Rigsbee wins BFL event on Lake Gaston - Major League Fishing
Rigsbee wins BFL event on Lake Gaston
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Rigsbee wins BFL event on Lake Gaston

Talbard top co-angler
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Boater Paul Rigsbee of Durham, N.C., earned $4,271 as winner of the March 13 BFL Piedmont Division event on Lake Gaston.
March 13, 2010 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Paul Rigsbee of Durham, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win $4,271 in the BFL Piedmont Division tournament on Lake Gaston.

Rounding out the top 10 anglers in the Boater Division:

2nd: David Farrington, Greensboro, N.C., five bass, 17-6, $2,136

3rd: Thomas Hicks, Goochland, Va., five bass, 15-3, $1,424

4th: Kendall Dail, Chinquapin, N.C., five bass, 13-11, $925

4th: Wally Szuba, Cary, N.C., four bass, 13-11, $925

6th: Bill McCall, Boydton, Va., five bass, 13-2, $783

7th: Cavin Young, Prince George, Va., five bass, 12-12, $712

8th: Derik Hudson, Hurt, Va., five bass, 12-0, $641

9th: Mark Inman, Greensboro, N.C., five bass, 11-9, $569

10th: Ryan Harrell, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., four bass, 11-7, $498

Talbard winning co-angler

Co-angler Donald Talbard of Ringgold, Va., earned $2,136 as winner of the March 13 BFL Piedmont Division event. Donald Talbard of Ringgold, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win $2,136 in the Co-angler Division at the BFL Piedmont event on Lake Gaston.

Rounding out the top 10 in the Co-angler Division:

2nd: Chris Davis, Raleigh, N.C., five bass, 13-10, $1,068

3rd: Ronald Livengood, Henderson, N.C., five bass, 13-0, $712

4th: Michael Nelms, Hartwood, Va., four bass, 12-8, $498

5th: Douglas Washburn, Chapel Hill, N.C., five bass, 12-4, $427

6th: David Van Nett, Raleigh, N.C., three bass, 10-5, $392

7th: Tony Toombs, Drakes Branch, Va., three bass, 9-14, $356

8th: Gary McClain, Chesapeake, Va., five bass, 9-1, $320

9th: David Hammond, Salem, Va., four bass, 8-12, $285

10th: Hubert Roman, Lexington, N.C., four bass, 8-10, $249

Coming up

The next BFL Piedmont Division tournament is scheduled for April 17 at Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. After the fifth Piedmont Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 7-9 Regional Championship at the Potomac River in Woodbridge, Va., where boaters compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, and co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.