BRACEY, W. Va. Sept. 1, 2011– The Walmart Bass Fishing League is headed to Lake Gaston Sept. 10-11 for its fifth and final stop in the Piedmont Division. This will be a two-day super tournament where as many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards up to $11,000 and $4,500, respectively.
“Hurricane Irene has forced a lot of water to run from Kerr Reservoir into Lake Gaston,” said Duracell/Gillette pro Jacob Powroznik of Prince George, Va. “If you’re not catching them when the current runs on that lake, you need to be doing something different.
“The tournament should be dominated more by boat dock patterns than anything,” Powroznik added. “There will also be a lot of fish caught out of the grass, and there could be some deep cranking. It’s not going to be easy, but the tournament could be won very easily if you find the right spot; I’d say 13 to 14 pounds a day should win.”
Takeoffs will be at Americamps Lake Gaston located at 9 Lakeside Lane in Bracey at 7 a.m. each morning. Saturday’s weigh-in will be at the marina beginning at 3 p.m., and Sunday’s final weigh-in is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Walmart located at 315 Furr St. in South Hill. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, offering bigger prizes to those who qualify for regional championships and those who make it to 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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