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Sink rises to top in BFL tourney on High Rock Lake

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Boater Steve Sink of Winston-Salem, N.C., earned $4,235 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus as winner of the June 25 BFL North Carolina Division event on High Rock Lake.
Botts winning co-angler
June 25, 2011 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Steve Sink of Winston-Salem, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces June 25 to win $4,235 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the Walmart BFL North Carolina Division tournament on High Rock Lake. Sink was fishing creeks using jigs and worms to catch his limit.

Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

2nd: Kevin Chandler, New London, N.C., five bass, 20-8, $2,118

3rd: Maurice Freeze, Concord, N.C., five bass, 19-8, $1,413 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus

4th: Eric Rothrock, High Point, N.C., five bass, 19-3, $988

5th: Rodney Sorrell, Stokesdale, N.C., five bass, 18-12, $847

6th: Derek Tolley, Winston-Salem, N.C., five bass, 18-2, $776

7th: David Williams, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 17-5, $ 706

8th: Chris Baldwin, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 16-6, $635

9th: Dustin Clontz, Albemarle, N.C., five bass, 16-0, $565

10th: Bradley Staley, Pleasant Garden, N.C., five bass, 15-8, $494

Botts winning co-angler

Lester Botts of Blountville, Tenn., earned $2,118 as co-angler winner of the June 25 BFL North Carolina event.

Lester Botts of Blountville, Tenn., caught a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 12 ounces June 25 to win $2,118 in the Co-angler Division. Botts was fishing about three miles up the lake using spinnnerbaits to catch his bass.

Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Doug File, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 12-2, $1,059

3rd: Tyler Purcell, Chapel Hill, N.C., five bass, 11-3, $706

4th: Ethan Austin, Richfield, N.C., five bass, 11-2, $494

5th: Paul Reich, Sanford, N.C., four bass, 9-15, $424

6th: Greg Mauldin, Archdale, N.C., three bass, 9-13, $388

7th: Mark Poplin, Locust, N.C., four bass, 9-11, $353

8th: James Mcadoo II, Efland, N.C., four bass, 9-0, $318

9th: Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., four bass, 8-15, $282

10th: Orlando Giles, Lexington, N.C., four bass, 8-7, $234

Marvin Godard, Charlotte, N.C., three bass, 8-7, $234

Coming up

The next and final BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 17-18 on 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 Nov. 3-5 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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