Boater Jim Folks of Melbourne, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 11 ounces March 26 to win $4,271 in the BFL Gator Division tournament on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Folks caught his stringer flipping grass with 1/2-ounce, blue and chrome colored Rat-L-Traps on the south end of the lake.
The remaining top 10 anglers:
2nd: Allan Cagle, Deltona, Fla., five bass, 21-13, $2,136
3rd: Wyatt Boyd, Winter Haven, Fla., five bass, 20-3, $1,424
4th: George Kapiton, Inverness, Fla., five bass, 20, $997
5th: Joseph Kremer, Osteen, Fla., five bass, 19-14, $854
6th: Mike Bierfruend, Kissimmee, Fla., five bass, 16-7, $783
7th: Robert Crosnoe, Inverness, Fla., five bass, 15-10, $712
8th: Brent Badzinski, Howey in the Hills, Fla., five bass, 14-15, $641
9th: Robert Beatty, Clermont, Fla., five bass, 14-6, $569
10th: Dave Thomas, Winter Park, Fla., five bass, 13-13, $498
Washburn takes co-angler title
Terry Washburn of Leesburg, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 2 ounces March 26 to win $2,136 in the Co-angler Division. He used chrome and blue colored Rat-L-Traps in Lake Eustis to sack his limit.
The remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Bruce Bozman, St. Cloud, Fla., five bass, 11-12, $1,068
3rd: Dave Dickens, Sarasota, Fla., five bass, 11-8, $712
4th: Ronald Rich, Jacksonville, Fla., three bass, 10-10, $498
5th: Tony Martinez, Bunnell, Fla., five bass, 10-5, $427
6th: Mike Calloway, Titusville, Fla., five bass, 10-3, $392
7th: Ernie Brunetti, Venice Fla., five bass, 10, $338
7th: Timothy Zdrazil, Crawfordville, Fla., four bass, 10, $338
9th: Cody Detweiler, Orlando, Fla., five bass, 9-11, $285
10th: Edmundo Rodas, Altamonte Springs, Fla., five bass, 9-5, $249
The next BFL Gator Division tournament is scheduled for April 16 on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. After the fifth Gator Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, S.C. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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