Jeff Cannon of Douglasville, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 1 ounce on Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Martin. For his victory, Cannon earned $3,718.
“I caught them on a jig in the backs of pockets in a little cut on the main lake,” said Cannon. “I think they were pulling back there and getting ready to bed. Every time I would catch a little buck bass there would be a big one too.
“I think I caught about 30 fish,” added Cannon. “In practice I wasn’t there ten minutes and I caught one about 6 pounds. During the tournament I caught all my big ones in about an hour.
“It felt good to win,” finished Cannon. “I’ve been knocking on the door for a while and it feels good.”
Cannon said he caught all of his fish on a brown jig with a NetBait Paca Craw with the tail dipped in chartreuse dye.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Larry Walters, Tuscaloosa, Ala., five bass, 16-11, $1,859
3rd: Scott Daughtry, Montgomery, Ala., five bass, 15-4, $1,238
4th: Robbie Pritchard, Dadeville, Ala., five bass, 14-7, $867
5th: Kelley Jaye, Dadeville, Ala., five bass, 13-10, $744 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
6th: Paul Anthony, Dawson, Ga., five bass, 13-7, $682
7th: Felton Langley, Lafayette, Ala., five bass, 13-1, $620
8th: Stephen Ingram, Tallassee, Ala., five bass, 12-9, $558
9th: Terry Stevens, Marianna, Fla., five bass, 11-15, $496
10th: Nick Turner, Clanton, Ala., five bass, 11-12, $434
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Doug Logan of Springville, Ala., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win $1,859 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Ty Story, Prattville, Ala., five bass, 11-15, $929
3rd: Jeff Huddleston, Oxford, Ala., five bass, 11-1, $619
4th: Robert Volinic, Peachtree City, Ga., five bass, 10-13, $434
5th: Matthew Hurst, Pleasant Grove, Ala., five bass, 10-4, $372
6th: Wayne Haynes, Ohatchee, Ala., five bass, 10-0, $325
6th: Tony Moore, Roanoke, Ala., five bass, 10-0, $325
8th: Joe Wikoff, Phenix City, Ala., five bass, 9-14, $279
9th: Dylan Taylor, Auburn, Ala., five bass, 9-9, $248
10th: Hulan Mattox, Alexander City, Ala., five bass, 9-8, $217
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 2-4 Regional Championship on the St. John’s River in Palatka, Fla. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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 Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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