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JONES WINS WALMART BASS FISHING LEAGUE CHOO CHOO DIVISION FINALE ON LAKE GUNTERSVILLE

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Bradley Jones of Aragon, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds even Sunday to win the Choo Choo Division Super Tournament on Lake Guntersville with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 42 pounds, 12 ounces. Jones earned a $6,574 check for his win. (FLW)
JONES WINS WALMART BASS FISHING LEAGUE CHOO CHOO DIVISION FINALE ON LAKE GUNTERSVILLE
                                                                                          
Quaintance wins co-angler title
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (Sept. 28, 2015) – Bradley Jones of Aragon, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds even Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Super Tournament on Lake Guntersville with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 42 pounds, 12 ounces. For his victory, Jones earned $6,574.
“I entered this event with the goal of catching enough fish to get me into the BFL regional tournament,” said Jones of his third win in FLW competition. “After a strong practice, I knew where I needed to be and I got to work.
On Saturday morning I caught a 5- and 3½-pounder,” continued Jones. “Then the bite slowed, so I moved to another area that I’d found in practice – a 200-yard stretch of bank. I ended up catching six keepers.”
Jones said he caught a few keepers on a black Spro Poppin’ Frog and also flipped a Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver with a 1-ounce weight when he wanted to slow down his pace.
“I caught a 5-pounder within the first 30 minutes of competition on Sunday,” said Jones. “It was a great way to get things moving. I nabbed four more keepers throughout the day to seal the deal. It was a great tournament.”
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st:          Bradley Jones, Aragon, Ga., 10 bass, 42-12, $6,574
2nd:         Scott Towry, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., 10 bass, 41-8, $3,287
3rd:          Curtis Merriman, Cullman, Ala., 10 bass, 39-0, $2,193
4th:          Michael  Stevens Jr., Fayetteville, Tenn., 10 bass, 36-14, $1,534
5th:          Jeff Cannon, Douglasville, Ga., nine bass, 36-9, $1,315
6th:          Jackie Flack, Cullman, Ala., 10 bass, 36-3, $1,205
7th:          Scott Wright, Carbon Hill, Ala., nine bass, 33-8, $1,096
8th:          Alex Davis, Albertville, Ala., 10 bass, 33-0, $986
9th:          Damien Willis, Jacksonville, Ala., 10 bass, 32-7, $877
10th:        Tim Wilson, Gas City, Ind., 10 bass, 31-7, $767
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Curtis Jordan of Ringgold, Georgia, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division Friday. The fish weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $930.
Chris Quaintance of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, won the co-angler division and $3,175 with a two-day total of nine bass weighing 23 pounds, 15 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st:          Chris Quaintance, Muscle Shoals, Ala., nine bass, 23-15, $3,175
2nd:         Jack Morris, New Hope, Ala., seven bass, 23-12, $1,587
3rd:          Todd McBride, Huntsville, Ala., seven bass, 21-0, $1,059
4th:          Jesse Craver, Centreville, Ala., eight bass, 19-1, $741
5th:          Chase Fleeman, Saint Joseph, Tenn., six bass, 18-15, $635
6th:          Lee Graves, Southside, Ala., seven bass, 17-8, $582
7th:          Rodney Treadaway, Decatur, Ala., seven bass, 17-6, $529
8th:          Jerry Armstrong, Shelbyville, Tenn., seven bass, 16-5, $476
9th:          Ben Waldrop, Hiram, Ga., six bass, 16-1, $423
10th:        Johnny Sanson, Winchester, Tenn.,  six bass, 16-0, $370
Price Puryear of Dalton, Georgia, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $442.
The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings now qualify for the Oct. 22-24 Regional Championship on Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden, Alabama. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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 50 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 – the Walmart BFL All-American. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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