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    Lake Neely Henry (July 17, 2010)


    Beard wins BFL Bama Division on Lake Neely Henry

    Boater Bryan Beard of Steele, Ala., recorded a 20-pound, 6-ounce catch to win the BFL Bama Division event on Lake Neely Henry. For his efforts, Beard took home nearly $4,000 in winnings.
    Marquis scores co-angler title

    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

    Co-angler Shawn Marquis of Columbus, Ga., recorded a 13-pound, 10-ounce catch to win the BFL Bama Division event on Lake Neely Henry. For his efforts, Marquis took home nearly $2,000 in winnings.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

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