Jennings Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake WylieJennings Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Wylie Jeff Jennings won the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Lake Wylie.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (June 19, 2017) – Boater Jeff Jennings of Rock Hill, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Lake Wylie. Jennings took home $5,945 for his victory.
“I’ve fished Lake Wylie all of my life and I went to places where I had caught fish before,” said Jennings, who earned his third career win in BFL competition. “It was a tough day – I only caught six keepers. But, they were all the same size. They looked like brothers and sisters. It was just my day.”
Jennings said that he covered a lot of water, flipping wood, trees and docks all over the lake, from the dam to up the river.
“I fished a Texas-rigged black and brown creature bait all day,” Jennings said. “It seemed like a lot of people were fishing deep, so I took a chance fishing shallow. We hit a lot of places and we’d go for a long time without a bite. I never dreamed that my 4-11 would win big bass, but it was tough on everybody.”
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Jeff Jennings, Rock Hill, S.C., five bass, 19-3, $5,945
2nd: Scott Hamrick, Denver, N.C., five bass, 13-5, $1,953
3rd: Christopher Kanute, Townville, S.C., five bass, 12-15, $1,169
4th: Jason Wilson, Lincolnton, N.C., five bass, 12-12, $918
5th: Cole Huskins, Mount Holly, N.C. five bass, 12-7, $701
6th: Klaus Hadschin, Granite Falls, N.C., five bass, 12-1, $613
6th: Russell Corry, Shelby, N.C., five bass, 12-1, $613
8th: Robert Walser, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 11-12, $826
9th: Scott Beattie, Lincolnton, N.C., five bass, 11-7, $467
10th: Jason Barnes, Concord, N.C., five bass, 11-4, $409
Jennings caught a 4-pound, 11-ounce bass, which was the heaviest of the tournament in the Boater Division. The catch also earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $440. Tyler Ward of Grover, North Carolina, weighed in five bass totaling 12 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the Co-angler Division and the top prize of $1,973.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Tyler Ward, Grover, N.C., five bass, 12-15, $1,973
2nd: Louis Kraft, Salisbury, N.C., four bass, 10-8, $1,076
3rd: Charles Wood, Thomasville, N.C., five bass, 9-12, $585
4th: Brent Kukowski, Fort Mill, S.C., five bass, 9-4, $459
5th: Greg Fox, Fayetteville, N.C., five bass, 9-1, $351
6th: Brian Transon, Sherrills Ford, N.C., five bass, 8-12, $321
7th: Bobby Henderson, Charlotte, N.C., four bass, 8-10, $292
8th: Nathan Grose, Summersville, W.Va., five bass, 8-5, $263
9th: Brian Mann, Ballard, W.Va., four bass, 8-4, $234
10th: Maverick Canipe, Kings Mountain, N.C., four bass, 7-15, $204
Ward weighed a bass weighing 5 pounds even, which also earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award and $220.
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