Oxford’s Mark McCaig won a professional bass fishing tournament on Neely Henry Lake on Saturday, earning a prize of $12,155.
The official name of the tournament, which was hosted by the city of Gadsden, is the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Presented by T-H Marine on Neely Henry Lake Presented by Southern Petroleum Services. It was the fourth event of the season for the BFL Bama Presented by Mystik Lubricants Division.
“I fish Neely Henry 10 to 12 times a year in different tournaments,” the 52-year-old McCaig said, according to a news release. “I know the lake pretty well and only fished in practice one morning to see what things looked like.
“I started the tournament out in the grass and caught one that I weighed in,” McCaig added. “I realized the fish weren’t off the river anymore, so I started flipping a jig on the…