Weekend Angler Wins BFL Tournament

Boater Tim Jones of North Augusta, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 5 ounces March 12 to win $7,089 in the BFL Savannah River Division tournament on Clarks Hill Lake.


The remaining top-10 boaters from the event included:

2nd: Rick Steckelberg, Gainesville, Ga., five bass, 17-11, $2,545
3rd: Bobby Stanfill, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 17-2, $1,698
4th: Sammy Landrum, Appling, Ga., five bass, 16-8, $1,187
5th: Keith Williamson, Lincolnton, Ga., four bass, 14-13, $2,018*
6th: Kim Carver, Milledgeville, Ga., five bass, 14-4, $933
7th: Brandon Cobb, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 14-2, $848
8th: Jason Burroughs, Hodges, S.C., five bass, 13-10, $763
9th: Travis Garrett, Toccoa, Ga., five bass, 13-7, $679
10th: Brian Latimer, Belton, S.C., five bass, 13-6, $594
*Includes $1,000 Evirude bonus

Rikard snares co-angler title

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Jeff Rikard
FLW

Jeff Rikard of Leesville, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 1 ounce March 12 to win $2,545 in the Co-angler Division.


The remaining top-10 co-anglers from the event included:

2nd: David Browning, Anderson, S.C., five bass, 13-14, $1,272
3rd: Brian Mchone, Laurens, S.C., five bass, 10-14, $849
4th: Frank Tinsley, Brevard, N.C. five bass, 9-13, $594
5th: Michael Smith, Piedmont, S.C., three bass, 9-10, $509
6th: Tommy Milligan, Seneca, S.C., five bass, 9-7, $466
7th: Bob Brown, Westminster, S.C., five bass, 9-5, $424
8th: Benjamin Little, Laurens, S.C., five bass, 9-3, $382
9th: George Myers, Duluth, Ga., four bass, 9-2, $339
10th: David Clark, Moore, S.C., five bass, 9-0, $270
10th: Lee Polatty, Abbeville, S.C., five bass, 9-0, $270
10th: Drew Williams, Clemson, S.C., five bass, 9-0, $270

The next BFL Savannah River Division tournament is scheduled for April 2 on Lake Russell in Elberton, Ga. After the fifth Savannah River Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 20-22 Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Chattanooga, Tenn. 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 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.


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