Helton Wins BFL on Douglas Lake

Wesley Helton of Calhoun, Tenn., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday, March 27, 2010 to win $5,766 in the FLW BFL Volunteer Division tournament on Douglas Lake. Helton was using a jig near the forty bridge to catch his limit.

The remaining top 10 anglers were:

2nd: Craig Powers, Rockwood, Tenn., five bass, 15-1, $1,883
3rd: Larry Neal, Piney Flats, Tenn., five bass, 14-7, $1,256
4th: Brad Burkhart, Speedwell, Tenn., five bass, 13-14, $879
5th: Brandon Stanley, Johnson City, Tenn., five bass, 12-13, $753
6th: Dewayne Wilson, La Follette, Tenn., five bass, 12-9, $690
7th: Randy Oliver, Johnson City, Tenn., five bass, 12-6, $628
8th: Keith Harmon, New Tazewell, Tenn., five bass, 11-6, $565
9th: Sonny Lee, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 11-3, $502
10th: Kevin Powers, Unicoi, Tenn., five bass, 11-1, $439

Rich Wilson of Knoxville, Tenn., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday, March 27, 2010 to win $1,883 in the FLW BFL Volunteer Co-angler Division on Douglas Lake. Wilson was in the Flat Creek using a zero worm jig to bag his limit.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Jimmy Flanagan, Kingston, Tenn., five bass, 11-5, $942
3rd: Bobby Drinnon, Rogersville, Tenn., five bass, 10, $627
4th: Bryan Morton, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 9-11, $439
5th: Wes Tilley, Andersonville, Tenn., five bass, 9-3, $377
6th: Shaun Ramsey, Maynardville, Tenn., five bass, 8-14, $345
7th: Timmy Cales, Sandstone, W.Va., four bass, 7-8, $314
8th: Terry Tester, II, Elizabethton, Tenn., five bass, 7-4, $282
9th: Don Bible, II, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 7-1, $251
10th: Jason Underwood, Dandridge, Tenn., four bass, 7, $220

The next BFL Volunteer Division tournament is scheduled for May 1, at South Holston Reservoir in Bristol, Tenn. After the fifth Volunteer Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at Ft. Loudoun/Tellico Lakes in Lenoir City, Tenn.,on Oct. 2-3, for a chance to win a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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