Walmart Bass Fishing League - North Carolina
Lake Norman (Feb. 22, 2014)
TERRELL, N.C. – Larry Lehew of Charlotte, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Norman. For his victory, Lehew earned $7,096.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Shane Lehew, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 17-10, $2,398 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
3rd: Alfred Kiesling Sr., Mooresville, N.C., five bass, 16-0, $1,595
4th: Wes Lewis, Concord, N.C., five bass, 15-9, $1,119
5th: Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C., five bass, 15-6, $959
6th: Michael Stephens, Gastonia, N.C., five bass, 14-12, $879
7th: Scott Hamrick, Denver, N.C., five bass, 14-7, $799
8th: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Shizuoka, Japan, five bass, 14-4, $719
9th: Michael Fox, Statesville, N.C., five bass, 13-13, $639
10th: Reginald Pickett, Greensboro, N.C., five bass, 13-10, $560
Complete results can be found here.
Vaow wins co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Matthew Benge, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 12-15, $1,199
3rd: Tim Cales, Sandstone, W. Va., five bass, 11-10, $795
4th: Ricky Byrd, Independence, Va., five bass, 11-1, $560
5th: Joel Cerv, North Wilkesboro, N.C., five bass, 10-13, $480
6th: Chris Myatt, Vornelius, N.C., five bass, 10-9, $440
7th: Andrew Shundich, Mooresville , N.C., five bass, 10-8, $400
8th: Chris Graham, Catawba, N.C., five bass, 10-2, $360
9th: Dale Webber, Kernersville, N.C., five bass, 9-15, $320
10th: Dakota Lineberger, Mooresville, N.C., five bass, 9-5, $280
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. 9-11 Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee in Morristown, Tenn. 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.
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. 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.