September 18, 2011
Boater Kevin Chandler of New London, N.C., caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 33 pounds, 6 ounces Sept. 17-18 to win $5,197 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the Walmart BFL North Carolina Division tournament on High Rock Lake. Chandler was fishing Abbots Creek and using a spinnerbait. Best of the rest The remaining top 10 anglers: 2nd: David Williams, Maiden, N.C., 10 bass, 31-0, $2,598 3rd: Brian Morgan, Newton, N.C., 10 bass, 29-5, $1,733 4th: Chris Baldwin, Lexington, N.C., 10 bass, 27-10, $1,213 5th: Jeff Chandler, New London, N.C., 10 bass, 27-0, $1,039 6th: Allen Eaker, Cherryville, N.C., 10 bass, 26-7, $953 7th: Todd Harris, Pfafftown, N.C., 10 bass, 26-5, $866 8th: Dustin Clontz, Albemarle, N.C., 10 bass, 25-13, $780 9th: Rodney Bell, Salisbury, N.C., 10 bass, 24-10, $693 10th: Eric Jeter, Asheville, N.C., 10 bass, 24-8, $606 Jones wins co-angler title Thomas Jones of Kannapolis, N.C., caught a two-day total of eight bass weighing 21 pounds, 7 ounces Sept. 17-18 to win $2,599 in the Co-angler Division. Jones fished Hat Swamp and used a Shaky-head rig to catch his bass. Best of the rest The remaining top 10 co-anglers included: 2nd: Kerry Murphy, Mooresville, N.C., seven bass, 16-7, $1,299 3rd: Paul Reich, Sanford, N.C., seven bass, 15-5, $867 4th: Ralph Hollifield Sr., Winston-Salem, N.C., six bass, 14-0, $606 5th: Charles Wood, Thomasville, N.C., seven bass, 13-11, $520 6th: Terry Wike, China Grove, N.C., seven bass, 13-4, $476 7th: Gerald Williams, Maiden, N.C., six bass, 12-9, $433 8th: Paul Brittain, Icard, N.C., five bass, 12-4, $390 9th: Bradley Chandler, New London, N.C., four bass, 12-3, $346 10th: Jason Lowman, Hickory, N.C., five bass, 12-2, $303 The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, S.C. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/BassFishingLeague. For news surrounding FLW Outdoors on Facebook, follow Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWOutdoors. About FLW Outdoors FLW Outdoors is the best in fishing, on and off the water. Anglers worldwide can compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011. FLW Outdoors has taken fishing mainstream with the world's richest fantasy sports game, FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk, where competitors can play for free as well as sign up for Player's Advantage to gain an edge. For more information about FLW Outdoors and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com.