Charles Dubroc of Hessmer, La., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division event on Toledo Bend Reservoir. For his victory, Dubroc earned $6,163.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Shannon Wingate, Deridder, La., five bass, 18-10, $2,082
3rd: Jim Tutt, Longview, Texas, five bass, 18-5, $1,387 + Evinrude Bonus: $300
4th: Randy Deaver, Blanchard, La., five bass, 17-12, $971
5th: Christopher Barclay, Cypress, Texas, five bass, 17-9, $833
6th: Martin Mayo, Anacoco, La., five bass, 16-8, $763
7th: Jeremy Guidry, Opelousas, La., five bass, 15-11, $694 + Evinrude Bonus: $300
8th: Chris McCall, Brookeland, Texas, five bass, 15-9, $625
9th: James Dunn, Lecompte, La., five bass, 15-7, $520
9th: Brett Sellers, Denham Springs, La., five bass, 15-7, $520
Doron Pardo of Monroe, La., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win $2,082 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Michael Vestal, Carrollton, Texas, five bass, 14-11, $1,041
3rd: Kirk Williams, Stonewall, La., four bass, 13-6, $692
4th: Eddie Lindley, Ulm, Ark., five bass, 13-3, $486
5th: Michael Cooley, Woodville, Texas, five bass, 12-10, $399
5th: Daniel Pierce, La Porte, Texas, four bass, 12-10, $399
7th: John Semken, Tyler, Texas, five bass, 12-5, $347
8th: John Tillman, Leesville, La., five bass, 12-3, $312
9th: Joe Marino, Bryan, Texas, five bass, 12-0, $278
10th: Sammy Strong, Orange, Texas, five bass, 11-11, $243
The next BFL Cowboy Division tournament is scheduled for March 23 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas. After the final divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 17-19 Regional Championship on Lake Texoma in Pottsboro, Texas. 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. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27–29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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