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Jones Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Harris Chain of Lakes

Jones Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Harris Chain of Lakes Leonard Jones of Mims, Fla., won the Bass Fishing League Gator Division bass fishing tournament on Harris Chain
 

TAVARES, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2008) - Boater Leonard Jones of Mims, Fla., won the Bass Fishing League Gator Division bass fishing tournament on Harris Chain of Lakes Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 21 pounds, 5 ounces. The victory earned Jones $4,169 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Lake Murray Regional Championship in Columbia, S.C., Oct. 23-25, where he could ultimately win a new 198VX Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.
   Jones caught his bass flipping a worm.
   Rounding out the top five boaters are Jeff Fitts of Keystone Heights, Fla. (five bass, 18-09, $2,453); Dennis Diminich of Altamonte Springs, Fla. (five bass, 18-00, $1,635); Kyle Fox of Lakeland, Fla. (five bass, 17-14, $1,145) and Todd Casidy of Kissimmee, Fla. (five bass, 16-04, $981).
   Fitts took home the Boater Division Big Bass award, earning $740 for a 8-pound, 2-ounce bass.
   Rick Shaver of Clermont, Fla., earned $2,453 as the co-angler winner Saturday thanks to five bass weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces that he caught on a worm flipping grass.
   Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Matthew Rhoden of Glen Saint Mary, Fla. (three bass, 15-00, $1,226); Arthur Divi of Tampa, Fla. (four bass, 11-09, $816); Ken Willits of Mt. Dora, Fla. (five bass, 10-14, $572) and Chad Dorland of Dunnellon, Fla. (five bass, 10-11, $491).
   Divi earned $370 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching a 8-pound, 2-ounce bass he caught on a worm flipping grass.
   Gator Division anglers will visit Lake Kissimmee in Lake Wales, Fla., March 8 for their third regular-season event. The division's fourth qualifying event will be held on Harris Chain of Lakes in Tavares, April 5. A two-day Super Tournament, the division's fifth and final event, will be held on the St. John's River in Patatka, Fla., Sept. 20-21.

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