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., 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
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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