Barnes Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Guntersville

Barnes 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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