Walmart Bass Fishing League - Bulldog
West Point Lake (Sept. 14-15, 2013)
LANETT, Ala. – Rick Steckelberg of Gainesville, Ga., weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass for 18 pounds, 15 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division Super Tournament on West Point Lake. For his victory, Steckelberg earned $5,065.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Conrad Bolt, Seneca, S.C., 10 bass, 18-14, $2,532
3rd: Bobby Teet, Carrollton, Ga., 10 bass, 18-5, $1,687
4th: Keith Phillips, Armuchee, Ga., nine bass, 17-12, $1,182
5th: Kerry Partain, Elberton, Ga., 10 bass, 17-12, $1,013
6th: Matthew Henry, Milledgeville, Ga., eight bass, 16-4, $929
7th: Chris Jones, McDonough, Ga., six bass, 16-4, $844
8th: Bryan Hinkle, Cumming, Ga., nine bass, 16-3, $760
9th: Mark Holloway, Madison, Ga., six bass, 15-13, $675
10th: Lee Boyd, Fortson, Ga., seven bass, 15-8, $591
Complete results can be found here.
Howard claims co-angler prize
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Herbert Ricketts, Winder, Ga., eight bass, 15-0, $1,266
3rd: Tyler Morgan, Columbus, Ga., seven bass, 14-13, $846
4th: Darren Taylor, Watkinsville, Ga., nine bass, 13-13, $591
5th: Tony Wooten, Dublin, Ga., 10 bass, 13-12, $506
6th: Brad Poole, Lawrenceville, Ga., seven bass, 13-8, $464
7th: Chance Hebert, Norcross, Ga., 10 bass, 12-14, $422
8th: Jason Williams, Winder, Ga., six bass, 11-5, $380
9th: Michael Smith, Piedmont, S.C., nine bass, 11-3, $338
10th: Daniel Buswell, Newnan, Ga., six bass, 10-12, $295
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 17-19 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Lavonia, Ga. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.