Boater Tom Hamlin Jr. of Lizella, Ga., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to earn $5,133 as winner of the BFL Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Lanier. He was throwing a Zoom Grass Craw in 2 to 6 feet of water.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Tim Peek, Sharpsburg, Ga., five bass, 16-7, $2,566
3rd: Sam Harris, Bogart, Ga., five bass, 16-5, $1,710
4th: Phil Johnson, Gainesville, Ga., five bass, 15-15, $1,198
5th: Rick Steckelberg, Gainesville, Ga., five bass, 14-6, $1,027
6th: Jason Meninger, Gainesville, Ga., five bass, 14-4, $941
7th: Terry Stevens, Marianna, Fla., five bass, 13-14, $855
8th: Scott Chatham, Cartersville, Ga., five bass, 13-11, $770
9th: Kip Carter, Loganville, Ga., five bass, 13-8, $684
10th: Tony Couch, Buckhead, Ga., five bass, 13-7, $599
Johnston winning co-angler
Graham Johnston of Suwanee, Ga., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 10 ounces to earn $2,566 as winner of the Co-angler Division on Lake Lanier. Johnston was using spinnerbaits in 5 to 10 feet of water around rock and grass flats to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jason Wiley, Soperton, Ga., five bass, 12-6, $1,283
3rd: David Morton, Suwanee, Ga., four bass, 11-13, $855
4th: Kyle Rogers, Cleveland, Ga., five bass, 10-15, $599
5th: James Kling, Moultrie, Ga., five bass, 10-13, $513
6th: Kevin Hawk, Ramona, Calif., five bass, 10-10, $471
7th: Ralph Moseley, Panama, Fla., five bass, 10-6, $428
8th: Jesse Millsaps, Jasper, Ga., five bass, 10-5, $385
9th: Bryce Giddens, Moultrie, Ga., five bass, 10-3, $342
10th: Jeff Ferrell, Oxford, Ga., three bass, 9-6, $299
The next BFL Bulldog Division tournament is scheduled for May 22 at Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga. After the fifth Bulldog Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 21-23 Regional Championship at Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga., where boaters will compete for a chance to win a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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