UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - California Delta

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Herron, Rutland tie on Lay Lake

Herron, Rutland tie on Lay Lake

Dusty Herron of Alabaster, Alabama, and Chris Rutland of Wetumpka, Alabama, each caught five bass Saturday weighing 16 pounds even to tie for the win at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament on Lay Lake. After contingency awards, Rutland earned $3,435, while Herron took home $2,435.

“I changed up my strategy a little bit because of how many boats were around. Everyone was fishing points, so I knew I needed to try something different if I wanted to win,” says Herron, who earned his first win FLW competition. “Basically I found them super shallow in really scattered out grass. I was on the lower end of the lake toward Mitchell Dam. I knew what they were on, so I went around looking for the same kind of stuff. They were definitely spread out – probably 15 different places.”

Herron threw a white custom swim jig with a custom worm trailer of the same color. He caught nine keepers – including two bass over 5 pounds – and culled four times.

Rutland says he fished main-lake grass points on the south end of the lake until around mid-morning, then flipped boat docks the rest of the day, catching approximately 25 keepers in the process.

“I hit a bunch of points – more than 20 – and was targeting fish in 2 to 4 feet of water,” says Rutland, who earned his third career victory in BFL competition – second on Lay Lake. “I weighed three largemouth from the points and then two spotted bass from the docks. They were also on the south end and about halfway back in the creeks.”

Rutland used a 5-inch, Alewife-colored Big Bite Baits Dean Rojas Cane Thumper on a Gamakatsu belly weight hook and a green-pumpkin ½-ounce Davis’ Baits Wood Jig with a Big Bite Baits Real Deal Craw trailer of the same color.

 

The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Dusty Herron, Alabaster, Ala., five bass, 16-0, $2,435

 1st: Chris Rutland, Wetumpka, Ala., five bass, 16-0, $3,435

 3rd: Josh Stracner, Vandiver, Ala., five bass, 15-13, $1,332

 4th: Jason Nixon, Wetumpka, Ala., five bass, 15-1, $908

 5th: Dallas Weldon, Tallassee, Ala., five bass, 14-12, $649

 6th: Jeff Cannon, Douglasville, Ga., five bass, 14-10, $595

 7th: Rickie Harp, Cottondale, Ala., five bass, 14-9, $1,231

 8th: Mitch Hayes, Chipley, Fla., five bass, 13-15, $687

 9th: Timothy Travis, Tuscaloosa, Ala., five bass, 13-9, $433

 10th: David Parsons, Dothan, Ala., five bass, 13-7, $479

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Harp caught a 6-pound, 3-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $390.

 

Co-angler Marcus Corbett

Corbett wins co-angler title

Marcus Corbett of Anniston, Alabama, won the Co-angler Division and $1,973 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 17 pounds, 11 ounces.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Marcus Corbett, Anniston, Ala., five bass, 17-11, $1,973

 2nd: Michael Corbett, Oxford, Ala., five bass, 14-6, $962

 3rd: Roman Robinson, Steele, Ala., five bass, 13-14, $541

 4th: Jesse Craver, Centreville, Ala., five bass, 13-8, $379

 5th: John Bryan, Carrollton, Ga., five bass, 13-5, $311

 5th: Tanner Ellison, Jemison, Ala., five bass, 13-5, $311

 7th: Robert Volinic, Peachtree City, Ga., five bass, 13-1, $466

 8th: Randy Hill, Athens, Ala., five bass, 12-13, $244

 9th: Daniel Buswell Jr., Fayetteville, Ga., five bass, 12-12, $216

 10th: Billy Crook, Jacksonville, Ala., five bass, 12-6, $189

Volinic caught the heaviest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 6 pounds, 9 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $195.

 

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. 17-19 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama, presented by Mercury. 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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