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Denson Wins on the Rez

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Shannon Denson Angler: Shannon Denson.
May 22, 2018 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Local boater Shannon Denson of Brandon, Mississippi, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 21 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division event at Ross Barnett Reservoir presented by Navionics. For his victory, Denson earned $7,610.

According to post-tournament reports, Denson caught his fish on shallow structure in the main lake with a silver and black-colored Rapala DT6 crankbait.


Top 10 boaters 

1st:          Shannon Denson, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 21-1, $5,610 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Danny Walden, Columbus, Miss., five bass, 19-6, $2,305

3rd:         Brandon Wilcher, Canton, Miss., five bass, 18-11, $1,736

4th:         Eddie Borne, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 18-4, $1,076

5th:         Wayne Blalock, Liberty, Miss., five bass, 18-3, $922

6th:         Corey Sullivan, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 18-1, $845

7th:         Taurian Parks, Yazoo City, Miss., five bass, 18-0, $768

8th:         Philip Atkins, Columbus, Miss., five bass, 16-8, $791

9th:         Ray King, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 16-7, $615

10th:       William McKay Jr., Brandon Miss., five bass, 16-4, $1,208

Complete results 

McKay Jr. caught a bass weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – to earn the Boater’s Big Bass award of $670.


Gilmore pops 20+

Randall Gilmore of Brandon, Mississippi, won the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching five bass weighing 20 pounds, 5 ounces. Johnson earned $2,405 for his victory.


Top 10 co-anglers

1st:          Randall Gilmore, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 20-5, $2,405

2nd:         Dwayne Brumfield, Brookhaven, Miss., five bass, 17-9, $1,487

3rd:         Cameron Petras, Gulfport, Miss., five bass, 15-8, $768

4th:         John Breeden, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 14-6, $538

5th:         Jesse Belk, Union, Miss., five bass, 14-5, $461

6th:         Ray Higginbotham, Brooksville, Miss., five bass, 14-2, $473

7th:         Joshua Shinault, Baldwyn, Miss., five bass, 13-13, $384

8th:         Mitchell Bond, Collins, Miss., five bass, 13-2, $346

9th:         Bobby Bullock, Florence, Miss., five bass, 12-15, $307

10th:       Joshua Harris, Jackson, Miss., five bass, 12-12, $269


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 Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. 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.