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BARRETT WINS WALMART BASS FISHING LEAGUE PIEDMONT DIVISION EVENT ON HIGH ROCK LAKE                                                                                       

Brown wins co-angler title


SALISBURY, N.C. (June 15, 2015) – Robert Barrett of Youngsville, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament of 2015 on High Rock Lake. For his victory, Barrett earned $4,806.
“I fished a sandy spot about 1000 feet from the takeoff ramp,” Barrett said. “The bass were feeding on shad in a small pocket along a bank. I used a ¼-ounce custom green-pumpkin shaky-head rig with a South Africa Special-colored Zoom Worm to catch my fish. I had my winning stringer completed by 8:30 a.m.
“The flat I targeted was in 14 to 16 feet of water,” continued Barrett. “I had done well in there in practice, so I knew that’s where I needed to be.”
Barrett said he caught approximately 11 keepers over the course of his day.
“I was lucky in the fact that I didn’t have to run around the entire lake looking for new spots,” Barrett said. “For some reason that bank held a lot of fish. I was pretty lucky.”
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st:          Robert Barrett, Youngsville, N.C., five bass, 19-5, $4,806
2nd:         Robert Mixon, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 18-8, $2,403
3rd:          Derek Tolley, Winston-Salem, N.C., five bass, 16-15, $1,605
4th:          Spence Brunson, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 16-6, $1,121
5th:          David Wright, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 15-1, $961
6th:          Tommy Jones, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 15-0, $881
7th:          Steve Sink, Winston-Salem, N.C., five bass, 14-1, $801
8th:          Chadd Eriksen, Wake Forest, N.C., five bass, 13-14, $721
9th:          Eric Rothrock, High Point, N.C., five bass, 13-7, $641
10th:        Tim Emory, Creedmoor, N.C., four bass, 13-2, $561
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
William Seufert of Lynchburg, Virginia, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $725.
Derek Brown of Charlottesville, Virginia, weighed in five bass totaling 12 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win $2,364 in the co-angler division.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st:          Derek Brown, Charlottesville, Va., five bass, 12-1, $2,364
2nd:         Bill Naron, Beaverdam, Va., five bass, 10-15, $1,182
3rd:          Robert Tysinger, Lillington, N.C., five bass, 10-12, $788
4th:          Dwayne Condrey, Denton, N.C., four bass, 10-0, $552
5th:          Charles Wood, Thomasville, N.C., three bass, 9-11, $473
6th:          Bryan Forsee, Mooresville, N.C., three bass, 8-7, $433
7th:          Gerrit Vanvoorhees, Lanexa, Va., three bass, 7-11, $394
8th:          Chris Whittaker, Waverly, Va., three bass, 7-10, $355
9th:          George Baucom, Charlotte, N.C., three bass, 7-5, $315
10th:        Dale Webber, Kernersville, N.C., three bass, 7-2, $276
Forsee caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $352.
The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 8-10 Regional Championship on the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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 50 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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