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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - North Carolina

    Lake Wylie (May 4, 2013)


    Hicks secures BFL title on Lake Wylie

    Boater Hunter Hicks of Charlotte, N.C., captured the Walmart BFL North Carolina Division tournament title on Lake Wylie with a total catch of 17 pounds, 4 ounces.
    Cox snares co-anger victory during May 4 North Carolina Division event

    LAKE WYLIE, S.C. – Hunter Hicks of Charlotte, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division event on Lake Wylie. For his victory, Hicks earned $3,553.

    According to FLW tournament reports Hicks was fishing mid-lake targeting shallow points with a spinnerbait.

    Rounding out the top 10 pros:

    2nd: Zack Davis, Tega Cay, S.C., five bass, 15-14, $1,777

    3rd: Shane Lehew, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 15-2, $1,185 plus $300 Evinrude bonus

    4th: Roger Pope, Statesville, N.C., five bass, 14-15, $829 5th: Scott Beattie, Lincolnton, N.C., five bass, 14-4, $711 plus $300 Evinrude bonus

    6th: Phillip Burke, York, S.C., five bass, 14-3, $651

    7th: Klaus Hadschin, Granite Falls, N.C., five bass, 13-14, $592

    8th: Parks Jones Jr., York, S.C., five bass, 13-8, $503

    8th: Michael Webster, Gastonia, N.C., five bass, 13-8, $503

    10th: Scott Hamrick, Denver, N.C., five bass, 13-4, $415

    For complete boater results, click here.

    Cox nets co-angler crown

    Co-angler Michael Cox of Selma, N.C., captured the Walmart BFL North Carolina Division tournament title on Lake Wylie with a total catch of 12 pounds, 14 ounces.Michael Cox of Selma, N.C., weighed five bass totaling 12 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the co-angler division. Cox earned $1,777 for his victory.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Tim Cales, Sandstone, W. Va., five bass, 12-7, $888

    3rd: Ricky Byrd, Independence, Va., five bass, 12-0, $592

    4th: Hunter Harwell, Hickory, N.C., five bass, 11-11, $415

    5th: Will White, Raleigh, N.C., four bass, 11-5, $355

    6th: Micheal Fickel, Wendell, N.C., five bass, 11-1, $326

    7th: Steve Cannon, Wilkesboro, N.C., five bass, 10-12, $296

    8th: Curtis Sims, Woolwine, Va., five bass, 10-11, $267

    9th: Dale Surrett, Midland, S.C., five bass, 10-5, $237

    10th: Stanley Carper, Winfield, W.Va., four bass, 9-9, $207

    For complete co-angler results, click here.

    The next BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for June 22 on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. After the last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 10-12 Regional Championship on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, 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. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27–29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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