Langston Wins High Rock Lake Bass Fishing Tournament
SALISBURY, N.C. (June 21, 2004) - Boater Division competitor Lynn Langston of Bishopville, S.C., earned $4,126 Saturday as winner of the Bass Fishing League Carolina Division bass fishing tournament on High Rock Lake in Salisbury. The tournament was the fourth of five regular-season Carolina Division events. The regular season will wrap up Sept. 18-19 with a two-day Super Tournament on Lake Wylie near York, S.C.
Langston bested 155 Boater Division competitors with a five-bass catch weighing 26 pounds, 2 ounces - a margin of victory of nearly 9 pounds. He caught his tournament-winning bass on a jig around points and humps. Langston also earned $775 as the Boater Division big-bass award winner with an 8-pound, 10-ounce bass.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Terry James of Wadesboro (five bass, 17 pounds, 8 ounces, $2,063); Chris Baldwin of Lexington (five bass, 16 pounds, 1 ounce, $1,403); Mike Miller of Trinity (three bass, 15 pounds, 1 ounce, $1,073); and John Adkins of Lexington (four bass, 14 pounds, 7 ounces, $908).
Baldwin earned a $500 bonus from Ranger Boats as the highest-finishing participant in the Ranger Cup incentive program.
Edgar Lewis Jr. of Kelford won the 151-competitor Co-angler Division with a five-bass catch weighing 18 pounds, 12 ounces. He caught his tournament-winning bass on a Trick Worm and earned $2,034 for the win.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Todd Lawrence of Mount Pleasant, S.C. (five bass, 14 pounds, 15 ounces, $1,017); David Cunningham of Summerville, S.C. (four bass, 12 pounds, 3 ounces, $692); Chet Beam of Raleigh (four bass, 10 pounds, 11 ounces, $529); and Dwayne Condrey of Lexington (three bass, 9 pounds, 2 ounces, $448).
Chuck Knowles of Columbia, S.C., caught a 6-pound, 10-ounce bass to win Co-angler Division big-bass honors and $378.