Tindell, Galpin bass champions

Published 6:42 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Leesburg team of Robert Tindell and Scott Gatlin pulled in a five-fish limit weighing 19.58 pounds Saturday on Lake Seminole to win the $2,000 first prize in the sixth annual YMCA Sammy Gray Memorial Bass Tournament.

The 21 teams in the field consisted of two anglers each.

The tournament, sponsored by the Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA, is held each year in honor and memory of Sammy Gray, a very successful businessman at Pepsi Cola and an avid fisherman and strong supporter of the YMCA.

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It benefits the partners with youth fund which allows the YMCA to provide financial assistance to deserving youth and families who wish to participate in YMCA programs.

Tindell and Gatllin reported catching their fish both on top water lures and flipping in the Chattahoochee River portion of the lake.

After weighing in at Big Jim’s at Reynolds Landing, they reported catching nine fish overall, requiring them to cull the two smallest. Five were caught before 9 a.m.

David Howell and Micky Roach of Quincy, Fla., took the $750 second prize with a five-fish limit weighing 18.27 pounds. They also had the lunker of the day which tipped the scales at 5.34 pounds and earned them an additional $360.

Steve Stewart of Donalsonville and Johnny Creel of Jakin won the $350 third prize with a five fish limit weighing 15.74 pounds.