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Major Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Event On Dale Hollow Lake
Morris wins co-angler title
Major earned the first BFL win of his career by putting down the umbrella rig and throwing a jig for pre-spawn Dale Hollow bass.
"It was an awesome, awesome weekend," said Major. "It just worked out. I've had my chance to win before but it seems like I've lost fish or broken off fish. This weekend it was just meant to be.
"I caught ?em on a jig and a spinnerbait," Major continued. "Every fish that I weighed in came on the jig. I was catching them on laydown logs in pockets off of Wolf River.
"The key was making the right change," explained Major. "I started out throwing an umbrella rig, because I didn't want to get beat on it again. But I came to a laydown and picked up a jig and caught a 4-pounder. Then I moved a little way down the bank and did it again. So I just started throwing the jig and a spinnerbait for the rest of the time."
Major said all the fish he weighed in came on a 3/8-ounce D&L Tackle jig in the Cumberland Craw color
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
Michael Morris of McKee, Ky., weighed-in a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win $2,636 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. 9-11 Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee in Morristown, Tenn. 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 Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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