Kotal Wins BFL on Lake Russell

Jerry Kotal of Elberton, Ga., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday, March 27, 2010 to win $4,763 in the FLW BFL Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Russell. Kotal was trying to chase the wind fishing on secondary points using spinnerbaits to land his sack.

The remaining top 10 anglers were:

2nd: James Edwards, Greenville, S.C., five bass, 15-12, $2,381
3rd: A.C. Campbell, Mineral Springs, Pa., five bass, 14-10, $1,585
4th: Daniel Roberts, Flowery Branch, Ga., five bass, 14-6, $1,111
5th: Mike Winchester, Bryson City, N.C., five bass, 13-10, $953
6th: Cason Nickles, Due West, S.C., five bass, 13-4, $833
6th: Danny Whaley, Due West, S.C., four bass, 13-4, $833
8th: Brian Latimer, Belton, S.C., five bass, 12-7, $714
9th: Jayme Rampey, Liberty, S.C., five bass, 12-6, $635
10th: Brandon Cobb, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 11-14, $528
10th: Craig Johnson, Martinez, Ga., five bass, 11-14, $528

Dickson Adams of Flowery Branch, Ga., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday, March 27, 2010 to win $2,381 in the FLW BFL Savannah River Co-angler Division on Lake Russell. Adams was fishing shallow water south in front of the dam using jerkbaits and shaky heads to bring in his limit.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Mike Harris, Fairview, N.C., five bass, 11-7, $1,191
3rd: Daniel Surett, Greenville, S.C., five bass, 11-3, $791
4th: Zach Hyder, Landrum, S.C., five bass, 10-9, $556
5th: Johnny Hancox, West Union, S.C., five bass, 10-5, $476
6th: Glenn Browning, Jr., Canton, N.C., four bass, 9-14, $437
7th: Dennis Blackwell, Lyman, S.C., five bass, 9-12, $397
8th: Chase Stewart, Seneca, S.C., five bass, 9-11, $357
9th: Chris Threlkeld, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 9-9, $318
10th: Vince Smith, Westminster, S.C., five bass, 9-8, $278

The next BFL Savannah River Division tournament is scheduled for May 8, at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, S.C. After the fifth Savannah River Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at Clarks Hill Lake in Appling, Ga., on Sept. 25-26, for a chance to win a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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