GADSDEN, Ala. – Wes Logan of Springville, Ala., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division event on Lake Neely Henry. For his victory, Logan earned $3,632.
“I knew it was going to be a good day when I got a 3 ½-pounder on my third flip,” said Logan. “I was catching fish all day long and probably caught 20 to 30 fish. I was targeting shallow grass about 30 miles down from the locks.
“I was flipping home-made jigs,” Logan continued. “I was keying in on the edges of points, and it seemed like the dirtier the water the better.”
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Thomas Helton, Charleston, Tenn., five bass, 14-14, $1,816
3rd: Josh Bragg, Jacksonville, Ala., five bass, 13-15, $1,210
4th: Jeff Knight, Cleveland, Tenn., five bass, 13-10, $786
4th: Tim Miller, Pell City, Ala., five bass, 13-10, $786
6th: James Harrison, Anniston, Ala., five bass, 13-9, $635
6th: Bradley Jones, Silver Creek, Ga., five bass, 13-9, $635
8th: Jason Nixon, Wetumpka, Ala., five bass, 13-8, $514
8th: Kenny Pannell, Springville, Ala., five bass, 13-8, $514
10th: Kyle Dorsett, Odenville, Ala., five bass, 13-4, $424
Complete results can be found here.
Huffine hauls in co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Scott Curvin, Jacksonville, Ala., five bass, 14-11, $908
3rd: Ferlin Weeks, Trinity, Ala., five bass, 13-6, $606
4th: Matt Lipscomb, Springville, Ala., five bass, 12-13, $424
5th: Keith Fields, Austell, Ga., five bass, 12-12, $363
6th: Danny Mosley, Collinsville, Miss., five bass, 11-12, $333
7th: Ralph Moseley, Panama, Fla., five bass, 11-4, $303
8th: Michael Roush, Mobile, Ala., four bass, 10-11, $272
9th: Lee McClendon Jr., Trussville, Ala., five bass, 10-10, $242
10th: Larry Sharpe, Lanett, Ala., five bass, 9-12, $212
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The next BFL Bama Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 8-9 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. After the fifth Bama Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 4-6 Regional Championship on Lake Seminole 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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