BYRDSTOWN, Tenn. - Prestonsburg fisherman Allen Craynon weighed-in a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win $2,852 in the co-angler division of the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division tournament of 2014 on Dale Hollow Lake on Saturday.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were - 2nd: Mark Major, Lancaster, five bass, 20-9, $1,426; 3rd: Austin Allen, Gainesboro, Tenn., five bass, 18-13, $951; 4th: Tyler Sheffield, Dry Ridge, five bass, 18-7, $665; 5th: James Wathen, LaGrange, five bass, 18-6, $570; 6th: Zachary Chappell, Lexington, five bass, 17-15, $523; 7th: Colton Smith, Somerset, five bass, 17-9, $475; 8th: Dennis Cravens, Jamestown, Tenn., five bass, 17-8, $428; 9th: Doug Flynn, Lexington, five bass, 17-7, $380; 10th: Jerry Delk, Allardt, Tenn., five bass, 17-1, $316; 10th: Jerry Scott, Celina, Tenn., four bass, 17-1, $316.
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.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.