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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Piedmont

    Kerr Lake (April 26, 2014)


    Hamrick takes top honors on Kerr Lake

    Scott Hamrick of Denver, N.C., won the April 26 Piedmont Division event on Kerr Lake with 18 pounds, 6 ounces to net over $4,800 in prize money.
    White walks away with co-angler title

    HENDERSON, N.C. – Scott Hamrick of Denver, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament of 2014 on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Hamrick earned $4,889.

    Hamrick earned his second career BFL win by making a smart decision and staying away from the bushes that Kerr Lake is known for.

    “All the of boats were crammed in the pockets fishing bushes,” said Hamrick. “They’d pulled the water down a lot and there was barely 6 inches of water in the bushes. They were getting beat to death.

    “So I backed out and fished a spinnerbait on rocks and bluffs and stuff like that. I knew it would be sunny, so my game plan was to get a limit and then flip some docks around places I knew and try to get two big bites.”

    Hamrick’s plan worked to perfection. He said that he used a Shooter Lures spinnerbait to catch his limit, then switched to a Shooter Lures jig with a Zoom Big Salty Chunk to catch his two biggest fish around the docks.

    “I knew that I could surely get a check, and I could win the tournament if I got lucky,” finished Hamrick. “It’s great to win. Money is always a good thing.”

    Rounding out the top 10 pros:

    2nd: Chad Poteat, Mount Airy, N.C., five bass, 17-13, $1,944

    3rd: Dwayne Hughes, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 15-14, $1,297

    4th: David Wright, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 15-9, $907

    5th: Shawn Hammack, Gasburg, Va., five bass, 15-8, $778

    6th: Cameron Newhouse, Manson, N.C., five bass, 15-4, $713

    7th: William Kemp, Scotland Neck, N.C., five bass, 15-1, $648

    8th: George Boyce, Fuquay Varina, N.C., five bass, 14-12, $551

    8th: Rodney Sorrell, Stokesdale, N.C., five bass, 14-12, $551

    10th: Jason Houchins, Clarksville, Va., five bass, 14-9, $454

    Complete results can be found here.

    White wins co-angler title

    Co-angler Will White of Wake Forest, N.C., won the April 26 Piedmont Division event on Kerr Lake with a 15-pound, 15-ounce limit. For his efforts, White won nearly $2,000.Will White of Wake Forest, N.C., weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $1,944 in the co-angler division.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Triston Waddle, Radford, Va., five bass, 14-2, $972

    3rd: Tom O’Neal, Holly Springs, N.C., five bass, 12-11, $649

    4th: Lawrence Aucoin, Durham, N.C., five bass, 11-9, $454

    5th: Eric Lochner, Fayetteville, N.C., five bass, 11-8, $389

    6th: Kenny Main, Colonial Heights, Va., five bass, 10-11, $356

    7th: David Bullock, Durham, N.C., four bass, 10-4, $324

    8th: Rusty Lee Stone, Sanford, N.C., five bass, 10-3, $292

    9th: David Cox, Greenville, N.C., four bass, 10-0, $243

    9th: Chuck Wilson, Youngsville, N.C., five bass, 10-0, $243

    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. 2-4 Regional Championship on the James River in Richmond, Va. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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 2014 BFL All-American is being held June 5-7 on Wilson Lake in Florence, Ala. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

    About FLW

    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 2014 over the course of 229 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. For more information about FLW visit and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.