Jerry Perkins of Asheville, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division event on Lake Hartwell. For his victory, Perkins earned $4,720.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Jerry Kotal, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 20-6, $2,360
3rd: Bo Price, Seneca, S.C., five bass, 18-1, $1,574
4th: Chris Powell, Williamston, S.C., five bass, 17-11, $1,101
5th: David Vaughn, Royston, Ga., five bass, 17-9, $944
6th: Jordan Carter, Hartwell, Ga., five bass, 16-7, $865
7th: Barton Aiken, Greenville, S.C., five bass, 16-4, $787
8th: Corey Hunnicut, Fairplay, S.C., five bass, 15-12, $668
8th: Sammy Moody, Mauldin, S.C., five bass, 15-12, $668
10th: Adam Vaughn, Lyman, S.C., five bass, 15-9, $551
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Hank O’Shields of Honea Path, S.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $2,360 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Kaleb Turner, Hartwell, Ga., five bass, 14-0, $1,180
3rd: T.J. Eubanks, Inman, S.C., five bass, 13-6, $787
4th: Brandon Brock, Honea Path, S.C., five bass, 12-15, $551
5th: Rusty Lamb, Augusta, Ga., five bass, 12-5, $472
6th: Bryan Waddell, Taylors, S.C., five bass, 12-3, $433
7th: Michael Rowland, Clemson, S.C., five bass, 11-14, $393
8th: Richard Mitchell Sr., Appling, Ga., five bass, 11-13, $354
9th: Dale Ball, Asheville, N.C., five bass, 11-9, $295
9th: Cody Coker, Comer, Ga., five bass, 11-9, $295
The next BFL Savannah River Division tournament is scheduled for April 28 on Lake Russell in Elberton, Ga. After the fifth Savannah River Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 4-6 Regional Championship on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 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 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 2012 BFL All-American is being held May 17 – 19 on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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