The weekend of Friday, September 7, 2012 brought with it a series of FLW Walmart Bass Fishing League tournaments. There were six tournaments scheduled in all. Each one took place Saturday, September 8, 2012 through Sunday, September 9, 2012. They took place in such states as Alabama, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. Here's a quick rundown on some of the latest results:
Pickwick Lake Results
Pickwick Lake in Alabama was the site of a Walmart BFL tournament on Saturday. It attracted more than 75 of the south's best bass men. Angler Tony Harvey (AL) took the lead on Saturday after catching 24 pounds, 2 ounces worth of Pickwick Lake's bass. Unfortunately for Harvey, he was not able to hold onto the lead.
On Sunday, angler Randy Haynes (TN) overtook Harvey and won the tournament. Haynes managed to catch 40 pounds worth of Pickwick Lake's bass in two days. His efforts netted him a payday worth over $5,400. In my opinion, that's not a bad chunk of change for a weekend's worth of bass fishing.
Kerr Lake Results
Kerr Lake in North Carolina also saw its share of bass fishing action over the weekend. Angler Larry Inman (NC) took the lead on Saturday and never let it go. Over the course of the two day tournament, Inman managed to catch 29 pounds, 13 ounces worth of Kerr Lake's bass. His accomplishment resulted in a pay day in excess of $5,000.
Watts Bar Lake Results
Tennessee's Watts Bar Lake was the site of a bass fishing tournament too. It was won by angler Jonathan Bowling (TN). Bowling took the lead on Saturday after catching 14 pounds, 15 ounces worth of bass. His success continued on Sunday. He completed the tournament with 28 pounds, 11 ounces worth of bass to his credit. His fishing prowess earned him over $4,500 in prize money.
Ohio River Results
Southerners were not the only ones reaping the rewards of a successful weekend of bass fishing. A bass fishing tournament was held along Indiana's Ohio River as well. Angler Bill Lowen (IN) turned out to be the big bass whisperer of the weekend. He managed to finesse 18 pounds, 9 ounces worth of bass out of the water in two days. As a result of his efforts, Lowen was able to saunter away with over $4,800 in prize money stuffed into his tackle box.
Lake Shelbyville Results
Over the weekend, Lake Shelbyville in Illinois attracted over 50 bass anglers to its shores. Each one was undoubtedly hoping to grab a piece of the prize purse. Angler James Williams (IL) started out strong on Saturday. He managed to catch 11 pounds, 3 ounces worth of bass. Unfortunately for Williams, his luck ran out on Sunday.
In the end, angler Michael Black (IL) won the tournament after catching 17 pounds worth of Lake Shelbyville's bass in two days. He received over $5,800 in prize money for his efforts.
Lake of the Ozarks Results
Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri was also the site of a bass fishing tournament over the weekend. It was won by angler Cody Spinks (MO). Over the course of the two day tournament, Spinks managed to wrestle 36 pounds, 1 ounce worth of bass from the lake's depths. In the end, Spinks was able to walk away with over $5,600 in prize money and the respect of his peers.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys fishing with her family. She has also traveled extensively.
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