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Alabama’s Hayes wins All-American by 2 ounces

Alabama’s Hayes wins All-American by 2 ounces

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Boater Allen Hayes of Moody, Ala., caught 15 bass over three days weighing 31 pounds to win the 2004 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Hamilton by a mere 2 ounces – the closest finish in All-American history. Hayes, who receives $100,000 for the victory, claims one of the longest running, most lucrative and most respected championship titles in competitive bass fishing. With only 9 ounces separating the top four finishers, the tournament came down the final bass. READ MORE »

Major payday for Hayes

Major payday for Hayes

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The last few minutes of the 2004 BFL All-American were some of the tensest moments in the championship’s 20-year history. No one in the weigh-in crowd at the Summit Arena was quite prepared for the ounce-by-ounce battle that ensued between the top four anglers during the last 10 minutes. READ MORE »

The spirit of the All-American

The spirit of the All-American

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Ten boaters set off this morning on Lake Hamilton with high hopes of reeling in the BFL All-American top prize of $100,000. READ MORE »

Schafer shuffles to top

Schafer shuffles to top

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The leaderboard at the 2004 BFL All-American on Lake Hamilton shuffled around today, and, when the shuffling was over, Mark Schafer of Williamstown, N.J., took the lead with a two-day total of 24 pounds, 14 ounces. READ MORE »

New Jersey’s Schafer takes All-American lead

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Mark Schafer of Williamstown, N.J., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds Friday to boost his two-day total weight to 24 pounds, 14 ounces and claim the Boater Division lead going into the final day of the 2004 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Hamilton. The top 10 boaters advance to the final day of the tournament – one of the longest running and most respected championships in competitive bass fishing – where the winner will receive $100,000. READ MORE »

Boatright boats them right for win

Boatright boats them right for win

In the Co-angler Division, Scott Boatright of Sheridan, Ark., made a command performance to win the 2004 BFL All-American with 17 pounds, 4 ounces. READ MORE »

Who will Hamilton come to?

Who will Hamilton come to?

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The leaders of the 2004 All-American are working three distinctly different patterns on Lake Hamilton. READ MORE »

Berlo in command at All-American

Berlo in command at All-American

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — BFL All-American anglers had trouble pinpointing exactly what stage of the spawn bass were in on Lake Hamilton Thursday. Some caught them deep, some caught them shallow, and some caught them in between. READ MORE »

Virginia’s Berlo takes All-American lead

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Boater Shayne Berlo of Vienna, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 1 ounce to grab the opening-day lead in the 2004 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American – one of the longest running and most respected championships in competitive bass fishing. Eighty-six of the nation’s best weekend anglers are competing in the event, which awards $100,000 to the winning boater and $50,000 to the winning co-angler. READ MORE »

Weekend anglers go to work

Weekend anglers go to work

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — They are called “weekend anglers.” They are not full-time professional anglers, but they are certainly not amateurs, either. During the week they have regular jobs as contractors, firemen, accountants, mechanics and business owners. On the weekends, however, they are all bonded by one passion: competitive bass fishing. READ MORE »

Destination: Lake Hamilton

Destination: Lake Hamilton

A championship field of 42 boaters and 42 co-anglers will converge on Arkansas’ Lake Hamilton April 14-17 to compete for some major-league prize money at stake in the 2004 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American. READ MORE »