Phillip Hedrick of Salisbury, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 24 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division event at High Rock Lake. For his victory, Hedrick earned $3,804.
According to post-tournament reports, Hedrick caught his fish in the main creeks – mainly Second Creek and Crane Creek – with a black Zoom Ol’ Monster worm.
The top 10 boaters:
1st: Phillip Hedrick, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 24-13, $3,804
2nd: Jeffrey Davis, Williamston, N.C., five bass, 18-11, $1,902
3rd: Brandon McLeod, Spring Lake, N.C., five bass, 18-6, $1,267
4th: James Wall, Greensboro, N.C., five bass, 18-5, $888
5th: Steve Sink, Winston-Salem, N.C., five bass, 17-10, $761
6th: Shane Lineberger, Lincolnton, N.C., five bass, 17-5, $897
7th: Chris Baldwin, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 17-3, $734
8th: Kevin Chandler, New London, N.C., five bass, 16-6, $571
9th: Cole Huskins, Mount Holly, N.C., five bass, 16-2, $507
10th: Ladd Whicker, Winston-Salem, N.C., five bass, 15-15, $444
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Ricky McCrary of Lexington, North Carolina, caught a bass weighing 6 pounds even – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – to also earn the Boater’s Big Bass award of $505.
Hinger wins co-angler title
Jason Hinger of Timberlake, North Carolina, won the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching five bass weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces. Hinger earned $2,102 for his victory.
The top 10 co-anglers:
1st: Jason Hinger, Timberlake, N.C., five bass, 15-8, $2,102
2nd: Tim Privette Jr, Wendell, N.C., five bass, 13-4, $951
3rd: Chad Coley, New London, N.C., five bass, 11-7, $684
4th: Robert Ford, Boones Mill, Va., three bass, 11-1, $444
5th: Wayne Smelser, Rural Retreat, Va., four bass, 10-14, $380
6th: Josea Goble, Newton, N.C., four bass, 10-10, $349
7th: Dekle Taylor, Monroe, N.C., five bass, 10-7, $317
8th: Samuel Smith, Lexington, N.C., four bass, 10-5, $285
9th: Craig Wheeler, King George, Va., four bass, 10-1, $254
10th: Steven Jacobs, Sandford, N.C., five bass, 9-15, $222
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. 18-20 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Norman in Huntersville, North Carolina. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.