Fishing & Boating News
Williams Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division On Lake Ouachita
Hopkins wins co-angler title
(Oct. 01, 2012 - HOT SPRINGS, AR.)
Jerry Williams of Conway, Ark., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 23 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division super tournament on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark., on Sunday. For his victory, Williams earned $6,465.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
Kevin Hopkins of Poyen, Ark., weighed in 10 bass totaling 17 pounds, 6 ounces Sunday to win $2,233 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. 18-20 Regional Championship on the Red River in Natchitoches, La. 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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