Boater Brandon Medlock of Lake Placid, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 9 ounces April 16 to win $4,199 in the BFL Gator Division tournament on Lake Toho. He was fishing in pencil weeds with a Medlock Double-guard jig near the Kissimmee River to haul in his catch.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Keith Fels, Ocala, Fla., five bass, 20-8, $2,100
3rd: Kenneth Norris, St. Cloud, Fla., five bass, 19, $1,398
4th: Allan Cagle, Deltona, Fla., five bass, 17-5, $980
5th: Miles Burghoff, Orlando, Fla., five bass, 16-15, $840
6th: Van Soles, Haines City, Fla., five bass, 16-6, $770
7th: Mel Stone, Okeechobee, Fla., five bass, 16-5, $700
8th: Neil Davis, Clermont, Fla., five bass, 15-14, $630
9th: Joe Clements, St. Cloud, Fla., five bass, 15-10, $525
9th: Don Demott, Boca Raton, Fla., five bass, 15-10, $525
Thomas winning co-angler
Darrel Thomas of Winter Haven, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces to win $2,100 in the Co-angler Division. He was using XCalibur One Knocker lipless crankbaits in hydrilla on Toho to haul in his catch.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Moses Wilson, Clewiston, Fla., five bass, 15-2, $1,050
3rd: Kenneth Bivins, Orlando, Fla., five bass, 14-15, $701
4th: Raymond Riendeau, St. Cloud, Fla., five bass, 14-9, $490
5th: Garry Watkins, Ocala, Fla., five bass, 14, $420
6th: David Hunter, Williston, Fla., five bass, 13-11, $385
7th: Michael Wiles, Perry, Fla., five bass, 12-1, $350
8th: Doug Garner, Port St. Lucie, Fla., five bass, 11-15, $315
9th: David Matthews, Winter Haven, Fla., five bass, 11-2, $280
10th: Dave Lauer, McConnelsville, Ohio, five bass, 11, $245
The next and last BFL Gator Division tournament is scheduled for Oct. 1-2 on Lake Okeechobee in Okeechobee, 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 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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