Chad Prough of Chipley, Fla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division event on Lake Seminole. For his victory, Prough earned $4,163.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Mike Reid, Perry, Ga., five bass, 21-11, $2,082
3rd: Mark Holloway, Madison, Ga., five bass, 21-1, $1,387
4th: Jim Windham, Bonaire, Ga., five bass, 18-8, $971
5th: Terry Stevens, Marianna, Fla., five bass, 17-6, $833
6th: Jayme Rampey, Liberty, S.C., five bass, 16-13, $763
7th: Brandon Cobb, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 16-9, $694 + Evinrude Bonus: $300
8th: Chris Blair, Newnan, Ga., five bass, 16-6, $625
9th: Howard Poitevint, Bainbridge, Ga., five bass, 15-10, $555
10th: David Millsaps, Ranger, Ga., five bass, 15-9, $486
Tyler Morgan of Columbus, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win $2,082 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Walter James, Hoschton, Ga., three bass, 14-0, $1,041
3rd: Frank Jordan, Bainbridge, Ga., five bass, 12-8, $692
4th: Mic Miller, Buena Vista, Ga., three bass, 12-3, $486
5th: Ronnie Green, Tampa, Fla., four bass, 12-1, $416
6th: Guy Jordan, Gainesville, Ga., three bass, 11-9, $364
6th: Nick Sperounis, Lawrenceville, Ga., four bass, 11-9, $364
8th: Daniel Buswell, Newnan, Ga., four bass, 11-0, $312
9th: Patrick Watson, Newnan, Ga., three bass, 10-12, $278
10th: Richard Noel, Pinetta, Fla., three bass, 10-1, $231
10th: Ken Wheeler, Martin, Ga., five bass, 10-1, $231
The next BFL Bulldog Division tournament is scheduled for May 4 on Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, Ga. After the last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 17-19 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Lavonia, 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 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27–29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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