Walmart Bass Fishing League - Bama
Lake Neely Henry (July 17, 2010)
Bryan Beard of Steele, Ala. caught a 5-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win $3,963 in the FLW BFL Bama Division tournament on Lake Neely Henry. With a backdrop of extremely high temperatures and humid conditions, Beard found success flipping a jig in about 1-3 feet of water.
Rounding out the top-10 boaters were:
2nd: Blake Parker, Haprersville, Ala., five bass, 15-10, $1,981
3rd: Dennis Barnes, Boaz, Ala., five bass, 15-4, $1,322
4th: Ricky Dale Smith, Ohatchee, Ala., five bass, 14-6, $925
5th: George Crain, Cropwell, Ala., five bass, 14-3, $793
6th: Jeff Cannon, Douglasville, Ga., five bass, 14, $693
6th: Eddie Jackson, Trussville, Ala., five bass, 14, $693
8th: Tim Hurst, Oxford, Ala., five bass, 13-13, $594
9th: Shannon Vinson, Jacksonville, Ala., five bass, 13-11, $528
10th: William Bearden, Ashville, Ala., five bass, 13-6, $462
Marquis nets co-angler title
Shawn Marquis of Columbus, Ga., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday, July 19, 2010 to win $1,981 in the FLW BFL Bama Co-angler Division on Lake Neely Henry. Marquis was using crankbaits in 12 feet of water mid lake to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top-10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jerry Goodner, Cleveland, Tenn., four bass, 10-13, $991
3rd: Waylon Hancock, Cartersville, Ga., four bass, 9-12, $662
4th: Mike Hardin, Sr., Robertsdale, Ala., five bass, 9-9, $407
4th: Lewis Hill, Opelika, Ala., five bass, 9-9, $407
4th: Hal Murk, Sharpsburg, Ga., five bass, 9-9, $407
7th: Philip Perkins, Attalla, Ala., five bass, 9-5, $330
8th: Daniel Segers, Wetupmka, Ala., five bass, 8-12, $297
9th: J. Larry Nunnally, Gadsden, Ala., five bass, 8-11, $264
10th: David Reid, Roswell, Ga., five bass, 8-10, $231
The next and last BFL Bama Division tournament in 2010 is scheduled for Oct. 2-3, at Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Ala. After the fifth Bama Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on the 2010 point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga., on Oct. 21-23, 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.
About FLW Outdoors
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 189 tournaments in 2010. FLW Outdoors has also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing awarding the largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors memberships are available featuring numerous benefits including Player’s Advantage. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FantasyFishing.com.