WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Boater Peter O’Donnell of Deale, Md., earned 300 points and $6,188 Sunday as the winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Super Tournament on the Potomac River. He also earned a $1,500 Ranger Cup contingency bonus.
O’Donnell’s two-day winning catch of 10 bass weighed 35 pounds, 7 ounces.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Brandon Gray of Bullock, N.C. (10 bass, 33 pounds, 4 ounces, $3,0947); Terry Olinger of The Plains, Va. (10 bass, 29 pounds,7 ounces, $2,062); Chris Atwell of Mechanicsville, Va. (10 bass, 28 pounds, 3 ounces, $1,444) and Preston Crum of Nokesville, Va. (10 bass, 27 pounds, $1,238).
Olinger also won the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award with a 6-pound, 15-ounce bass that earned him $862.
Kermit Crowder of Matoaca, Va., earned $3,094 as the co-angler winner thanks to five bass weighing 27 pounds, 11 ounces. Crowder also earned $431 as the co-angler Snickers Big Bass winner with a 5-pound, 4-ounce bass.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Bill Herron of Chesapeake, Va. (nine bass, 27 pounds, 10 ounces, $1,574); Allen Burns of Rustburg, Va. (10 bass, 26 pounds, 5 ounces, $1,029); Allan Price of Staunton, Va. (10 bass, 21 pounds, 2 ounces, $722) and Billy Reed of Yorktown, Penn. (nine bass, 19 pounds, 10 ounces, $619).
The top 40 Shenandoah Division boaters and co-anglers based on year-end points standings will now advance to the no-entry-fee Kerr Lake Regional Championship near Henderson, N.C., where they will compete against Gator, Savannah River and South Carolina Division anglers for a new Ranger boat and a Chevy truck in the Boater Division plus six slots in the no-entry-fee 2007 Wal-Mart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. With a total purse of $1 million and a potential $140,000 cash going to the winning boater and $70,000 going to the winning co-angler, the All-American is one of the most prestigious and lucrative events in bass fishing.
The Boater Division points champion who advances the farthest at the All-American will earn $10,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion. The co-angler points champion who advances the farthest will earn $5,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion in the Co-angler Division.
For complete Shenandoah Division standings, browse FLWOutdoors.com.
The $8.8 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League features 28 divisions nationwide. In BFL competition, boaters and co-anglers are randomly paired, with boaters supplying the boat and fishing against other boaters and co-anglers fishing from the back deck against other co-anglers.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Stratos Owners’ Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $37.9 million through 249 events in 2006.
For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or browse FLWOutdoors.com.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world’s leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.