Boater Maurice Freeze of Concord, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win $3,679 plus a $2,000 Ranger bonus and $1,000 Evinrude bonus in the BFL North Carolina Division tournament on High Rock Lake. Freeze was flipping a Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver on a jig around docks to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Michael Hedgecock, High Point, N.C., five bass, 18-15, $1,840
3rd: Jason Wilson, Bessemer City, N.C., five bass, 18-5, $1,225
4th: Kevin Chandler, New London, N.C., five bass, 17-8, $859
5th: Jeff Chandler, New London, N.C., five bass, 17-7, $736
6th: Jeff Hager, Alexis, N.C., five bass, 17-5, $675
7th: Darren Gay, Richfield, N.C., five bass, 16-10, $613
8th: Wayne Hauser, Mooresville, N.C., five bass, 16-4, $552
9th: Brian Stacy, Pulaski, Va., five bass, 16-1, $491
10th: Robert Walser, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 15-15, $429
Wright winning co-angler
Brad Wright of Granite Falls, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces to win $3,679 in the Co-angler Division on High Rock Lake. He was fishing a jig around docks to catch his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Curtis Sims, Woolwine, Va., five bass, 15, $920
3rd: Tim Hawley, Linwood, N.C., five bass, 14-3, $612
4th: Orlando Giles, Lexington, N.C., four bass, 14, $429
5th: Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., five bass, 13-12, $368
6th: Chris McDougald, Gold Hill, N.C., five bass, 12-14, $337
7th: Ralph Hollifield, Sr., Winston-Salem, N.C., five bass, 12-10, $291
7th: Tommy Swicegood, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 12-10, $291
9th: Charles Wood, Thomasville, N.C., three bass, 12-4, $245
10th: Charles Gandee, Efland, N.C., five bass, 12-1, $215
The next BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for June 19 at High Rock Lake in Salisbury, N.C. After the fifth North Carolina 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 will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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