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Jordan Changes with Conditions for Win

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Frank Jordan Jr. won the April 2 Bulldog Division event on Lake Sinclair with a 21-pound, 11-ounce limit and took home over $4,500 in winnings.
April 5, 2016 • MLF • Archives

Frank Jordan Jr. of Bainbridge, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Sinclair. For his victory, Jordan took home $4,575.

Jordan started his day targeting wind-blown seawalls on the outsides of spawning pockets using a Cole Slaw-colored War Eagle Mike McClelland Finesse Spinnerbait.

“The shad were spawning along the seawalls and I was able to catch some decent fish – including one I brought to the scale,” says Jordan, who earned his second career win in FLW competition. “Around 8:30 a.m. I switched to a chartreuse-colored Z-Man ChatterBait with a Zoom Fat Albert Grub. After that, the quality of fish improved a lot. I actually weighed in three fish off of the ChatterBait.”

At 1:30 p.m., strong winds forced him to relocate. Jordan says he proceeded to a creek and started flipping and pitching shallow docks with a black and blue War Eagle Jig rigged with a black Zoom Super Chunk.

“I probably hit 10 or 12 docks,” says Jordan. “Of the 20 keepers I caught during the event, my biggest – a 6-pound, 11-ouncer – came from that creek. It was a big upgrade. That jig pretty much sealed the deal for me.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Frank Jordan Jr., Bainbridge, Ga., five bass,   21-11, $4,575

2nd:         Barry Stokes, Oxford, Ga., five bass , 17-10, $2,288

3rd:          Grant Kelly, Milledgeville, Ga., five bass, 16-15, $1,296

3rd:          Dylan Wylie, Carrollton, Ga., five bass, 16-15, $1,296

5th:          Matt Henry, Milledgeville, Ga., five bass, 16-0, $915

6th:          Carl Hayes III, Sharpsburg, Ga., five bass, 15-12, $839

7th:          Wayne Garner, Locust Grove, Ga., five bass, 15-10, $763

8th:          Mark Cameron, Phenix City, Ala., five bass, 15-7, $686

9th:          Kip Carter, Social Circle, Ga., five bass, 15-0, $572

9th:          Byron Kenney, Griffin, Ga., five bass, 15-0, $572

Complete results can be found here.

Tyler Morgan of Columbus, Georgia, caught a 6-pound, 15-ounce bass – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $665.


Co-angler Mark Denney won the April 2 Bulldog Division event on Lake Sinclair with a 20-pound limit to claim over $2,200 in prize money.

Denney wins co-angler title

Mark Denney of Bonaire, Georgia, weighed in five bass totaling 20 pounds even Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,249.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Mark Denney, Bonaire, Ga., five bass, 20-0, $2,249

2nd:         Ken Smith, Lula, Ga., five bass, 13-11, $1,125

3rd:          Steve King, Cumming, Ga., five bass, 12-12, $1,074

4th:          Isaac Clemmons, Fitzgerald, Ga., five bass, 12-8, $525

5th:          Mike Wilder, Macon, Ga., five bass, 12-7, $450

6th:          Robert Enke, Columbus, Ga., five bass, 12-6, $412

7th:          Shamond Stephens, Leesburg, Ga., five bass, 12-2, $375

8th:          Erik Green, Tallahassee, Fla., five bass, 11-12, $337

9th:          Cal Hyers, LaGrange, Ga., four bass, 11-5, $300

10th:        James Lamons, Boston, Ga., five bass, 10-10, $262

King caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $322.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 Regional Championship on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Georgia. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.