Chris Ingram of Eclectic, Ala., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division event on Lake Martin. For his victory, Ingram earned $3,113.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: B.J. Barnett, Alexander City, Ala., five bass, 11-3, $1,557
3rd: Chris McCollum, New Market, Ala., five bass, 10-2, $1,037
4th: Steven Ingram, Tallassee, Ala., five bass, 9-13, $726
5th: Larry Walters, Tuscaloosa, Ala., five bass, 9-9, $623
6th: Shaye Baker, Tallassee, Ala., five bass, 9-8, $571
7th: Jeremy Bound, Decatur, Ala., five bass, 9-2, $519
8th: Patrick Dobbins, Opelika, Ala., five bass, 9-0, $467
9th: Bobby Padgett, LaGrange, Ga., five bass, 8-14, $415 + $1,000 Evinrude Bonus
10th: Robert Comalander, Fairhope, Ala., four bass, 8-9, $363
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Daniel Graham of Childersburg, Ala., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 9 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win $1,557 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Cory Johnson, Garden City, Ala., five bass, 8-12, $778
3rd: Brandon Burton, Odenville, Ala., five bass, 7-10, $442
3rd: Mike Hardin Sr., Robertsdale, Ala., five bass, 7-10, $442
5th: Doug Gaddy, Oxford, Ala., five bass, 7-3, $311
6th: Danny Mosley, Collinsville, Miss., five bass, 6-9, $285
7th: Timothy Watkins, Trussville, Ala., five bass, 6-5, $259
8th: Lee McClendon Jr., Trussville, Ala., five bass, 6-0, $220
8th: Raymond Thomas, Lanett, Ala., three bass, 6-0, $220
10th: Scott Curvin, Jacksonville, Ala., five bass, 5-9, $182
The next BFL Bama Division tournament is scheduled for June 30 on Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, 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. The 2012 BFL All-American is being held May 17 – 19 on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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