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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Bama

    Pickwick Lake (Sept. 8-9, 2012)


    Haynes takes Bama event on Pickwick

    Randy Haynes of Counce, Tenn., won the final event of the Bama Division season on Pickwick Lake with a two-day total weight of 40 pounds. For his efforts, Haynes was awarded over $5,400 in winnings.
    Curvin wins co-angler title

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Randy Haynes of Counce, Tenn., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 40 pounds even to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division super tournament on Pickwick Lake in Florence on Sunday. For his victory, Haynes earned $5,446.

    “It’s great to finally get a win at the BFL level,” said Haynes. “I’ve had three EverStart series wins, and I’ve been all around the top of the leaderboard at a few BFL events, but I was never able to get the win. Finally it happened for me.”

    Haynes certainly had to work for this victory. He knew that he could catch a solid limit on Pickwick Lake, but decided to gamble and made a 75-mile run to Bay Springs Lake.

    “I had to separate myself from the pack,” Haynes continued. “It was do or die for me. I knew that I could catch 14 or 15 pounds a day on Pickwick, but I felt like the fish that I needed to win were in Bay Springs. I ran through 60 gallons of fuel per day, but it was worth it. Pickwick is fishing so good right now, and Bay Springs has really been left alone.”

    Haynes fished deep brush piles throwing a green pumpkin-colored ¾-ounce Strike King Football Head jig, crankbaits and a red bug-colored worm.

    “I really have to thank Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine and Motorguide for this win,” Haynes went on to say. “When you’re making a long run like that, nothing can go wrong. I ran the Mercury hard for an hour and a half twice every day, and it really held up for me.”

    Rounding out the top 10 pros:

    2nd: Tony Harvey, Killen, Ala., 10 bass, 34-8, $2,723

    3rd: Kyle Glasgow, Guin, Ala., 10 bass, 31-11, $1,816

    4th: William Davis, Sheffield, Ala., 10 bass, 30-7, $1,271

    5th: Jessie Wiggins, Cullman, Ala., 10 bass, 28-1, $1,089

    6th: Morgan Brown, Spanish Fort, Ala., 10 bass, 26-3, $998

    7th: Steve Humphries, Florence, Ala., 10 bass, 25-4, $908

    8th: Charles Watts, Corinth, Miss., 10 bass, 24-0, $817

    9th: Wes Essary, Northport, Ala., 10 bass, 23-6, $726

    10th: Bobby Padgett, LaGrange, Ga., 10 bass, 23-5, $635 + $1,000 Evinrude Bonus

    Complete results can be found here.

    Curvin claims co-angler crown

    Co-angler Scott Curvin of Jacksonville, Ala., won the final Bama Division event of the season on Pickwick Lake with a two-day total weight of 28 pounds, 3 ounces. Along with the trophy, Curvin also took a check worth just under $2,600. Scott Curvin of Jacksonville, Ala., weighed in 10 bass totaling 28 pounds, 5 ounces Sunday to win $2,599 in the co-angler division.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Bruce Cohea, Ripley, Miss., nine bass, 23-12, $1,299

    3rd: Michael Marlin, Nesbit, Miss., nine bass, 23-1, $867

    4th: Gregory Nunnelly, Ohatchee, Ala., 10 bass, 18-7, $606

    5th: Jody Moore, Dalton, Ga., nine bass, 17-3, $520

    6th: Ralph Moseley, Panama, Fla., 10 bass, 16-13, $476

    7th: Keith Glasgow, Guin, Ala., six bass, 16-9, $433

    8th: Dillon Tucker, Brilliant, Ala., 10 bass, 16-7, $390

    9th: Ferlin Weeks, Trinity, Ala., seven bass, 16-4, $346

    10th: Matt Wooten, West Point, Miss., eight bass, 14-14, $303

    Complete co-angler results can be found here.

    The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 4-6 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Bainbridge, Ga. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

    The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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