Wilkinson Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake

Wilkinson Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kerr Lake Thomas Wilkinson Jr. of Oxford claimed $5,000 as the winner of the Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division's second regular-season bass fishing tournament, held on Kerr Lake
 

HENDERSON, N.C. (May 5, 2003) - Thomas Wilkinson Jr. of Oxford claimed $5,000 as the winner of the Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division's second regular-season bass fishing tournament, held on Kerr Lake near Henderson. Wilkinson led the field of 204 boaters with a five-bass catch weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce.
   Finishing second was Flash Butts of Roanoke Rapids with five bass weighing 17 pounds, 11 ounces worth $2,500. Larry Ellis of Bahama finished third with five bass weighing 17 pounds, 9 ounces that earned him $1,700. Tied for fourth place were Jim Paulakuhn of Wake Forest and Sammy Creech of Kenly with a five-bass catch weighing 16 pounds, 6 ounces. Each received $1,097 for their catch.
   Butts also claimed a $500 bonus from Ranger Boats as the highest-finishing participant in the Ranger Cup incentive program.
   Kevin Narron of Princeton topped 205 Co-angler Division competitors with a four-bass catch weighing 14 pounds, 15 ounces. Narron earned $2,500 for the win.
   Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Jeremy Talbert of Albemarle (five bass, 14 pounds, 1 ounce, $1,250); Jason Barnes of Concord (five bass, 13 pounds, 15 ounces, $850); Mark Robertson of Henderson (five bass, 13 pounds, 8 ounces, $650); and Chris Whittaker of Ruther Glen, Va. (five bass, 13 pounds, 3 ounces, $550).
   James Baxley of Hope Mill and David Patton of Greensboro each earned co-angler big-bass honors and $250 in his division with a 5-pound, 4-ounce bass.

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