Boater Chris Cox of Greenville, N.C., caught nine bass weighing 31 pounds, 3 ounces in the Sept. 10-11 Walmart BFL Piedmont Division tournament on Lake Gaston to win $4,324. Cox was using a green-pumpkin jig around docks to catch his bass.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: David J. Wright, Lexington, N.C., 10 bass, 25-5, $2,162
3rd: Dan Treadaway, Rocky Mount, N.C., nine bass, 20-7, $1,441
4th: Billy Bledsoe, Fayetteville, N.C., 10 bass, 19-0, $1,009
5th: Ray Griffin, Henderson, N.C., nine bass, 18-6, $865
6th: Michael Garner, Skippers, Va., seven bass, 18-5, $793
7th: Chris Baldwin, Lexington, N.C., eight bass, 17-14, $721
8th: Dennis Reedy, Siler City, N.C., seven bass, 17-13, $649
9th: James (Buster) Seabolt, Dunn, N.C., eight bass, 16-6, $577
10th: Dennis Siggers, Danville, Va., eight bass, 15-12, $505
Holt winning co-angler
Tom Holt of Cornelius, N.C., caught seven bass weighing 13 pounds, 9 ounces in the Sept. 10-11 event to win $2,162 in the Co-angler Division. Holt was using Senko worms on a Carolina rig to catch his bass.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Tom O’Neal, Holly Springs, N.C., four bass, 12-3, $1,081
3rd: Schonn Denny, Julian, N.C., four bass, 11-1, $723
4th: Chris Davis, Raleigh, N.C., four bass, 10-12, $505
5th: David Moore, Triplet, Va., three bass, 7-9, $432
6th: Aaron Fisher, Mechanicsville, Va., four bass, 7-5, $396
7th: Kale Hoffman, Richlands, N.C., three bass, 5-15, $360
8th: David Cook, Clemmons, N.C., two bass, 5-10, $324
9th: Bud Amend, Pleasant Garden, N.C., three bass, 5-8, $288
10th: Donald West, Cary, N.C., three bass, 5-8, $252
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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