Tommy Hensley of Jackson, Georgia, weighed a two-day cumulative of 10 bass totaling 28 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament on Pickwick Lake presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle. For his win, Hensley took home $5,143.
According to post-tournament reports, Hensley caught his fish in the mid-lake area, near isolated wood using a white 3/8-ounce Z-Man ChatterBait.
The top 10 boaters:
1st: Tommy Hensley, Jackson, Ga., 10 bass, 28-11, $5,143
2nd: Austin Weaver, Sheffield, Ala., 10 bass, 26-7, $2,471
3rd: Jason Lambert, Michie, Tenn., 10 bass, 26-5, $1,648
4th: Roger Stegall, Iuka, Miss., 10 bass, 26-4, $1,153
5th: Justin Atkins, Florence, Ala., 10 bass, 25-11, $1,089
6th: Kyle Lewellen, Byhalia, Miss., 10 bass, 24-8, $906
7th: Donny Beck, Killen, Ala., 10 bass, 24-7, $824
8th: Mark McCaig, Oxford, Ala., 10 bass, 24-2, $741
9th: Dennis Shawn Perrigo, Rienzi, Miss., 10 bass, 24-0, $659
10th: Jennings Earnest, Guin, Ala., 10 bass, 23-10, $577
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
John Jeter of Birmingham, Alabama, caught a 6-pound, 13-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the Boater Big Bass award of $607.
Hamilton wins co-angler title
Josh Hamilton of Maben, Mississippi, caught a two-day total of eight bass weighing 20 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the Co-angler Division and $2,671.
The top 10 co-anglers:
1st: Josh Hamilton, Maben, Miss., eight bass, 20-15, $2,671
2nd: Radney Atchison, Prattville, Ala., nine bass, 20-14, $1,236
3rd: Kyle Smith, Crane Hill, Ala., six bass, 17-3, $822
4th: Chris Hawkins, Adger, Ala., six bass, 16-6, $931
5th: Mason Smith, Decatur, Ala., seven bass, 14-11, $494
6th: David Cornelius, Maylene, Ala., seven bass, 14-8, $453
7th: Collin Bruce, Florence, Ala., five bass, 12-12, $412
8th: Leandra McClendon Jr., Trussville, Ala., six bass, 11-2, $371
9th: Ronnie Seawright, Corinth, Miss., five bass, 10-11, $330
10th: Bradley Henderson, Opelika, Ala., four bass, 10-5, $288
Hawkins caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces – and earned the Co-angler Big Bass award of $304.
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. 12-14 BFL Regional Championship on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Alabama. 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.