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Brown Wins Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division Event On Lake Seminole

Clint Brown won on Lake Seminole with a total of 52 pounds, 11 ounces. He took home $40,000 for his efforts.

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – Clint Brown of Bainbridge, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event on Lake Seminole presented by Evinrude with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 52 pounds, 11 ounces. For his victory, Brown earned $40,000.


 


“The first two days of the tournament I was mainly sight fishing,” said Brown, who earned the win in just his fourth tournament with FLW. “Coming in to this tournament I has around 20 fish marked that I knew were on the beds, and I knew that I would be able to catch them come tournament time. My bait of choice was an Okeechobee-Craw-colored Bruiser Baits Intruder, Texas-rigged with a ¼-ounce weight.”


 


Brown said that he tried very hard to manage his bed fish throughout the three-day tournament. He caught four on day one, then filled out his limit with a frog. On day two he caught three off of the bed, then again filled his limit with a frog. He said that he was out of fish for the third and final day of competition and was forced to just go fishing.


 


“Today, I went to an area where I had gotten one bite in practice,” Brown said. “I hadn’t seen any other anglers fishing it throughout the week. I went to the back of a pocket that had a lot of shad and managed to catch eight keepers on a shad-colored Dirty Jigs swimjig.


 


“I had a decent five-bass limit, but I had two small fish,” Brown continued. “In the last hour of the day I had a hunch to switch things up and I ended up catching my two biggest fish of the day on a chartreuse and white ½-ounce buzzbait. Sometimes you just have to trust your instinct and hope you make the right decision. I did today, and to get the win on my home lake is just awesome.”


 


The top 10 pros on Lake Seminole were:


 


  1st:        Clint Brown, Bainbridge, Ga., 15 bass, 52-11, $40,000


  2nd:       Ken Ellis, Bowman, S.C., 15 bass, 49-5, $15,500


  3rd:        Tim Reneau, Del Rio, Texas, 13 bass, 42-13, $12,000


  4th:        Scott Wiley, Bay Minette, Ala., 14 bass, 41-0, $10,000


  5th:        John Hunter, Shelbyville, Ky., 10 bass, 40-9, $9,000


  6th:        Rodger Beaver, Dawson, Ga., 13 bass, 39-6, $8,000


  7th:        Clayton Batts, Macon, Ga., 11 bass, 38-9, $7,000


  8th:        John Bitter, Maitland, Fla., 13 bass, 37-6, $6,000


  9th:        Bradley Enfinger, Colquitt, Ga., 11 bass, 37-0, $5,000


  10th:      Sven Hilland, Sanford, Fla., 12 bass, 36-3, $4,000


 


Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.


 


Wayne Christopher of Huntsville, Alabama, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division Friday – a fish weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces that earned him the day’s Big Bass award of $300.


 


Greg Jeter of Bainbridge, Georgia, won the co-angler division and a Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor, with a three-day total of 12 bass weighing 41 pounds even.  


 


 The top 10 co-anglers on Lake Seminole were:


 


  1st:        Greg Jeter, Bainbridge, Ga., 12 bass, 41-0, Ranger Z117C with 90-horsepower outboard ($27,000)


  2nd:       Tony Syfrett, Chipley, Fla., eight bass, 34-8, $5,000


  3rd:        Mike Spurlock, Ripley, W. Va., 14 bass, 34-2, $4,000


  4th:        Jim Short, Ocean Pines, Md., 11 bass, 31-4, $3,500


  5th:        Justin Sward, Vancleave, Miss., 11 bass, 30-4, $3,000


  6th:        Corey Radomski, Ocala, Fla., nine bass, 27-6, $2,500


  7th:        Aaron Richardson, Destin, Fla., seven bass, 22-6, $2,000


  8th:        Lee Frye, Brooksville, Fla., eight bass, 22-2, $1,750


  9th:        Don Lewis, Jacksonville, Fla., eight bass, 21-11, $1,500


  10th:      Daniel Beebe, Niota, Tenn., 10 bass, 21-0, $1,250


 


The Rayovac FLW Series on Lake Seminole was presented by Evinrude and was hosted by the Bainbridge Convention and Visitors Bureau. It was the third and final Southeast Division tournament of 2015. The next Rayovac FLW Series tournament will be a Northern Division event presented by Mercury, held June 4-6, on the James River in Henrico, Virginia. For a complete schedule, visit FLWFishing.com.


 


The Rayovac FLW Series consists of five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of three tournaments and competitors will be vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the opportunity to fish in the no-entry-fee Rayovac FLW Series Championship. The 2015 Rayovac FLW Series Championship is being held Oct. 29-31 on the Ohio River in Paducah, Kentucky.


 


For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow FLW on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.


 


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