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McCaig Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Tournament on Neely Henry Lake Presented by Ranger Boats

McCaig Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Tournament on Neely Henry Lake Presented by Ranger Boats
McCaig fished a ChatterBait, two crankbaits and a jig for his Regional victory on Neely Henry.

GADSDEN, Ala. – Mark McCaig of Oxford, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds even Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Neely Henry Lake presented by Ranger Boats with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 45 pounds, 7 ounces. For his win, McCaig earned $20,000, a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a berth into the 2016 BFL All-American Championship.


 


“Qualifying for the All-American has been a goal of mine for quite a while,” said McCaig, who earned his first trip to the championship event after winning his second career event. “To win this event and do so is really special. I’m truly humbled right now.


 


“I pretty much junk-fished my way through the tournament in mid-lake areas between the Highway 77 bridge and Canoe Creek,” McCaig continued. “During the first two days of the tournament I’d see shallow cover like brush and grass and then check my electronics to make sure that there was deep water within 30 to 40 yards of it. Once I found those two together, I was able to trigger bites.”


 


McCaig said his primary bait throughout the event was an All-Terrain Tackle Skip-N’-Jig rigged with a green-pumpkin and orange-colored skirt and twin-tailed grub trailer. He said that he also used a white Z-Man ChatterBait and shad-colored Lucky Craft and Zoom WEC square-billed crankbaits to try and trigger fish off of the ends of the cover.


 


“After fishing the outer edges, I would move a little shallower and make long casts and pitches to any visible cover I could,” said McCaig.


 


On the final day of the event, McCaig said he returned to his mid-lake areas and used the Skip-N’-Jig near any grass, brush or docks that he had missed during the competition.


 


“Staying off of the cover was crucial to getting bites,” said McCaig. “My 13 Fishing rods and reels were also a key factor in my success. They helped me put the lure right where it needed to be without spooking the fish.”


 


The top six boaters that qualified for the 2016 BFL All-American were:


 


               1st:          Mark McCaig, Oxford, Ala., 15 bass, 45-7, $20,000 + Ranger Z518C w/ 200-horsepower outboard


               2nd:         Daniel Langton, Haubstadt, Ind., 15 bass, 40-9, $5,000


               3rd:          Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., 15 bass, 39-5, $4,000


               4th:          Landon Lomax, Owens Cross Roads, Ala., 15 bass, 38-4, $3,000


               5th:          Ronny Webb, Dyersburg, Tenn., 15 bass, 35-7, $2,000


               6th:          Kyle Dorsett, Odenville, Ala., 15 bass, 34-6, $1,800


 


Rounding out the top-10 boaters were:


 


               7th:          Freddy Palmer, Estill Springs, Tenn., 15 bass, 34-5, $1,600


               8th:          Tyler Kiker, Alexandria, Ala., 14 bass, 34-0, $1,400


               9th:          Wendell Grantham, Macon, Ga., 15 bass, 31-12, $1,200


               10th:        Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., 15 bass, 30-6, $1,000


              


Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.


 


Wayne Kilgore of Attalla, Alabama, won the co-angler division and a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower outboard with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 30 pounds, 14 ounces.


 


The top six co-angers that qualified for the 2016 BFL All-American were:


 


               1st:          Wayne Kilgore, Attalla, Ala., 15 bass, 30-14, Ranger Z518C w/ 200-horespower outboard


               2nd:         Steve Hall, Mableton, Ga., 14 bass, 29-11, $2,500


               3rd:          Mike Allen, Crystal Springs, Miss., 15 bass, 29-10, $2,000


               4th:          Ray Arning Jr., Walnut Hill, Ill., 14 bass, 26-6, $1,500


               5th:          Charles Knowles, Canton, Miss., 12 bass, 25-9, $1,000


               6th:          Charles Hardin, Evansville, Ind., 12 bass, 24-12, $900


 


Rounding out the top-10 co-anglers were:


 


               7th:          David Perron, Dayton, Tenn., 15 bass, 23-15, $800


               8th:          Justin Thomas, Braxton, Miss., 13 bass, 23-12, $700


               9th:          James Davis, Decatur, Tenn., 14 bass, 22-11, $600


               10th:        Michael Wilder, Macon, Ga., 13 bass, 22-4, $500


 


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 are competing 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.


 


For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.


 


ABOUT FLW


FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2015 over the course of 240 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


 


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