Davis Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake GuntersvilleDavis Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Guntersville Alex Davis won the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (Oct. 2, 2017) – FLW Tour pro Alex Davis of Albertville, Alabama, weighed a two-day cumulative of 10 bass totaling 34 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville. For his win, Davis pocketed $7,704.
“On Saturday I caught 20 keepers – it was a great day,” said Davis, who earned his third career-victory in BFL competition. “My heaviest came from a 20-yard stretch that had hollow milfoil surrounded by hydrilla. It was near shore and ended up being the area that carried me through the tournament.”
Davis said 8 of 10 fish that he weighed in were caught on a black Jackall Kaera Frog.
“I started out at the stretch Sunday, but wasn’t able to put anything in the boat,” said Davis. “After letting the area rest, I returned and caught two keepers including a 5-pounder using a (black and blue) Jackall Archelon.”
Following those fish, Davis said he was forced to leave his area due to large waves.
“I went to a spot where I had gotten couple of bites in practice, but when I got there, my trolling motor cable broke,” said Davis. “I spent the rest of the day putting my Power-Poles down, fishing and then moving the boat with my outboard. Luckily, I was in an area that didn’t really need a trolling motor to be productive.”
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Alex Davis, Albertville, Ala., 10 bass, 34-9, $5,704 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus
2nd: Blake Hall, Hartselle, Ala., 10 bass, 34-2, $2,752
3rd: Douglas Webster, Pinson, Ala., 10 bass, 33-9, $1,935
4th: Lealand Johnson, Arab, Ala., 10 bass, 32-6, $1,584
5th: Triston Crowder, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., 10 bass, 30-1, $1,101
6th: Dennis Barnes, Boaz, Ala., nine bass, 28-5, $1,009
7th: John Davenport, Huntsville, Ala., 10 bass, 27-14, $917
8th: James Smith, Huntsville, Ala., nine bass, 27-10, $826
9th: James Stoler, Decatur, Ala., seven bass, 22-11, $734
10th: Ryan Salzman, Huntsville, Ala., nine bass, 21-15, $642
Pat Kelly of Guntersville, Alabama, caught a bass weighing 7 pounds even – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the Boater Big Bass award of $705. Chris Harcrow of Dawson, Alabama, caught a two-day total of eight bass weighing 22 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the Co-angler Division and $2,635.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Chris Harcrow, Dawson, Al a., eight bass, 22-5, $2,635
2nd: Stephen Barday, Acworth, Ga., eight bass, 21-0, $1,317
3rd: Danny Moss, Glencoe, Ala., six bass, 20-7, $1,217
4th: Corey Williams, Lenoir City, Tenn., six bass, 19-4, $715
5th: Lee Graves, Southside, Ala., eight bass, 18-15, $527
6th: Dan Basham, Taylorsville, Ky., six bass, 16-7, $533
7th: Dennis Sandoval, Decatur, Ala., five bass, 13-10, $439
8th: Randy Hill, Athens, Ala., five bass, 11-10, $395
9th: David Perron, Dayton, Tenn., four bass, 11-0, $351
10th: Chris Walters, Dayton, Tenn., four bass, 10-15, $307
Moss caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces – and earned the Co-angler Big Bass award of $337.
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