Garrison Wins Bass Fishing League Super Tournament at Bay Springs
NEW SITE, Miss. (Sept. 19, 2005) - Boater Bob Garrison of Baldwyn, earned $4,832, Sunday as winner of the Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division Super Bass Fishing Tournament at Bay Springs. The earned Garrison 300 points in the Boater Division.
Garrison's winning catch of nine bass weighed 26 pounds, 2 ounces. He threw spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps on points with deep running water from Bay Springs to Pickwick.
Finishing second was Charles Jones of Jackson, Tenn., with six bass weighing 23 pounds, 9 ounces that earned him $2,358. Charles Watts of Corinth, claimed $1,150 as the third-place finisher thanks to 10 bass weighing 21 pounds, 5 ounces. In fourth was Matt Ferguson of Pontotoc, with six bass weighing 21 pounds worth $1,035, and finishing fifth and earning $920 was Chad Hall of Pinson, Ala., with nine bass weighing 20 pounds, 4 ounces.
Ferguson won an additional $500 for being the highest-finishing participant in the Ranger Cup program.
Ricky Houston of Marietta, took Boater Division big-bass award honors, earning $800 for a 6-pound, 6-ounce bass. Justin Sward of Vancleave, bested the Co-angler Division competitors to earn $2,416 as the co-angler winner, thanks to eight bass weighing 20 pounds, 12 ounces that he caught on a Carolina-rigged Zoom Brush Hog.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers were Jimmy Stallins Jr. of Olive Branch (six bass, 13 pounds, 5 ounces, $1,179); Rick Fulkerson of Heidelberg (seven bass, 12 pounds, 12 ounces, $575); W.K. Luckett Jr. of Ridgeland (five bass, 12 pounds, 3 ounces, $518); and Mark Jennings of Greenwood (seven bass, 12 pounds, 3 ounces, $460).
Sward, earned $400 as the co-angler big-bass award winner with a 7-pound, 12-ounce bass.
Chad Hall of Pinson earned $1,000 as the Yamaha "Be the Best" points champion in the Mississippi Boater Division. Sward earned $500 as the Yamaha "Be the Best" points champion in the Mississippi Co-angler Division.
The top 40 Mississippi Division boaters and co-anglers based on year-end points standings will advance to the Lake Martin Regional near Alexander City, Ala., Oct. 18-22 where they will compete against Everglades, Gator, and Savannah River division anglers for one of six slots in the 2006 All-American.