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Reynolds Wins Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division On Smith Mountain Lake

by: Julie Huber,,

(Mar. 28, 2011 - Smith Mountain Lake, VA.)

WHAT: Boater Benjamin Reynolds of Callands, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 12 ounces March 26 to win $3,766 in the BFL Shenandoah Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake. Reynolds was fishing rocky areas in about 6 feet of water with a Rapala DT6 Shad to sack his limit.

WHO: The remaining top 10 anglers:
2nd: Jeremy Southerly Fulks Run Va. five bass 17-6 $1,883
3rd: Marty Howard Lynchburg Va. five bass 17 $1,256
4th: Flash Butts Roanoke Rapids N.C. five bass 16-9 $1,879*
5th: Mark Clingenpeel Boones Mill Va. five bass 15-14 $753
6th: Robert Hinds Jr. Petersburg Va. five bass 15-13 $690
7th: Robert Hudson Lynchburg Va. five bass 15-12 $596
7th: Dennis Middleton Madison Heights Va. five bass 15-12 $596
9th: Paul Whitehead Lehighton Pa. five bass 15-11 $502
10th: Ryan Mace Forest Va. five bass 15-7 $439
*Includes a $1 000 Evinrude bonus

WHAT: John Davis of Newport News ,Va. ,caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds 14 ounces March 26 to win $1 883 in the Co-angler Division. He was fishing points with green pumpkin Reaction Innovations Sweet Beavers to catch his limit.

WHO: The remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Gregory Dawson Rustburg Va. five bass 12-6 $942
3rd: Brent Chapman Union Hall Va. five bass 12 $627
4th: Jacob Weisman Nanjemoy Md. five bass 11-6 $439
5th: Wayne Mace Lynchburg Va. five bass 10-13 $377
6th: Keith Allen Sumerduck Va. three bass 10-11 $345
7th: Michael Mayhew Bedford Va. five bass 10-4 $314
8th: Keith Goldberg Eagle Rock Va. four bass 9-9 $266
8th: Christopher Lineberry Austinville Va. three bass 9-9 $266
10th: Jacob Bumgarner Monroe Va. five bass 9-7 $220

NOTES: The next BFL Shenandoah Division tournament is scheduled for April 16 on the Potomac River in Woodbridge, Va. After the fifth Shenandoah Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 BFL 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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Boater Benjamin Reynolds of Callands, Va., wonthe March 26 BFL Shenandoah Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake to earn $3,766.
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John Davis of Newport News, Va., won the co-angler title in the Smith Mountain Lake event on March 26 to earn $1,883.
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors