Dillow Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Gaston Lake
BRACY, Va. (Sept. 14, 2009) - Chris Dillow of Waynesboro, Va., won the Bass Fishing League final Piedmont Division bass fishing tournament of the season on Gaston Lake Sunday with a nine-bass catch weighing 26 pounds, 2 ounces. The victory earned Dillow $5,704. Anglers were competing to qualify for the Potomac River Regional Championship in Marbury, Md., Oct. 8-10, where they could ultimately win a new Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Christopher Cox of Greenville, N.C. (10 bass, 23-4, $2,852); Chris Baldwin of Lexington, N.C. (10 bass, 20-12, $1,904); Bowman Gray of Winterville, N.C. (eight bass, 20-6, $1,331) and Jamey Caldwell of Carthage, N.C. (nine bass, 19-7, $1,141).
Dillow took home the Boater Division Big Bass award, earning $757 for a 5-pound, 1-ounce bass he caught.
Jamie Baynard of Clayton, N.C., earned $2,852 as the co-angler winner Sunday thanks to six bass weighing 14 pounds, 2 ounces.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Sammy Creech of Kenly, N.C. (five bass, 13-6, $1,426); Jerry Cross of Southern Pines, N.C. (five bass, 12-6, $950); Tony McVey of Chilhowie, Va. (four bass, 11-14, $666); and James Spivey of Whiteville, N.C. (five bass, 11-4, $570).
McVey earned $379 as the co-angler Folgers Big Bass winner after catching a 5-pound, 2-ounce bass.