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Walser Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

 

Boater Robert Walser of Lexington, N.C., won the May 7 Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake to earn $6,804. Brian Sayre of Charleston, W. Va., won the Co-Angler title on May 7 in the BFL North Carolina Division on Kerr Lake to earn $1,902.
                      
WHAT:              Boater Robert Walser of Lexington, N.C, caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces May 7 to win $3,804 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup and $1,000 Evinrude bonus in the BFL North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake.
 
WHO:               The remaining top10 anglers:
                        2nd:       David Williams, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 13-9, $1,902
                        3rd:        Kenny Seagle, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 13-4, $1,267
                        4th:        John Allen, Concord, N.C., five bass, 12-15, $888
                        5th:        Rob Digh, Denver, N.C., Five bass, 12-12, $729
                                    Steve Harwood, Weaverville, N.C., five bass, 12-12, $729
                        7th:        Matt Arey, Shelby, N.C., five bass, 12-1, $634
                        8th:        Kenneth Carroll, Graham, N.C., five bass, 11-9, $539
                                    Maurice Freeze, Concord, N.C., five bass, 11-9, $539
                        10th:      Chad Poteat, Mount Airy, N.C., five bass, 11-8, $403
                                    Paul Rigsbee, Durham, N.C., five bass, 11-8, $403
                                    William Shelton III, La Crosse, Va., five bass, 11-8, $403
 
 
WHAT:              Brian Sayre of Charleston, W. Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds May 7 to win $1,902 in the Co-angler Division.
 
WHO:               The remaining top10 co-anglers:
                        2nd:       George Boyce, Fuquay Varina, N.C., four bass, 9-11, $951
                        3rd:        Curtis Sims, Woolwine, Va., five bass, 9-5, $634
                        4th:        Cody Hoyle, Rutherfordton, N.C., five bass, 8-7, $444
                        5th:        Charles Wood, Thomasville, N.C., five bass, 8-2, $380
                        6th:        Mike Shatley, North Wilkesboro, N.C., four bass, 7-12, $349
                        7th:        Lee Endicott, Belmont, N.C., four bass, 7-10, $317
                        8th:        Lester Botts, Blountville, Tenn., five bass, 7-8, $269
                                    Doug File, Salisbury, N.C., four bass, 7-8, $269
                        10th:      Lawrence Aucoin, Charlotte, N.C., three bass, 7-6, $222
                                                 
NOTES:            The next BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for June 25 on High Rock Lake in Salisbury, N.C. After the fifth North Carolina Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, S.C. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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