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Caffi Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Event On The Potomac River
Wheeler wins co-angler title
"I'm from the area and I've been catching them pretty good lately on reaction baits,- said Caffi, who earned his first BFL victory. "I sat on one of my best spots for about three hours in the morning, but I didn't get one keeper. So, at about 10 o'clock I made a move to a little area I know where I thought the bass might be coming in to spawn.
"In one or two passes down this little 100-yard stretch my co-angler caught four fish on a Senko for around 13 pounds and he was putting the hurt on me. So, I switched up to a slow-moving bait as well, and I put all my fish in the boat before he had his fifth one.
"My spot was a mix of isolated wood and patches of grass,- explained Caffi. "It seems like they bit in waves with the tide. There was a pretty good rainstorm later in the day that made me decide to stay there. So I just sat in that area and I'm glad I did.
"It's great to get this win,- finished Caffi. "I have got a lot of support from everyone around here and I'm very happy. People have been saying the river is dying, but I think you just have to put your time in. I hope this tournament puts people to ease about the river. It took almost 14 pounds to get a check, and that's pretty good for the Potomac.
Caffi said he caught all of his fish on a 5-inch green-pumpkin-colored Yamamoto Senko.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
Craig Wheeler of King George, Va., weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win $2,348 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. 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.
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