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Tindells win bass tournament

The father and son team of Rick and Robert Tindell of Leesburg pulled in a five-fish limit weighing 26.93 pounds on a rainy Lake Seminole Sunday to win the $2,000 first prize in the 38th annual Bainbridge Bass Club Memorial Day Weekend Buddy Bass Tournament.

The Tindells, who outfitted a 36-boat field, reported catching their fish various times of the day on gigs in the Spring Creek area of the lake.

“We had to cull several fish,” Robert said. “We probably caught 10 or 11 fish all day.”

John Ross of Tallahassee, Fla., and Keith Taylor of Monticello, Fla., took second with a five-fish limit weighing 23.72 pounds. They earned a check for $1,048.

Capturing third place and earning a check for $577.86 with a five-fish limit weighing 22.41 pounds was the Quincy, Fla., team of Gilbert and Ken Brown.

The father and son team of Hunter Neel and Sean Neel of Chattahoochee, Fla., took fourth, earning a check for $342, with a five-fish limit weighing 22.12 pounds.

Hunter, who is just 11 years old, caught the lunker of the tournament, which tipped the scales at 7.07 pounds earning him a check for $360. He reported catching the big prize around noon on a raddle trap in the Flint River area of the lake.

Fifth place and a check for $171.23 went to the Bainbridge team of Dennis Weaver and Kell Boycott with a five-fish limit weighing 20.94 pounds.