Wesley Harris of Rustburg, Va., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division event on the Potomac River. For his victory, Harris earned $4,498 plus $2,000 Ranger and $1,000 Mercury bonuses.
According to FLW tournament reports, Harris was fishing mid-river targeting timber in 3 to 6 feet of water using crankbaits.
Wesley Harris won the Walmart BFL Shenandoah Division tournament on the Potomac River with 17 pounds, 2 ounces to earn $7,498. (Click here for image)
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: David Hooker, Stafford, Va., five bass, 16-8, $2,249
3rd: Scott Rogers, Midlothian, Va., five bass, 16-0, $1,498
4th: Douglas Pierce, Falling Waters, W. Va., five bass, 15-12, $1,050
5th: Todd Langford, Ashburn, Va., five bass, 15-11, $900
6th: Ricky Windsor, Huntingtown, Md., five bass, 15-1, $825
7th: Moo Bae, West Friendship, Md., five bass, 15-0, $750
8th: Gabriel Scott, Ruckersville, Va., four bass, 14-14, $675
9th: Sean Lewis, Baskerville, Va., five bass, 14-10, $562
9th: Benjamin Tawney, Stoystown, Pa., five bass, 14-10, $562
Jerry Pyles of Middletown, Md., weighed five bass totaling 15 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win the co-angler division. Pyles earned $2,249 for his victory.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Aaron Bond, Waldorf, Md., five bass, 15-1, $1,125
3rd: Dillon Reid, Ashland, Va., five bass, 14-6, $752
4th: Carl Hansen, Nottingham, Pa., five bass, 14-0, $525
5th: Pete Lerner, Philadelphia, Pa., five bass, 13-12, $450
6th: Eli Golfer, Gaithersburg, Md., five bass, 13-7, $412
7th: Jacob Bumgarner, Evington, Va., five bass, 13-5, $356
7th: Jeff Lederman, Powhatan, Va., five bass, 13-5, $356
9th: Bernie Scheiner, Burke, Va., five bass, 12-15, $300
10th: Lamar Spade, Brodheadsville, Pa., five bass, 12-13, $262
The next BFL Shenandoah Division tournament is scheduled for May 18 on Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Va.
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. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27–29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
Image courtesy FLW Outdoors