||Schultz wins Wal-Mart BFL
Event on Chickahominy River
Va. — Boater Chuck Schultz Jr. of Richmond earned $3,965 Saturday as
winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division event on
the Chickahominy River. The tournament was the fourth of five
regular-season Piedmont Division events and earned Schultz 200 points
in the Boater Division.
Chuck Schultz Jr. of Richmond, Va., earned $3,965 July 23 as winner of
the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division event on the
Schultz's winning catch of five bass weighed 14 pounds, 2 ounces. He
was fishing crankbaits and worms around brush piles in out-going tides
when he caught his bass. He earned an additional $630 as winner of the
big-bass award, thanks to a 4-pound, 12-ounce bass.
Finishing second was Sam Westbrook of Petersburg with five bass
weighing 11 pounds, 4 ounces that earned him $1,982. Mark Herndon of
Bahama, N.C., claimed $1,297 as the third-place finisher thanks to
three bass weighing 10 pounds, 6 ounces. In fourth was Ricky Farr of
Chesterfield with three bass weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces worth $1,009,
and finishing fifth and earning $829 was Jerry Davis of Petersburg with
five bass weighing 8 pounds.
Westbrook earned an additional $500 as winner of the Ranger Cup award.
Scott Mummert of Winfall, N.C., earned $1,982 as the co-angler winner,
thanks to four bass weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces that he caught on a
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Fran Andrews Jr. of Matoaca,
Va. (two bass, 6 pounds, 3 ounces, $991); Vaden Lee of Freemont, N.C.
(two bass, 6 pounds, 1 ounce, $651); Steve Kiser of Tarboro, N.C.
(three bass, 6 pounds, $505); and Frank Bucciala Jr. of Littleton, N.C.
(two bass, 5 pounds, 13 ounces, $414).
Andrews earned $315 as the co-angler big-bass award winner with a 4-pound, 15-ounce bass he caught on a worm.
The Piedmont Division will wrap up its regular season Sept. 17-18 with
a two-day Super Tournament on Kerr Lake near Henderson, N.C.
Following the regular season, the Piedmont Division boater with the
most points will earn $1,000 as the Yamaha "Be the Best” points
champion. The co-angler amassing the most points will earn $500 as the
Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion in the Co-angler Division.
Every angler who receives weight credit in a tournament earns points,
with 200 points going to the winner, 199 for second, 198 for third, and
so on except for Super Tournaments, which award 300 points to the
winner, 299 for second, 298 for third, and so on. The top 40 Piedmont
Division boaters and co-anglers based on year-end points standings will
advance to the Lake Cherokee Regional near Morristown, Tenn., Oct. 4-8
where they will compete against Buckeye, Illini and LBL Division
anglers for one of six slots in the 2006 All-American. With a total
purse of $1 million and a potential $140,000 cash prize going to the
winning boater and $70,000 going to the winning co-angler, the
All-American is one of the most prestigious and lucrative events in
The $8.4 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League features 28 divisions
nationwide. In BFL competition, boaters and co-anglers are randomly
paired, with boaters supplying the boat and fishing against other
boaters and co-anglers fishing from the back deck against other
co-anglers. For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270)
252-1000 or browse FLWOutdoors.com.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW
Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League and seven other
national tournament circuits offering a combined $30 million in awards
through 214 events in 2005. The 27-year-old organization is the
purveyor of America"s largest and most prestigious fishing tournaments,
including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, EverStart Series, Wal-Mart Bass
Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye
Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour and
Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies
support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as
title sponsor of the FLW Tour in 1997 and today is the title sponsor of
all FLW Outdoors events. For more information on Wal-Mart, visit