(Jun. 25, 2013 - GREENVILLE, MS.)...
Joel Barber of Brandon, Miss., won the June 22 Mississippi Division event on Lake Ferguson with a 20-pound, 7-ounce bag. He was awarded more than $3,600 for his victory.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
|2nd: ||Jonathan Sultan ||Grenada, Miss. ||five bass ||17-12 ||$1,820 |
|3rd: ||Philip Atkins ||Columbus, Miss. ||four bass ||14-12 ||$1,214 |
|4th: ||Scott Hardin ||Eads, Tenn. ||five bass ||14-6 ||$850 |
|5th: ||Jeff Johnston ||Marion, Ark. ||five bass ||12-10 ||$728 |
|6th: ||Tim McDaniel ||Grenada, Miss. ||five bass, ||11-6 ||$668 |
|7th: ||Lee West || Tupelo, Miss. ||five bass || 8-11 || $607 |
|8th: ||Michael Savell || Brandon, Miss. || four bass || 8-6 || $546 |
|9th: ||Buzz Gallo || Moselle, Miss. || three bass || 7-8 || $485 |
|10th: ||Wade Mitchell || Woodland, Miss. || three bass || 6-13 || $425 |
Jason Mitchell of Aberdeen, Miss., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 9 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win $1,816 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
|2nd: ||Scott Hambleton ||Madison, Miss. ||two bass ||5-8 ||$908 |
|3rd: ||Larry Brickey ||Steens, Miss. ||three bass ||5-7 ||$606 |
|4th: ||Timmy Sullins ||Laurel, Miss. ||two bass ||4-13 ||$424 |
|5th: ||Jesse Steadham ||Florence, Miss. ||two bass ||4-0 ||$363 |
|6th: ||John Breeden ||Brandon, Miss. ||three bass ||3-14 ||$333 |
|7th: ||Ryan LeCompte ||Picayune, Miss. ||two bass ||3-10 ||$303 |
|8th: ||Shane Cade ||Clinton, Miss. ||two bass ||3-6 ||$242 |
|8th: ||Joseph Marty ||Starkville, Miss. ||one bass ||3-6 ||$242 |
|8th: ||Steve Upton ||Crystal Springs, Miss. ||one bass ||3-6 ||$242 |
The final BFL Choo Choo Division tournament of 2013 is scheduled for Sept. 7-8 on Pickwick Lake in Iuka, Miss. After that last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 10-12 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete 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 presented by Chevy. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27-29 on Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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 2013 over the course of 220 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. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." For more information about FLW visit the FLWOutdoors website and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.