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Fisher Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division Event On Lake Lanier

Glenn wins co-angler title

by: Jody White, Communications Specialist, FLW Outdoors

Pat Fisher of Colbert, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Lanier. For his victory, Fisher earned $4,729.
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(Apr. 15, 2014 - GAINESVILLE, GA.)

Fisher, a former Walmart FLW Tour pro, reported catching the entirety of his impressive creel on beds in the midsection of Lanier.

"I think I culled five times," said Fisher. "They were in the backs of creeks where the bank transitioned from steep to flat. We just had three inches of rain and it pushed the fish back a bit.

"There was a lot of pollen on the water that made it difficult to see the fish," explained Fisher. "Some of the other competitors seemed to be overlooking the fish I was catching.

"I had no clue I had what I had. I thought I had around 20 pounds," said Fisher. "When they get that big it?s hard to start putting them together. It turned out I had an 8-pounder that I thought was around 6-pounds."

Fisher said that he rotated through a variety of baits, but caught his three biggest bass on a white-colored Zoom Super Hog.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Paul Marks Cumming, Ga. five bass 21-3 $2,364
3rd: Trent Gober Pendergrass, Ga. five bass 20-13 $1,576
4th: Kip Carter Loganville, Ga. five bass 17-4 $1,103
5th: Rick Steckelberg Eastanollee, Ga. five bass 16-7 $946
6th: Scott Hayes Newnan, Ga. five bass, 15-15 $867
7th: Rusty Evans Roswell, Ga. five bass 15-4 $788
8th: Buster Slocumb Juliette, Ga. five bass 15-2 $709
9th: Seth Kirkland Cumming, Ga. five bass 14-15 $631
10th: Jesse Millsaps Jasper, Ga.

March Glenn of Decatur, Ga., weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win $2,364 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: John Watwood Winder, Ga. five bass 14-10 $1,182
3rd: Charlie Dick Conyers, Ga. five bass 11-11 $788
4th: Michael Wilde Macon, Ga. five bass 11-4 $552
5th: Jason Wiley Soperton, Ga. four bass 10-14 $473
6th: Justin Paulus Atlanta, Ga. five bass 10-10 $433
7th: Wayne Hancock Cumming, Ga. five bass 10-9 $394
8th: Tyler Morgan Columbus, Ga. five bass 10-8 $355
9th: Robert Fleming McDonough, Ga. five bass 10-3 $315
10th: Nicholas Leno Chicago, Ill. five bass 9-15 $276

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 2-4 Regional Championship on the St. John?s River in Palatka, Fla. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, 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 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 - the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2014 BFL All-American is being held June 5-7 on Wilson Lake in Florence, Ala. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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