WHAT: Boater Jason Counsil of Casselberry, Fla., caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 35 pounds, 8 ounces Oct. 1-2 to win $5,831 in the Walmart BFL Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee. Counsil fished in the Kissimme River and used a Carolina rig and topwater baits to catch his bass.
WHO: The remaining top 10 anglers:
2nd: Robert Crosnoe, Inverness, Fla., 10 bass, 32-4, $2,915
3rd: Thadeus Ragan, Miami, Fla., 10 bass, 32-2, $1,945
4th: Jeff McMillan, Belle Glade, Fla., 10 bass, 30-14, $1,361
5th: Don Demott, Boca Raton, Fla., 10 bass, 30-3, $1,166
6th: Bobby Adams, Okeechobee, Fla., eight bass, 30-0, $1,069
7th: Joseph Kremer, Osteen, Fla., 10 bass, 29-12, $972
8th: Angie Douthit, Okeechobee, Fla., 10 bass, 26-5, $875
9th: Allan Cagle, Deltona, Fla., 10 bass, 26-3, $777
10th: Norris Newhouse, Okeechobee, Fla., 10 bass, 23-14, $680
WHAT: Michael Clements of Cocoa, Fla., caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 22 pounds, 8 ounces Oct. 1-2 to win $2,916 in the Co-angler Division. Clements used a Yo-Zuri Rattl’n Vibes and 3D Minnows to catch his bass.
2nd: Robert Wood, Jupiter, Fla., 10 bass, 21-5, $1,458
3rd: Ryan Eckman, Clewiston, Fla., 10 bass, 21-2, $971
4th: Tommy Robinson, Lakeland, Fla., 10 bass, 18-7, $680
5th: Greg Hervey, Cape Coral, Fla., five bass, 18-2, $583
6th: Ron Buck, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., seven bass, 16-14, $535
7th: Kevin Guynn, Ocala, Fla., six bass, 16-14, $486
8th: David Simpson Jr., Ocoee, Fla., 10 bass, 16-12, $437
9th: Scott Crisafulli, Miramar, Fla., six bass, 16-11, $389
10th: Ernie Johnson, Okeechobee, Fla., eight bass, 16-1, $340
NOTES: The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Seneca, S.C. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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