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Folks wins BFL Gator Division event

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Boater Jim Folks of Melbourne, Fla., used a total catch of 23 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Walmart BFL Gator Division event on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Folks took home a first-place check of $4,270.
Florida resident captures boater title on Harris Chain of Lakes, Washburn snares co-angler crown
March 26, 2011 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Jim Folks of Melbourne, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 11 ounces March 26 to win $4,271 in the BFL Gator Division tournament on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Folks caught his stringer flipping grass with 1/2-ounce, blue and chrome colored Rat-L-Traps on the south end of the lake.

The remaining top 10 anglers:

2nd: Allan Cagle, Deltona, Fla., five bass, 21-13, $2,136

3rd: Wyatt Boyd, Winter Haven, Fla., five bass, 20-3, $1,424

4th: George Kapiton, Inverness, Fla., five bass, 20, $997

5th: Joseph Kremer, Osteen, Fla., five bass, 19-14, $854

6th: Mike Bierfruend, Kissimmee, Fla., five bass, 16-7, $783

7th: Robert Crosnoe, Inverness, Fla., five bass, 15-10, $712

8th: Brent Badzinski, Howey in the Hills, Fla., five bass, 14-15, $641

9th: Robert Beatty, Clermont, Fla., five bass, 14-6, $569

10th: Dave Thomas, Winter Park, Fla., five bass, 13-13, $498

Washburn takes co-angler title

Non-boater Terry Washburn of Leesburg, Fla., used a catch of 13 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Walmart BFL Gator Division event on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Washburn took home a first-place check of $2,100.Terry Washburn of Leesburg, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 2 ounces March 26 to win $2,136 in the Co-angler Division. He used chrome and blue colored Rat-L-Traps in Lake Eustis to sack his limit.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Bruce Bozman, St. Cloud, Fla., five bass, 11-12, $1,068

3rd: Dave Dickens, Sarasota, Fla., five bass, 11-8, $712

4th: Ronald Rich, Jacksonville, Fla., three bass, 10-10, $498

5th: Tony Martinez, Bunnell, Fla., five bass, 10-5, $427

6th: Mike Calloway, Titusville, Fla., five bass, 10-3, $392

7th: Ernie Brunetti, Venice Fla., five bass, 10, $338

7th: Timothy Zdrazil, Crawfordville, Fla., four bass, 10, $338

9th: Cody Detweiler, Orlando, Fla., five bass, 9-11, $285

10th: Edmundo Rodas, Altamonte Springs, Fla., five bass, 9-5, $249

The next BFL Gator Division tournament is scheduled for April 16 on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. After the fifth Gator Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, S.C. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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