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Lowery Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Lake Lanier

Lowery Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Lake Lanier David Lowery won the Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Lanier.
 

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 25, 2013) – David Lowery of Milledgeville, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Lanier. For his victory, Lowery earned $4,981.
     
      “All day I thought that I needed one bigger largemouth to push me over the top,” said Lowery. “When I brought my bag to the scales I didn’t think I had enough to win. I fish Lake Lanier three to four times throughout the year and generally in February it takes somewhere between 19 and 20 pounds to win.
 
      “I had a really good practice on Thursday, but because of the brutal weather on Friday, I didn’t even go out,” Lowery continued. “On the tournament day I flipped a brown All-Terrain jig all day around boat docks in the mid-lake area. The water temperature was high 40s, and the fish were caught close to spawning areas. The largemouth came out of water shallower than 10 feet and the spotted bass came out of water a little deeper around 15 to 16 feet.
 
      “The key to my pattern was finding the boat docks with the black floating sections underneath,” Lowery went on to say. “Even though it was cloudy and cold, I found that the black sections helped warm the water up a little more when the sun came out. This attracted the bigger fish and I caught them as they suspended underneath.”
 
      Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
 
            2nd:   Bo Talley, Columbus, Ga., five bass, 16-11, $2,490
            3rd:   Mark Holloway, Madison, Ga., five bass, 16-6, $1,662
            4th:   Jimmy Trotter, Gainesville, Ga., five bass, 15-10, $1,162
            5th:   Kim Carver, Milledgeville, Ga., five bass, 15-6, $996 + Evinrude Bonus: $300
            6th:   Greg Glouse, Liberty, S.C., five bass, 14-14, $913
            7th:   Lee Boyd, Fortson, Ga., five bass, 14-13, $788
            7th:   Matt Green, Cartersville, Ga., four bass, 14-13, $788
            9th:   Nick Hensley, Cumming, Ga., five bass, 14-12, $664
            10th: Michael Welch, Douglasville, Ga., five bass, 14-10, $581
 
      Mic Miller of Buena Vista, Ga., and Jerry Seabolt of Murrayville, Ga., both weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to tie for first and win $1,867 in the co-angler division.  Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
 
            3rd:   Jesse Dellinger, Bogart, Ga., five bass, 13-10, $829       
            4th:   Michael Cragg, Alto, Ga., four bass, 13-0, $581   
            5th:   Gwyn Cantrell, Cleveland, Ga., five bass, 12-11, $498
            6th:   Zachary Dixon, Kingston, Ga., five bass, 12-0, $457
            7th:   Tyler Morgan, Columbus, Ga., three bass, 11-15, $394
            7th:   Brandon Truelove, Gainesville, Ga., five bass, 11-15, $394
            9th:   Justin Nunley, Acworth, Ga., five bass, 11-12, $332
            10th: Jason Williams, Winder, Ga., five bass, 11-6, $291
 
      The next BFL Bulldog Division tournament is scheduled for March 16 on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga. After the last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 17-19 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Lavonia, Ga. 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.

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