Larry Lehew of Charlotte, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Norman. For his victory, Lehew earned $7,096.
Larry Lehew of Charlotte, N.C., won the Feb. 22 North Carolina Division event on Lake Norman with a limit weighing 19 pounds, 3 ounces. For his efforts, Lehew was awarded over $7,000 in tournament winnings.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Shane Lehew, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 17-10, $2,398 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
3rd: Alfred Kiesling Sr., Mooresville, N.C., five bass, 16-0, $1,595
4th: Wes Lewis, Concord, N.C., five bass, 15-9, $1,119
5th: Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C., five bass, 15-6, $959
6th: Michael Stephens, Gastonia, N.C., five bass, 14-12, $879
7th: Scott Hamrick, Denver, N.C., five bass, 14-7, $799
8th: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Shizuoka, Japan, five bass, 14-4, $719
9th: Michael Fox, Statesville, N.C., five bass, 13-13, $639
10th: Reginald Pickett, Greensboro, N.C., five bass, 13-10, $560
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Shorty Vaow of Cornelius, N.C., weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win $2,398 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
Co-angler Shorty Vaow of Cornelius, N.C., won the Feb. 22 North Carolina Division event on Lake Norman with a 13-pound, 2-ounce limit. Vaow walked away with $2,398 in prize money for his win.
2nd: Matthew Benge, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 12-15, $1,199
3rd: Tim Cales, Sandstone, W. Va., five bass, 11-10, $795
4th: Ricky Byrd, Independence, Va., five bass, 11-1, $560
5th: Joel Cerv, North Wilkesboro, N.C., five bass, 10-13, $480
6th: Chris Myatt, Vornelius, N.C., five bass, 10-9, $440
7th: Andrew Shundich, Mooresville , N.C., five bass, 10-8, $400
8th: Chris Graham, Catawba, N.C., five bass, 10-2, $360
9th: Dale Webber, Kernersville, N.C., five bass, 9-15, $320
10th: Dakota Lineberger, Mooresville, N.C., five bass, 9-5, $280
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 9-11 Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee in Morristown, Tenn. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, 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 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 2014 BFL All-American is being held June 5-7 on Wilson Lake in Florence, Ala. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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