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Attaway Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Event On Clarks Hill Lake

Henderson wins co-angler title

by: Jody White, Communications Specialist, FLW Outdoors

Norm Attaway of Clearwater, S.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division tournament of 2014 on Clarks Hill Lake. For his victory, Attaway earned $2,846.
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(Apr. 29, 2014 - MCCORMICK, S.C.)

"Clarks Hill is my home lake, and I made my game plan based on the fact that there was also a big team tournament going on as well as the BFL," said Attaway. "I didn't practice at all and just planned to fish the hidden points and high spots that I knew about.

"I started right outside of the Dorn Fishing Facility and fished almost all the way down to the dam. I probably caught over 30 fish and had two fish on at the same time, three different times

"I had a good feeling about it, but I know how it goes," Attayaw said about his return to the marina. "This time of year there are a lot of bass keying on the blueback herring spawn, and someone could have gotten lucky and caught 26 pounds off of one spot if they hit it right."

Attaway said that he caught some fish on a Zoom Super Fluke, but that his five keepers came on a translucent Heddon Zara Spook.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Shane Lineberger Lincolnton, S.C. five bass 19-12 $1,423
3rd: Mike Brasington Sumter, S.C. five bass 18-2 $949
4th: Wesley Story Clarks Hill, S.C. five bass 17-14 $664
5th: Derrick Compton Columbus, N.C. five bass 17-10 $569
6th: Lyn Langston Lynchburg, S.C. five bass 16-2 $522
7th: Mike Bouknight Greenwood, S.C. five bass 15-15 $474 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
8th: Derek Schlotterback Simpsonville, S.C. five bass 15-0 $427
9th: Anthony Colacurcio Mt. Pleasant, S.C. five bass 14-15 $379
10th: ddie Herlong Sr. Prosperity, S.C. five bass 14-14 $332

Complete results can be found at the FLWOutdoors website.

Kevin Henderson of Honea Path, S.C., weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win $1,423 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Adam Fincher Roebuck, S.C. five bass 13-0 $711
3rd: Wade Dobbs Acworth, Ga. five bass 12-3 $475
4th: Nick Ireland Columbia, S.C. five bass 11-10 $332
5th: Michael Branch Lexington, S.C. five bass 11-8 $285
6th: Brian Tucci Surfside Beach, S.C. five bass 11-7 $261
7th: Gregory Littles Columbia, S.C. five bass 10-13 $237
8th: Ezell Mullinax Jr. Gaffney, S.C. five bass 9-15 $213
9th: Justin Mann Goose Creek, S.C. four bass 9-9 $190
10th: Bill Hawkins Piedmont, S.C. five bass 9-8 $166

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 2-4 Regional Championship on the James River in Richmond, Va. 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.

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. For more information about FLW visit the FLWOutdoors website or look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.