Wright Wins Bass Fishing League (BFL) Match on Neely Henry Lake

GADSDEN, Ala. (May well six, 2019) – Boater Scott Wright of Carbon Hill, Alabama, received the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division match on Neely Henry Lake Saturday with 5 bass weighing 18 lbs ., 14 ounces. Wright gained $three,313 for his working day on the h2o.


“I ran downriver and produced a pair of rapid stops just before heading to an location in Canoe Creek. I’d caught them there with a swimjig in follow,” reported Wright, who gained his to start with gain in FLW opposition. “I figured the h2o must’ve dropped some due to the fact the grass line I was fishing experienced scum up on major. I started out throwing a frog, and by eight a.m. I was culling – it was on hearth.


“Around nine:30 [a.m.], the frog chunk slowed down, so I started out throwing a weightless eco-friendly-pumpkin [Yamamoto Custom Baits] Senko in five to eight ft of h2o outdoors the identical grass line and caught quite a few far more fish. Every single fish I weighed, however, finished up coming from the frog.”


Wright reported he employed a white H2O XPRESS™ Hollow-Overall body Poppin’ Frog to capture his fish.


“I started out doing the job my way back again to verify-in all over one:30 [p.m.], but experienced one particular location I needed to prevent at,” reported Wright. “It was a tiny patch of grass in a pocket about a mile downriver from where by we took off, and with 10 minutes remaining to fish, I caught my most important fish of the working day.”


Wright went on to say that it was possible the way he labored his frog that experienced the most important influence on his gain.


“I believe the way I was doing the job did far more to enable me than the bait by itself – I have under no circumstances fished a frog that way,” reported Wright. “I’d jerk it after or 2 times, and then allow it sit totally for about 10 or 20 seconds. It was a procedure I learned in the course of a pause to get a bottle of h2o from my cooler. I under no circumstances obtained a chunk transferring the frog – it experienced to be sitting down lifeless continue to.”


The major 10 boaters completed the match in:

               onest:          Scott Wright, Carbon Hill, Ala., 5 bass, 18-14, $three,313

               twond:         Trey Gamble, Helena, Ala., 5 bass, 18-, $one,557

               threerd:          Casey O’Donnell, Guntersville, Ala., 5 bass, 17-eight, $one,137

               fourth:          Dax Ewart, Humboldt, Tenn., 5 bass, 16-nine, $726

               fiveth:          Daniel Whitaker, Phil Campbell, Ala., 5 bass, 16-eight, $623

               sixth:          Scott Towry, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., 5 bass, 15-10, $571

               seventh:          Thomas Helton, Charleston, Tenn., 5 bass, 15-seven, $769

               eightth:          Kenneth Grover, Decatur, Ala., 5 bass, 15-four, $467

               nineth:          Andy Kilgore, Kingston, Ga., 5 bass, 15-one, $415

               10th:        Greg Lamb, Birchwood, Tenn., 5 bass, 15-, $363


John Polly of Nauvoo, Alabama, caught a five-pound, 11-ounce bass – the heaviest of the occasion in the Boater Division – and gained the day’s Boater Significant Bass award of $365. Mike Youthful of Suwanee, Ga, received the Co-angler Division and $one,589 Saturday right after catching 5 bass weighing 15 lbs ., nine ounces.


The major 10 co-anglers have been:

               onest:          Mike Youthful, Suwanee, Ga., 5 bass, 15-nine, $one,589

               twond:         Tom Bowker, Terre Haute, Ind., 5 bass, 13-two, $794

               threerd:          Keith Youngblood, Guntersville, Ala., 5 bass, 12-12, $497

               fourth:          Kyron Jones, Gardendale, Ala., 5 bass, 12-eight, $347

               fiveth:          Jerry Cornwell, Cleveland, Tenn., 4 bass, 12-two, $298

               sixth:          Mark Whitten, Scottsboro, Ala., 5 bass, 12-, $273

               seventh:          Bryant Davis, Madison, Ala., 5 bass, 11-13, $418

               eightth:          David Haraway, Decatur, Ala., 5 bass, 11-eight, $223

               nineth:          Robby Griffith, Ashville, Ala., 5 bass, 11-six, $198

               10th:        Larry McNeil, Huntsville, Ala., 5 bass, 11-four, $165

               10th:        Randall Kramer, Sign Mountain, Tenn., 5 bass, 11-four, $165

Davis caught the heaviest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at four lbs ., nine ounces. The capture gained him the day’s Co-angler Significant Bass award of $170.

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