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Hamlin outfishes field on Lake Lanier

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Boater Tom Hamlin Jr. of Lizella, Ga., won the April 10 BFL Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Lanier to earn $5,133.
Johnston winning co-angler
April 10, 2010 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

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

Co-angler Graham Johnston of Suwanee, Ga., won the April 10 BFL Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Lanier to earn $2,566.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

Coming up

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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