UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Dale Hollow Lake

Ledges Lift Wilson to Top

Ledges Lift Wilson to Top
Tim Wilson of Gas City, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 29 pounds, 10 ounces to win the Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Wilson earned $5,584.

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Tim Wilson of Gas City, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 29 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Wilson earned $5,584.

“Saturday was probably the best day of fishing I’ve ever had,” said Wilson. “I was able to fire up a couple different schools and catch a ton of keepers.”

Wilson said he focused on three key ledges off of the Tennessee River channel in 17 to 25 feet of water.

“I caught my fish using a sexy shad-colored Scottsboro Tackle swimbait, a custom crawfish-colored football-head jig and my bigger fish on a Nichols Lures Ben Parker Magnum Spoon,” Wilson said. “When these schools are this active I’d make a cast and have a bite before the bait hit the bottom.”

Wilson said that while the majority of his fish came deep from the ledges, he also targeted two cuts in the banks of the lake.

“I probably caught at least forty keepers throughout the day,” Wilson said. “It killed me to throw back 5-pounders but they weren’t doing me any good. I just couldn’t believe the flurries that I hit.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Tim Wilson, Gas City, Ind., five bass, 29-10, $4,584 + $1,000 Mercury Bonus

2nd:         Kevin McMahan, Huntsville, Ala., five bass, 27-6, $2,292

3rd:          Derek Remitz, Grant, Ala., five bass, 27-5, $1,529

4th:          Devin Campbell, Boaz, Ala., five bass, 27-2, $1,070

5th:          Benjie Allen, Scottsboro, Ala., five bass, 25-9, $917

6th:          James Smith, Huntsville, Ala., five bass, 25-2, $840

7th:          Tyler Kiker, Alexandria, Ala., five bass, 24-12, $764

8th:          Jason Grape, Attalla, Ala., five bass, 24-7, $688

9th:          Freddy Palmer, Estill Springs, Tenn., five bass, 24-5, $611

10th:        Seth Davis, Decatur, Tenn., five bass, 24-1, $535              

Complete results can be found here.  

D. Murphy of Madison, Alabama, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $675.

Binkley wins co-angler title

Brennon Binkley of Franklin, Tennessee, weighed in five bass totaling 25 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win $2,292 in the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Brennon Binkley, Franklin, Tenn., five bass, 25-11, $2,292

2nd:         David Perron, Dayton, Tenn., five bass, 20-15, $1,146

3rd:          Lee Graves, Southside, Ala., five bass, 19-14, $765

4th:          Brian Briggs, Cartersville, Ga., five bass, 19-7, $535

5th:          Scott Perkins, Opelika, Ala., five bass, 19-2, $458

6th:          Daniel McGhee, Cumming, Ga., five bass, 17-12, $420

7th:          Steven Underwood, Ooltewah, Tenn., five bass, 17-8, $382

8th:          Marcus Corbett, Heflin, Ala., five bass, 17-7, $344

9th:          Jason Mullinax, White, Ga., five bass, 17-3, $306

10th:        Ronald Ingram, New Hope, Ala., five bass, 16-14, $267

Danny Moss of Glencoe, Alabama, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $337.

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, Alabama. 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.

Tags: choo-choo-division  lake-guntersville  headline-story  2015-05-16-lake-guntersville 

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