Stracner wins Lake Guntersville

FLW Bass Fishing League

Josh Stracner of Vandiver, Ala., caught a 10-bass total weighing 31 pounds even Oct. 2-3 to win $4,604 in the BFL Bama Division Super Tournament on Lake Guntersville.

The remaining top 10 anglers:

2nd: Harry Barton, Sterrett, Ala., 10 bass, 27-14, $2,302
3rd: Jason Nixon, Wetumpka, Ala., 10 bass, 27-11, $1,536
4th: Barry Wilson, Birmingham, Ala., 10 bass, 26-3, $1,074
5th: K. Kurosaka, Columbiana, Ala., 10 bass, 25-5, $921
6th: Blake Parker, Harpersville, Ala., 10 bass, 24-15, $844
7th: Keith Buterbaugh, Douglasville, Ga., seven bass, 23-11, $1,767 ($1,000 Evinrude bonus)
8th: Johnny Belyeu, Gadsden, Ala., 10 bass, 22-14, $691
9th: Euvaughn Dukes, Rainsville, Ala., seven bass, 19-13, $614
10th: Brian Randall, Lake View, Ala., eight bass, 19-6, $537

Freddy Rutkowski of Brookwood, Ala., caught a seven-bass total weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces Oct. 2-3 to win $2,302 in the Co-angler Division.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Hulan Mattox, Alexander City, Ala., seven bass, 14-5, $1,151
3rd: Danny Hartsell, Hoover, Ala., five bass, 11-12, $767
4th: Randy Gardner, Wetumpka, Ala., five bass, 11-3, $537
5th: Matthew Nixon, Wetumpka, Ala., four bass, 10-12, $460
6th: Daniel Segers, Wetumpka, Ala., four bass, 10-1, $422
7th: John Drew Jr., North Las Vegas, Nev., three bass, 9-5, $384
8th: Emmanuel Cabrera, Columbus, Ga., four bass, 8-10, $345
9th: Michael Wright, Covington, Ga., four bass, 7-7, $307
10th: C. Tim Cody, Benton, Tenn., three bass, 7-6, $269

The next BFL Bama Division tournament, the Regional Championship, is scheduled for Oct. 21-23 on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from the Bama, Bulldog, Gator and Savannah River Divisions have qualified for the Regional Championship, where the top six boaters and top six co-anglers will advance to the BFL All-American.

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