Hall Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Eufaula
EUFAULA, Ala. (March 5, 2007) - Boater Chad Hall of Dora, Ala., won the Bass Fishing League Dixie Division bass fishing tournament on Lake Eufaula Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 20 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned Hall $5,100 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Lake Seminole Regional Championship in Bainbridge, Ga., Oct. 25-27, where he could ultimately win a new 519VX Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.
Hall was flipping jigs into shallow grass and wood in the lower lake area.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Jamie Horton of Centerville, Ala. (five bass, 19-3, $3,000); Greg Vinson of Wetumpka, Ala. (five bass, 17-15, $2,000); Scott Canterbury of Odenville, Ala., (five bass, 16-10, $1,400) and Patrick Dobbins of Opelika, Ala., and Simon Morrow of Alexander City, Ala., tied for fifth place (five bass, 16-8, $1,150).
Horton also took home the Boater Division Big Bass award, earning him an additional $1,000 for a 7-pound, 7-ounce bass.
Timmy Walker of Andalusia, Ala., earned $500 for being the highest-placing Ranger Cup contingency participant. Anthony Goggins of Sylacauga, Ala., earned $3,000 as the co-angler winner Saturday thanks to five bass weighing 17 pounds, 5 ounces.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Jeff Ford of Trion, Ga. (five bass, 14-8, $1,500); Randy Brooks of Dozier, Ala. (five bass, 14-4, $850); Dave King of Clewiston, Fla. (five bass, 14-4, $850) and Chad Bailey of Warrior, Ala. (five bass, 13-13, $600).
Roger Brown of Tallassee, Ala., earned $500 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching a 6-pound, 7-ounce bass. The Dixie Division's next event will be March 31 on Lay Lake in Calera, Ala., followed by a tournament June 9 on West Point Lake in Lanett, Ala. The final event of the regular season will be a two-day Super Tournament held Aug. 25-26 on Logan Martin Lake in Pell City, Ala.