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Padgett takes Chevy Wild Card on West Point

Padgett takes Chevy Wild Card on West Point
Bobby Padgett of LaGrange, Ga., won the Chevy Wild Card on West Point Lake with a two-day total of 21 pounds, 15 ounces. Padgett took home a check worth more than $3,800 for his efforts.

LANETT, Ala. - Bobby Padgett of Lawrence, Ga., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Chevy Wild Card on West Point Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 21 pounds, 15 ounces. For his victory, Padgett won $3,875 and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The tournament was hosted by the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.

Padgett took advantage of a cold front on his home lake to qualify for the All-American for the second year in a row.

"It was good," Padgett said of his win. "I've won a couple of them before, but it was fantastic. Everything just played out.

"This is my home lake," continued Padgett. "It threw me a little bit of a curve. Usually you can catch them out deep really good this time of year. I've been fishing here 30 years; this is the first time it's ever been full in 30 years. Usually, the lake is 6 or 7 feet low.

"We had a tremendous cold front come through on Thursday. It dropped down to 35 degrees and the wind started blowing. I was one of the last boats on the first day, so I just went fishing.

"On about the fourth cast I caught a pound-and-a-halfer on a spinnerbait at the dam," said Padgett. "On the way back up the lake there was no one fishing windward points. So I decided to try it. The first point we came to we caught five (fish).

"It was easy fishing. If I didn't know the lake at all it's what I would have done.

"After I caught a limit I went upriver into the main creeks and I threw a crankbait and a Zoom Speed Craw. I caught a 6-pounder and a 3-pounder," continued Padgett. "I was fishing secondary channel bends with isolated brush. Nothing visible ... everything was strictly on my depthfinder.

"On day two I knew I would only need about 6 pounds to qualify for the All-American, so I changed it up. I went to a couple of places where we could catch them deep and caught a limit, and then gave the rod to my co-angler.

"Around 12:30 I went back up to the areas I'd caught them on the first day, and I started throwing a crankbait and swimming a Speed Craw again, and I caught three largemouth doing that.

"Largemouth are the key to winning on this lake," finished Padgett. "You've got to catch some. But the cold front also helped me tremendously. It turned the fish off on the second day and that helped me.

Padgett said he caught his fish swimming a Zoom Speed Craw, on a Zoom Z4 crankbait, on a Strike Zone spinnerbait and on a drop-shot rig.

The top six boaters that qualified for the BFL All-American were:

1st: Bobby Padgett, Lagrange, Ga., 10 bass, 21-15, $3,875
2nd: Donald Tully, Acworth, Ga., 10 bass, 20-6
3rd: Mark Richardson, Eastanollee, Ga., 10 bass, 18-5
4th: Thomas Helton, Charleston, Tenn., 10 bass, 18-0, $1,937
5th: John Bitter, Maitland, Fla., nine bass, 17-10, $1,033
6th: Jared Kutil, Nashville, Tenn., 10 bass, 17-7, $1,033

Rounding out the top 10 pros:

7th: Sam Marcengill, Anderson, S.C., 10 bass, 17-6
8th: Charlie Smith, Union, Ky., 10 bass, 17-0, $818
9th: Lionel Botha, Okeechobee, Fla., 10 bass, 16-15, $732
10th: Charles Rutherford, Moro, Ill., 10 bass, 16-8, $646

Complete results can be found here.

Knight wins co-angler division

Co-angler Ron Knight of Hot Springs, Ark., won the Chevy Wild Card on West Point Lake with just seven fish over two days that weighed 15 pounds, 14 ounces. Knight walked away with a check worth nearly $2,000 for his efforts.Ron Knight of Hot Springs, Ark., won the co-angler division with a two-day total of seven bass totaling 15 pounds, 14 ounces. For his efforts, Knight took home $1,890 and a berth in the BFL All-American tournament.

The top six co-anglers that qualified for the BFL All-American were:

1st: Ron Knight, Hot Springs, Ark., seven bass, 15-14, $1,890
2nd: John Bedingfield, Loganville, Ga., 10 bass, 15-4,
3rd: Michael Fisher, Roswell, Ga., 10 bass, 15-1, $945
4th: Lee Black, Danville, Ala., eight bass, 14-14, $713
5th: Richard Hooter, Natchitoches, La., 10 bass, 14-12, $504
6th: Hulan Mattox, Alexander City, Ala., 10 bass, 14-9, $399

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

7th: Chad Lander, Henderson, Ky., 10 bass, 13-15, $357
8th: Todd Stopher, London, Ky., seven bass, 13-9, $315
9th: Connor MacDougall, Cape Coral, Fla., six bass, 13-1, $284
10th: Michael Birr, Franklinton, N.C., 10 bass, 12-14, $252

Complete co-angler results can be found here.

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 are competing 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.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWOutdoors.


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