Joe Leonard of Bristol, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 14 ounces May 7 to win $3,756 plus a $1,000 Mercury bonus in the BFL Volunteer Division tournament on the South Holston Reservoir.
The remaining top10 anglers:
2nd: Keith Sykes, Clintwood, Va., five bass, 18-7, $1,878
3rd: Kent Lodari, Seymour, Tenn., five bass, 18-1, $1,253
4th: Joe Lee, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 17-14, $876
5th: Jonathan Henry, Kingsport, Tenn., five bass, 16-10, $751
6th: Willie Browning, Saltville, Va., five bass, 16-5, $689
7th: Ken Vicchio, Bluff City, Tenn., five bass, 16-2, $626 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus
8th: Craig Powers, Rockwood, Tenn., five bass, 15-6, $563
9th: Jim Richardson, Johnson City, Tenn., five bass, 15-4, $501
10th: Wayne Coppage, Jonesboro, Tenn., four bass, 15-2, $416
10th: Archie Wilson Jr., Corryton, Tenn., five bass, 15-2, $416
Charles Wells Jr., of Bristol, Tenn., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 13 ounces May 7 to win $1,840 in the Co-angler Division.
The remaining top10 co-anglers:
2nd: Kevin Hughes, Bristol, Va., four bass, 14-6, $920
3rd: Danny Whaley, Kodak, Tenn., four bass, 13-15, $612
4th: Donnie Holder, Mooresburg, Tenn., five bass, 13-9, $429
5th: Jason Yates, Dandridge, Tenn., five bass, 12-7, $368
6th: Perry Pruitt, Kingsport, Tenn., five bass, 11-13, $337
7th: Orville Cope, Treadway, Tenn., four bass, 11-10, $307
8th: Shaun Ramsey, Maynardville, Tenn., five bass, 11-5, $276
9th: Hunter Hamilton, Rogersville, Tenn., four bass, 9-13, $245
10th: Robert Chambers, Elizabethton, Tenn., three bass, 9-9, $215
The next BFL Volunteer Division tournament is scheduled for June 4 on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tenn. After the fifth Volunteer Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 Regional Championship on Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Va. 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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