UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Mead

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Brush And Bushes Key For Poteat

Chad Poteat of Mount Airy, N.C., won the May 2 North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake with 17 pounds even. He took home over $6,800 for his efforts.

HENDERSON, N.C. – Chad Poteat of Mount Airy, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds even Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament of 2015 on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Poteat earned $6,244.



Poteat said he flipped the button bushes in the Nutbush Creek area of Kerr Lake, the same pattern he used to win a BFL Shenandoah Division event last month.



 “I caught them on a green pumpkin-colored Zoom Brush Hog,” said Poteat. “I was fortunate that the fish were still hanging around the same area.”



Poteat credited a move to a hidden area of the lake, which can only be accessed in certain conditions, as being a key for him.



“There is a bridge that is so close to the water that the lake has to be down to sneak through,” said Poteat. “In order to get back there I took off my windshield, my depth finders, my trolling motor as well as the cap on my motor. It was worth the effort because I caught a 6-pounder flipping the bushes around 10:30 a.m.”



Poteat said that he ended up catching around 14 bass during the tournament.



“I caught two keepers before going under the bridge, but it was the 6-pounder with the Brush Hog that sealed the deal for me,” said Poteat. “I’m truly blessed.”



The top 10 boaters:



1st:          Chad Poteat, Mount Airy, N.C., five bass, 17-0, $4,244 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus



2nd:         Marty Warren, Elon, N.C., five bass, 16-12, $2,122



3rd:          George Lambeth, Thomasville, N.C., five bass, 16-8, $1,413



4th:          Maurice Freeze, Concord, N.C., five bass, 16-3, $990



5th:          Eric Moser, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 15-5, $849



6th:          Johnny Guffey, Bessemer City, N.C., five bass, 14-15, $778



7th:          Shawn Hammack, Gasburg, Va., five bass, 14-13, $707



8th:          Michael Webster, Gastonia, N.C., five bass, 14-9, $637



9th:          Jason Wilson, Lincolnton, N.C., five bass, 14-8, $566



10th:        Ronnie McCoy, Lamar, S.C., five bass, 14-6, $470



10th:        James Wall, Greensboro, N.C., five bass, 14-6, $470



              



Complete results can be found here.  



Poteat also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounce and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $600.



Co-angler Matthew Benge of Maiden, N.C., took home first place in the May 2 North Carolina Division event on Kerr Lake with 13 pounds, 13 ounces. He earned over $2,000 for his efforts.



Benge wins co-angler title



Mathew Benge of Maiden, North Carolina, weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win $2,122 in the co-angler division.



The top 10 co-anglers: 



1st:          Matthew Benge, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 13-13, $2,122



2nd:         Marvin Godard, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 13-10, $1,061



3rd:          Steve Cannon, Wilkesboro, N.C., five bass, 12-9, $707



4th:          Kevin Lynch, Hickory, N.C., five bass, 11-6, $495



5th:          Will White, Wake Forest, N.C., five bass, 10-14, $424



6th:          Kurt Moser, Max Meadows, Va., five bass, 10-8, $389



7th:          Jeff Rikard, Leesville, S.C., five bass, 10-7, $354



8th:          Nicholas Shaver, Marion, N.C., five bass, 10-0, $300



8th:          Jeffery Wingler, Wilkesboro, N.C., five bass, 10-0, $300



10th:        Jason Barraza, Mooresville, N.C., four bass, 9-14, $248



 



Cannon caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $300.



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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