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Powers wins BFL tourney on Lake Chickamauga

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Boater Kevin Powers of Unicoi, Tenn., earned $3,418 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus as winner of the June 5 BFL Volunteer Division event on Lake Chickamauga.
Finkle winning co-angler
June 5, 2010 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

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 Greeneville, Tenn., earned $1,709 as the co-angler winner of the June 5 BFL Volunteer Division event.Finkle winning co-angler

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

Coming up

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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