Gasaway Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on West Point Lake
LANETT, Ala. (May 18, 2009) - Rick Gasaway of Marietta, Ga., won the Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division bass fishing tournament on West Point Lake Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds even. The victory earned Gasaway $4,915 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Lake Seminole Regional Championship in Bainbridge, Ga., Oct. 22-24, where he could ultimately win a new Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.
Gasaway said he caught the majority of his bass by a black and blue jig in 10-12 feet of water off banks in Potato Creek.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Rob Jordan of Tifton, Ga. (five bass, 13-0, $2,458); Robert Spates of Salem, Ala. (two bass, 12-15, $1,640); William Hamrick of Eatonton, Ga. (five bass, 12-9, $1,065) and David Millsaps of Ranger, Ga. (five bass, 12-9, $1,065).
John Crosby Jr. of Macon, Ga., took home the Boater Division Big Bass award, earning $750 for a 7-pound, 2-ounce bass he caught on a Rebel Pop-R.
Scott Laughman of Acworth, Ga., and Ray Perkins of Blakely, Ga., tied for first place and each earned $1,852 as the co-angler winners Saturday thanks to four bass for Laughman and two bass for Perkins weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Isaac Clemmons of Douglas, Ga. (three bass, 9-0, $823); Jason Matthews of Forsythe, Ga. (five bass, 8-14, $576); and Gerald Bozeman of Sylvester, Ga. (three bass, 8-12, $494).
Perkins earned $372 as the co-angler Big Bass winner with a 7-pound, 12-ounce bass he caught on a Zoom Ultra-Vibe Speed Worm rigged on a shaky-head jig head.
The next Bulldog Division event will be held on Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, Ala., June 20.