Brandon Lee of Ratcliff, Ark., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Dardanelle. For his victory, Lee earned $3,889.
Brandon Lee of Ratcliff, Ark., won the Feb. 22 Arkie Division event on Lake Dardanelle with a limit weighing 24 pounds, 15 ounces. For his efforts, Lee was awarded nearly $4,000 in tournament winnings.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Dylan Hays, Fort Smith, Ark., five bass, 22-7, $1,944
3rd: Leland Nixon, Bee Branch, Ark., five bass, 21-3, $1,297 + Evinrude Bonus
4th: Jerry Williams, Conway, Ark., four bass, 18-14, $907
5th: Mike Brower, Texarkana, Texas, five bass, 18-10, $778
6th: Dustin Huggins, Russellville, Ark., five bass, 17-10, $713
7th: Spencer Grace, Russellville, Ark., five bass, 17-03, $648
8th: Cody Kemp, Donaldson, Ark., five bass, 16-0, $551
8th: Von Kinsley, Clarksville, Ark., five bass, 16-0, $551
10th: Evan Barnes, Hot Springs, Ark., five bass, 15-13, $431
10th: Russell Carothers, Sheridan, Ark., five bass, 15-13, $431
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Tommy Rigsby of Lonsdale, Ark., weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $1,944 in the co-angler division.
Co-angler Tommy Rigsby of Lonsdale, Ark., won the Feb. 22 Arkie Division event on Lake Dardanelle with his 17-pound, 15-ounce limit. Rigsby walked away with nearly $2,000 in prize money for his victory.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Patrick Harwell, Cabot, Ark., four bass, 17-12, $972
3rd: Bruce Thompson, Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 16-15, $649
4rd: Pete Clark, Malvern, Ark., five bass, 16-7, $454
5th: Jared Allen, Morrilton, Ark., five bass, 14-14, $389
6th: Robert Bartoszek, Conway, Ark., five bass, 14-8, $356
7th: Mike Webster, Atkins, Ark., five bass, 14-6, $324
8th: Rocky Parker, Kyle, Texas, two bass, 8-0, $349
9th: Kevin Clark, Malvern, Ark., five bass, 11-10, $259
10th: Shad Reeves, Drasco, Ark., five bass, 11-7, $227
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 16-18 Regional Championship on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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 2014 BFL All-American is being held June 5-7 on Wilson Lake in Florence, Ala. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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