WHAT: Boater Nicky McNeely of Natchitoches, La., caught a two-day total of nine bass weighing 26 pounds, 0 ounces Oct. 1-2 to win $4,604 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus as well as a $1,000 Mercury bonus in the Walmart BFL Cowboy Division tournament on the Red River. McNeely used a swim jig and Chug Bug to catch his bass.

WHO: The remaining top 10 anglers:

2nd: Michael Brewton, Nacogdoches, Texas, 10 bass, 24-10, $2,302

3rd: Chad Wiley, Pineville, La., 10 bass, 21-9, $1,536

4th: Jeremy Guidry, Opelousas, La., 10 bass, 21-3, $1,074 + $1,000 Evinrude bonus

5th: Matthew Armand, Hessmer, La., eight bass, 21-0, $921

6th: Paul Cobb, Montgomery, La., nine bass, 20-0, $844

7th: Charles Dubroc, Hessmer, La., 10 bass, 19-10, $767

8th: Richard Cunningham, Ragley, La., 10 bass, 19-7, $691

9th: Ronnie Buquet, Houma, La., 10 bass, 19-7, $614

10th: Jason Harper, Montgomery, Texas, 10 bass, 19-3, $537

WHAT: Tazz Ferrell of McKinney, Texas, caught a two-day total of nine bass weighing 17 pounds, 8 ounces Oct. 1-2 to win $2,302 in the Co-angler Division. Ferrell caught his bass by fishing jetties with a wacky rigged Senko.

WHO: The remaining top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Derrel Doyal, Anacoco, La., nine bass, 15-1, $1,151

3rd: David Kayda, Crosby, Texas, five bass, 12-11, $767

4th: Chase Dugas, Lafayette, La., eight bass, 11-7, $537

5th: William Wallace, Katy, Texas, seven bass, 10-5, $460

6th: John Semken, Tyler, Texas, seven bass, 9-8, $422

7th: Daniel Brock, Anna, Texas, five bass, 9-6, $384

8th: Gregg Ives, Spring,Texas, six bass, 9-6, $345

9th: Herman Herzog, Florien, La., six bass, 9-4, $307

10th: James Waller, Cypress, Texas, seven bass, 9-0, $269

NOTES: The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark. 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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