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Rochelle Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division On Ross Barnett Reservoir
Allen wins co-angler title
"I caught one here and there all day long," said Rochelle. "I was just hitting a lot of spots. The better fish came between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. I lost one big fish around 9:30 that morning that kind of messed me up, but I ended up catching about 12 keepers throughout the day.
"I was fishing up the river," Rochelle explained. "It's tough to fish up there because of all the boat traffic. I've fished this lake a long time and I have a ton of places on it that I like to run. I was mostly targeting shallow grass with a spinnerbait around the edges and a lizard in the middle, where the grass was too thick to fish the spinnerbait.
"I used to fish these FLW events when it was still known as the Red Man Trail, but I don't think I have fished a BFL in 10 or 15 years," finished Rochelle. "My fishing partner and I decided to fish the BFL this year and I'm sure glad they chose to come to Barnett."
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Mike Allen of Crystal Springs, Miss., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win $2,064 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. 16-18 Regional Championship on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas. 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.
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