Walmart Bass Fishing League - Dixie
Logan Martin (Sept. 16-17, 2006)
PELL CITY, Ala. — Boater Kenny Pannell of Springville, Ala., earned 300 points and $7,239 Sunday as the winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Dixie Division Super Tournament on Logan Martin Lake.
Pannell’s two-day winning catch of 10 bass weighed 35 pounds, 3 ounces. He was throwing a jig in and around stumps, lay-downs and other submerged structure to catch his bass.
Pannell also won the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award with a 5-pound, 10-ounce bass that earned him an additional $1,080.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Mike Keel of Auburn, Ala. (10 bass, 29 pounds, 6 ounces, $3,619); Tim Hurst of Oxford, Ala. (10 bass, 28 pounds, 8 ounces, $2414); Scott Canterbury of Odenville, Ala. (10 bass, 27 pounds, 13 ounces, $1,689); and Jamie Horton of Centerville, Ala. (10 bass, 27 pounds $1,448).
Allan Glasgow of Ashville, Ala., earned $3,569 as the co-angler winner thanks to nine bass weighing 20 pounds, 10 ounces that he caught on a crankbait thrown around underwater stumps and brush piles.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Kyle Dorsett of Lebanon, Tenn. (10 bass, 19 pounds, 13 ounces, $1,785); Craig Fair of Birmingham, Ala. (10 bass, 19 pounds, 11 ounces, $1,191); Chris Carlisle of Hoover, Ala. (10 bass, 18 pounds, 13 ounces, $833); and Shawn Wikoff of Phenix City, Ala. (eight bass, 18 pounds, 9 ounces, $714).
Matt Miles of Heflin, Ala., earned $532 as the co-angler Snickers Big Bass winner with a 3-pound, 10-ounce bass.
The top 40 Dixie Division boaters and 40 co-anglers, based on year-end points standings, will now advance to the no-entry-fee Lake Chickamauga Regional Championship near Hixson, Tenn., Oct. 12-14, where they will compete against Bulldog, LBL and Music City division anglers for a new Ranger boat, as well as a Chevy truck in the Boater Division, plus six slots in the no-entry-fee 2007 Wal-Mart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. With a total purse of $1 million and a potential $140,000 cash 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 bass fishing.
The Boater Division points champion who advances the farthest at the All-American will earn $10,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion. The co-angler points champion who advances the farthest will earn $5,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion in the Co-angler Division.
For complete Dixie Division standings, visit FLWOutdoors.com.
The $8.8 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.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Stratos Owners’ Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $37.9 million through 249 events in 2006.
For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or visit FLWOutdoors.com.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world’s leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.