Boater Brad McCulley of Courtland, Miss., caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $3,289 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the BFL Mississippi Division tournament on Lake Ferguson. Under cloudy skies, McCulley traveled about 40 miles up the river and used topwater baits around bushes to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Lloyd Pickett Jr., Bartlett, Tenn., five bass, 19-9, $1,644
3rd: Terry Bates, Greenville, Miss., five bass, 18-10, $932
3rd: Kevin Brumfield, Madison, Miss., five bass, 18-10, $932
5th: Calvin Buchanan, Tupelo, Miss., five bass, 17-15, $658
6th: Jim Phillips, Greenwood, Miss., five bass, 16-4, $603
7th: Chris Bowers, Pearl, Miss., five bass, 16-3, $548
8th: Philip Atkins, Columbus, Miss., five bass, 15-4, $493
9th: Bill Jarvis, DeKalb, Miss., five bass, 14-6, $438
10th: Roger Stegall, Iuka, Miss., five bass, 14-3, $384
Tim Callahan of Houston, Miss., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 11 ounces to win $1,644 in the Co-angler Division on Lake Ferguson. Callahan used a War Eagle jig in green-pumpkin around bushes two miles up Lake Ferguson to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: David Pigford Jr., Belle Chasse, La., five bass, 16-6, $822
3rd: Ronnie Quick, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 15-15, $549
4th: Eddie Gibson, Scott, Miss., five bass, 13-14, $384
5th: Larry Chastain, Laurel, Miss., four bass, 13-2, $329
6th: Keith Hester, Columbus, Miss., five bass, 12-14, $301
7th: Jason Ezell, Lucedale, Miss., four bass, 12-10, $274
8th: Curtis Seale, Madison, Miss., five bass, 12-6, $247
9th: Jason Griffin, Benton, Miss., five bass, 11-9, $219
10th: Preston Davis, Bartlett, Miss., four bass, 11-8, $192
The next and last BFL Mississippi Division tournament for the 2010 season is scheduled for Sept. 18-19, a Super Tournament at Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, 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 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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