Boater Kevin Chandler of New London, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 5 ounces June 11 to win $3,671 in the Walmart BFL Piedmont Division tournament on High Rock Lake. Chandler used a jig in Crane Creek and the main river to catch his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Tommy Jones, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 17-14, $1,835
3rd: Tom File, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 17-6, $1,040
David Wright, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 17-6, $1,040
5th: James Nance, Denton, N.C., five bass, 17-1, $734
6th: Jeff Chandler, New London, N.C., five bass, 16-15, $673
7th: Charles Bowman, Kernersville, N.C., five bass, 15-11, $550
Jarrett Freeze, Landis, N.C., five bass, 15-11, $550
George Lambeth, Thomasville, N.C., five bass, 15-11, $550 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus
10th: Todd Harris, Pfafftown, N.C., five bass, 15-10, $428
Reilly winning co-angler
Jackie Reilly of China Grove, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 3 ounces June 11 to win $1,757 in the Co-angler Division. Reilly was using a shaky head near the dam to catch his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Mark Murphy, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 18-3, $879
3rd: Chip Crews, Thomasville, N.C., five bass, 13-10, $585
4th: Darick Brumbaugh, Fort Littleton, Pa., four bass, 12-9, $410
5th: Anthony Rife, Woodlawn, Va., four bass, 11-10, $351
6th: Bradley Chandler, New London, N.C., four bass, 10-13, $322
7th: Vernon Adams, Durham, N.C., four bass, 10-11, $293
8th: Orlando Giles, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 10-7, $264
9th: Paul Reich, Sanford, N.C., five bass, 10-5, $234
10th: Terry Wike, China Grove, N.C., three bass, 10-3, $205
The next BFL Piedmont Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 10-11 on Lake Gaston in Bracey, Va. 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. 20-22 Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Chattanooga, Tenn. 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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