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Harriman’s Jonathan Bowling weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 28 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division super tournament recently held on Watts Bar Lake in Rockwood. For his victory, Bowling earned $4,540.
Bowling was one of four anglers from Roane County to finish in the top 10.
Wesley Strader finished fourth overall with eight bass weighing 19 pounds, 5 ounces. Strader won $1,059 plus an additional $1,000 from Evinrude.
Rockwood’s Glenn Carter finished fifth overall with eight bass weighing 18 pounds, 10 ounces. Carter won $908.
Rockwood’s Craig Powers finished seventh overall with seven bass weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces. Powers won $757.
Ron Lane of Flagler Beach, Fla., weighed in six bass totaling 19 pounds, 9 ounces Sunday to win $2,134 in the co-angler division.
Harriman’s Matt Brown finished 10th overall and won $249.
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 18-20 Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 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 EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.