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Armstrong Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Guntersville

Armstrong Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Guntersville Rick Armstrong of Owens Cross Roads, Ala., won the Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division bass fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville
 

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (March 2, 2009) - Rick Armstrong of Owens Cross Roads, Ala., won the Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division bass fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 26 pounds, 6 ounces. The victory earned Armstrong $6,000 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Clarks Hill Lake Regional Championship in Appling, Ga., Oct. 15-17, where he could ultimately win a new Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.
   "I practiced two or three days when it was sunny and did very well," Armstrong said. "The day of the tournament, it turned out rainy and cloudy. I prefer it to be sunny weather, but it seems I did alright."
   Armstrong fished the upper part of Lake Guntersville in 4 to 8 feet of water around grass and stumps throwing an Excalibur Xr-75.
   Rounding out the top five boaters are Tim Gore of Albertville, Ala. (five bass, 25-4, $3,000); Bill Day of Frankfort, Ky. (five bass, 24-13, $2,000); Danny Bishop of Buchanan, Ga. (five bass, 24-3, $1,400) and James Johnson of Hartselle, Ala. (five bass, 23-10, $1,200).
   Bill Day took home the Boater Division Big Bass award, earning $1,000 for a 10-pound, 8-ounce bass he caught.
   Mike D'Angelo of Remlap, Ala., earned $3,000 as the co-angler winner Saturday thanks to five bass weighing 33 pounds, 9 ounces that he caught on a Rat-L-Trap.
   Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Jackie Teat of Brookwood, Ala. (five bass, 21-15, $1,500); David Eyrse of Collinsville, Ala. (five bass, 19-15, $1,000); Wayne Garner of Sherwood, Tenn. (five bass, 18-12, $700); and Ernie Gamble of Stevenson, Ala. (five bass, 18-5, $600).
   Mike D'Angelo earned $500 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching an 8-pound, 8-ounce bass.
   The next Choo Choo Division event will be held on the Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Ala., March 28.

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