Fishing & Boating News
Larry Inman of Greensboro, N.C., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 29 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division super tournament on Kerr Lake in Henderson on Sunday. For his victory, Inman earned $5,821.
"I must have fished around 75 of these BFL events," said Inman."This was my first win, and I can?t tell you how good it feels.
"I fished all over the lake, running from place to place," Inman continued. "I was throwing a topwater early and a worm later. It was a pretty good tournament for me. I had around 15 keepers on Saturday, and eight on Sunday. I had a limit by 8:30 a.m., though.
"The key for me was my cadence, and the way that I was working my baits," Inman went on to say. "I have to thank my wife for this win, too. She's always putting up with me sneaking away for a few days to go fish, and I couldn't do this without her."
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
George (Jack) Boyce of Fuquay Varina, N.C., weighed in eight bass totaling 16 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win $1,911 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 4-6 Regional Championship on Cherokee Lake in Morristown, Tenn. 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.
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