Local boater takes home top prize

Edited by Chris Graham

Waynesboro boater Chris Dillow took top honors in the FLW BFL Shenandoah Division tournament held on the James River on Saturday.

Dillow caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win $3,756 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus.

Under cloudy skies, Dillow was junk-fishing around sticks and trees to bag his limit.

Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Bryan Elrod, Mechanicsville, Va., five bass, 14-8, $1,878
3rd: Fred Aldridge, Brandystation, Va., five bass, 13-12, $1,253
4th: Gary Marean, Manassas, Va., five bass, 12-14, $876
5th: Steve Wagner, New Kent, Va., five bass, 12-13, $751
6th: Philip Jarabeck, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 12-11, $689
7th: Jeff Hamilton, Chester, Va., five bass, 12-5, $626
8th: Kelly Pratt, Williamsburg, Va., five bass, 12, $563
9th: Thomas Wooten, Huddleston, Va., five bass, 11-13, $1,501*
10th: Ronnie Baker, Providence Forge, Va., five bass, 11-7, $416
10th: Cavin Young, Prince George, Va., five bass, 11-7, $416
*includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus


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