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Adams Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Oconee

Adams Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Oconee Terry Adams of McDonough, Ga., won the Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division bass fishing tournament on Lake Oconee
 

BUCKHEAD, Ga. (April 21, 2008) - Boater Terry Adams of McDonough, Ga., won the Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division bass fishing tournament on Lake Oconee Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 17 pounds, 11 ounces. The victory earned Adams $4,471 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. Adams caught his fish around Richland Creek by fishing around shad and casting a ¼-ounce white spinnerbait.
   Rounding out the top five boaters are Jim Windham of Bonaire, Ga. (five bass, 17-4, $2,631); Kip Carter of Loganville, Ga. (five bass, 15-14, $1,753); Nathan Fuller of Hillsboro, Ga. (five bass, 15-5, $1,228) and David Millsaps of Ranger, Ga. (five bass, 14-14, $1,052).
   Doug Whitfield of Doraville, Ga., took home the Boater Division Big Bass award, earning $820 for a 6-pound, 6-ounce bass he caught on a spinnerbait.
   Trae Renfroe of Milledgeville, Ga., earned $2,631 as the co-angler winner Saturday thanks to four bass weighing 13 pounds, 2 ounces that he caught fishing a crankbait in pockets around Richland Creek.
   Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Chris Stokes of Hoboken, Ga. (five bass, 11-7, $1,315); Chris Eysel of Columbus, Ga. (five bass, 10-7, $877); Ryan Lamb of Lilburn, Ga. (five bass, 10-6, $614) and Shane Byrom of Newnan, Ga. (three bass, 10-01, $526).
   Don Griffin of Roswell, Ga., earned $410 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching a 7-pound, 5-ounce bass on a trick worm.
   Bulldog Division anglers will visit West Point Lake in Lanett, Ala., May 17 for their fourth regular-season event. A two-day Super Tournament, the division's fifth and final event, will be held on Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, Ala., Sept. 13-14.

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