LEDFORD, WALLEN TIE FOR WIN AT WALMART BASS FISHING LEAGUE MOUNTAIN DIVISION EVENT ON DALE HOLLOW LAKE

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Terry Ledford of Gray, Kentucky, and Brandon Wallen of Monticello, Kentucky, each weighed five-bass limits totaling 19 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the Mississippi Division tournament on Dale Hollow Lake. For their victories, each angler cashed a check worth $3,897. (FLW)
LEDFORD, WALLEN TIE FOR WIN AT WALMART BASS FISHING LEAGUE MOUNTAIN DIVISION EVENT ON DALE HOLLOW LAKE
Helton wins co-angler title
BYRDSTOWN, Tenn. (April 27, 2015) – Terry Ledford of Gray, Kentucky, and Brandon Wallen of Monticello, Kentucky, each weighed five-bass limits totaling 19 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division tournament of 2015 on Dale Hollow Lake. For their victories, each angler earned $3,897.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st:          Terry Ledford, Gray, Ky., five bass, 19-1, $3,897 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus
1st:          Brandon Wallen, Monticello, Ky., five bass, 19-1, $3,897
3rd:          Shane Winchester, Glasgow, Ky., five bass, 17-12, $1,733
4th:          Robert Reagan, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 17-6, $1,213
5th:          Tim McDonald, Prestonsburg, Ky., five bass, 17-4, $1,039
6th:          Craig Powers, Harriman, Tenn., five bass, 17-2, $953
7th:          Dylan Baker, London, Ky., five bass, 16-7, $866
8th:          Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 15-15, $780
9th:          Nick Huff, Corbin, Ky., five bass, 15-14, $693
10th:        Brian Wilson, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 15-10, $606
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Jason Cooper of Shelbyville, Tennessee, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 6 pounds, 1 ounce and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $810.
Tracy Helton of London, Kentucky, weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win $2,566 in the co-angler division.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st:          Tracy Helton, London, Ky., five bass, 13-6, $2,566
2nd:         Kevin Allen, Louisville, Ky., five bass, 12-13, $1,283
3rd:          Ryan Rayburn, Salt Lick, Ky., five bass, 12-3, $855
4th:          Coleton McDonald, Prestonsburg, Ky., five bass, 11-2, $599
5th:          Zack Smith, Middlesboro, Ky., five bass, 11-0, $513
6th:          Bruce Dean, Harrodsburg, Ky., four bass, 10-11, $471
7th:          Matt Chiodi, West Chester, Ohio, five bass, 10-6, $428
8th:          James Worley, Whitley City, Ky., four bass, 10-4, $385
9th:          Kevin King, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 9-15, $342
10th:        Shane Sparks, Allardt, Tenn., five bass, 9-10, $299
James Martin of Farmersville, Ohio, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $400.
The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 15-17 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. 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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