Neal Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Douglas Lake

Neal Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Douglas Lake Larry Neal won the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Douglas Lake

KODAK, Tenn. (June 11, 2018) – Boater Larry Neal of Piney Flats, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 21 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Douglas Lake. For his efforts, Neal took home $3,505. According to post-tournament reports, Neal targeted points in 32 to 42 feet of water with a green-pumpkin-colored worm to catch his fish.


The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Larry Neal, Piney Flats, Tenn., five bass, 21-12, $3,505

               2nd:         Michael Cantrell, Philadelphia, Tenn., five bass, 20-2, $1,753

               3rd:          Jason Bridwell, Kingsport, Tenn., five bass, 17-15, $1,589

               4th:          Rex Pendergrass, Bristol, Tenn., five bass, 16-6, $1,218

               5th:          Tim Smiley, White Pine, Tenn., five bass, 16-3, $701

               6th:          Bryant Ailor, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 15-8, $643

               7th:          Jonathan Bowling, Harriman, Tenn., five bass, 15-6, $584

               8th:          Willie Bryan, Sevierville, Tenn., five bass, 14-13, $496

               8th:          Matt Brown, Corbin, Ky., five bass, 14-13, $496

               10th:        Tee Watkins, East Point, Ky., five bass, 14-9, $409


Jeffrey Mahaffey of Bristol, Tennessee, brought a 5-pound, 12-ounce bass to the scale – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $220. Eric Moore of Union, Kentucky, won the Co-angler Division and $1,753 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Eric Moore, Union, Ky., five bass, 15-13, $1,753

               2nd:         Colton Bryan, Sevierville, Tenn., five bass, 15-11, $876

               3rd:          Chad Ball, Abingdon, Va., five bass, 13-9, $585

               4th:          Matthew Rasnick, Elizabethton, Tenn., three bass, 10-10, $629

               5th:          Ben Hudson, Lynchburg, Va., four bass, 10-8, $351

               6th:          Jose Salgado, Artemus, Ky., four bass, 10-6, $421

               7th:          Scott Standafer, Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 9-14, $292

               8th:          Joshua Jernigan, Rocky Top, Tenn., five bass, 9-7, $263

               9th:          Jacob Linkous, Rogersville, Tenn., four bass, 9-0, $234

               10th:        David Shreve, Knoxville, Tenn., four bass, 8-14, $204

Rasnick caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division weighing in at 5 pounds, 13 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $220.

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