Andre Dickneite of Freeburg, Mo., and Brian Thompson of Springfield, Mo., both weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to tie for first at the Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division event on Table Rock Lake. Dickneite and Thompson both earned $3,262.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
3rd: Aaron Martin, Kimberling City, Mo., four bass, 22-10, $1,451
4th: Wes Endicott, Joplin, Mo., five bass, 22-5, $1,015
5th: Mike Fann, Ozark, Mo., five bass, 19-11, $870
6th: Lance Williams, Billings, Mo., five bass, 19-10, $798
7th: Rick Johnston, Webb City, Mo., five bass, 17-13, $725 + Evinrude Bonus: $300
8th: James Watson, Waynesville, Mo., five bass, 17-5, $653
9th: Nalon Jones, Marshfield, Mo., five bass, 16-14, $580
10th: Richard Mathews Jr., Lees Summit, Mo., five bass, 16-12, $508 + Evinrude Bonus: $300
Tommy Lowery of O’Fallon, Mo., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win $2,175 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Duane Hanzlik, Eldon, Mo., four bass, 17-3, $1,088
3rd: Seth Holder, Centerton, Ark., five bass, 14-7, $726
4th: Dewey Larson, Fayetteville, Ark., five bass, 14-0, $507
5th: Dennis Spell, Bonne Terre, Mo., five bass, 13-2, $435
6th: Joe Waggoner, Carthage, Mo., four bass, 12-13, $399
7th: Craig Rose, Olathe, Kan., five bass, 11-14, $363
8th: Josh Spencer, Saint Charles, Mo., five bass, 10-8, $326
9th: Tim Hemmer, High Ridge, Mo., two bass, 9-15, $290
10th: Andrew Guilliams, Springfield, Mo., four bass, 9-5, $254
The next BFL Ozark Division tournament is scheduled for April 6 on Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Mo. After the last 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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