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Pike Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Finale on the Potomac River
Williams wins co-angler title
According to tournament reports, Pike fished north of the takeoff location, targeting ditches in between two creeks. He caught the majority of his fish on an unnamed crankbait and a vibrating jig.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Cody Pike, Powhatan, Va., 10 bass, 30-2, $4,668
2nd: Matthew Caffi, Fairfax, Va., 10 bass, 29-15, $2,334
3rd: Lenny Baird, Stafford, Va., 10 bass, 29-8, $1,557
4th: Thomas Harris, Beaverdam, Va., 10 bass, 28-5, $1,089
5th: Shane Burns, Durham, N.C., 10 bass, 28-5, $934
6th: Gary Marean, Manassas, Va., 10 bass, 25-11, $856
7th: Bill Hamilton, Huntingtown, Md., 10 bass, 24-13, $778
8th: Geoffrey Hill, Rocky Mount, Va., 10 bass, 24-9, $700
9th: Rick Chenoweth, Fredericksburg, Va., 10 bass, 22-12, $622
10th: Terry King, Brookneal, Va., 10 bass, 21-5, $545
Jerry Gray of Glen Allen, Virginia, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division Friday. The fish weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $547.
David Williams of Fredericksburg, Virginia, won the co-angler division and $2,334 with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 23 pounds, 10 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: David Williams, Fredericksburg, Va., 10 bass, 23-10, $2,334
2nd: Greg Ravitsky, Ashburn, Va., nine bass, 22-1, $1,167
3rd: Wes Campbell, Centerville, Ohio, eight bass, 21-4, $779
4th: Aaron Bartlett, Mechanicsville, Va., nine bass, 21-0, $545
5th: Jerry Pyles, Middletown, Md., seven bass, 20-12, $467
6th: Sergio Render, Christiansburg, Va., eight bass, 19-14, $428
7th: Otto Hecht, Stafford, Va., eight bass, 19-11, $389
8th: Derek Brown, Charlottesville, Va., nine bass, 19-6, $350
9th: Lawrence Aucoin, Durham, N.C., seven bass, 17-10, $311
10th: Darrin Wells, Woodbridge, Va., 10 bass, 17-8, $272
Pyles caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $274.
The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings now qualify for the Oct. 15-17 Regional Championship on Lake Wateree in Camden, South Carolina. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, 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 50 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. 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 2015 over the course of 240 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
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