McAdams Wins BFL Event On Lake Guntersville

Todd McAdams

Boater Todd McAdams of Fayetteville, Tennessee, caught a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 1 ounce Feb. 12 to win $5,921 in the BFL Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville. He fished channel buoys near the North Sauty in 6 to nine 9 of water with Rat-L-Traps to take home the crown.

The remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Casey Whitehead, Robbinsville, N.C., five bass, 23-4, $2,960
3rd: Keith Witt, Warrior, Ala., five bass, 21-14, $1,974
4th: Daniel Whitaker, Phil Campbell, Ala., five bass, 21-5, $1,382
5th: Rick Armstrong, Owens Cross Roads, Ala., five bass, 21-4, $1,184
6th: Tim Wilson, Gas City, Ind., five bass, 20-6, $1,085
7th: Danny Shell, Albertville, Ala., five bass, 19-15, $987
8th: Chris Wade, Winchester, Tenn., five bass, 19-14, $888
9th: Brent Anderson, Kingston Springs, Tenn., five bass, 19, $789
10th: Will Yelverton, Hazel Green, Ala., five bass, 18-13, $691

Josh Fordham

On the Co-Angler side of things, Josh Fordham of Glencoe, Ala., caught a similar combined weight to McAdams with a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 1 ounce. He took home $2,960 in winnings, earning his victory fishing in shallow grass using Rat-L-Traps to earn his victory.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Ray Elmore, Calhoun, Ga., five bass, 20-2, $1,480
3rd: Brad Rutherford, Lavonia, Ga., five bass, 16-7, $988
4th: Dustin New, Vinemont, Ala., five bass, 16-6, $691
5th: Bryan Cochran, Brookwood, Ala., five bass, 15-1, $592
6th: Tony Worley, Stearns, Ky., five bass, 14-11, $543
7th: Robert Russell, Smyrna, Tenn., five bass, 13-3, $493
8th: Tony Harris, Villa Rica, Ga., three bass, 13, $444
9th: Jerry Armstrong, Shelbyville, Tenn., five bass, 12-9, $395
10th: Greg Gilley, Orange Beach, Ala., five bass, 12, $345

The next BFL Choo Choo Division tournament is scheduled for March 19 on Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Ala. After the fifth Choo Choo Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, S.C. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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