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Govreau nets co-angler award in Savannah River Super Tournament
September 18, 2017 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Jayme Rampey of Liberty, South Carolina, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Hartwell Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 6 ounces. For his win, Rampey pocketed $7,112.


“I caught them from the clear main-lake water to all the way up the Tugaloo River,” says Rampey, who logged his sixth career-win in BFL competition. “I fished fast and shallow along a 30-mile stretch and threw to whatever looked good.”


Rampey focused on stumps, wood and docks. He says he ended up weighing eight keepers from a white Zoom Horny Toad, and two from a Buckeye Lures jig with a green-pumpkin-colored Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw trailer.


“There wasn’t really any rhyme or reason to what I was doing,” says Rampey. “The wind and rain from the outskirts of Hurricane Irma had the fish spread out. I don’t think they were adjusted back to normal weather conditions yet.”


Rampey’s two-day total was highlighted by a 6-pound, 4-ouncer, which he caught Saturday on the Horny Toad near a laydown.


The top 10 boaters:


1st:          Jayme Rampey, Liberty, S.C., 10 bass, 26-6, $7,112


2nd:         Rob Jordan, Flowery Branch, Ga., 10 bass, 25-6, $3,121


3rd:          Brad Fowler, Townville, S.C., 10 bass, 23-12, $2,282


4th:          Kerry Partain, Elberton, Ga., 10 bass, 23-11, $1,456


5th:          Brad Benfield, Cornelia, Ga., 10 bass, 22-14, $1,248


6th:          Joey Nichols, Cumming, Ga., 10 bass, 22-13, $1,444


7th:          Franklin Ramey III, Abbeville, S.C., 10 bass, 22-7, $1,140


8th:          Taylor Ashley, Warrior, Ala., 10 bass, 22-2, $936


9th:          Troy Morrow, Eastanollee, Ga., 10 bass, 21-14, $832


10th:        Todd Goade, Suwanee, Ga., 10 bass, 21-1, $728


Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.  


Rampey’s 6-pound, 4-ounce bass was the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division and earned him the Big Bass award of $870.


Co-angler Beau Govreau


Govreau wins co-angler title


Beau Govreau of Cedar Hill, Missouri, caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 20 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the Co-angler Division and $3,121.


The top 10 co-anglers:


1st:          Beau Govreau, Cedar Hill, Mo., 10 bass, 20-9, $3,121


2nd:         Darren Jeter, Marshall, N.C., 10 bass, 20-5, $1,660


3rd:          Jimmi Leuthner, Tamassee, S.C., 10 bass, 19-8, $1,092


4th:          Donnie Davis, Greer, S.C., 10 bass, 19-6, $728


5th:          Brandon Brock, Honea Path, S.C., 10 bass, 19-6, $624


6th:          Michael Miller, Greenville, S.C., 10 bass, 18-10, $572


7th:          Keith Lewis, Franklin, N.C., eight bass, 18-9, $955


8th:          Tim Watson, Martin, Ga., eight bass, 17-6, $468


9th:          Kevin Landreth, Seneca, S.C., nine bass, 17-6, $416


10th:        Mark Denney, Bonaire, Ga., 10 bass, 17-6, $364


Lewis caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 4 pounds, 8 ounces – and earned the Co-angler Big Bass award of $435.


The T-H Marine FLW BFL Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Hartwell was hosted by the Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau.


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. 19-21 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.