Ingram Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division on Lake Martin


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

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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