Boater Jeff Johnston of Marion, Ark., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces June 25 to win $3,842 in the Walmart BFL Mississippi Division tournament on Grenada Lake. Johnston was fishing shallow in Turkey Creek with Havoc plastics on a black-and-blue jig.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Roger Stegall, Iuka, Miss., five bass, 14-6, $1.921
3rd: Zack Bull, Arlington, Tenn., five bass, 12-8, $1,282
4th: Gene Brown, West Point, Miss., five bass, 11-5, $832
4th: Larry Jenkins, Memphis, Tenn., five bass, 11-5, $832
6th: Jason Nunley, Iuka, Miss., five bass, 10-11, $672
6th: Jim Phillips, Greenwood, Miss., five bass, 10-11, $672
8th: Will Dupler, Columbus, Miss., five bass, 10-8, $576
9th: John Bailey, Terry, Miss., five bass, 10-5, $512
10th: Paul Wilcoxson, Russellville, Ala., five bass, 9-11, $448
Davis winning co-angler
Tim Davis of Laurel, Miss., caught a five-bass limit weighing 9 pounds, 8 ounces to win $1,921 in the Co-angler Division. Davis was fishing shallow grass with a swim jig to catch his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Michael Marlin, Nesbit, Miss., five bass, 9-7, $960
3rd: Kenneth Underwood, Columbus, Miss., five bass, 9-0, $641
4th: Jimmy Tisdale, Ellisville, Miss., five bass, 8-4, $448
5th: Michael Roppolo, Marrero, La., five bass, 7-10, $384
6th: Curtis Powell, Brandon, Miss., five bass, 7-8, $352
7th: Tildon Drake, Florence, Ala., five bass, 7-7, $320
8th: Rodney Lewis, Michie, Tenn., five bass, 7-0, $288
9th: Tom Childress, Union, Miss., five bass, 6-15, $240
9th: Daniel Snellgrove, Flowood, Miss., five bass, 6-15, $240
The next and final BFL Mississippi Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 24-25 on Pickwick Lake in Iuka, Miss. After the fifth Mississippi Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 Regional Championship on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala. 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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