UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Lake Mitchell

Brown Targets Docks for Title

Brown Targets Docks for Title
Christopher Brown of Lexington, N.C., won the Sept. 27-28 North Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Norman with a two-day total weight of 25 pounds, 13 ounces. For his efforts, Brown earned a payday worth more than $6,000.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Christopher Brown of Lexington, North Carolina, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 25 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Norman Sunday. For his victory, Brown earned $6,077.

“I caught all of my fish on a green pumpkin with blue flake-colored Zoom Trick Worm on a 1/4-ounce Dave’s Tournament Tackle Shakey Head,” said Brown, who earned his first BFL tournament win. “I caught them fishing docks above the Highway 150 bridge, from 4- to 10-feet deep. There wasn’t really a lot of rhyme or reason to it. I was just fishing docks that I’d caught fish on in practice. It did seem that docks on points were key, and if the end of the dock was in more than about 10 feet of water I wouldn’t catch one on it.

“I caught about 20 keepers overall,” Brown continued. “I was fortunate and caught a 5-pound largemouth on both days. A 5-pounder on Lake Norman is like gold. I also had a big spotted bass on Saturday that was pretty close to 4 pounds.

“It feels great to win,” finished Brown. “I’ve fished a lot of BFL tournaments, but my track record has never been that good. High Rock Lake is my home lake, so it feels good to win somewhere other than home.”

Rounding out the top 10 pros:

2nd:          Artie Phillips, Monroe, N.C., 10 bass, 25-9, $2,539

3rd:          Kelly Logan, Morganton, N.C., 10 bass, 25-0, $1,694

4th:           Scott Hamrick, Denver, N.C., 10 bass, 24-5, $1,185

5th:           Brian Morgan, Newton, N.C., nine bass, 22-3, $1,015

6th:           Michael Fox, Statesville, N.C., 10 bass, 22-0, $931

7th:           Scott Beattie, Lincolnton, N.C., 10 bass, 21-6, $846 + $300 Evinrude Bonus

8th:           Jason Wilson, Lincolnton, N.C., 10 bass, 20-15, $762

9th:           Brian Sayre, Charleston, W.Va., 10 bass, 19-14, $677

10th:        George Lambeth, Thomasville, N.C., nine bass, 19-11, $592              

Complete results can be found by clicking here.

Lockler nets co-angler title

Co-angler Adam Lockler of Charlotte, N.C., won the Sept. 27-28 North Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Norman with a two-day total weight of 18 pounds, 3 ounces. He claimed a payday worth more than $2,500 for his efforts. Adam Lockler of Charlotte, North Carolina, weighed in a two-day total of nine bass totaling 18 pounds, 3 ounces to win $2,539 in the co-angler division Sunday.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd:          Hunter Harwell, Hickory, N.C., 10 bass, 17-7, $1,269

3rd:          Tim Cales, Sandstone, W.Va., nine bass, 16-14, $846

4th:           Bobby Henderson, Charlotte, N.C., nine bass, 16-0, $592

5th:           George Hirapetian, Charlotte, N.C., nine bass, 14-14, $508

6th:           Tristen Trull, Mount Holly, N.C., eight bass, 14-13, $465

7th:           Justin Grigg, Clover, S.C., eight bass, 14-9, $423

8th:           Blake Schultze, Smithfield, N.C., seven bass, 14-0, $381

9th:           Michael Fickel, Wendell, N.C., nine bass, 13-7, $339

10th:        Josh Demaury, Troutville, Va., eight bass, 12-15, $296

Complete co-angler results can be found by clicking here.

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 9-11 Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee in Morristown, Tennessee. 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

About FLW

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 2014 over the course of 229 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 most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

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