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Gainesville angler wins BFL tournament

By Staff
APPLING - David Nichol of Gainesville weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 23 pounds, 15 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division Super Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake. For his victory, Nichol earned $5,504.

"It's a very good feeling to win," said Nichol. "I feel very blessed. There are so many good fisherman in the Savannah River division."

Nichol said he caught his fish on a 1/2-ounce green pumpkin-colored jig with a green pumpkin-colored Zoom Speed Craw. Another angler from Gainesville and one each from Pendergrass, Cornelia and Elberton also finished in the top 10. The top co-anglers included fishermen from Cumming and Cleveland.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Mike Bouknight, Greenwood, S.C., 10 bass, 23-5, $2,752 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
3rd: Trent Gober, Pendergrass, 10 bass, 23-2, $1,835
4th: Trad Whaley, Abbeville, S.C., nine bass, 21-0, $1,284
5th: Thomas Thomas, Harlem, Ga., eight bass, 20-14, $1,101
6th: Eric Jeter, Asheville, N.C., 10 bass, 20-12, $1,009
7th: Rick Steckelberg, Gainesville, 10 bass, 20-9, $917
8th: Adam Rice, Anderson, S.C., nine bass, 20-0, $826
9th: Daryl McClellon, Cornelia, 10 bass, 19-6, $734
10th: Jeremy Strong, Elberton, 10 bass, 19-0, $642 + $300 Evinrude Bonus

Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.

Renee Price of Seneca, S.C., weighed in a two-day total of seven bass weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces Sunday to win $2,752 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Thomas Moore, Simpsonville, S.C., nine bass, 16-5, $1,376
3rd: James Akins, Cumming, seven bass, 14-1, $918
4th: Dean Mullett, Marietta, Ga., seven bass, 12-15, $642
5th: Neal Watson, Martin, Ga., five bass, 10-15, $550
6th: Bob Brown, Seneca, S.C., seven bass, 10-4, $505
7th: Michael Smith, Piedmont, S.C., five bass, 9-10, $459
8th: Tim Whitaker, Fairview, N.C., six bass, 8-15, $413
9th: Charles Parker, Cleveland, five bass, 8-13, $367
10th: Jeff Rikard, Leesville, S.C., three bass, 8-9, $321

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 10-12 Regional Championship on Lake Lanier. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing
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