Boater Benjamin Reynolds of Callands, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 12 ounces March 26 to win $3,766 in the BFL Shenandoah Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake. Reynolds was fishing rocky areas in about 6 feet of water with a Rapala DT6 Shad to sack his limit.
The remaining top10 anglers:
2nd: Jeremy Southerly, Fulks Run, Va., five bass, 17-6, $1,883
3rd: Marty Howard, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 17, $1,256
4th: Flash Butts, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., five bass, 16-9, $1,879*
5th: Mark Clingenpeel, Boones Mill, Va., five bass, 15-14, $753
6th: Robert Hinds Jr., Petersburg, Va., five bass, 15-13, $690
7th: Robert Hudson, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 15-12, $596
7th: Dennis Middleton, Madison Heights, Va., five bass, 15-12, $596
9th: Paul Whitehead, Lehighton, Pa., five bass, 15-11, $502
10th: Ryan Mace, Forest, Va., five bass, 15-7, $439
*Includes a $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Davis nets co-angler title
John Davis of Newport News, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 14 ounces March 26 to win $1,883 in the Co-angler Division. He was fishing points with green pumpkin Reaction Innovations Sweet Beavers to catch his limit.
The remaining top10 co-anglers:
2nd: Gregory Dawson, Rustburg, Va., five bass, 12-6, $942
3rd: Brent Chapman, Union Hall, Va., five bass, 12, $627
4th: Jacob Weisman, Nanjemoy, Md., five bass, 11-6, $439
5th: Wayne Mace, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 10-13, $377
6th: Keith Allen, Sumerduck, Va., three bass, 10-11, $345
7th: Michael Mayhew, Bedford, Va., five bass, 10-4, $314
8th: Keith Goldberg, Eagle Rock, Va., four bass, 9-9, $266
8th: Christopher Lineberry, Austinville, Va., three bass, 9-9, $266
10th: Jacob Bumgarner, Monroe, Va., five bass, 9-7, $220
The next BFL Shenandoah Division tournament is scheduled for April 16 on the Potomac River in Woodbridge, 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 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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