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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Volunteer

    Cherokee Lake (June 14, 2014)


    Faulkner's first win on Cherokee Lake

    Jack Faulkner II of Jacksboro, Tn., won the June 14 Volunteer Division event on Cherokee Lake with a limit weighing 16 pounds, 11 ounces. For his efforts, Faulkner was awarded nearly $4,000 in tournament winnings.
    King wins co-angler title

    MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – Jack Faulkner II of Jacksboro, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division tournament of 2014 on Cherokee Lake. For his victory, Faulkner earned $3,718.

    “It was a good win,” said Faulkner. “This is the first BFL tournament that I’ve won and it felt really good.

    Faulkner said that he fished topwater baits near the main channel and targeted areas in 20 to 25 feet of water with shad to catch his deep bass.

    “In the morning I started out fishing topwater baits and I caught one of my better fish,” Faulkner explained. “I ran that pattern until 9 o’clock in the morning then I switched up and fished deep. I probably caught about 20 bass deep, mostly on a Yamamoto Swim Senko and a spoon.”

    Faulkner said that he used a Dixie Custom Rods flipping stick to fish his spoon, and that the soft tip helped him keep bass buttoned up. He said that he caught his fish on a green-pumpkin-colored Yamamoto Swim Senko with a belly hook, a Heddon Zara Spook and a Mann’s Mann-O-Lure.

    “I’ve fished several BFL’s on Cherokee Lake,” continued Faulkner. “I’ve had chances to win before, but I always seemed to let fish get off. This year I didn’t lose any fish.”

    Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

    2nd: Bill Humbard, New Market, Tenn., five bass, 16-0, $1,859

    3rd: Shawn Strader, Rockwood, Tenn., five bass, 15-3, $1,238

    4th: J.R. Henard, Rogersville, Tenn., five bass, 15-2, $867

    5th: Tim Saylor, Johnson City, Tenn., five bass, 14-8, $744

    6th: Rich Chriscincke, Seymour, Tenn., five bass, 14-1, $682

    7th: Nathan Mountain, White Pine, Tenn., five bass, 14-0, $620

    8th: Randy Brown, Mosheim, Tenn., five bass, 13-14, $558

    9th: Rex Pendergrass, Bristol, Tenn., five bass, 13-8, $496

    10th: Jeffrey Mahaffey, Bristol, Tenn., four bass, 13-5, $434

    Complete results can be found here.

    Co-angler William King of Maryville, Tn., won the June 14 Volunteer Division event on Cherokee Lake with his 15 pound, 13 ounce limit. King walked away with nearly $2,000 in prize money for his victory.

    William King of Maryville, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win $1,859 in the co-angler division.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

    2nd: Clint Dyer, Jonesborough, Tenn., five bass, 12-6, $929

    3rd: John Coker, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 12-3, $619

    4th: Jimmy Flanagan, Kingston, Tenn., five bass, 11-13, $434

    5th: Jason Meade, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 11-12, $372

    6th: Brandon Harmon, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 11-10, $341

    7th: Greg Ray, Bandy, Va., five bass, 11-7, $310

    8th: Heath Gore, Dayton, Tenn., five bass, 10-14, $279

    9th: Sam Overton, Heiskell, Tenn., five bass, 10-9, $248

    10th: Sam Loveless, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 10-5, $217

    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 Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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