GREENVILLE, Miss. – Joel Barber of Brandon, Miss., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division event on Lake Ferguson. For his victory, Barber earned $3,641.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Jonathan Sultan, Grenada, Miss., five bass, 17-12, $1,820
3rd: Philip Atkins, Columbus, Miss., four bass, 14-12, $1,214
4th: Scott Hardin, Eads, Tenn., five bass, 14-6, $850
5th: Jeff Johnston, Marion, Ark., five bass, 12-10, $728
6th: Tim McDaniel, Grenada, Miss., five bass, 11-6, $668
7th: Lee West, Tupelo, Miss., five bass, 8-11, $607
8th: Michael Savell, Brandon, Miss., four bass, 8-6, $546
9th: Buzz Gallo, Moselle, Miss., three bass, 7-8, $485
10th: Wade Mitchell, Woodland, Miss., three bass, 6-13, $425
Complete results can be found here.
Mitchell wins co-angler crown
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Scott Hambleton, Madison, Miss., two bass, 5-8, $908
3rd: Larry Brickey, Steens, Miss., three bass, 5-7, $606
4th: Timmy Sullins, Laurel, Miss., two bass, 4-13, $424
5th: Jesse Steadham, Florence, Miss., two bass, 4-0, $363
6th: John Breeden, Brandon, Miss., three bass, 3-14, $333
7th: Ryan LeCompte, Picayune, Miss., two bass, 3-10, $303
8th: Shane Cade, Clinton, Miss., two bass, 3-6, $242
8th: Joseph Marty, Starkville, Miss., one bass, 3-6, $242
8th: Steve Upton, Crystal Springs, Miss., one bass, 3-6, $242
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The final BFL Choo Choo Division tournament of 2013 is scheduled for Sept. 7-8 on Pickwick Lake in Iuka, Miss. After that last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 10-12 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky. 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 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27-29 on Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.