Ferguson Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Douglas LakeFerguson Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Douglas Lake Bobby Ferguson of Chuckey, Tenn., won the Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division bass fishing tournament on Douglas Lake
KODAK, Tenn. (April 16, 2007) - Boater Bobby Ferguson of Chuckey, Tenn., won the Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division bass fishing tournament on Douglas Lake Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 19 pounds, 8 ounces. The victory earned Prater $4,197 plus a $740 Ranger bonus and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Clarks Hill Lake Regional Championship in Appling, Ga., Oct. 11-13, where he could ultimately win a new 519VX Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Larry Neal of Piney Flats, Tenn., (five bass, 17-15, $2,469); Jim Street of Roan Mountain, Tenn., (five bass, 17-8, $1,646); Brian Holt of Newport, Tenn., (five bass, 16-14, $1,152) and Tim Wyatt of Crossville, Tenn., (five bass, 15-9, $988).
Holt took home the Boater Division Big Bass award, earning $745 for a 7-pound, 2-ounce bass.
Kibbee McCoy of Crossville, Tenn., earned $2,469 as the co-angler winner Saturday thanks to five bass weighing 14 pounds, 15 ounces.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Justin McClellan of Marion, Va., (five bass, 14-1, $1,235); Michael Johnson of Bristol, Va., (five bass, 12-12, $823); Marty Stewart of Blountville, Tenn., (five bass, 12-9, $576) and Darrel Widner of Knoxville, Tenn., (five bass, 11-14, $494).
Johnson earned $372 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching a 5-pound, 15-ounce bass.
The Volunteer Division's next event will be May 5 on South Holston in Bristol, Tenn., followed by a tournament June 23 on Watts Barr in Spring City, Tenn. The final event of the regular season will be a two-day Super Tournament held Sept. 29-30 on Fort Loudoun in Lenoir City, Tenn.