Barnes Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake GuntersvilleBarnes Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Guntersville Dennis Barnes won the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (April 10, 2017) – Boater Dennis Barnes of Boaz, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville. Barnes took home $6,046 for his victory.
According to post-tournament reports, Barnes caught his limit fishing grass in the mid-lake area. He threw a Rat-L-Trap and a swimbait, with the majority of his fish coming from depths of 6 to 8 feet. It was Barnes’ fourth career victory in BFL competition.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Dennis Barnes, Boaz, Ala., five bass, 22-1, $4,046 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus
2nd: Derek Remitz, Grant, Ala., five bass, 21-15, $2,578
3rd: Wayne Christopher, Huntsville, Ala., five bass, 20-12, $1,348
4th: Daniel Whitaker, Phil Campbell, Ala., five bass, 20-6, $944
5th: Tyler Stewart, Killen, Ala.., five bass, 19-11, $809
6th: Jerry Perkins, Cullman, Ala.., five bass, 19-10, $742
7th: Casey Martin, New Hope, Ala., five bass, 19-2, $974
8th: Josh Butler, Athens, Ala., five bass, 18-13, $807
9th: Scott Towry, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., five bass, 17-10, $639
10th: Clayton Joyce, Chapel Hill, Tenn., five bass, 17-4, $472
Remitz caught a 6-pound, 9-ounce bass, which was the heaviest of the tournament in the Boater Division. The catch earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $555. Jerry Armstrong of Shelbyville, Tennessee, weighed in five bass totaling 17 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the Co-angler Division and the top prize of $2,300.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Jerry Armstrong, Shelbyville, Tenn., five bass, 17-14, $2,300
2nd: Rich Frey, Owens Cross Roads, Ala., five bass, 16-11, $1,011
3rd: Jacob Coil, Huntsville, Ala., five bass, 16-4, $774
4th: Jody Evans, Toney, Ala., five bass, 14-5, $472
5th: Tony Hill, Chatsworth, Ga., five bass, 12-8, $455
6th: Keith Chadwell, Decatur, Ala., five bass, 12-7, $371
7th: Thomas Helton, Charleston, Tenn., five bass, 12-5, $337
8th: Heath Frizzell, Dunlap, Tenn., five bass, 11-14, $303
9th: Chad Biddle, Shelbyville, Ky., five bass, 11-1, $270
10th: Ray Elmore, Calhoun, Ga., five bass, 10-15, $236
Armstrong also weighed a 7-pound, 4-ounce bass which earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $277.
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