Jennings Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Wylie

Jennings 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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