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Poteat Fishes Conditions to Net Title

Poteat Fishes Conditions to Net Title
Shenandoah - CHAD POTEAT Pro Winner

HENDERSON, N.C. – Chad Poteat of Mount Airy, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division tournament of 2015 on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Poteat earned $5,889.

“It feels awesome to win this tournament,” Poteat said. “To go out there and excel in a sport I love is truly a blessing.”

Poteat said that he flipped a green-pumpkin Zoom Brush Hog into button bushes for about 2½ hours before catching his first five-bass limit.

“I probably caught 10 or 11 keepers total,” said Poteat. “There’s always a full spawn in those bushes.”

Poteat switched his strategy in the afternoon as clouds and rain rolled into the area.

“The wind picked up so I began targeting main-lake points near Nutbush Creek with a white-colored Lunker Lure Hawg Caller spinnerbait,” said Poteat. “I was fortunate enough to bring in three more good ones.

“You have to fish the conditions,” continued Poteat. “Changing up my approach to the fish was key for me. I decided to fish the wind and it produced some notable weights.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Chad Poteat, Mount Airy, N.C., five bass, 17-13, $3,889 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Wally Szuba, Cary, N.C., five bass, 17-10, $1,944

3rd:          Mike Miller, Trinity, N.C., five bass, 17-7, $1,297

4th:          Shane Burns, Durham, N.C., five bass, 17-2, $907

5th:          Josh Wagy, Dewitt, Va., five bass, 15-12, $778

6th:          Flash Butts, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., five bass, 15-10, $680

6th:          Steve Wagner, New Kent, Va., five bass, 15-10, $680

8th:          Dennis Burdette, Lindside, W.Va., five bass, 14-15, $583

9th:          Shawn Hammack, Gasburg, Va., five bass, 14-11, $519

10th:        Kendall Dail, Chinquapin, N.C., five bass, 14-8, $454             

Complete results can be found here.  

John Cary of Ruther Glen, Virginia, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 5 ounce and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $525.

Lipari wins co-angler title

Shenandoah - DAVE LIPARI Co-Angler WinnerDave Lipari of Valley Cottage, New York, weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win $1,944 in the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Dave Lipari, Valley Cottage, N.Y., five bass, 12-7, $1,944

2nd:         Greg Ravitsky, Ashburn, Va., five bass, 12-1, $972

3rd:          Sergio Render, Christiansburg, Va., five bass, 11-13, $649

4th:          Andre Wynn, Windsor Mill, Md., five bass, 11-12, $454

5th:          Safulla Rana, Warrenton, Va., five bass, 11-11, $389

6th:          Nick Disabatino, Bristow, Va., five bass, 11-0, $356

7th:          Edward Honaker, Richmond, Va., five bass, 10-12, $324

8th:          David Everhart, Kearneysville, W. Va., three bass, 10-9, $292

9th:          Kevin Fore, Powhatan, Va., four bass, 10-4, $259

10th:        Lawrence Aucoin, Durham, N.C., five bass, 9-11, $215

10th:        Jerry Comperatore, Tarentum, Pa., three bass, 9-11, $215

Everhart caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $262.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will 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.

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