Boater Brad McCulley of Courtland, Miss., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to earn $6,806 as winner of the BFL Mississippi Division tournament on Pickwick Lake at JP Coleman State Park. He was using a football jig and shaky heads in deep brush to snag the victory.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Philip Atkins, Columbus, Miss., five bass, 17-11, $2,403
3rd: Keith Newsom, Memphis, Tenn., five bass, 17-10, $1,605
4th: Charles Watts, Corinth, Miss., five bass, 17, $1,121
5th: Heath Gilmore, Meridian, Miss., five bass, 16-14, $961
6th: Roger Stegall, Iuka, Miss., five bass, 16-10, $881
7th: Bill Jarvis, DeKalb, Miss., five bass, 16-3, $801
8th: Rick Pullen, Houston, Miss., five bass, 15-13, $721
9th: Michael Heard, Meridian, Miss., five bass, 15-12, $641
10th: Tim Davis, Laurel, Miss., five bass, 15-8, $561
Galloway winning co-angler
Harlan Galloway of Houlka, Miss., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 1 ounce to earn $2,403 as winner of the Co-angler Division on Pickwick Lake at JP Coleman State Park. Galloway was using shaky heads under warm sunny skies to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Richard Hamel, Baldwyn, Miss., five bass, 14-1, $1,201
3rd: Bradley Sartain, Madison, Miss., five bass, 13-11, $806
4th: Preston Davis, Bartlett, Tenn., five bass, 13-10, $561
5th: Brent Delo, Nesbit, Miss., five bass, 13-7, $481
6th: John Swords, Collierville, Tenn., five bass, 13-3, $441
7th: John Breeden, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 13, $400
8th: Brad Helms, Pearl, Miss., five bass, 12-7, $360
9th: Mark Jennings, Winona, Miss., five bass, 12-5, $320
10th: Chase Harris, Columbus, Miss., five bass, 12-2, $266
10th: Lynn Watts, Pelahatchie, Miss., five bass, 12-2, $266
The next BFL Mississippi Division tournament is scheduled for May 8 at Tombigbee Waterway in Columbus, Miss. After the fifth Mississippi Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 7-9 Regional Championship at Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky., where boaters will compete for a Ranger 198VX boat 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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