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Fannin wins BFL Mountain Division event on Dale Hollow Lake

Cross wins co-angler title
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Boater Curt Fannin of Prestonsburg, Ky., took first place at the March 17 Walmart BFL Mountain Division event at Dale Hallow Lake with a total catch of 21 pounds. Fannin netted nearly $6,700 in winnings for his efforts.
March 17, 2012 • MLF • Archives

BYRDSTOWN, Tenn. – Curt Fannin of Prestonburg, Ky., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds even Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division event on Dale Hollow Lake. For his victory, Fannin earned $6,686.

Rounding out the top 10 pros:

2nd: Chris Gerrein, Villa Hills, Ky., five bass, 20-14, $2,343

3rd: Perry Neathery, Albany, Ky., five bass, 19-04, $1,562

4th: Mark Neal, Livingston, Tenn., five bass, 18-00, $1,093

5th: Billy Joe Johnson, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 16-9, $937 + $1,000 Evinrude Bonus

6th: Mike Devere, Berea, Ky., five bass, 16-7, $859

7th: Todd Beaty, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 16-5, $781

8th: Densmore Goodson, Letcher, Ky., five bass, 15-15, $703

9th: Aaron Bidarian, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 15-14, $586

9th: David Oliver, East Bernstadt, Ky., five bass, 15-14, $586

For a complete list of results, click here.

Cross wins co-angler crown

Jacob Cross of Cookeville, Tenn., won the Co-angler Division at the March 17 Walmart BFL Mountain Division event at Dale Hallow Lake with a total catch of 14 pounds, 9 ounces. For his efforts, Cross walked away with over $2,300 in winnings.Jacob Cross of Cookeville, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win $2,343 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Jeff Beekman, Piketon, Ohio, five bass, 13-11, $1,172

3rd: Raymond Manis, Jametown, Tenn., four bass, 11-6, $781

4th: Phillip Williams Jr., Jamestown, Ky., five bass, 11-2, $547

5th: Marty Martin, Taylorsville, Ky., four bass, 10-14, $469

6th: Jason Cook, Edwardsburg, Mich., five bass, 10-10, $430

7th: David Stone, Richmond, Ky., five bass, 10-7, $391

8th: Brian Copeland, Rickman, Tenn., four bass, 10-3, $351

9th: Joe Silvers, Monticello, Ky., two bass, 9-14, $312

10th: Russell Murphy, Corbin, Ky., five bass, 9-4, $259

10th: Derek Stafford, Morehead, Ky., four bass, 9-4, $259

The next BFL Mountain Division tournament is scheduled for April 14 on Lake Cumberland in Monticello, Ky. After the fifth Mountain Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 11-13 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. 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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