HENDERSON, N.C. – Larry Inman of Greensboro, N.C., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 29 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division super tournament on Kerr Lake in Henderson on Sunday. For his victory, Inman earned $5,821.
“I must have fished around 75 of these BFL events,” said Inman. “This was my first win, and I can’t tell you how good it feels.
“I fished all over the lake, running from place to place,” Inman continued. “I was throwing a topwater early and a worm later. It was a pretty good tournament for me. I had around 15 keepers on Saturday, and eight on Sunday. I had a limit by 8:30 a.m., though.
“The key for me was my cadence, and the way that I was working my baits,” Inman went on to say. “I have to thank my wife for this win, too. She’s always putting up with me sneaking away for a few days to go fish, and I couldn’t do this without her.”
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: James Wall, Greensboro, N.C., 10 bass, 27-1, $1,911
3rd: Chris Baldwin, Lexington, N.C., 10 bass, 25-7, $1,273
4th: Brandon Gray, Bullock, N.C., 10 bass, 24-9, $892
5th: Douglas Washburn, Chapel Hill, N.C., 10 bass, 21-14, $764
6th: Ryan Mace, Forest, Va., six bass, 20-12, $701
7th: Darren Gay, Richfield, N.C., nine bass, 19-7, $637
8th: Reginald Pickett, Greensboro, N.C., seven bass, 16-12, $573
9th: Doug Young, Salisbury, N.C., six bass, 14-3, $510
10th: Walt Bowen, Walnut Cove, N.C., five bass, 11-8, $446
Complete results can be found here.
Boyce scores co-angler crown
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jerry Reagan, Byrdstown, Tenn., six bass, 15-13, $955
3rd: Dean Majors, Durham, N.C., seven bass, 14-2, $637
4th: Trevor Holman, Durham, N.C., five bass, 11-4, $446
5th: Hubert Roman, Lexington, N.C., four bass, 9-0, $382
6th: Donald Newsome, Winston Salem, N.C., four bass, 8-9, $350
7th: Gurney Hoffman, Richlands, N.C., three bass, 6-14, $318
8th: Mark Davis, Bear Creek, N.C., two bass, 6-1, $287
9th: Dennis Middleton, Madison Heights, Va., three bass, 5-13, $255
10th: Dwayne Condrey, Denton, N.C., three bass, 5-2, $223
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 4-6 Regional Championship on Cherokee Lake in Morristown, Tenn. 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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