UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Potomac River

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Webb's Trio Tops at Guntersville

Webb's Trio Tops at Guntersville
Chris Webb of Decatur, Ala., won the Feb. 7 Choo Choo Division event on Lake Guntersville with a 28-pound, 8-ounce limit that earned him a $6,000 top prize.

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Chris Webb of Decatur, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 28 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Webb earned $6,000.

“The competition was extremely tough,” said Webb of the 200+ boater field that included multiple professionals that fish on the Walmart FLW Tour. “Lake Guntersville is a difficult lake to fish, so when you can come out on top of a field like that it feels pretty good.”

To claim top honors Webb said he fished the main lake around the Goose Pond area, in a range of depths between 3 to 12 feet. He caught seven fish throughout the day using a red Rat-L-Trap, a black and blue-colored jig and a swimbait.

“I caught my first fish at 8 a.m. and one more around 9:30,” Webb said. “It was between 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. when I really cleaned up. The fish became more active as the temperature rose, which helped me find my rhythm.

“A lot of guys were throwing jerkbaits,” continued Webb. “I even threw one a couple times, but my original three baits were what got me the win.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:           Chris Webb, Decatur, Ala., five bass, 28-8, $6,000

2nd:          Keystone Light pro Casey Martin, New Hope, Ala., five bass, 27-5, $3,000

3rd:          Josh Driver, Hiram, Ga., five bass, 24-8, $2,000

4th:           Tim Hurst, Oxford, Ala., five bass, 24-6, $1,400

5th:           Cameron Gautney, Muscle Shoals, Ala., five bass, 24-4, $1,200

6th:           Alex Davis, Albertville, Ala., five bass, 23-13, $1,100

7th:           Kevin McMahan, Huntsville, Ala., five bass, 21-2, $1,000

8th:           Tim Wilson, Gas City, Ind., five bass, 20-14, $900

9th:           Robert Behrle, Hoover, Ala., five bass, 20-10, $800

10th:        Tommy Henley, Oakfield, Tenn., five bass, 20-2, $700            

Complete results can be found here.

Lawless Wins Co-angler Division

Co-angler Terry Lawless of Murfreesboro, Tenn., won the Feb. 7 Choo Choo Division event on Lake Guntersville with three fish that weighed a whopping 19 pounds, 10 ounces. He received a $3,000 check for his efforts.Terry Lawless of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, weighed in three bass totaling 19 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win $3,000 in the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:           Terry Lawless, Murfreesboro, Tenn., three bass, 19-10, $3,000

2nd:          Randy Evett, Grant, Ala., four bass, 19-1 $1,500

3rd:          Jack Gumbert, Huntsville, Ala., five bass, 17-13, $1,000

4th:           Jerry Armstrong, Shelbyville, Tenn., five bass, 17-9, $700

5th:           Cory Johnson, Crane Hill, Ala., five bass, 17-6, $600

6th:           Darrell Hester, Haleyville, Ala., three bass, 16-11, $550

7th:           Brian Dodd, Florence, Ala., five bass, 14-11, $500

8th:           Harold Driver, Powder Springs, Ga., four bass, 14-8, $450

9th:           Davis Whitten, Tuscumbia, Ala., three bass, 14-2, $400

10th:        Trent Wright, Scottsboro, Ala., five bass, 13-14, $350

Complete co-angler results can be found here.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 22-24 Regional Championship on Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, 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 50 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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