Curt Fannin of Prestonburg, Ky., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds even Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division event on Dale Hollow Lake. For his victory, Fannin earned $6,686.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Chris Gerrein, Villa Hills, Ky., five bass, 20-14, $2,343
3rd: Perry Neathery, Albany, Ky., five bass, 19-04, $1,562
4th: Mark Neal, Livingston, Tenn., five bass, 18-00, $1,093
5th: Billy Joe Johnson, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 16-9, $937 + $1,000 Evinrude Bonus
6th: Mike Devere, Berea, Ky., five bass, 16-7, $859
7th: Todd Beaty, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 16-5, $781
8th: Densmore Goodson, Letcher, Ky., five bass, 15-15, $703
9th: Aaron Bidarian, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 15-14, $586
9th: David Oliver, East Bernstadt, Ky., five bass, 15-14, $586
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Jacob Cross of Cookeville, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win $2,343 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Jeff Beekman, Piketon, Ohio, five bass, 13-11, $1,172
3rd: Raymond Manis, Jametown, Tenn., four bass, 11-6, $781
4th: Phillip Williams Jr., Jamestown, Ky., five bass, 11-2, $547
5th: Marty Martin, Taylorsville, Ky., four bass, 10-14, $469
6th: Jason Cook, Edwardsburg, Mich., five bass, 10-10, $430
7th: David Stone, Richmond, Ky., five bass, 10-7, $391
8th: Brian Copeland, Rickman, Tenn., four bass, 10-3, $351
9th: Joe Silvers, Monticello, Ky., two bass, 9-14, $312
10th: Russell Murphy, Corbin, Ky., five bass, 9-4, $259
10th: Derek Stafford, Morehead, Ky., four bass, 9-4, $259
The next BFL Mountain Division tournament is scheduled for April 14 on Lake Cumberland in Monticello, Ky. After the fifth Mountain Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 11-13 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. 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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