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Huskins pulls through on Lake Wylie

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Brian Huskins of MT. Holly, N.C., took the title at the May 5 North Carolina Division event on Lake Wylie with a total weight of 14 pounds, 8 ounces. Huskins was awarded over $5,200 in prize money. Angler: Brian Huskins.
Transon wins co-angler title
May 5, 2012 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

LAKE WYLIE, S.C. – Brian Huskins of Mt. Holly, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division event on Lake Wylie. For his victory, Huskins earned $5,247.

“My day started out pretty disappointing,” said Huskins. “I had a bad boat draw, #No. 49, and I didn’t think that I would get to my spot before anyone else did. I was right, and when I pulled up there was already a competitor sitting there. I’m very happy he was. I ended up heading to my second spot and started catching a lot of fish.

“Saturday I had the most success with a Brian’s Bees 1.25-ounce Ditch Digger Rattling Bait. We were fishing deep, from 27 to 35 feet, and I had the best luck when I was fishing the Ditch Digger really aggressively. I had my first limit by 10 a.m., and was able to cull up six or seven times on the day. The biggest difference for me in this event was using my De-Liar scale. I won this event by 1 ounce, and there were a couple of fish where if I would have guessed based on looks I would have been wrong. Some of the smaller fish ended up weighing more, and that really helped me to win this event.”

Rounding out the top 10 pros:

2nd: Roger Pope, Statesville, N.C., five bass, 14-7, $1,623 + $1,000 Evinrude Bonus

3rd: Rob Digh, Denver, N.C., five bass, 13-0, $1,082

4th: David Winters, Rock Hill, S.C., five bass, 12-9, $758

5th: Michael Webster, Gastonia, N.C., five bass, 12-5, $649

6th: Jason Wilson, Cherryville, N.C., five bass, 12-4, $595

7th: Hank Cherry, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 12-3, $541

8th: Chuck Collins, Smithfield, N.C., five bass, 11-14, $487

9th: David Pless, Candler, N.C., four bass, 11-10, $433

10th: Matt Lowe, Walhalla, S.C., five bass, 11-7, $379

Complete results can be found here.

Transon takes co-angler crown

Brian Transon of Salisbury, N.C., won the co-angler title at the May 5 North Carolina Division event on Lake Wylie with a total weight of 12 pounds, 11 ounces. For his efforts he took home over $1,600 in winnings. Brian Transon of Salisbury, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win $1,623 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Ronnie Brown, Cherryville, N.C., five bass, 11-7, $812

3rd: Tommy Swicegood, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 10-7, $541

4th: Kurt Moser, Max Meadows, Va., five bass, 9-10, $379

5th: Kerry Murphy, Mooresville, N.C., five bass, 9-9, $325

6th: Johnny Fish, Forest City, N.C., five bass, 9-6, $298

7th: Dean Minor, Trinity, N.C., five bass, 9-5, $271

8th: Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., four bass, 8-15, $244

9th: Tommy Milligan, Surfside Beach, S.C., five bass, 8-7, $216

10th: Sheldon Hipps, Troutman, N.C., five bass, 8-4, $189

Complete co-angler results can be found here.

The next BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for June 23 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 Oct. 18-20 Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2012 BFL All-American is being held May 17 – 19 on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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