HENDERSON, N.C. – Boater Danny Haire of Yadkinville, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds even Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division event on Kerr Lake. Haire took home $5,590 for his victory.
According to post-tournament reports, Haire caught his fish in the Satterwhite Point area of Kerr Lake, fishing a Carolina-rigged Zoom Lizard. It was Haire’s third career BFL win, all of them coming on Kerr Lake.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Danny Haire, Yadkinville, N.C., five bass, 18-0, $3,590 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus
2nd: Aaron Falwell, Forest, Va., five bass, 15-4, $1,803
3rd: Wayne Dorman, Louisa, Va., five bass, 15-1, $1,068
4th: Kendall Dail, Chinquapin, N.C., five bass, 14-8, $748
5th: Jason Houchins, Clarksville, Va., five bass, 14-5, $714
5th: Manley Jones, Raleigh, N.C., five bass, 14-5, $614
7th: Curtis Talbott, Forest, Va., five bass, 14-2, $507
7th: Josh Milligan, Edenton, N.C., five bass, 14-2, $507
9th: James Blankenship, Siler City, N.C., five bass, 14-1, $727
10th: Frank Ippoliti, Mercersburg, Pa., five bass, 13-15, $374
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Haire also caught a 5-pound, 9-ounce bass, which was the heaviest of the tournament in the Boater Division. The catch earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $385.
Craig Wright of Rustburg, Virginia, weighed in five bass totaling 15 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the Co-angler Division and the top prize of $1,803.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Craig Wright, Rustburg, Va., five bass, 15-7, $1,803
2nd: J.R. Milligan, Merry Hill, N.C., five bass, 14-0, $801
3rd: Greg Dawson, Rustburg, Va., five bass, 12-11, $583
4th: Rob Hilliard, Roanoke, Va., five bass, 11-14, $374
5th: Kevin Fore, Powhatan, Va., three bass, 10-1, $513
6th: Danny Crickenberger, Charlottesville, Va., three bass, 9-0, $294
7th: Jeff Warter, Howardsville, Va., three bass, 8-2, $267
8th: Dick Allen, Sumerduck, Va., three bass, 8-1, $240
9th: Bill Naron, Beaverdam, Va., three bass, 8-0, $214
10th: Al Berkley, Madison Heights, Va., three bass, 7-9, $187
Kevin Fore of Powhatan, Virginia, weighed a 5-pound, 8-ounce bass which earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award and $192.
The T-H Marine BFL at Kerr Lake was hosted by the Vance County Department of Tourism.
The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 19-21 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
The 2017 BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American. Top performers in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the FLW Tour.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 274 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat.
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