Boater Ed Wilkerson of Sneads, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win $4,155 in the BFL Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Seminole. He was using a frog around lily pads to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Lee Boutwell, Climax, Ga., five bass, 22-14, $2,078
3rd: Frank Crawford, Eatonton, Ga., five bass, 20-7, $1,176
3rd: Jerry McClure, McDonough, Ga., five bass, 20-7, $2,176*
5th: Darryl Stewart, Slocomb, Ala., five bass, 19-15, $831
6th: Michael Conley, Bainbridge, Ga., five bass, 18-8, $762
7th: Gary Twelkemeier, Cartersville, Ga., five bass, 18-7, $693
8th: John Christopher, Watkinsville, Ga., five bass, 18, $623
9th: Brandon Ingram, Brinson, Ga., five bass, 17-2, $554
10th: Terry Stevens, Marianna, Fla., five bass, 17-1, $485
*includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Renfroe winning co-angler
Joseph Renfroe of Jasper, Ga., caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 5 ounces to win $2,078 in the Co-angler Division on Lake Seminole. Renfroe was using a Texas rig and spinnerbaits around grassy, wooded areas up the river to catch his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jevaris Johnson, Acworth, Ga., five bass, 20-1, $1,039
3rd: Tim Noonan, Monticello, Ga., five bass, 18-3, $691
4th: James Faulkner, Milledgeville, Ga., five bass, 15-13, $485
5th: Tony Wooten, Dublin, Ga., four bass, 14-14, $416
6th: Keith Norris, Nashville, Tenn., five bass, 14-5, $381
7th: Robert Fleming, McDonough, Ga., five bass, 14, $346
8th: John Suddarth, Valdosta, Ga., five bass, 13-10, $312
9th: George Roberson, Naylor, Ga., five bass, 13-8, $277
10th: David Johnston, Milledgeville, Ga., five bass, 12-9, $242
The next BFL Bulldog Division tournament is scheduled for June 19 at Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, Ala. 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 top award of 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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