WAL-MART BASS FISHING LEAGUE SUPER TOURNAMENT ON
Oct. 3, 2005
) – Boater Rick Burton of
earned $5,839 Saturday as
winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Everglades Division Super
Tournament event on
. The tournament earned
300 points in the Boater
’s winning catch of 10 bass
weighed 34 pounds, 7 ounces.
flipped grass mats in the
area with a black
blue silver-flake craw to
catch his bass. The win was
’s second on
for the year, making him the
points leader in the Everglades Division for the 2005 season.
out the top-five pros are Jimmy McMillan of Belle Glade (10 bass, 33 pounds,
14 ounces, $2,850); Mark Lamb of West Palm Beach (10 bass, 33 pounds, 7
ounces, $1,390); Jim Medlin of West Palm Beach (10 bass, 31 pounds, 3 ounces,
Daryl Deka of
(10 bass, 30 pounds, 6
earned $1,100 as winner of the big-bass award in the Boater Division, thanks
to an 8-pound, 9-ounce bass. He earned an additional $500 as winner of the
Ranger Cup award.
Trudel of Lighthouse Point earned $2,920 as the
winner, thanks to 10 bass weighing 28 pounds, 10 ounces that
he caught on Rat-L-Traps
out the top five
s are Michael Cass of Lake
Worth (10 bass, 25 pounds, 7 ounces, $1,425); Greg Sorrell of Estero (10 bass,
23 pounds, 13 ounces, $695); Brian Peterson of Jupiter (10 bass, 22 pounds, 1
Wyatt Boyd of Winter Haven
(10 bass, 22 pounds, 1 ounce, $556).
Stout of Okeechobee earned $550 as the co-angler big-bass award winner with a
7-pound, 1-ounce bass.
the regular season, the Everglades Division boater with the most points will
earn $1,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion. The
amassing the most points will earn $500 as the Yamaha
“Be the Best” points champion in the Co-angler Division.
top 40 Everglades Division boaters
s based on year-end points st
ings will advance to the Lake
Martin Regional near Alex
er City, Ala., Oct. 18-22
where they will compete against Gator, Mississippi
Savannah River division
anglers for one of six slots in the 2006 All-American. With a total purse of
a potential $140,000 cash
prize going to the winning boater
$70,000 going to the winning
, the All-American is one of
the most prestigious
lucrative events in bass fishing.
$8.4 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League features 28 divisions nationwide. In
BFL competition, boaters and
s are randomly paired, with
boaters supplying the boat and fishing against other boaters and
s fishing from the back deck
s. For more information or to
enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or visit FLWOutdoors.com.
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
’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.
and many of
’s largest and most
respected companies support
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
events. For more information
on Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.
Note: Complete results and angler profiles are available in the
at the top of FLWOutdoors.com. Ranger Cup award winners are pending
verification by Ranger Boats and thus are unofficial at this time.