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Harper best boater on Lake Guntersville

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Boater Keith Harper of Grove Oak, Ala., earned $4,695 as winner of the April 9 BFL Choo Choo Division event on Lake Guntersville.
McElrath winning co-angler
April 9, 2011 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Keith Harper of Grove Oak, Ala., caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 15 ounces April 9 to win $4,695 in the BFL Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville.

Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

2nd: Jason Cordiale, Orinda, Calif., five bass, 19-13, $2,348

3rd: Jason Bean, Scottsville, Ky., five bass, 18-2, $1,565 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus

4th: Dennis Barnes, Boaz, Ala., five bass, 17-14, $1,096

5th: Alex Davis, Albertville, Ala., five bass, 17-8, $939

6th: Danny Bishop, Buchanan, Ga., five bass, 16-15, $822

6th: Danny Shell, Albertville, Ala., five bass, 16-15, $822

8th: Benjie Allen, Scottsboro, Ala., five bass, 16-7, $704

9th: Philip Perkins, Attalla, Ala., five bass, 16-6, $626

10th: Marc Arnold, Kingsport, Tenn., five bass, 16-0, $520

10th: Mel Kennedy, Cumming, Ga., five bass, 16-0, $520

McElrath winning co-angler

Co-angler Daniel McElrath of Powder Springs, Ga., earned $2,348 as winner of the April 9 BFL Choo Choo Division event.

Daniel McElrath of Powder Springs, Ga., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 5 ounces to win $2,348 in the Co-angler Division.

Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Mike Pearson, Georgetown, Tenn., five bass, 17-14, $1,174

3rd: Mike D’Angelo Sr., Remlap, Ala., five bass, 17-6, $781

4th: Tony Prince, Pulaski, Tenn., five bass, 16-13, $548

5th: John Wilkerson, Nashville, Tenn., five bass, 16-0, $470

6th: Jody Evans, Athens, Ala., five bass, 14-6, $430

7th: Daniel Crockett, Old Hickory, Tenn., five bass, 14-4, $371

7th: Brad Mattie, Jacksboro, Tenn., five bass, 14-4, $371

9th: Gregory Nunnelly, Ohatchee, Ala., five bass, 14-3, $313

10th: Henry Ramey, Cedar Bluff, Ala., five bass, 13-14, $274

Coming up

The next BFL Choo Choo Division tournament is scheduled for May 14 on Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Ala. After the fifth Choo Choo Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 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.

Bass Fishing League competition is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers offering bigger prizes to those who qualify for the regional championships and those who make it to one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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