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Jennings Wins on Murray

Cerv wins co-angler title
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Jeff Jennings Angler: Jeff Jennings.
March 26, 2018 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Jeff Jennings of Rock Hill, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division event on Lake Murray presented by Navionics. For his win, Jennings earned $7,115.

According to post-tournament reports, Jennings used a creature-style bait to catch fish near docks and wood in the mid- and lower sections of the lake.


The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Jeff Jennings, Rock Hill, S.C., five bass, 22-15, $5,115 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Cody Hoyle, Rutherfordton, N.C., five bass, 22-5, $2,458

3rd:          Adam Waters, Denver, N.C., five bass, 19-7, $1,640

4th:          Scott Allgood, Fair Play, S.C., five bass, 18-12, $1,147

5th:          Steve Thornhill, Pineville, S.C., five bass, 18-11, $1,083

6th:          Randy Childers, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 18-1, $901

7th:          David Williams, Maiden, N.C., five bass, 17-11, $819

8th:          Craig Rexford, Grand Isle, Vt., five bass, 17-10, $737

9th:          John Allen, Concord, N.C., five bass, 17-8, $655

10th:        Chris Marshall, Forest City, N.C., three bass, 16-15, $1,323

Complete results can be found at

Marshall brought a 7-pound, 10-ounce bass to the scale – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $750.


Cerv wins co-angler title

Joel Cerv of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, won the Co-angler Division and $2,469 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 14 pounds, 14 ounces.


The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Joel Cerv, North Wilkesboro, N.C., five bass, 14-14, $2,469

2nd:         Tyler Dover, Blacksburg, S.C., five bass, 13-5, $1,235

3rd:          Tyler Ward, Grover, N.C., five bass, 12-15, $1,023

4th:          Travis Ruff, Connelly Springs, N.C., five bass, 12-4, $576

5th:          Blake Whittaker, Monterey, Tenn., four bass, 12-2, $494

6th:          Bryce Tumberg, Moore, S.C., four bass, 12-1, $432

6th:          Bill Hawkins, Piedmont, S.C., five bass, 12-1, $482

8th:          Terry Coleman, Sumter, S.C., three bass, 11-15, $370 

9th:          Greg Atkinson, Ridgeway, S.C., four bass, 10-10, $329

10th:        Stewart Uldrick, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 10-9, $288

Rodney Tapp of North Augusta, South Carolina, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division weighing in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $372.

The T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division event on Lake Murray was hosted by Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism.

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. 18-20 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Norman in Huntersville, North Carolina. 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.