UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - James River

BFL Bulldog Division tournament won by Brock

BFL Bulldog Division tournament won by Brock
Mason Brock of Marianna, Fla., topped 200 BFL pro competitors Feb. 22 on Lake Seminole with five bass weighing 18 pounds.

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. - Mason Brock of Marianna, Fla., topped 200 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League competitors Saturday on Lake Seminole with five bass weighing 18 pounds. The catch earned him $5,000 and 200 points in the Boater Division.

Brock, who also earned a $1,000 bonus from Garmin for using a fixed-mount Garmin Fishfinder or combination GPS/sounder, topped second-place boater Jeremy York of Loganville by 2 pounds, 11 ounces. York finished the one-day tournament with a five-bass catch weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces worth $2,500. York also Jeremy York of Loganville, Ga., received a $500 bonus from Ranger Boats as the highest-finishing participant in the Ranger Cup incentive program at the Feb. 22 BFL tourney on Lake Seminole.received a $500 bonus from Ranger Boats as the highest-finishing participant in the Ranger Cup incentive program.

Richard Parson of Lithia Springs (five bass, 15 pounds, 4 ounces, $1,500) and Darryl Stewart of Slocomb, Ala., (five bass, 15 pounds, 4 ounces, $1,500) tied for third, and Chad Prough of Chipley, Fla., (five bass, 14 pounds, 9 ounces, $1,100) rounded out the top five boaters.

William Fortner of Jasper earned boater big-bass honors and $1,000 with an 8-pound, 6-ounce bass. He finished in 14th place overall with four bass weighing 12 pounds, 3 ounces.

Tim Adams of Tallapoosa claimed first place and $2,500 in the 200-competitor Co-angler Division with five bass weighing 17 pounds, 5 ounces. He surpassed Tim Adams of Tallapoosa, Texas, claimed first place in the 200-competitor Co-angler Division of the Feb. 22 BFL tourney on Lake Seminole with five bass weighing 17 pounds, 5 ounces.second-place co-angler Bo Talley of Columbus by 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Talley finished with a four-bass catch weighing 14 pounds, 1 ounce worth $1,250.

Robert Gause of Warner Robins (five bass, 11 pounds, 1 ounce, $850); Morris Nix of Marietta (three bass, 10 pounds, 3 ounces, $650); and Chris Lumpkin of Milledgeville (three bass, 9 pounds, 14 ounces, $550) rounded out the top five co-anglers.

Co-angler Mark Tinsley of Boston earned big-bass honors and $500 in his division with an 8-pound, 12-ounce bass. He finished eighth thanks to the one bass.

The Wal-Mart BFL will visit Lake Sinclair April 12 for the second of five Bulldog Division events. The boater with the most points after the division's season finale, a two-day Super Tournament Sept. 20-21 on Lake Eufaula, will be declared the Yamaha "Be the Best" Points Leader and awarded $1,000. The co-angler amassing the most points by the end of the season will receive $500.

The top 30 Bulldog Division boaters and co-anglers will advance to regional competition Oct. 14-18 on Old Hickory Lake near Gallatin, Tenn., where they will go up against top competitors from the Carolina, Hoosier and Illini divisions for a shot at qualifying for the Wal-Mart BFL All-American - one of the most lucrative postseason tournaments in competitive angling.

As much as $6 million will be awarded in the 2003 Wal-Mart BFL.

For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or browse this Web site.

Editor's Note: Ranger Cup award winners are pending verification by Ranger Boats and thus are unofficial at this time.

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