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Kilgore on Top at Neely Henry

Kilgore on Top at Neely Henry
Andy Kilgore

Andy Kilgore of Kingston, Georgia, caught five bass Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake Neely Henry. Kilgore pocketed $4,426 for his win in the event and earned 250 points in the Bama Division Angler of the Year (AOY) standings. The winner of the division’s AOY title after five tournaments will win $3,000.

“Everything that I caught on Saturday came flipping,” says Kilgore, who earned his first career BFL victory. “I was fishing grass in the lower lake in around 2-feet of water. I threw a frog around a little bit, but I never did have any blowups. I caught them flipping a beaver-style bait in black and blue and green pumpkin.”

Kilgore caught eight fish throughout the day, including a spotted bass that Kilgore jokes, “was lost.” He describes his key area as a shallow grass flat with a ditch in front of it. He had his boat sitting in 4 feet of water and was flipping into 2 feet of water.

“I think the key was the precise location,” he says. “There were other boats fishing around and I guess I just got lucky.”

 

The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Andy Kilgore, Kingston, Ga., five bass, 19-7, $4,426

 2nd: Terry Fisher, Jacksonville, Fla., five bass, 15-15, $1,427

 2nd: Kris Colley, Ragland, Ala., five bass, 15-15, $1,427

 4th: Adam Brown, Rainbow City, Ala., five bass, 15-14, $799

 5th: Kyle Dorsett, Odenville, Ala., five bass, 14-7, $685

 6th: Terry Tucker, Gadsden, Ala., five bass, 13-4, $828

 6th: Mark McCaig, Oxford, Ala., five bass, 13-0, $571

 8th: Kenny Pannell, Springville, Ala., five bass, 12-12, $514

 9th: Brent Reaves, Alexander City, Ala., five bass, 12-11, $457

 10th: Jeff Kitchens, Auburn, Ala., five bass, 12-10, $500

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Scott Daughtry of Abbeville, Alabama, caught a 6-pound bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $430.

 

Co-angler Cameron Isbell

Isbell wins co-angler title

Cameron Isbell of Ashville, Alabama, won the Co-angler Division and $1,713 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 10 pounds, 1 ounce.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Cameron Isbell, Ashville, Ala., five bass, 10-1, $1,713

 2nd: Gary Marlowe, Montgomery, Ala., four bass, 10-0, $1,056

 3rd: Roman Robinson, Steele, Ala., five bass, 9-10, $571

 4th: Marcus Corbett, Anniston, Ala., five bass, 9-9, $571

 4th: Matthew Haizel, Dallas, Ga., five bass, 9-9, $371

 6th: Lew Moore, Roanoke, Ala., five bass, 9-8, $314

 7th: Jacob Davis, Talladega, Ala., five bass, 9-6, $285

 8th: Jeremy Carter, Harpersville, Ala., four bass, 9-5, $257

 9th: Michael Corbett, Oxford, Ala., five bass, 8-12, $328

 10th: Ty Story, Prattville, Ala., five bass, 8-9, $200

Sean Allen of Phenix City, Alabama caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 4 pounds, 9 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $215.

 

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. 24-26 BFL Regional Championship on Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma. 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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