Boater Matt Henry of Conyers, Ga., caught eight-bass weighing 26 pounds, 9 ounces Aug. 28-29 to win $5,446 in the BFL Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Oconee. Henry was fishing the Sugar Creek area and the main river using a topwater bait, Popper Mayfly Hatch, to haul in his catch.
The remaining top 10 anglers included:
2nd: Sam Harris, Bogart, Ga., seven bass, 25-15, $2,723
3rd: Jeff Norris, Covington, Ga., nine bass, 25-14, $1,816
4th: Kip Carter, Loganville, Ga., 10 bass, 24-10, $1,271
5th: Terry Adams, Mansfield, Ga., seven bass, 20-13, $1,089
6th: Clayton Batts, Macon, Ga., nine bass, 19-10, $998
7th: Tony Couch, Buckhead, Ga., 10 bass, 17-2, $908
8th: Jack Morris, Watkinsville, Ga., eight bass, 16-13, $817
9th: Eddie Parker, Macon, Ga., nine bass, 16-12, $726
10th: Mike Harris, Watkinsville, Ga., five bass, 16-5, $635
Beckum wins non-boater title
Adam Beckum of Augusta, Ga., caught seven bass weighing 14 pounds, 6 ounces Aug. 28-29 to win $2,723 in the Co-angler Division. Beckum was fishing the Richland area using a shaky head custom painted Little John X treme Lure.
The remaining top 10 co-anglers included:
2nd: Bob Williams, Milledgeville, Ga., five bass, 13-4, $1,361
3rd: Jon Huffine, Lithia Springs, Ga., four bass, 12-10, $908
4th: Chuck Pollock, Macon, Ga., five bass, 12-6, $635
5th: Seth Cagle, Milledgeville, Ga., four bass, 11-10, $545
6th: Seth Slocumb, Atlanta, Ga., six bass, 10-8, $499
7th: Tony Wooten, Dublin, Ga., four bass, 9-5, $454
8th: Michael Wright, Covington, Ga., three bass, 9-1, $408
9th: Brian Butler, Madison, Ga., four bass, 8-15, $363
10th: Jimmie Bailey, Valdosta, Ga., five bass, 8-13, $318
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings have now qualified for the Oct. 21-23 Regional Championship on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga. 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. Click here for a complete list of standings in the Bulldog Division.
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