Fishing & Boating News

Hamrick Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Event On Kerr Lake

White wins co-angler title

by: Jody White, Communications Specialist, FLW Outdoors

Scott Hamrick of Denver, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament of 2014 on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Hamrick earned $4,889.
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors
(Apr. 29, 2014 - HENDERSON, N.C.)

Hamrick earned his second career BFL win by making a smart decision and staying away from the bushes that Kerr Lake is known for.

"All the of boats were crammed in the pockets fishing bushes," said Hamrick. "They'd pulled the water down a lot and there was barely 6 inches of water in the bushes. They were getting beat to death.

"So I backed out and fished a spinnerbait on rocks and bluffs and stuff like that. I knew it would be sunny, so my game plan was to get a limit and then flip some docks around places I knew and try to get two big bites."

Hamrick's plan worked to perfection. He said that he used a Shooter Lures spinnerbait to catch his limit, then switched to a Shooter Lures jig with a Zoom Big Salty Chunk to catch his two biggest fish around the docks.

"I knew that I could surely get a check, and I could win the tournament if I got lucky," finished Hamrick. "It's great to win. Money is always a good thing."

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Chad Poteat ount Airy, N.C. five bass 17-13 $1,944
3rd: Dwayne Hughes Lexington, N.C. five bass 15-14 $1,297
4th: David Wright Lexington, N.C. five bass 15-9 $907
5th: Shawn Hammack Gasburg, Va. five bass 15-8 $778
6th: Cameron Newhouse Manson, N.C. five bass 15-4 $713
7th: William Kemp Scotland Neck, N.C. five bass 15-1 $648
8th: George Boyce Fuquay Varina, N.C. five bass 14-12 $551
8th: Rodney Sorrell Stokesdale, N.C. five bass 14-12 $551
10th: Jason Houchins Clarksville, Va. five bass 14-9 $454

Complete results can be found at the FLWOutdoors website.

Will White of Wake Forest, N.C., weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $1,944 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Triston Waddle Radford, Va. five bass 14-2 $972
3rd: Tom O'Neal Holly Springs, N.C. five bass 12-11 $649
4th: Lawrence Aucoin Durham, N.C. five bass 11-9 $454
5th: Eric Lochner Fayetteville, N.C. five bass 11-8 $389
6th: Kenny Main Colonial Heights, Va five bass 10-11 $356
7th: David Bullock Durham, N.C. four bass 10-4 $324
8th: Rusty Lee Stone Sanford, N.C. five bass 10-3 $292
9th: David Cox Greenville, N.C. , four bass 10-0 $243
9th: Chuck Wilson Youngsville, N.C. five bass 10-0 $243

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 and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.