Boater Ryan Ingram of Phenix City, Ala., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 8 ounces April 2 to win $4,507 in the BFL Bama Division tournament on Lake Eufaula. Ingram was in the main lake, throwing spinnerbaits in about 5 to 6 feet of water.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Justin Hamner, Birmingham, Ala., five bass, 16-8, $2,253
3rd: Jason Smith, Albany, Ga., five bass, 16-6, $1,502
4th: Patrick Dobbins, Opelika, Ala., five bass, 15-1, $976
4th: Brian Fuller, Prattville, Ala., five bass, 15-1, $976
6th: Chad Prough, Chipley, Fla., five bass, 14-10, $826
7th: Micah Frazier, Newnan, Ga., five bass, 14-8, $751
8th: Scott Montgomery, Eufaula, Ala., five bass, 13-11, $676
9th: Robert Behrle, Hoover, Ala., five bass, 13-9, $601
10th: Garry Hicks, Cullman, Ala., four bass, 13-5, $526
Schoffstall winning co-angler
Steven Schoffstall of Chelsea, Ala., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces to win $2,253 in the Co-angler Division. Schoffstall was using a homemade jig, peanut-butter-and-jelly color, in the main lake near the dam.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jason Jones, Ozark, Ala., five bass, 14-3, $1,127
3rd: Dennis Hudson, Fortson, Ga., five bass, 14, $751
4th: Frank Chappell, Sterrett, Ala., five bass, 12-11, $526
5th: Keith Glasgow, Guin, Ala., five bass, 12-7, $451
6th: Dennis Sherrill, Montgomery, Ala., five bass, 11-4, $413
7th: Kenneth Ballard, Munford, Ala., five bass, 11, $376
8th: Braxton Setzer, Morris, Ala., four bass, 10-13, $338
9th: Zack Thaggard, Dadeville, Ala., five bass, 10, $300
10th: Michael Darlington, Phenix City, Ala., five bass, 9-14, $263
The next BFL Bama Division tournament is scheduled for April 16 on Lay Lake in Columbiana, Ala. After the fifth Bama Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 20-22 Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Chattanooga, Tenn. 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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