Boater Kevin Powers of Unicoi, Tenn., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win $3,418 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the BFL Volunteer Division tournament on Lake Chickamauga. On a hot and humid day, Powers flipped a green-pumpkin jig on the south end of the lake to catch his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: George Galyon, III, Ten Mile, Tenn., five bass, 18-4, $1,709
3rd: Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn., five bass, 17-11, $1,138
4th: Bryant Ailor, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 17-1, $798
5th: Cruz Cope, Treadway, Tenn., five bass, 16-4, $684
6th: Greg Shaver, Dayton, Tenn., five bass, 16-2, $627
7th: Derek Hicks, Rocky Face, Ga., five bass, 14-11, $1,507*
8th: David Warfield, Dayton, Tenn., five bass, 14-3, $513
9th: Mark Mellons, Kingsport, Tenn., five bass, 14-0, $456
10th: Kenneth Owens, Wise, Va., five bass, 13-9, $399
*includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Josh Finkle of Greenville, Tenn., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces to win $1,709 in the Co-angler Division on Lake Chickamauga. Finkle used swimbaits in 40-foot depths in the main lake to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Houston Shaver, Dayton, Tenn., five bass, 14-15, $855
3rd: David Shreve, Knoxville, Tenn., four bass, 12, $570
4th: Terry Tester II, Elizabethton, Tenn., five bass, 11-3, $399
5th: Ricky Miller, Sweetwater, Tenn., five bass, 10-3, $342
6th: Bobby Drinnon, Rogersville, Tenn., five bass, 9-13, $313
7th: Jimmy Flanagan, Kingston, Tenn., five bass, 9-12, $285
8th: Bud McKelvey, Knoxville, Tenn., four bass, 9-11, $256
9th: Ryan Beeler, Washburn, Tenn., five bass, 9-10, $228
10th: Justin McGaha, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 9-6, $199
The next and last BFL Volunteer Division tournament of the 2010 season is scheduled for Oct. 2-3, a Super Tournament at Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes in Lenoir City, Tenn. After the fifth Volunteer Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 14-16 Regional Championship at Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Ala., 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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