UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Santee Cooper

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Aaron Plays Current for G-Ville Win

Aaron Plays Current for G-Ville Win
Chad Aaron

Chad Aaron of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, caught five bass Saturday weighing 25 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division season opener on Lake Guntersville presented by Navionics. For his win, Aaron earned $4,363.

“I was hitting small underwater eddies. They were specific – I had to cast within a couple of feet to get bit,” says Aaron, who earned his second career victory in FLW competition. “It’s something I’ve been doing on the Tennessee River for years – just playing the current deal. When there’s heavy rain and the water is stained and muddy in the wintertime and early spring, it sets up the way I like to fish.”

Aaron worked through eight eddies, mid-lake, and caught 12 keepers in the process. He used a ½- and ¾-ounce black jig with a Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw and custom 4- to 6-inch shad-colored swimbaits, noting that a 5-inch swimbait did especially well throughout the day.

“I just rotated through the baits as the spots reloaded,” says Aaron. “If they missed the swimbait, I’d throw the jig in there and they’d eat it – I caught three or four like that. When I’d catch one fish out of an eddy, I’d leave for 30 minutes. They were one-fish spots – they weren’t schools by any means.”

 

The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Chad Aaron, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., five bass, 25-14, $4,363

 2nd: Kent Keys, Anniston, Ala., five bass, 25-3, $2,082

 3rd: Aaron Stephens, Hayden, Ala., five bass, 24-14, $1,787

 4th: Derek Remitz, Grant, Ala., five bass, 23-5, $971

 5th: Scott Towry, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., five bass, 21-10, $833

 6th: Braden Marshall, Hixson, Tenn., five bass, 20-9, $763

 7th: Dennis Barnes, Boaz, Ala., five bass, 20-7, $694

 8th: Trey Gamble, Helena, Ala., five bass, 19-4, $625

 9th: Ricky Parpolowicz, Decatur, Ala., five bass, 19-1, $555

 10th: Cory Mathis, Newnan, Ga., five bass, 18-13, $486

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Daniel Trevino Jr. of Langston, Alabama, caught an 8-pound, 12-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $580.

 

Lyons wins co-angler title

Mark Lyons of Marion, Indiana, won the Co-angler Division and $2,082 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 17 pounds, 14 ounces.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Mark Lyons, Marion, Ind., five bass, 17-14, $2,082

 2nd: David Freeman, Hixson, Tenn., five bass, 15-14, $1,041

 3rd: Todd Harris, Athens, Tenn., five bass, 14-3, $692

 4th: Cody Davis, Hico, Texas, five bass, 14-1, $486

 5th: Marcus Corbett, Anniston, Ala., five bass, 13-8, $516

 6th: Ethan Wheeler, Mayfield, Ky., five bass, 12-14, $432

 7th: Steven Jacques, Addison, Ala., three bass, 12-11, $347

 8th: Charles Billingsley, Huntsville, Ala., four bass, 12-5, $312

 9th: Justin Stringer, Hartselle, Ala., three bass, 11-15, $278

 10th: Matt Hardy, Guntown, Miss., two bass, 11-10, $243

Tracey Gearlds of Tullahoma, Tennessee and Tyler Youngblood of Ooltewah, Tennessee, each caught a bass weighing 8 pounds even in the Co-angler Division – tying for the day’s largest. As a result, the duo split the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $290.

 

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. 10-12 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Georgia. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard.

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