Boater Ryan Powroznik of Prince George, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win $3,756 plus a $2,000 Ranger bonus in the BFL Shenandoah Division tournament on Kerr Lake. Powroznik was bed-fishing near points using a Zoom brush hog on a Carolina Rig to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Scott Banton, Powhatan, Va., five bass, 13-15, $1,878
3rd: Donald Sheffey, Jr., Concord, Va., five bass, 12-10, $1,253
4th: Wesley Harris, Rustburg, Va., five bass, 12-8, $876
5th: Ryan Mace, Forest, Va., five bass, 12-5, $751
6th: Sam Westbrook, Hopewell, Va., five bass, 11-4, $689
7th: Lawrence Gunn, Jr., Wilson, N.C., five bass, 11-1, $626
8th: Terry Olinger, Hume, Va., five bass, 10-14, $500
8th: Jeremy Southerly, Fulks Run, Va., five bass, 10-14, $500
8th: Thomas Wooten, Huddleston, Va., five bass, 10-14, $1,500 (includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus)
Ware winning co-angler
Jeffrey Ware of Rixeyville, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces to win $1,859 in the Co-angler Division on Kerr Lake. Under sunny skies, Ware was using lizards on a Carolina rig in rocky areas to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Russ Hamilton Jr., Manassas, Va., five bass, 10-13, $929
3rd: Thomas Murphy, Chesterfield, Va., five bass, 10-11, $619
4th: Cory Hatton, Colonial Heights, Va., five bass, 10-7, $434
5th: Terry Hebb, Staunton, Va., five bass, 10-4, $372
6th: Lee Williams, Durham, N.C., five bass, 9-14, $341
7th: Charles Bowman II, Kernersville, N.C., five bass, 9-9, $294
7th: Bill Naron, Huntingtown, Md., four bass, 9-9, $294
9th: Keith Allen, Sumerduck, Va., five bass, 9-6, $232
9th: Vick Tart, Greenville, N.C., four bass, 9-6, $232
The next BFL Shenandoah Division tournament is scheduled for June 19 at Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, Va. After the fifth Shenandoah 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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