: Jimmy Flanagan, Kingston, Tenn., two bass, 4-9, $269
Best of the rest
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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