Lloyd Pickett Jr. of Bartlett, Tenn., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 39 pounds, 6 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division super tournament on Pickwick Lake Sunday. For his victory, Pickett earned $8,690.
According to tournament reports, Pickett fished a Carolina-rigged Zoom Trick Worm and a Zoom Brush Hog, targeting grass for his winning limits. He won by nearly seven pounds, and the win pushed his career earnings with FLW to more than $397,000.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Josh Benford, Muscle Shoals, Ala., 10 bass, 32-7, $2,845
3rd: Alan Langford, Tupelo, Miss., 10 bass, 29-13, $1,897
4th: Jim Phillips, Greenwood, Miss., eight bass, 27-13, $1,328
5th: Jim Little, Corinth, Miss., 10 bass, 26-2, $1,138
6th: Ed Williams, Jackson, Miss., eight bass, 24-13, $1,043
7th: Robert Bridges, Brandon, Miss., seven bass, 24-6, $948
8th: Kevin Wright, Waterloo, Ala., eight bass, 24-3, $853
9th: Scott Towry, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., nine bass, 23-7, $759
10th: Tim Fox, Meridian, Miss., eight bass, 22-2, $664 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Mike Allen of Crystal Springs, Miss., weighed in a two-day total of eight bass totaling 17 pounds, 5 ounces to win $2,845 in the co-angler division Sunday.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Eddie Laster, Morton, Miss., six bass, 16-15, $1,422
3rd: Scott Brown, Lucedale, Miss., four bass, 14-7, $948
4th: Randall Gilmore, Brandon, Miss., three bass, 13-1, $664
5th: Victor Hawkins, Sugar Land, Texas, five bass, 12-15, $569
6th: Lance Jackson, Starkville, Miss., six bass, 12-15, $522
7th: Chris Brown, Kosciusko, Miss., four bass, 12-2, $474
8th: Larry Chastain, Laurel, Miss., three bass, 11-9, $427
9th: Jason James, Corinth, Miss., three bass, 11-7, $379
10th: Todd Ware, Meridian, Miss., four bass, 11-6, $332
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 16-18 Regional Championship on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas. 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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