Iuka, Miss. – Will Dupler of Columbus, Miss., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 30 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division event on Pickwick Lake. For his victory, Dupler earned $5,089.
Under Saturday’s bright blue skies, Dupler was fishing deep, about 30 feet, with three-inch sexy shads in Bear Creek.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:
2nd: Mike Lemmond, Waterloo, Ala., five bass, 25-2, $2,545
3rd: Kevin Wright, Waterloo, Ala., five bass, 23-11, $1,698
4th: Matt Ferguson, Pontotoc, Miss., five bass, 23-4, $1,187
5th: Jay Moody, Muscle Shoals, Ala., five bass, 23-1, $1,018
6th: Raymond Owen, Iuka, Miss., five bass, 21-5, $933
7th: Darrell Hardin, Eads, Tenn., five bass, 20-7, $848
8th: Rusty Taylor, Muscle Shoals, Ala., five bass, 20-6, $763
9th: Lloyd Pickett Jr., Bartlett, Tenn., five bass, 20-2, $679
10th: Andy Poss, Muscle Shoals, Ala., five bass, 19-9, $594
Jimmy Tisdale of Ellisville, Miss., weighed in a five bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win $2,545 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Larry Chastain, Laurel, Miss., five bass, 21-1, $1,272
3rd: Channing Davis, Nettleton, Miss., five bass, 19-15, $849
4th: Scott Edwards, Smithville, Miss., five bass, 19-2, $594
5th: Craig Mayo, Meridian, Miss., five bass, 18-13, $509
6th: Kiowa Terry, Hamilton, Ala., five bass, 18-0, $466
7th: Brian Dodd, Cypress Inn, Tenn., five bass, 17-14, $424
8th: Rick Morgan, Benton, Miss., five bass, 17-10, $382
9th: Matthew Savell, Clinton, Miss., five bass, 17-1, $339
10th: Keith Glasgow, Guin, Ala., five bass, 16-5, $297
The next BFL Mississippi Division tournament is scheduled for March 31 on Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, 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. 18 – 20 Regional Championship on the Red River in Natchitoches, La. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2012 BFL All-American is being held May 17 – 19 on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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