published Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Brindle, Moore Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament winners on Guntersville

Billy Brindle of Calhoun, Ga., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament last Saturday on Lake Guntersville with a five-fish limit totaling 29 pounds, 15 ounces, and Dalton's Jody Moore was the top co-angler with 27-3.

Brindle earned $6,000 for edging runner-up Jonathan Henry of Grant, Ala., by one ounce in the boater category. One of Brindle's was the tournament's "big fish" -- a 9-10 largemouth.

"The bass were suspending over the deeper hydrilla," Brindle said in an FLW Outdoors release. "I was fishing in 8 to 12 feet of water, but the fish were suspending 4 or 5 feet deep. These fish were post-spawn and definitely a little beat up."

Bryan Gregory of Fort Payne was fifth among the boaters with 23-8, and Ray Elmore of Calhoun was ninth with 22-1.

Moore got $2,000 for his co-angler triumph. Cliff Broadrick of Tullahoma was sixth with 19-9, Scottsboro's Waymon Maples was eighth with 18-5 and Calhoun's Jamie Mills was 10th with 17-7.

• Taylor Bolton and Parker Bacon of the UTC bass anglers club will be part of FLW College Fishing's Southeastern Conference Invitational Tournament on another Alabama lake, Wheeler, May 11-12.

Baylor School graduate Will Stansell will be in one of Tennessee Tech's three boats, and Dalton resident Tanner Parker will be on one of Georgia Southern's two teams.

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