Jared McMillan of Belle Glade, Fla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 29 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee. For his victory, McMillan earned $8,191.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Caleb Frazier, Citrus Springs, Fla., five bass, 28-14, $2,945
3rd: Bryan Honnerlaw, Moore Haven, Fla., five bass, 28-3, $1,964
4th: Jesse Woodring, Jupiter, Fla., five bass, 26-2, $1,374
5th: Tony Haymon, Penney Farms, Fla., five bass, 25-9, $1,178
6th: Ricky Timmerman, Umatilla, Fla., five bass, 23-9, $1,080
7th: Ricky Grant, Inverness, Fla., five bass, 23-3, $982
8th: Daniel Otterbacher, Belle Isle, Fla., five bass, 22-7, $884
9th: Chris Keith, Gainesville, Fla., five bass, 22-5, $785
10th: Donny Bass, Naples, Fla., five bass, 21-3, $687
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Devin York of Sarasota, Fla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win $2,945 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Scott Crowe, Margate, Fla., five bass, 18-13, $1,473
3rd: Linda Robinson, Miami, Fla., five bass, 18-2, $981
4th: Michael Lendl, Pembroke Pines, Fla., five bass, 17-15, $687
5th: Joe Ventrello, Apopka, Fla., five bass, 17-10, $589
6th: Elmore Watkins III, Boynton Beach, Fla., five bass, 16-6, $540
7th: Shannon Pitts, Vero Beach, Fla., five bass, 16-5, $491
8th: Matt Surman, Orlando, Fla., five bass, 15-14, $442
9th: Vince Owen, Coral Springs, Fla., five bass, 15-12, $393
10th: Jay Trudel, Boca Raton, Fla., five bass, 15-11, $344
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 2-4 Regional Championship on the St. John’s River in Palatka, Fla. 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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