UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Dale Hollow Lake

Hoyle Ran Docks for Norman Win

Hoyle Ran Docks for Norman Win
Cody Hoyle

Cody Hoyle of Rutherfordton, North Carolina, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 26 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division super-tournament on Lake Norman Sunday. Hoyle earned $6,896 for his efforts.

“I was hitting 50 to 60 docks a day, fishing in the mid-lake area around Mountain Creek,” says Hoyle, who earned his second career win in BFL competition. “I was looking for deeper docks with brush. The fish are getting into wolf packs, and when I found them I could usually catch multiple fish on each dock.”

Hoyle estimates that he caught 20 to 25 fish a day on a homemade brown and orange-colored jig trailered with a Zoom Z Craw. He also caught a few keepers drop-shotting a Reaction Innovations Flirt Worm.

“One fish each day came on the drop-shot, the rest came on the jig,” says Hoyle. “The bite was a little better Saturday – I got to fish a little later in the day, and the bite seemed to get better as the day went on.”

Of the 10 bass that Hoyle brought to the weigh-in scale, four were largemouth bass and six were spotted bass.

 

The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Cody Hoyle, Rutherfordton, N.C., 10 bass, 26-1, $6,896

 2nd: Eddie Whiten Jr., Easley, S.C., 10 bass, 23-5, $2,823

 3rd: Cole Huskins, Mount Holly, N.C., nine bass, 22-8, $1,966

 4th: Jason Wilson, Lincolnton, N.C., 10 bass, 22-6, $1,271

 5th: Scott Beattie, Sherrills Ford, N.C., 10 bass, 22-2, $1,389

 6th: David Cooke, Mooresville, N.C., 10 bass, 21-12, $998

 7th: Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., 10 bass, 21-2, $908

 8th: Chris Baumgardner, Gastonia, N.C., nine bass, 20-2, $817

 9th: Michael Stephens, Gastonia, N.C., 10 bass, 19-9, $726

 10th: Tracy Adams, Wilkesboro, N.C., 10 bass, 19-1, $635

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Greg Lovelace of Bostic, North Carolina, caught a 3-pound, 11-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the event’s Boater Big Bass award of $697.

 

Co-angler Trey Brafford

Brafford wins co-angler title

King’s Mountain, North Carolina’s Trey Brafford won the Co-angler Division and $2,923 Sunday after catching a two-day total of nine bass weighing 16 pounds, 8 ounces.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Trey Brafford, King’s Mountain, N.C., nine bass, 16-8, $2,923

 2nd: Roger Toler, Gilbert, W. Va., five bass, 9-9, $1,361

 3rd: Barry Burford, Charlotte, N.C., four bass, 8-4, $958

 4th: Larry Farley, Prospect Hill, N.C., four bass, 8-4, $635

 5th: Jerry Morris, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 8-2, $545

 6th: Tristen Trull, Mount Holly, N.C., five bass, 7-12, $499

 7th: Trent Peace, Spartanburg, S.C., three bass, 7-10, $454

 8th: James Roten, West Jefferson, N.C., four bass, 7-6, $408

 9th: Jeff Scism, Shelby, N.C., four bass, 7-3, $363

 10th: Samuel Jones, Morgantown, W. Va., three bass, 6-13, $318

Charles Wood of Thomasville, North Carolina, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 3 pounds, 10 ounces. The catch earned him the event’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $349.

 

The T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division super-tournament on Lake Norman was hosted by the Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 3-5 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell presented by Navionics in Seneca, South Carolina. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard.

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