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Davis Survives on Guntersville

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October 2, 2017 • MLF • Archives

FLW Tour pro Alex Davis of Albertville, Alabama, weighed a two-day cumulative of 10 bass totaling 34 pounds, 9 ounces to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle. For his win, Davis pocketed $7,704.

“On Saturday I caught 20 keepers – it was a great day,” said Davis, who earned his third career-victory in BFL competition. “My heaviest came from a 20-yard stretch that had hollow milfoil surrounded by hydrilla. It was near shore and ended up being the area that carried me through the tournament.”

Davis said 8 of 10 fish that he weighed in were caught on a black Jackall Kaera Frog.

“I started out at the stretch Sunday, but wasn’t able to put anything in the boat,” said Davis. “After letting the area rest, I returned and caught two keepers including a 5-pounder using a (black and blue) Jackall Archelon.”

Following those fish, Davis said he was forced to leave his area due to large waves.

“I went to a spot where I had gotten couple of bites in practice, but when I got there, my trolling motor cable broke,” said Davis. “I spent the rest of the day putting my Power-Poles down, fishing and then moving the boat with my outboard. Luckily, I was in an area that didn’t really need a trolling motor to be productive.”

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Alex Davis, Albertville, Ala., 10 bass, 34-9, $5,704 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

               2nd:         Blake Hall, Hartselle, Ala., 10 bass, 34-2, $2,752

               3rd:          Douglas Webster, Pinson, Ala., 10 bass, 33-9, $1,935

               4th:          Lealand Johnson, Arab, Ala., 10 bass, 32-6, $1,584

               5th:          Triston Crowder, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., 10 bass, 30-1, $1,101

               6th:          Dennis Barnes, Boaz, Ala., nine bass, 28-5, $1,009

               7th:          John Davenport, Huntsville, Ala., 10 bass, 27-14, $917

               8th:          James Smith, Huntsville, Ala., nine bass, 27-10, $826

               9th:          James Stoler, Decatur, Ala., seven bass, 22-11, $734

               10th:        Ryan Salzman, Huntsville, Ala., nine bass, 21-15, $642

Complete results can be found here.

Big Bass

Pat Kelly of Guntersville, Alabama, caught a bass weighing 7 pounds even – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the Boater Big Bass award of $705.


Co-angler Chris Harcrow

Chris Harcrow of Dawson, Alabama, caught a two-day total of eight bass weighing 22 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the Co-angler Division and $2,635.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Chris Harcrow, Dawson, Al a., eight bass, 22-5, $2,635

               2nd:         Stephen Barday, Acworth, Ga., eight bass, 21-0, $1,317

               3rd:          Danny Moss, Glencoe, Ala., six bass, 20-7, $1,217

               4th:          Corey Williams, Lenoir City, Tenn., six bass, 19-4, $715

               5th:          Lee Graves, Southside, Ala., eight bass, 18-15, $527

               6th:          Dan Basham, Taylorsville, Ky., six bass, 16-7, $533

               7th:          Dennis Sandoval, Decatur, Ala., five bass, 13-10, $439

               8th:          Randy Hill, Athens, Ala., five bass, 11-10, $395

               9th:          David Perron, Dayton, Tenn., four bass, 11-0, $351

               10th:        Chris Walters, Dayton, Tenn., four bass, 10-15, $307

Complete results can be found here.

Big Bass

Moss caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces – and earned the Co-angler Big Bass award of $337.

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.

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