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Griffin's Byron Kenney wins regional FLW Bass Fishing League event on Lake Lanier
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Griffin’s Bryron Kenney won with a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 7 ounces in the FLW Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division tournament Saturday on Lake Lanier.

Kenney said he started his day by running south to target bass in ditches that were 8-30 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.”

Dahlonega’s Karey Dickerson placed third with a total of 14-3. Josh Maddox, of Gainesville, was tied for eighth at 12-6.

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 five-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.”

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