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McMillan Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division Event On Lake Okeechobee

York wins co-angler title

by: Jody White, Communications Specialist, FLW Outdoors

Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee winner Jared McMillan of Belle Glade, Fla.
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors
(Mar. 05, 2014 - CLEWISTON, FL.)

Jared McMillan of Belle Glade, Fla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 29 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee. For his victory, McMillan earned $8,191.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Caleb Frazier Citrus Springs, Fla. five bass 28-14 $2,945
3rd: Bryan Honnerlaw Moore Haven, Fla. five bass 28-3 $1,964
4th: Jesse Woodring Jupiter, Fla. five bass 26-2 $1,374
5th: Tony Haymon Penney Farms, Fla. five bass 25-9 $1,178
6th: Ricky Timmerman Umatilla, Fla. five bass 23-9 $1,080
7th: Ricky Grant Inverness, Fla. five bass 23-3 $982
8th: Daniel Otterbacher Belle Isle, Fla. five bass 22-7 $884
9th: Chris Keith Gainesville, Fla. five bass 22-5 $785
10th: Donny Bass Naples, Fla. five bass 21-3 $687

Devin York of Sarasota, Fla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win $2,945 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Scott Crowe Margate, Fla. five bass 18-13 $1,473
3rd: Linda Robinson Miami, Fla. five bass 18-2 $981
4th: Michael Lendl Pembroke Pines, Fla. five bass 17-15 $687
5th: Joe Ventrello Apopka, Fla. five bass 17-10 $589
6th: Elmore Watkins III Boynton Beach, Fla. five bass 16-6 $540
7th: Shannon Pitts Vero Beach, Fla. five bass 16- $491
8th: Matt Surman Orlando, Fla. five bass 15-14 $442
9th: Vince Owen Coral Springs, Fla. five bass 15-12 $393
10th: Jay Trudel Boca Raton, Fla. five bass 15-11 $344

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 2-4 Regional Championship on the St. John's River in Palatka, Fla. 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.

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 the FLWOutdoors website and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.