Hensley Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Pickwick LakeHensley Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Pickwick Lake Tommy Hensley won the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament on Pickwick Lake
FLORENCE, Ala. (Sept. 25, 2017) – Tommy Hensley of Jackson, Georgia, weighed a two-day cumulative of 10 bass totaling 28 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament on Pickwick Lake. For his win, Hensley took home $5,143. According to post-tournament reports, Hensley caught his fish in the mid-lake area, near isolated wood using a white 3/8-ounce Z-Man ChatterBait.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Tommy Hensley, Jackson, Ga., 10 bass, 28-11, $5,143
2nd: Austin Weaver, Sheffield, Ala., 10 bass, 26-7, $2,471
3rd: Jason Lambert, Michie, Tenn., 10 bass, 26-5, $1,648
4th: Roger Stegall, Iuka, Miss., 10 bass, 26-4, $1,153
5th: Justin Atkins, Florence, Ala., 10 bass, 25-11, $1,089
6th: Kyle Lewellen, Byhalia, Miss., 10 bass, 24-8, $906
7th: Donny Beck, Killen, Ala., 10 bass, 24-7, $824
8th: Mark McCaig, Oxford, Ala., 10 bass, 24-2, $741
9th: Dennis Shawn Perrigo, Rienzi, Miss., 10 bass, 24-0, $659
10th: Jennings Earnest, Guin, Ala., 10 bass, 23-10, $577
John Jeter of Birmingham, Alabama, caught a 6-pound, 13-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the Boater Big Bass award of $607. Josh Hamilton of Maben, Mississippi, caught a two-day total of eight bass weighing 20 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the Co-angler Division and $2,671.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Josh Hamilton, Maben, Miss., eight bass, 20-15, $2,671
2nd: Radney Atchison, Prattville, Ala., nine bass, 20-14, $1,236
3rd: Kyle Smith, Crane Hill, Ala., six bass, 17-3, $822
4th: Chris Hawkins, Adger, Ala., six bass, 16-6, $931
5th: Mason Smith, Decatur, Ala., seven bass, 14-11, $494
6th: David Cornelius, Maylene, Ala., seven bass, 14-8, $453
7th: Collin Bruce, Florence, Ala., five bass, 12-12, $412
8th: Leandra McClendon Jr., Trussville, Ala., six bass, 11-2, $371
9th: Ronnie Seawright, Corinth, Miss., five bass, 10-11, $330
10th: Bradley Henderson, Opelika, Ala., four bass, 10-5, $288
Hawkins caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces – and earned the Co-angler Big Bass award of $304.
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