Local bass angler Buddy Gross found some magic in Florida last week and placed fifth in the FLW Tour event at Harris Chain (of Lakes).
The LFO graduate and Chickamauga resident hauled in his limit of 20 fish and weighted in 69 pounds, 15 ounces and collected a check for $19,000.
Chris Johnston from Peterborough in Ontario, Canada was first at 79-6, followed by another Ontario resident, Jeff Gustafson (77-0). John Hunter of Shelbyville, Ky. was third (75-13) and Glenn Browne of Ocala, Fla. was fourth (75-13).
Gross won an FLW Tour event in Alabama in May 2016, netting a cool $100,000.