Tharp Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Guntersville Lake
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (Sept. 17, 2007) - Boater Randall Tharp of Gardendale, Ala., won the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Bama Division Super Bass Fishing Tournament on Guntersville Lake with a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 36 pounds, 12 ounces. The victory earned Tharp $5,883 plus a $1,038 Ranger contingency bonus and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Fort Loudoun-Tellico Lakes Regional Championship in Lenior City, Tenn., Oct. 18-20, where he could ultimately win a new 519VX Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.
Tharp caught his bass throwing a Snag Proof Frog on the north end of the lake.
Rounding out the top five boaters are David Gray of Section, Ala. (10 bass, 31-15, $3,461); Johnny Patterson of Grant, Ala. (10 bass, 31-06, $2,306); Stanley Morris of Boaz, Ala. (10 bass, 29-12, $1,615) and Marshall Deakins of Dunlap, Tenn. (nine bass, 28-09, $1,384).
Greg Buie of Athens, Ala., took home the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award, earning $1,020 for a 7-pound, 1-ounce bass. Josh Driver of Hiram, Ga., earned $3,461 as the co-angler winner thanks to seven bass weighing 21 pounds, 15 ounces that he caught while flipping soft plastics in and around grass.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Jason Jones of Oak Ridge, Tenn. (eight bass, 21-13, $1,730); Tim Collins of Douglasville, Ga. (seven bass, 20-12, $1,154); Wally Steen of Newport, Ark. (six bass, 18-02, $808) and Tony Prince of Pulaski, Tenn. (six bass, 16-11, $692).
Theron Hawkes of Florence, Ala., earned $510 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching a 6-pound, 4-ounce bass.