Kirby, Williams tie Lake Norman

Keith Kirby of Gaffney, S.C., and David Williams of Maiden, N.C., each caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces to tie for the win on Feb. 26 at the BFL North Carolina Division tournament on Lake Norman. Both boaters won $3,849 for their efforts.

The remaining top10 anglers:

3rd: Matt Haywood, Lincolnton, N.C., five bass, 15, $2,710*
4th: Kevin Toler, Statesville, N.C., five bass, 14-12, $1,198
5th: Cliff Kirby, Catawba, N.C., five bass, 13-9, $1,027
6th: Doug Young, Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 13-8, $941
7th: Shane Lehew, Charlotte, N.C., five bass, 12-11, $855
8th: Brian Morgan, Newton, N.C., five bass, 12-7, $770
9th: Artie Phillips, Monroe, N.C., five bass, 12-6, $684
10th: Todd Walters, Kernersville, N.C., five bass, 12, $599
*Includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus

John Carroll of Woodlawn, Va., caught a five-bass limit weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces, Feb. 26 to win $2,566 in the Co-angler Division.

The remaining top10 co-anglers:

2nd: Orlando Giles, Lexington, N.C., five bass, 10-6, $1,069
2nd: David Snearly, Fort Mill, S.C., five bass, 10-6, $1,069
4th: Rob Sledzewski, Gastonia, N.C., five bass, 10-4, $599
5th: Duane Rinkus, Denver, N.C., five bass, 9-13, $513
6th: Donnie Woody, Marion, N.C., five bass, 9-4, $471
7th: Tommy Swicegood, Salisbury, N.C., four bass, 8-11, $428
8th: Paul Brittain, Icard, N.C., five bass, 8-10, $385
9th: Travis Ruff, Connelly Springs, N.C., four bass, 8-8, $342
10th: Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., five bass, 8-6, $299

The next BFL North Carolina Division tournament is scheduled for April 16 on Lake Wylie in Lake Wylie, S.C. After the fifth North Carolina Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 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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