Jeremy Wilson of Blacksburg, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 6 ounces Feb. 19 to win $4,359 in the BFL South Carolina Division tournament on Lake Murray. He was fishing mid-lake in six to 12 feet of water using jigs with brown and green pumpkin trailers to haul in his limit.
The remaining top10 anglers:
2nd: Ryan Raley, Lexington, S.C., five bass, 20-5, $1,815
2nd: Greg Rikard, Leesville, S.C., five bass, 20-5, $1,815
4th: Mark Curry, Conway, S.C., five bass, 20-2, $1,017
5th: Artie Phillips, Monroe, N.C., five bass, 19-10, $872
6th: John Axsom, Gray Court, S.C., five bass, 19-6, $799
7th: Parks Jones Jr., York, S.C., five bass, 19-5, $726
8th: Kevin Fulmer, Prosperity, S.C., five bass, 18-7, $654
9th: Randy Childers, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 18-5, $581
10th: Keith Henderson, Union, S.C., five bass, 17-2, $509
Jeff Rikard of Leesville, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 5 ounces Feb. 19 to win $2,140 in the Co-angler Division. He was fishing points in six to eight feet of water with crankbaits to catch his limit.
The remaining top10 co-anglers:
2nd: Brandon Temples, Ninety Six, S.C., five bass, 12-11, $1,070
3rd: Scott Frye, Sumter, S.C., five bass, 12-2, $605
3rd: Jake Hostetter, Elgin, S.C., five bass, 12-2, $605
5th: Brian Moss, Inman, S.C., five bass, 11-13, $428
6th: Dale Webber, Kernersville, N.C., five bass, 11-7, $392
7th: Mike Kirby, Sumter, S.C., five bass, 11-6, $339
7th: Jonathan Strickland, Boiling Springs, S.C., five bass, 11-6, $339
9th: Michael Nicholson, Summerville, S.C., five bass, 10-15, $285
10th: Jimmy Bihlear, Goose Creek, S.C., five bass, 10-12, $250
The next BFL South Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for March 19 on Lake Wylie in Lake Wylie, S.C. After the fifth South Carolina 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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