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Talton Wins Walmart Bass Fihing Leaguer Volunteer Division On Lake Chicamauga

Headrick wins co-angler title

by: Julie Huber,,

(Mar. 11, 2014 - HIXSON, TN.)

John Talton of Georgetown, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division event on Lake Chickamauga. For his victory, Talton earned $3,842.

Talton indicated that he was on the north end of the lake slow rigging in 2-feet of water.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Daniel Morgan Dayton, Tenn. five bass 17-15 $1,921
3rd: Rogne Brown Hixson, Tenn. five bass 17-10 $1,089
3rd: Rodney James Soddy Daisy, Tenn. five bass 17-10 $1,089
5th: Tim Saylor Johnson City, Tenn. five bass 17-01 $768
6th: Shalin Lusk Soddy Daisy, Tenn. five bass 16-12 $672
6th: Cade Stallings Knoxville, Tenn. five bass 16-12 $672
8th: Tim Cody Charleston, Tenn. five bass 16-11 $576
9th: Larry Neal Piney Flats, Tenn. three bass 16-09 $512 + $300
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10th: Greg Lamb Harrison, Tenn. five bass 16-07 $448

James Headrick of Harriman, Tenn., weighed three bass totaling 16 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the co-angler division. Headrick earned $1,921 for his victory.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Brandon James Newport, Tenn. four bass 14-15 $960
3rd: Johnny Taylor Dandridge, Tenn. three bass 14-11 $641
4th: Bill Freshour Strawplains, Tenn. three bass 13-3 $448
5th: David Blankenbeckler Maryville, Tenn. three bass 12-7 $384
6th: Jimmy Flanagan Kingston, Tenn. two bass 11-12 $352
7th: Kris Marble Macomb, Mich. four bass 10-15 $320
8th: Scott Rowland Flatgap, Ky. three bass 10-9 $288
9th: Jason Meade Knoxville, Tenn. four bass 10-5 $256
10th: Larry Darden. Knoxville, Tenn. four bass 9-13 $224

The next BFL Volunteer Division tournament is scheduled for April 12 on Douglas Lake in Kodak, Tenn. After the last divisional tournament is complete, 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. 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 EverStart 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.