UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Toledo Bend Lake

Bowling over the competition on Watts Bar

Bowling over the competition on Watts Bar
Jonathan Bowling of Harriman, Tenn., took home the title in the final event of the Volunteer Division on Watts Bar with a two-day total weight of 28 pounds, 11 ounces. For his efforts, Bowling earned over $4,500 in prize money.

ROCKWOOD, Tenn. - Jonathan Bowling of Harriman, Tenn., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 28 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division super tournament on Watts Bar Lake in Rockwood on Sunday. For his victory, Bowling earned $4,540.

Rounding out the top 10 pros:

2nd: Joe Lee, Knoxville, Tenn., 10 bass, 21-10, $2,270
3rd: Tim Hicks, Kingsport, Tenn., six bass, 19-9, $1,515
4th: Walmart pro Wesley Strader, Spring City, Tenn., eight bass, 19-5, $1,059 + $1,000 Evinrude Bonus
5th: Glenn Carter, Rockwood, Tenn., eight bass, 18-10, $908
6th: Larry Neal, Piney Flats, Tenn., seven bass, 15-13, $832
7th: Craig Powers, Rockwood, Tenn., eight bass, 15-4, $757
8th: Jonathan Henry, Grant, Ala., five bass, 14-10, $681
9th: Tee Watkins, East Point, Ky., six bass, 13-11, $605
10th: J.R. Henard, Rogersville, Tenn., four bass, 12-8, $530

Complete results can be found here.

Lane lands co-angler title

Co-angler Ron Lane of Flagler Beach, Fla., won the Volunteer Division event on Watts Bar Lake with a two-day total weight of 19 pounds, 9 ounces. Ron Lane of Flagler Beach, Fla., weighed in six bass totaling 19 pounds, 9 ounces Sunday to win $2,134 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Darren Kelly, Wartburg, Tenn., six bass, 15-8, $1,067
3rd: Jason Yates, Dandridge, Tenn., four bass, 12-4, $712
4th: Nick Sperounis, Lawrenceville, Ga., five bass, 12-1, $498
5th: Don Little, Loudon, Tenn., four bass, 11-12, $427
6th: Joshua Metz, Knoxville, Tenn., three bass, 8-6, $391
7th: Larry Kelley, Knoxville, Tenn., three bass, 8-5, $356
8th: Sam Texidor, Corryton, Tenn., three bass, 8-2, $320
9th: Jason Ridenour, Loudon, Tenn., three bass, 7-8, $285
10th: Matt Brown, Harriman, Tenn., four bass, 7-3, $249

Complete co-angler results can be found here.

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 18-20 Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 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 EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

About FLW

FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2012 over the course of 191 tournaments across five tournament circuits, each providing an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water," through a variety of platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and the world's richest fantasy sports game - FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter and Facebook.

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