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Thornton outfishes BFL field on Lake Russell
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Thornton outfishes BFL field on Lake Russell

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Boater David Thornton of Athens, Ga., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $3,917 in the BFL Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Russell.
June 12, 2010 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater David Thornton of Athens, Ga., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $3,917 in the BFL Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Russell. On a hot and sunny day, Thornton was fishing the main lake with Zoom worms to sack his limit.

Rounding out the top 10 boaters:

2nd: Jerry Kotal, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 14-9, $1,958

3rd: Edward Singleton, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 13-5, $1,307

4th: Darren Ashley, Calhoun Falls, S.C., five bass, 12-7, $914

5th: Tracy Webb, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 9-15, $783

6th: Derek Adams, Calhoun Falls, S.C., five bass, 9-11, $718

7th: Derek Scholtterback, Simpsonville, S.C., five bass, 9-2, $653

8th: Troy Morrow, Toccoa, Ga., five bass, 9, $588

9th: Brandon Cobb, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 8-14, $522

10th: Tim Jones, North Augusta, S.C., five bass, 8-10, $457

Dennis Medlin of Anderson, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds Saturday to win $1,958 in the Co-angler Division on Lake Russell.Medlin winning co-angler

Dennis Medlin of Anderson, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds Saturday to win $1,958 in the Co-angler Division on Lake Russell. Medlin was using a 1/2-ounce blue/black Rat-L-Trap in 8 to 25 feet of water along the Rocky River to catch his limit.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Anthony Lively, Lincolnton, Ga., five bass, 10-8, $979

3rd: Chris Nunziato, Elberton, Ga., four bass, 9, $653

4th: Darren Jeter, Marshall, N.C., five bass, 8-6, $457

5th: Randy Cantrell, Walhalla, S.C., five bass, 8-2, $392

6th: Chanley Barrett, Cleveland, Ga., three bass, 7-12, $359

7th: Kevin Henderson, Honea Path, S.C., five bass, 7-8, $326

8th: Russell Clark, Abbeville, S.C., five bass, 7-3, $277

8th: Todd McGaha, Royston, Ga., three bass, 7-3, $277

10th: Christopher Nelson, Monroe, Ga., three bass, 6-15, $228

Coming up

The next and last BFL Savannah River Division tournament for 2010 is scheduled for Sept. 25-26, a Super Tournament at Clarks Hill Lake in Appling, Ga. After the fifth Savannah River 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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