Boater L.J. McCollough of Valley, Ala., caught three bass weighing 13 pounds, 10 ounces Sunday to win $3,718 in his first FLW appearance at the BFL Bama Division tournament on Lake Martin.
Larry Barron, Dadeville, Ala., weighed three bass for 11-1 to take second place and $1,859 in the Boater Division; in third was Tim Williams, Opelika, Ala., five bass, 10-11, $1,238; fourth place belonged to Buddy Whitley, Lagrange, Ga., five bass, 10-7, $867; and Chris Cooper, Spruce Pine, Ala., placed fifth with five bass, 9-15, $744.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters in the BFL Bama event on Lake Martin:
6th: Patrick Dobbins, Opelika, Ala., five bass, 9-6, $682
7th: Myles Palmer, Alexander City, Ala., four bass, 9-3, $620
8th: Josh Stracner, Vandiver, Ala., three bass, 8, $558
9th: Larry Gaines, Valparaiso, Fla., two bass, 7-14, $496
10th: Eric Peeler, Calhoun, Ga., four bass, 7-9, $412
10th: Bill Spratlin, Chelsea, Ala., four bass, 7-9, $412
Knowles winning co-angler
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers in the BFL Bama event on Lake Martin:
2nd: Cameron Isbell, Ashville, Ala., three bass, 7-2, $929
3rd: Kevin Edwards, Decatur, Ala., five bass, 6-11, $619
4th: Jimmy Jones, Dadeville, Ala., three bass, 6-7, $434
5th: Randy Gardner, Wetumpka, Ala., three bass, 6-6, $356
5th: Mike Thrasher, Springville, Ala., four bass, 6-6, $356
7th: Joe Bethea, Jr., Deatsville, Ala., four bass, 6-1, $310
8th: Billy Parker, Harpersville, Ala., two bass, 5-15, $279
9th: William Bean, III, Lakeview, Ala., one bass, 5-12, $232
9th: Adam Wade, Heflin, Ala., three bass, 5-12, $232
The next BFL Bama Division tournament is scheduled for March 27 at Weiss Lake in Leesburg, Ala. The top 40 anglers and 40 co-anglers from each of the five division tournaments will qualify for the Oct. 21-23 Regional Championship on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga., where boaters will fish for a new Ranger 198VX powered by a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard plus a Chevy pickup and co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.