KENNEY WINS FLW BFL BULLDOG DIVISION EVENT ON LAKE LANIER

KENNEY WINS FLW BFL BULLDOG DIVISION EVENT ON LAKE LANIER

KENNEY WINS FLW BFL BULLDOG DIVISION EVENT ON LAKE LANIER

by February 29, 2016

Byron Kenney of Griffon, GA weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Lanier presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Kenney took home $4,763.
Kenney said he started his day by running south to target bass in ditches that were 8- to 30-feet deep. He said he used a shad-colored Fish Head Spin and was able to get three spotted bass in the boat fairly quickly.

“The fish I caught were mostly from water that I had never been in before,” said Kenney, who earned his third career win in FLW competition. “They just happened to be in the type of structure that I was targeting and it worked out.”

Kenney said he fished the ditches for about an hour, then moved to shallower water and focused on wood and docks using a Citrus Shad-colored Strike King KVD HC Square Bill Silent Crankbait. He said he caught his fourth fish – a 5-pounder – near a lay-down.
“It was so deep in there that I have no idea how I caught it,” said Kenney. “I was very fortunate that I didn’t lose it when I was pulling up.”
The Georgia angler said he then went nearly five hours without a bite before catching his fifth and final keeper at 2:45 p.m. on a custom jig near some rock.
“After the day I had, I didn’t think I would have enough weight to win,” said Kenney. “I was quite surprised when I ended up on top. I guess it was meant to be.”
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Byron Kenney, Griffin, Ga., five bass, 16-7, $4,763
2nd: Brad Stalnaker, Milledgeville, Ga., five bass, 15-9, $2,381
3rd: Karey Dickerson, Dahlonega, Ga., five bass, 14-3, $1,585
4th: John Christopher, Watkinsville, Ga., five bass, 13-6, $1,111
5th: Phil Sanders, Hoschton, Ga., five bass, 13-5, $953
6th: William Rogers, Hiram, Ga., five bass, 12-12, $873
7th: Todd Goade, Suwanee, Ga., four bass, 12-9, $1,094
8th: Josh Maddox, Gainesville, Ga., five bass, 12-6, $674
8th: Pat Wallace, Lizella, Ga., five bass, 12-6, $674
10th: Tony Couch, Buckhead, Ga., five bass, 12-4, $505
10th: Rodger Beaver, Dawson, Ga., five bass, 12-4, $505
10th: Brad Wiley, Alto, Ga., five bass, 12-4, $505

Phil Johnson of Cumming, Georgia, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $710.
Ronald Harris of Jefferson, Georgia, weighed in five bass totaling 15 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to earn $2,381 and win the co-angler division.
Rega caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 4 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $355.

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