Kilgore Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Neely Henry

Kilgore Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Neely Henry Andy Kilgore won the Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake Neely Henry

GADSDEN, Ala. (July 1, 2019) – Boater Andy Kilgore of Kingston, Georgia, caught five bass Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake Neely Henry. Kilgore pocketed $4,426 for his win in the event and earned 250 points in the Bama Division Angler of the Year (AOY) standings. The winner of the division’s AOY title after five tournaments will win $3,000.


“Everything that I caught on Saturday came flipping,” said Kilgore, who earned his first career BFL victory. “I was fishing grass in the lower lake in around 2-feet of water. I threw a frog around a little bit, but I never did have any blowups. I caught them flipping a beaver-style bait in black and blue and green pumpkin.”


Kilgore said he caught eight fish throughout the day, including a spotted bass that Kilgore joked, “was lost.” He described his key area as a shallow grass flat with a ditch in front of it. He had his boat sitting in four feet of water and was flipping into two feet of water.


“I think the key was the precise location,” he said. “There were other boats fishing around and I guess I just got lucky.”


The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

              1st:          Andy Kilgore, Kingston, Ga., five bass, 19-7, $4,426

              2nd:         Terry Fisher, Jacksonville, Fla., five bass, 15-15, $1,427

              2nd:         Kris Colley, Ragland, Ala., five bass, 15-15, $1,427

              4th:         Adam Brown, Rainbow City, Ala., five bass, 15-14, $799

              5th:         Kyle Dorsett, Odenville, Ala., five bass, 14-7, $685

              6th:         Terry Tucker, Gadsden, Ala., five bass, 13-4, $828

              6th:         Mark McCaig, Oxford, Ala., five bass, 13-0, $571

              8th:         Kenny Pannell, Springville, Ala., five bass, 12-12, $514

              9th:         Brent Reaves, Alexander City, Ala., five bass, 12-11, $457

              10th:       Jeff Kitchens, Auburn, Ala., five bass, 12-10, $500 

Scott Daughtry of Abbeville, Alabama, caught a 6-pound bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $430. Cameron Isbell of Ashville, Alabama, won the Co-angler Division and $1,713 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 10 pounds, 1 ounce.


The top 10 co-anglers were:

              1st:          Cameron Isbell, Ashville, Ala., five bass, 10-1, $1,713

              2nd:         Gary Marlowe, Montgomery, Ala., four bass, 10-0, $1,056

              3rd:         Roman Robinson, Steele, Ala., five bass, 9-10, $571

              4th:         Marcus Corbett, Anniston, Ala., five bass, 9-9, $571

              4th:         Matthew Haizel, Dallas, Ga., five bass, 9-9, $371

              6th:         Lew Moore, Roanoke, Ala., five bass, 9-8, $314

              7th:         Jacob Davis, Talladega, Ala., five bass, 9-6, $285

              8th:         Jeremy Carter, Harpersville, Ala., four bass, 9-5, $257

              9th:         Michael Corbett, Oxford, Ala., five bass, 8-12, $328

              10th:       Ty Story, Prattville, Ala., five bass, 8-9, $200

Sean Allen of Phenix City, Alabama caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 4 pounds, 9 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $215.

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