UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Chickamauga

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Wilson Wins Again on Guntersville

Wilson Wins Again on Guntersville
Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson of Gas City, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Guntersville. For his win, Wilson took home $5,133.

“Although I live in Indiana, I also own a small house in Scottsboro just minutes from the ramp,” says Wilson, who earned his second career win in BFL competition – both on Lake Guntersville. “Most of the time I rent it out to other fisherman, but every now and then I get to sneak down and fish on Guntersville. I hadn’t been on the lake since my last win in 2015. I fish the Costa FLW Series, and I was on my way down for the Seminole event, so I figured I’d stop in and check on the house and fish the BFL event.

“I’m an off-the-wall guy,” Wilson continues. “I like to fish where other people aren’t fishing. So, I ended up fishing a mile-and-a-half stretch of bluff down the lake, towards Guntersville. I was sitting in 40 feet of water and throwing up to 12.”

Wilson only had two rods on the deck of his boat the entire day, and both were rigged with downsized umbrella rigs.

“I figured that I would have to catch 13 to 14 pounds to get a check,” Wilson says. “On my first pass down the bluff, I had 12 pounds of Kentucky bass. I ended up catching a nice 7-pound kicker largemouth and weighed in three largemouth and two Kentucky bass.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:           Tim WIlson, Gas City, Ind., five bass, 23-10, $5,133

2nd:          Nathan Hand, Madison, Ala., five bass, 21-7, $2,766

3rd:          Jerry Perkins, Cullman, Ala.., five bass, 19-11, $1,710

4th:           Chris Webb, Decatur, Ala.., five bass, 18-14, $1,198

5th:           Daniel Whitaker, Phil Campbell, Ala., five bass, 17-11, $1,027

6th:           Freddy Palmer, Estill Springs, Tenn., five bass, 17-9, $941

7th:           Zach Lemmond, Hillsboro, Ala., five bass, 17-1, $855

8th:           Jacob Gibbs, Baileyton, Ala., five bass, 16-9, $770

9th:           Bryan Gregory, Fort Payne, Ala., five bass, 16-8, $684

10th:        J.K. Guin, Carbon Hill, Ala., five bass, 16-7, $599

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.  

Currey Holley of Pulaski, Tennessee, caught an 8-pound, 5-ounce bass – the largest of the event – which earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $800.

 

Co-angler David Bryant

Bryant wins co-angler title

David Bryant of Covington, Virginia, weighed in three bass totaling 17 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,566.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:           David Bryant, Covington, Va., three bass, 17-1, $2,566

2nd:          Zach Britton, Hazel Green, Ala., five bass, 15-14, $1,383

3rd:          John Cook, Scottsboro, Ala., five bass, 14-9, $855

4th:           Dan Basham, Taylorsville, Ky., four bass, 14-1, $606

4th:           Heath Frizzell, Dunlap, Tenn., four bass, 14-1, $556

6th:           Frelon Moore, Albertville, Ala., four bass, 14-0, $471

7th:           Alex Spires, Chickamauga, Ga., three bass, 12-10, $428

8th:           Matthew Blackwood, New Hope, Ala., five bass, 12-3, $385

9th:           Jerry Armstrong, Shelbyville, Tenn., five bass, 11-15, $342

10th:        Donald Groves, Rocky Face, Ga., five bass, 11-0, $299

Jacob Coil of Huntsville, Alabama caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $400.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 12-14 BFL Regional Championship on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Alabama. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

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McCarty, Pennington Win College Open

McCarty, Pennington Win College Open

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Top 5 Patterns from College Open – Day 1

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Jackson, McKinney Lead College Open

Jackson, McKinney Lead College Open

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B. Lat Becomes a Champion

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Latimer Leads the Charge

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Seminole Day 4 Coverage

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Seminole Day 3 Coverage

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Seminole Day 2 Coverage

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Seminole Day 1 Coverage

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Mahaffey Chunks Blade for Watts Bar W

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Beckum Tops on Clarks Hill

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Knepper Flips Bushes on Rayburn

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Boulder City Wins on Mead

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North Augusta Drops 22-10 on G-Ville

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