UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Potomac River

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Senko Puts Mooneyham on Top

Senko Puts Mooneyham on Top
Scott Mooneyham of Fayetteville, N.C., won the April 30 Piedmont Division event on Lake Gaston with a 16-pound, 2-ounce limit to take home nearly $3,000 in prize money.

Scott Mooneyham of Fayetteville, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Lake Gaston presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Mooneyham took home $2,977.

Mooneyham says he concentrated on stumps and small patches of grass on the upper end of the lake.

“I grinded through three different areas to catch my limit,” says Mooneyham, who earned the first win of his FLW career. “There were hard stems on the grass and the fish were right on the edge of them. At the first stop, I boated around ten keepers before 11 a.m.

“Every fish I caught was on a green-pumpkin Yamamoto Senko,” says Mooneyham. “I’d cast it out there, let it fall straight down on the slackline and pull it in after a few seconds. I tried throwing a few other things but the Senko is what they wanted.”

Mooneyham finished his day navigating two areas, which included a nearby stump field and a spawning pocket.

“I caught a 3-pounder in the field and upgraded with one more in the pocket,” says Mooneyham. “I actually lost a 6-pounder in the pocket right at the end of the day. Luckily it didn’t cost me the tournament.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Scott Mooneyham, Fayetteville, N.C., five bass, 16-2, $2,977

2nd:         Danny Moss Jr., Norlina, N.C., five bass, 16-1, $1,489

3rd:          Michael Law, Arab, Ala., five bass, 15-2, $992

4th:          Ryan Reynolds, Danville, Va., five bass, 14-6, $695

5th:          Sean Lewis, Baskerville, Va., five bass, 13-14, $595

6th:          Shawn Hammack, Gasburg, Va., five bass, 13-11, $546

7th:          D. Keith Joyce, Apex, N.C., five bass, 13-6, $471

7th:          Flash Butts, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., five bass, 13-6, $471

9th:          Wally Szuba, Cary, N.C., five bass, 12-14, $397

10th:        Raymond Jones III, Statesville, N.C., five bass, 12-7, $347

Complete results can be found here.

Chris Baldwin of Lexington, North Carolina, caught a 6-pound, 7-ounce bass – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $340.

 

Co-angler Larry Freeman Jr. of La Crosse, Va., won the April 30 Piedmont Division event on Lake Gaston with four bass weighing 9 pounds, 14 ounces to earn nearly $1,500 in prize money.

Freeman wins co-angler title

Larry Freeman Jr., of La Crosse, Virginia, weighed in four bass totaling 9 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $1,489.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

1st:          Larry Freeman Jr., La Crosse, Va., four bass, 9-14, $1,489

2nd:         Dekle Taylor, Monroe, N.C., five bass, 9-10, $744

3rd:          Dexter Andrews, Louisburg, N.C., five bass, 9-9, $497

4th:          Conner Davis, Bear Creek, N.C., five bass, 8-11, $347

5th:          Bill Naron, Beaverdam, Va., four bass, 8-10, $298

6th:          Frank White, Marion, N.C., three bass, 8-9, $443

7th:          Jerry Taylor, N. Prince George, Va., three bass, 8-2, $248

8th:          Jerry Neuner, Rutherfordton, N.C., three bass, 7-12, $223

9th:          Mark Davis, Bear Creek, N.C., three bass, 7-1, $198

10th:        Douglas Washburn, Bracey, Va., two bass, 6-14, $174

White caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 5 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $170.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 27-29 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Seneca, 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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