Wooten wins Smith Mountain Lake

FLW Bass Fishing League

Thomas Wooten of Huddleston, Va., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 15 pounds Saturday, June 19, 2010 to win $6,632 in the FLW BFL Shenandoah Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake. Wooten was using Shaky heads in shallow water in the lower lake to sack his limit.

The remaining top 10 anglers were:

2nd: Ramon Deisher, Jr., Covington, Va., five bass, 14-15, $1,816
3rd: Terry Olinger, Hume, Va., five bass, 14-6, $1,210
4th: David Deciucis, Richmond, Va., five bass, 13-14, $847
5th: Craig Blankenship, Wirtz, Va., five bass, 13-3, $696
5th: Luke Nichols, Moneta, Va., five bass, 13-3, $696
7th: Geoffrey Hill, Salem, Va., four bass, 12-12, $605
8th: Shayne Berlo, Fairfax, Va., five bass, 12-11, $514
8th: Trevis Towe, Daleville, Va., five bass, 12-11, $514
10th: Garnett Atkins, Lynchburg, Va., four bass, 12-6, $424

Thomas Hassler of Woodstock, Va., caught three bass weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday, June 19, 2010 to win $1,816 in the FLW BFL Shenandoah Co-angler Division on Smith Mountain Lake. Hassler was using a Carolina rig in deep water mid lake to bag is winning catch.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Steve Woodroof, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 9-7, $908
3rd: Scott Howard, Huddleston, Va., two bass, 7-12, $464
3rd: Chris Lewis, Dublin, Va., five bass, 7-12, $464
3rd: Gabriel Scott, Ruckersville, Va., four bass, 7-12, $464
6th: Jason Eggleston, Roanoke, Va., three bass, 7-9, $333
7th: Richard Jefferson, Hurt, Va., three bass, 7-5, $303
8th: Allen Luck, Richmond, Va., four bass, 7-3, $272
9th: Mike Wray, Chester, Va., three bass, 6-10, $242
10th: Eric Nichols, Goodview, Va., four bass, 6-8, $212

The next BFL Shenandoah Division tournament is scheduled for July 10, at the James River in Richmond, Va. After the fifth Shenandoah Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at the Potomac River in Woodbridge, Va., on Oct. 7-9, 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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