Jerry Williams of Conway, Ark., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 23 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division super tournament on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark., on Sunday. For his victory, Williams earned $6,465.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Kevin Hartman, Greenbrier, Ark., 10 bass, 21-4, $2,233
3rd: Mark Ladd, Greenwood, Ark., 10 bass, 19-10, $1,488
4th: Greg Carpenter, Royal, Ark., 10 bass, 19-1, $1,042
5th: Adam Wright, Benton, Ark., 10 bass, 18-8, $893
6th: Dennis Bean, Hot Springs, Ark., 10 bass, 18-4, $819
7th: Chris Darby, Mount Ida, Ark., 10 bass, 17-0, $744
8th: Keith Green, Arkadelphia, Ark., 10 bass, 16-11, $670
9th: Derek Sandlin, Mount Ida, Ark., 10 bass, 16-7, $595
10th: Spencer Shuffield, Bismarck, Ark., 10 bass, 16-6, $521
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Kevin Hopkins of Poyen, Ark., weighed in 10 bass totaling 17 pounds, 6 ounces Sunday to win $2,233 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Stan Cullipher, Malvern, Ark., seven bass, 15-1, $1,116
3rd: Keeton Blaylock, Benton, Ark., 10 bass, 13-15, $744
4th: Jonathan Starkey, Conway, Ark., 10 bass, 13-13, $521
5th: John McCullar, Benton, Ark., eight bass, 12-10, $447
6th: Ricky Duncan, Cabot, Ark., nine bass, 12-1, $409
7th: Michael Gross, Gurdon, Ark., nine bass, 12-0, $372
8th: Evan Barnes, Casa, Ark., seven bass, 11-4, $335
9th: Pete Clark, Malvern, Ark., nine bass, 11-1, $298
10th: Brian Choate, Conway, Ark., seven bass, 10-10, $260
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 18-20 Regional Championship on the Red River in Natchitoches, La. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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