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Kevin VanDam likes Coleslaw Spinnerbaits

As a Michigan native, Kevin VanDam grew up throwing a lot of spinnerbaits featuring painted blades for smallmouth. Some of the willowleaf blades were painted chartreuse, others were painted white, and when burned at a high retrieve speeds, smallies often crushed them in the typically clearer waters of the Great Lakes region.

But it was a trip south to Table Rock Lake, MO, for a media gathering in the late 1990s, where VanDam first discovered painted white blades paired with a unique skirt color named for a side dish he always thought was reserved only for fried fish.

“Stacey King is my buddy and a legendary pro, and he was the first one to show me this blade and skirt color they call “Coleslaw” that’s fairly popular with serious anglers around the Ozark reservoirs like Table Rock and Bull Shoals,” reflects the 7-time Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Champion.

Sure enough, while the skirt is primarily white like creamy mayonnaise covered cabbage, it has just a few strands of orange to look like the carrots that make the popular side dish complete. And while you’ll not find any chartreuse in a great dish of your momma’s slaw, there’s even a very slight hint of that too.

“It looks like skirt color you might use in dirty water. But to me it always performs best in really clear, or barely stained, water on a cloudy or rainy day with about a 15 mph wind blowing,” says VanDam.

“Those painted white blades and that peculiar skirt color, make an awesome silhouette, and while a plain white skirt under painted white blades might get the job done – “Coleslaw” sounds way better – and it dang sure taste better too – even to the bass,” he adds with a grin.

Kevin’s Coleslaw Equipment: VanDam uses at least a ½ ounce, and often times a heavy ¾ ounce, Strike King spinnerbait to create a larger profile like a big gizzard shad. He always ties it to a 20-pound fluorocarbon line on a large spooled Quantum Smoke HD reel for optimum casting distance. He favors at least a 6.6:1 gear ratio on the reel, and uses a Quantum 7’ 4” heavy action TourKVD rod to handle the heavier lure.

Kevin’s Favorite Meal Consisting of Coleslaw: “Oh hands down, it has to be deep fried yellow perch anywhere around the Great Lakes. That’s a staple dinner where I’m from, especially on Friday nights. And if you’re feeling just a little adventurous, you can even put your slaw on top of the fried perch on a fish sandwich and eat it that way – it doesn’t get any better than that,” smiles VanDam.

Tennessee’s Powell Wins Costa FLW Series Central Division Opener on Table Rock Lake

BRANSON, Mo. (April 21, 2018) – Pro Hensley Powell of Whitwell, Tennessee, brought a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on Table Rock Lake presented by Lowrance. Powell’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 40 pounds, 12 ounces, was enough top the 197-boat field and take the first place prize of $49,700.

Powell spent the majority of the event fishing the backs of pockets on the White River. He said he used an umbrella rig with White Ice-colored Zoom Swimmin’ Super Fluke Jr. soft jerkbaits to work through 30 to 35 pockets a day, catching smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass in the process.

“I threw an umbrella rig the entire tournament and a Strike King jerkbait maybe a dozen or so times when I was in clearer water,” said Powell, who notched his first career win in FLW competition. “For me, it was more about where the fish were this week. In practice I figured out that they were in the back third of the pockets, in 8 to 12 feet of water. Even the spotted bass and smallmouth were up there staging to spawn, and that’s where the majority of the largemouth were.”

Powell said he was able to catch plenty fish in each of his areas, but their weight gradually decreased throughout the event.

“I thought this front we had would make the big ones bite again, but it didn’t,” said Powell.

Powell credited his 7-foot, 6-inch heavy-action Cashion rod with being his most beneficial piece of equipment. He said it provided the sensitivity he needed to feel the bites.

“I could feel the largemouth as they were about to bite the bait and I was able to keep it with them. I could feel them come up behind it and push it. When they did that, I would speed it up a little bit, slow down and then they’d eat it.”

The top 10 pros on Table Rock Lake finished:

1st:          Hensley Powell, Whitwell, Tenn., 15 bass, 40-12, $49,700

2nd:         Mike McClelland, Bentonville, Ark., 14 bass, 39-4, $19,500

3rd:          Jeremy Lawyer, Sarcoxie, Mo., 15 bass, 39-1, $14,000

4th:          Stacey King, Reeds Spring, Mo., 15 bass, 38-15, $12,000

5th:          Derek Jenkel, Pinckneyville, Ill., 14 bass, 35-2, $11,100

6th:          Kevin Meeks, Smyrna, Tenn., 13 bass, 34-9, $9,000

7th:          Keith Amerson, Bethel Springs, Tenn., 13 bass, 34-8, $7,800

8th:          Graden Hansen, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 12 bass, 33-3, $7,100

9th:          Todd Castledine, Nacogdoches, Texas, 12 bass, 30-13, $5,800

10th:        Cody Hahner, Wausau, Wis., 10 bass, 28-0, $4,400

A complete list of results will be posted at FLWFishing.com.

Hansen weighed a 7-pound, 3-ounce bass Friday – the biggest of the tournament in the Pro Division. For his catch, Hansen earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $300.

Chad Allison of Carl Junction, Missouri, won the Co-angler Division and a Ranger Z175 with a 90-horsepower outboard motor. Allison earned his win with a three-day cumulative catch of 14 bass weighing 39 pounds, 10 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers on Table Rock Lake finished:

1st:          Chad Allison, Carl Junction, Mo., 14 bass, 39-10, $28,200

2nd:         Cullen Baxter, Columbia, Mo., 15 bass, 35-1, $6,050

3rd:          Robbie Bartoszek, Hampshire, Tenn., 13 bass, 32-0, $4,800

4th:          Dewey Larson, Fayetteville, Ark., 14 bass, 31-8, $3,900

5th:          Matthew Justice, Fair Play, S.C., 12 bass, 29-10, $3,400

6th:          Bryan Tracy, St. Peters, Mo., 12 bass, 29-0, $2,900

7th:          Jeffrey Smith, Concordia, Mo., 12 bass, 27-15, $2,400

8th:          Jason Sandidge, Centerton, Ark., 12 bass, 27-1, $1,950

9th:          Eric Nance, Washington, Mo., 12 bass, 25-14, $1,580

10th:        Gerald Andrews, Benton, Ky., 10 bass, 23-4, $1,330

John Fuller of Salem, Arkansas, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the Co-angler Division Friday, a fish weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces that earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $200.

The Costa FLW Series on Table Rock Lake presented by Lowrance was hosted by ExploreBranson.com. It was the first of three Costa FLW Series Central Division tournaments of the 2018 regular season. The next Costa FLW Series tournament will be a Western Division event, held May 10-12 on Clear Lake in Lakeport, California, and is presented by Evinrude. For a complete schedule, visit FLWFishing.com.

The Costa FLW Series consists of five U.S. divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western – along with the International division. Each U.S. division consists of three regular-season tournaments with competitors vying for valuable points that could earn them the opportunity to compete in the season-ending Costa FLW Series Championship. The 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship is being held Nov. 1-3 on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama, and is hosted by the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Costa FLW Series on FLW’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Snapchat.

About FLW

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2018 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct 286 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Snapchat.

Horne Stays On Top At Bassmaster Central Open On The Arkansas River

Harvey Horne of Bella Vista, Ark., maintains the lead on the second day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open No. 2 held on the Arkansas River out of Muskogee, Okla., with a two-day total weight of 33 pounds, 15 ounces.

                                                                                                           Photo by Thomas Allen/B.A.S.S.

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — When Harvey Horne received a text message Thursday evening notifying him he would be paired with co-angler Jeff Wallace of West Monroe, La., he knew Friday was going to be a good day at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Arkansas River.

“We have known each other since kindergarten,” Horne said. “We played football and baseball and other stuff together.”

Horne said he and Wallace “kind of lost touch” when they grew older, and Friday was the first time they had ever fished together. The day went well for Horne, as he caught a 17-pound, 7-ounce limit to retain first place in the pro division with a two-day mark of 33-15.

“We absolutely had a ball,” said Horne, who resides in Bella Vista, Ark. “We got to have fun today and from what I have been hearing, a lot of people aren’t having fun. On a day like today when you go have fun catching some great fish and hanging out with a great person like him, it’s a good time.”

The part-time bait shop employee stuck to the game plan that produced a 16-8 limit Thursday. “I went to the same areas and Jeff caught his limit pretty quick,” said Horne, who completed his limit around 10 a.m. “There are still more fish in the area and more are coming to me, so that is what I am looking forward to tomorrow.”

Horne noticed there were fewer boats in his area Friday. “I am in really good shape as far as that goes,” he said. “I just have to stick with it and catch five big ones tomorrow.”

After two days of sunshine and wind, wet weather is predicted for Saturday’s final round — and Horne said he is unsure how the weather will affect one of his spots. But he has another area he believes should be “pretty solid” because it is protected from the wind and the water is “different” than anywhere else he has fished. He would not divulge how the water was different.

Justin Margraves of Diana, Texas, moved into second place in the pro division with 31-5 by catching an 18-2 limit Friday. The 35-year-old Lake Fork guide also noticed more bass are moving into his area to spawn.

“I went to the exact same areas and fished the exact same baits as yesterday, but happened to get a couple of better bites today,” he said.

Margraves said he is running about 80 miles round-trip each day. “I am fortunate I’ve only got a couple of guys around me, and I am fishing a big area,” he said.

David Gillham of Heath, Texas, is in third place in the pro division with 30-9, followed by Dustin Reneau, of Mckinney, Texas with 29-13 and Derek Hudnall of Baton Rouge, La, with 29-11.

Texas angler Joe Lee caught a three-bass limit weighing to 7-6 to take over the lead in the co-angler division with a two-day total of 17-7. The 54-year-old industrial water purification salesman has been fishing a favorite technique both days. “I love flipping and we flipped a lot the last two days,” he said. “That is how I caught most of my fish.”

Hudnall has taken over the lead in the pro division for the Phoenix Boats Big Bass Award with a 6-3 largemouth. The leader in the co-angler division is Colton Wood of Panhandle, Texas, with a 5-9 largemouth.

The Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event. Saturday’s launch will be held at Three Forks Harbor at 5201 Three Forks Road. The weigh-in will move to the Bass Pro Shops, 101 Bass Pro Drive, in Broken Arrow and will begin at 3:30 p.m. CT.

2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series Title Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops

2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series Platinum Sponsor: Toyota

2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series Premier Sponsors: Yamaha, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Huk, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats

2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series Supporting Sponsors: T-H Marine, Carhartt, Livingston Lures, Lowrance, Phoenix Boats

About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), radio show (Bassmaster Radio), social media programs and events. For 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation presented by Magellan Outdoors, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.

2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open Arkansas River 4/19-4/21
Arkansas River, Muskogee  OK.
(BOATER) Standings Day 2

Angler                   Hometown              No./lbs-oz  Pts   Total $$$

1.  Harvey Horne           Bella Vista, AR         10  33-15  200
Day 1: 5   16-08     Day 2: 5   17-07
2.  Justin Margraves       Diana, TX                9  31-05  199
Day 1: 4   13-03     Day 2: 5   18-02
3.  David Gillham          Heath, TX               10  30-09  198
Day 1: 5   14-09     Day 2: 5   16-00
4.  Dustin Reneau          Mckinney, TX            10  29-13  197
Day 1: 5   15-12     Day 2: 5   14-01
5.  Derek Hudnall          Baton Rouge, LA         10  29-11  196
Day 1: 5   12-10     Day 2: 5   17-01
6.  Drew Benton            Panama City, FL         10  28-15  195
Day 1: 5   12-03     Day 2: 5   16-12
7.  Greg Vance             Dubuque, IA             10  28-00  194
Day 1: 5   15-11     Day 2: 5   12-05
8.  Benjamin Blaschke      Muldrow, OK             10  27-14  193
Day 1: 5   13-08     Day 2: 5   14-06
9.  Justin Lucas           Guntersville, AL        10  27-12  192
Day 1: 5   14-06     Day 2: 5   13-06
10. Tyler Rivet            Raceland, LA            10  27-03  191
Day 1: 5   13-02     Day 2: 5   14-01
11. Brandon Lee            Ratcliff, AR            10  26-14  190
Day 1: 5   15-00     Day 2: 5   11-14
12. Frank Talley           Temple, TX              10  26-10  189
Day 1: 5   12-10     Day 2: 5   14-00
13. Dale Hightower         Mannford, OK            10  26-07  188   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   14-02     Day 2: 5   12-05
14. Kevin Short            Mayflower, AR           10  26-04  187   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   14-00     Day 2: 5   12-04
15. Logan Latuso           Gonzales, LA            10  26-04  186   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   12-11     Day 2: 5   13-09
16. Ken Iyobe              Tokoname-Shi JAPAN      10  25-15  185   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   12-15     Day 2: 5   13-00
17. Quentin Cappo          Prairieville, LA         9  25-11  184   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   14-02     Day 2: 4   11-09
18. Dan Love               Pearl, MS               10  25-08  183   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   11-15     Day 2: 5   13-09
19. Eric Gilchrist         Plaquemine, LA           9  25-06  182   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   15-15     Day 2: 4   09-07
20. Caleb Sumrall          New Iberia, LA          10  25-04  181   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   12-13     Day 2: 5   12-07
21. Chris Jones            Bokoshe, OK             10  24-11  180   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   13-03     Day 2: 5   11-08
22. Brad Whatley           Bivins, TX              10  24-10  179   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   12-04     Day 2: 5   12-06
23. Zack Birge             Blanchard, OK           10  24-08  178   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   14-04     Day 2: 5   10-04
24. Yusuke Miyazaki        Forney, TX               9  24-08  177   $2,103.00
Day 1: 4   11-07     Day 2: 5   13-01
25. Mark Goines            Shady Point, OK         10  24-05  176   $2,103.00
Day 1: 5   11-00     Day 2: 5   13-05
26. Stephen Mitchell       Jonesville, LA          10  24-05  175   $1,813.00
Day 1: 5   13-00     Day 2: 5   11-05
27. Gary Clouse            LaVergne, TN            10  23-15  174   $1,813.00
Day 1: 5   12-04     Day 2: 5   11-11
28. Darrell Newman         Bruceville, TX           9  23-12  173   $1,813.00
Day 1: 5   12-06     Day 2: 4   11-06
29. Keith Poche            Pike Road, AL            9  23-09  172   $1,813.00
Day 1: 4   08-15     Day 2: 5   14-10
30. Greg Yates             Oak Point, TX           10  23-08  171   $1,813.00
Day 1: 5   12-03     Day 2: 5   11-05
31. Mark Rose              West Memphis, AR        10  23-01  170   $1,523.00
Day 1: 5   12-11     Day 2: 5   10-06
32. Lee Livesay            Longview, TX             7  22-09  169   $1,523.00
Day 1: 5   15-06     Day 2: 2   07-03
33. Jeff Cloud             Lubbock, TX              9  22-01  168   $1,523.00
Day 1: 5   11-04     Day 2: 4   10-13
34. Walter Andries         Coweta, OK              10  21-12  167   $1,523.00
Day 1: 5   09-15     Day 2: 5   11-13
35. Chris Hart             Franklin, TN             9  21-12  166   $1,523.00
Day 1: 5   11-12     Day 2: 4   10-00
36. Kylie Sparks           Denham Spgs, LA          8  21-12  165   $1,305.00
Day 1: 3   10-10     Day 2: 5   11-02
37.  Toby Hartsell         Afton, OK                9  21-11  164   $1,305.00
Day 1: 5   10-06     Day 2: 4   11-05
38. Sam George             Athens, AL               9  21-09  163   $1,305.00
Day 1: 4   07-10     Day 2: 5   13-15
39. Matt Herren            Ashville, AL            10  21-05  162   $1,305.00
Day 1: 5   10-08     Day 2: 5   10-13
40. Nathan Martin          Sheffield, AL            7  21-04  161   $1,305.00
Day 1: 5   14-10     Day 2: 2   06-10
41. Dustin Laber           Greeley, CO             10  21-03  160
Day 1: 5   10-05     Day 2: 5   10-14
42. Theron Caldwell        Colleyville, TX          9  20-15  159
Day 1: 5   11-09     Day 2: 4   09-06
43. Todd Murray            Prarrieville, LA         9  20-14  158
Day 1: 4   09-05     Day 2: 5   11-09
44. Dean Silvester         Boonah Queensland AUSTR  7  20-11  157
Day 1: 5   14-10     Day 2: 2   06-01
45. Blake Betz             Baton Rouge, LA         10  20-05  156
Day 1: 5   10-11     Day 2: 5   09-10
46. Fred Roumbanis         Russellville, AR         7  20-02  155
Day 1: 5   11-13     Day 2: 2   08-05
47. Billy Smith Sr         Willis, TX               7  20-00  154
Day 1: 5   16-01     Day 2: 2   03-15
48. Dewayne French         Mammoth Spring, AR      10  19-14  153
Day 1: 5   09-08     Day 2: 5   10-06
49. Justin Atkins          Florence, AL             7  19-10  152
Day 1: 2   04-06     Day 2: 5   15-04
50. Luke Palmer            Coalgate, OK             9  19-10  151
Day 1: 5   10-04     Day 2: 4   09-06
51. Joey Nania             Cropwell, AL             7  19-08  150
Day 1: 5   15-05     Day 2: 2   04-03
52. Lance Rose             Pipe Creek, TX           6  18-15  149
Day 1: 3   09-08     Day 2: 3   09-07
53. Lucas Ragusa           Gonzales, LA             8  18-14  148
Day 1: 5   11-07     Day 2: 3   07-07
54. Joel Mayfield          Perkinston, MS           7  18-13  147
Day 1: 2   05-07     Day 2: 5   13-06
55. Drew Cook              Midway, FL               5  18-10  146
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 5   18-10
56. Kenta Kimura           Osaka JAPAN              7  18-08  145
Day 1: 2   05-07     Day 2: 5   13-01
57. Tommy Durham           Whitney, TX              8  18-07  144
Day 1: 5   12-01     Day 2: 3   06-06
58. Drew Sloan             Scurry, TX               8  18-07  143
Day 1: 5   11-05     Day 2: 3   07-02
59. Cliff Crochet          Pierre Part, LA          7  18-05  142
Day 1: 4   08-07     Day 2: 3   09-14
60. Brock Mosley           Collinsville, MS         7  18-03  141
Day 1: 2   04-07     Day 2: 5   13-12
61. Dustin Connell         Clanton, AL              7  17-15  140
Day 1: 4   09-07     Day 2: 3   08-08
62. Yoshikazu Sato         Tokyo JAPAN              7  17-14  139
Day 1: 5   12-12     Day 2: 2   05-02
63. Patrick Walters        Ladson, SC               7  17-12  138
Day 1: 5   12-05     Day 2: 2   05-07
64. Jim Dillard            West Monroe, LA          7  17-12  137
Day 1: 5   12-02     Day 2: 2   05-10
65. Charlie Hartley        Grove City, OH           8  17-05  136
Day 1: 4   07-07     Day 2: 4   09-14
66. Larry Puckett          Decatur, TX              8  17-01  135
Day 1: 5   09-00     Day 2: 3   08-01
67. Tommy Martin           Hemphill, TX             8  16-14  134
Day 1: 5   10-12     Day 2: 3   06-02
68. Randall Tharp          Port St. Joe, FL         6  16-12  133
Day 1: 4   10-06     Day 2: 2   06-06
69. Brian Potter           Claremore, OK            7  16-09  132
Day 1: 2   03-10     Day 2: 5   12-15
70. Steve Sennikoff        Edgewood, TX             6  15-15  131
Day 1: 3   06-06     Day 2: 3   09-09
71. Patrick Starnes        San Antonio, TX          8  15-15  130
Day 1: 4   07-03     Day 2: 4   08-12
72. Billy Billeaud         Lafayette, LA            6  15-14  129
Day 1: 3   07-13     Day 2: 3   08-01
73. Bryant Adam            Madison, MS              6  15-13  128
Day 1: 5   13-13     Day 2: 1   02-00
74. Ernie Stumpf III       Frisco, TX               6  15-13  127
Day 1: 3   07-12     Day 2: 3   08-01
75. Tom Jessop             Dalhart, TX              6  15-11  126
Day 1: 4   11-07     Day 2: 2   04-04
76. William Walker         Jena, LA                 6  15-07  125
Day 1: 3   06-09     Day 2: 3   08-14
77. Matthew Loetscher      Many, LA                 6  15-02  124
Day 1: 1   03-07     Day 2: 5   11-11
78. Denny Fiedler          Minnetonka, MN           6  14-15  123
Day 1: 1   02-10     Day 2: 5   12-05
79. Seiji Kato             Outsu Shiga JAPAN        8  14-15  122
Day 1: 4   08-00     Day 2: 4   06-15
80. Brent Bonadona         Port Allen, LA           6  14-03  121
Day 1: 4   09-11     Day 2: 2   04-08
81. Dylan Connell          Marion, IL               6  14-01  120
Day 1: 4   10-02     Day 2: 2   03-15
82. Terry Peacock          Royse City, TX           7  14-01  119
Day 1: 2   05-00     Day 2: 5   09-01
83. Taylor Ramey           Hattiesburg, MS          5  13-14  118
Day 1: 3   07-03     Day 2: 2   06-11
84. Clark Reehm            Elm Groove, LA           6  13-13  117
Day 1: 1   02-03     Day 2: 5   11-10
85. Michael Fazende        Lafitte, LA              6  13-13  116
Day 1: 2   04-05     Day 2: 4   09-08
86. Mark Hicks             Glouster, OH             5  13-08  115
Day 1: 4   11-02     Day 2: 1   02-06
87. Lonnie Mesar           Sanger, TX               6  13-06  114
Day 1: 4   09-06     Day 2: 2   04-00
88. T-Roy Broussard        Port Arthur, TX          6  13-00  113
Day 1: 5   09-13     Day 2: 1   03-03
89. Chance Woodard         Paris, TX                6  12-09  112
Day 1: 2   03-08     Day 2: 4   09-01
90. Homer Humphreys Jr.    Minden, LA               5  12-08  111
Day 1: 4   10-07     Day 2: 1   02-01
91. Marty Giddens          Cropwell, AL             5  12-07  110
Day 1: 5   12-07     Day 2: 0   00-00
92. Brent Breznik          Borger, TX               5  12-03  109
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 5   12-03
93. David Drinkard         Sour Lake, TX            5  12-01  108
Day 1: 3   05-06     Day 2: 2   06-11
94. Bo Keith III           Haughton, LA             5  12-00  107
Day 1: 1   02-03     Day 2: 4   09-13
95. Garrett Rose           Pipecreek, TX            4  11-12  106
Day 1: 3   09-09     Day 2: 1   02-03
96. Darold Gleason         Many, LA                 6  11-06  105
Day 1: 3   06-07     Day 2: 3   04-15
97. Chad Wiley             Pineville, LA            5  11-05  104
Day 1: 5   11-05     Day 2: 0   00-00
98. Stephen Browning       Hot Springs, AR          6  11-05  103
Day 1: 1   01-14     Day 2: 5   09-07
99. Troy Orourke           Natchitoches, LA         5  11-04  102
Day 1: 4   08-03     Day 2: 1   03-01
100. Mike Pharr             Shreveport, LA           4  11-01  101
Day 1: 4   11-01     Day 2: 0   00-00
101. Jacob Foutz            Charleston, TN           4  10-07  100
Day 1: 2   04-10     Day 2: 2   05-13
102. Andy Ortega            Odessa, TX               4  10-06   99
Day 1: 3   06-10     Day 2: 1   03-12
103. Dustin Wrona           Tulsa, OK                4  10-05   98
Day 1: 3   07-10     Day 2: 1   02-11
104. RJ Chandler Jr.        Vinton, LA               3  10-00   97
Day 1: 2   07-13     Day 2: 1   02-03
105. Winston Michel         Pierre Part, LA          4  09-13   96
Day 1: 1   03-03     Day 2: 3   06-10
106. Bert Worrell Jr        Longview, TX             4  09-10   95
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 4   09-10
107. Skylar Hamilton        Dandridge, TN            4  09-10   94
Day 1: 1   03-13     Day 2: 3   05-13
108. Jay Brainard           Enid, OK                 4  09-00   93
Day 1: 2   05-09     Day 2: 2   03-07
109. Mike Lirette           Monroe, LA               4  08-15   92
Day 1: 3   06-10     Day 2: 1   02-05
110. Allan Nail             Sand Springs, OK         4  08-14   91
Day 1: 1   01-14     Day 2: 3   07-00
111. Marshall Hughes        Hemphill, TX             4  08-12   90
Day 1: 4   08-12     Day 2: 0   00-00
112. Gerald Spohrer         Gonzales, LA             3  08-11   89
Day 1: 3   08-11     Day 2: 0   00-00
113. Hunter Denmark         Saraland, AL             4  08-06   88
Day 1: 1   01-15     Day 2: 3   06-07
114. Spike Stoker           Stephenville, TX         4  08-03   87
Day 1: 4   08-03     Day 2: 0   00-00
115. Jimmy Charbonnet       St.Amant, LA             3  08-02   86
Day 1: 3   08-02     Day 2: 0   00-00
116. Bryan Finch            Belton, TX               3  08-01   85
Day 1: 3   08-01     Day 2: 0   00-00
117. Junior Pearce Jr       Florence, MS             3  08-00   84
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   08-00
118. Teb Jones              Hattiesburg, MS          4  07-12   83
Day 1: 3   05-12     Day 2: 1   02-00
119. Matthew Delaney        Pollock, LA              4  07-11   82
Day 1: 1   01-15     Day 2: 3   05-12
120. Doug Vahrenberg        Higginsville, MO         3  07-11   81
Day 1: 1   02-06     Day 2: 2   05-05
121. Tyler Carriere         Youngsville, LA          4  07-10   80
Day 1: 3   05-03     Day 2: 1   02-07
122. Caleb Stark            Brusly, LA               3  07-00   79
Day 1: 3   07-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
123. Trait Zaldain          Fort Worth, TX           4  06-12   78
Day 1: 2   03-03     Day 2: 2   03-09
124. Grant Galloway         Houlka, MS               3  06-08   77
Day 1: 2   04-03     Day 2: 1   02-05
125. Jerod Hawkes           Eagle Pass, TX           3  06-03   76
Day 1: 2   04-07     Day 2: 1   01-12
126. Jason Christy          Scottsdale, AZ           2  05-15   75
Day 1: 1   02-02     Day 2: 1   03-13
127. Vernon Silver          Boutte, LA               3  05-12   74
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   05-12
127. Bruce Whitmire         Channelview, TX          3  05-12   74
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   05-12
129. Mike Brown             Vidor, TX                3  05-04   72
Day 1: 1   01-10     Day 2: 2   03-10
130. Cody Ryan Greaney      Manchaca, TX             5  04-14   71
Day 1: 2   00-00     Day 2: 3   04-14
131. Keith Surber           Longview, TX             2  04-14   70
Day 1: 2   04-14     Day 2: 0   00-00
132. Jimmy Greer Jr         Dry Prong, LA            2  04-12   69
Day 1: 1   01-11     Day 2: 1   03-01
133. Alexander Wilson Sr    Elmore, AL               2  04-01   68
Day 1: 2   04-01     Day 2: 0   00-00
134. Jed Holt               Livingston, TX           2  03-13   67
Day 1: 1   02-05     Day 2: 1   01-08
135. Audie Prewitt Jr       Benton, AR               2  03-10   66
Day 1: 2   03-10     Day 2: 0   00-00
136. Ron Wells              Claremore, OK            2  03-06   65
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   03-06
137. Bill McNutt            Henry, IL                1  02-02   64
Day 1: 1   02-02     Day 2: 0   00-00
138. Erik Lane              San Antonio, TX          1  02-01   63
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   02-01
139. Terry Luedtke          Burton, TX               1  02-00   62
Day 1: 1   02-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
140. Rick Shannon           Woodlawn, TN             1  01-15   61
Day 1: 1   01-15     Day 2: 0   00-00
141. Brett Preuett          Monroe, LA               1  01-13   60
Day 1: 1   01-13     Day 2: 0   00-00
142. Kendall Newson         Decatur, GA              0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
142. Eddie Norris           Mannford, OK             0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
142. Duane Pittman          Prairieville, LA         0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
142. Samuel Tolley          Butler, IN               0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
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Totals
Day   #Limits    #Fish      Weight
1        56       476      1172-15
2        48       428      1083-14
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104       904      2256-13

2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open Arkansas River 4/19-4/21
Arkansas River, Muskogee  OK.
(NON_BOATER) Standings Day 2

Angler                   Hometown              No./lbs-oz  Pts   Total $$$

1.  Joe Lee                Midlothian, TX           6  17-07  200
Day 1: 3   10-01     Day 2: 3   07-06
2.  Alex Heintze           Denham Springs, LA       5  16-04  199
Day 1: 3   11-04     Day 2: 2   05-00
3.  Clayton Coppin         Muskogee, OK             6  15-14  198
Day 1: 3   09-07     Day 2: 3   06-07
4.  Chandler Stewart       Waco, TX                 6  15-13  197
Day 1: 3   08-10     Day 2: 3   07-03
5.  Steve Byrd             Coalgate, OK             6  15-08  196
Day 1: 3   07-05     Day 2: 3   08-03
6.  David Gibson           Red Oak, TX              5  15-03  195
Day 1: 2   05-08     Day 2: 3   09-11
7.  John Goul              Philadelphia, MS         6  14-11  194
Day 1: 3   07-12     Day 2: 3   06-15
8.  Steven Denmark         Malcolm, AL              5  14-07  193
Day 1: 3   08-03     Day 2: 2   06-04
9.  Caleb Black            Mcalester, OK            6  13-15  192
Day 1: 3   06-15     Day 2: 3   07-00
10. Justin Leet            Bartlett, TN             4  13-01  191
Day 1: 3   10-14     Day 2: 1   02-03
11. Calvin Bogan           Livingston, TX           5  12-10  190
Day 1: 3   06-14     Day 2: 2   05-12
12. Troy Enmeier           Enid, OK                 6  12-07  189
Day 1: 3   05-07     Day 2: 3   07-00
13. John Sturdivant        Obion, TN                5  12-06  188   $1,015.00
Day 1: 3   08-09     Day 2: 2   03-13
14. Jeff Wallace           West Monroe, LA          5  12-05  187     $906.00
Day 1: 2   04-02     Day 2: 3   08-03
15. Walter Tucker          Osceola, MO              3  12-02  186     $798.00
Day 1: 3   12-02     Day 2: 0   00-00
16. Daniel Corkern         Florence, MS             5  12-00  185     $725.00
Day 1: 2   04-12     Day 2: 3   07-04
17. Brett Walker           Pleasant Valley, MO      4  11-12  184     $580.00
Day 1: 1   03-14     Day 2: 3   07-14
18. Jason Mckinney         Bokoshe, OK              5  11-08  183     $508.00
Day 1: 2   04-14     Day 2: 3   06-10
19. Scott Brown            Lucedale, MS             4  11-07  182     $508.00
Day 1: 3   07-11     Day 2: 1   03-12
20. Albert Hudson          Austin, TX               6  11-07  181     $435.00
Day 1: 3   06-06     Day 2: 3   05-01
21. Vernon Cooksey         Bossier City, LA         5  11-06  180     $362.00
Day 1: 2   03-11     Day 2: 3   07-11
22. Dakota Sparks          Denham Springs, LA       5  11-04  179     $362.00
Day 1: 2   03-11     Day 2: 3   07-09
23. Charles Poland         Denham Springs, LA       5  11-04  178     $362.00
Day 1: 2   04-00     Day 2: 3   07-04
24. John Roberson          Shreveport, LA           4  11-01  177     $362.00
Day 1: 1   03-06     Day 2: 3   07-11
25. Nate Mccartney         Claremore, OK            5  11-01  176     $362.00
Day 1: 3   07-04     Day 2: 2   03-13
26. Jack Evans             Bucklin, KS              4  10-12  175     $362.00
Day 1: 3   08-08     Day 2: 1   02-04
27. Colton Wood            Panhandle, TX            4  10-11  174     $362.00
Day 1: 1   05-09     Day 2: 3   05-02
28. Josh Walls             Bokoshe, OK              5  10-08  173     $362.00
Day 1: 3   07-03     Day 2: 2   03-05
29. Hugh Rose              Davis, OK                4  10-07  172     $362.00
Day 1: 1   03-08     Day 2: 3   06-15
30. David Keith            Haughton, LA             3  10-03  171     $362.00
Day 1: 2   07-14     Day 2: 1   02-05
31. Noel Allen Jr          Brandon, MS              3  10-01  170     $362.00
Day 1: 3   10-01     Day 2: 0   00-00
32. David Kinney           Ankeny, IA               4  10-01  169     $362.00
Day 1: 2   06-06     Day 2: 2   03-11
33. David Hudkins          Cabot, AR                4  09-14  168     $362.00
Day 1: 3   07-02     Day 2: 1   02-12
34. Stephen Parnell        Brandon, MS              4  09-12  167     $362.00
Day 1: 3   08-00     Day 2: 1   01-12
35. Sawyer Adams           Richmond, KY             4  09-12  166     $362.00
Day 1: 1   02-00     Day 2: 3   07-12
36. John Horton            Collinsville, OK         3  09-12  165     $362.00
Day 1: 1   03-15     Day 2: 2   05-13
37. Brian Murphy           Sulphur, LA              3  09-11  164     $362.00
Day 1: 3   09-11     Day 2: 0   00-00
38. Curtis King            Plaquemine, LA           4  09-08  163     $362.00
Day 1: 2   04-05     Day 2: 2   05-03
39. Mike Ketcher           Bunch, OK                5  09-04  162     $362.00
Day 1: 3   05-08     Day 2: 2   03-12
40. John Milam             Beaumont, TX             4  09-02  161     $362.00
Day 1: 2   05-01     Day 2: 2   04-01
41. Stephen Stewart        Fort Gibson, OK          4  09-01  160
Day 1: 1   01-13     Day 2: 3   07-04
42. Blaine Sparks          Denham Springs, LA       4  08-14  159
Day 1: 1   03-01     Day 2: 3   05-13
43. Danny Stevens          Clanton, AL              4  08-13  158
Day 1: 2   04-01     Day 2: 2   04-12
44. Beau Browning          Hot Springs, AR          4  08-13  157
Day 1: 2   04-02     Day 2: 2   04-11
45. Adam Boyd              Humble, TX               3  08-10  156
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   08-10
45. Jordan Lane            Justin, TX               3  08-10  156
Day 1: 3   08-10     Day 2: 0   00-00
47. Brandon Ward           Muldrow, OK              4  08-09  154
Day 1: 2   03-06     Day 2: 2   05-03
48. Omar Sanchez           Laredo, TX               3  08-07  153
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   08-07
49. Makoto Irie            Irving, TX               3  08-06  152
Day 1: 3   08-06     Day 2: 0   00-00
50. Justin Stone           Hamlin, TX               3  08-06  151
Day 1: 2   06-04     Day 2: 1   02-02
51. Mark Cowart            Kearney, MO              4  08-04  150
Day 1: 3   06-00     Day 2: 1   02-04
52. Drew Mcgrath           Banksia Beach Queenslan  4  08-04  149
Day 1: 1   02-06     Day 2: 3   05-14
53. Jason Baggett          Checotah, OK             3  08-03  148
Day 1: 1   03-01     Day 2: 2   05-02
54. Todd Childs            Waxahachie, TX           3  08-02  147
Day 1: 3   08-02     Day 2: 0   00-00
54. Jeremy Rhodes          Greenwood, AR            3  08-02  147
Day 1: 3   08-02     Day 2: 0   00-00
56. Blake Canella          Plaquemine, LA           3  08-01  145
Day 1: 2   05-15     Day 2: 1   02-02
57. Bo Rhodes              Argyle, TX               3  08-00  144
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   08-00
58. Dwain Vogelpohl        Cambridge, MN            3  07-15  143
Day 1: 3   07-15     Day 2: 0   00-00
59. Brian Penso            Houston, TX              3  07-13  142
Day 1: 3   07-13     Day 2: 0   00-00
60. Leslie Brandenburg     Springfield, MO          5  07-13  141
Day 1: 3   04-06     Day 2: 2   03-07
61. Mark Powers            Platteville, CO          4  07-11  140
Day 1: 3   05-08     Day 2: 1   02-03
62. Ben Blankenbeker       Linn Creek, MO           3  07-10  139
Day 1: 1   03-00     Day 2: 2   04-10
63. Craig Duvall           Denham Springs, LA       3  07-09  138
Day 1: 2   04-07     Day 2: 1   03-02
64. Jerrod Vaught          Mt Pleasant, TX          3  07-08  137
Day 1: 2   05-00     Day 2: 1   02-08
65. Matt Gnoth             Sharon, KS               3  07-04  136
Day 1: 1   01-12     Day 2: 2   05-08
66. John Connell           Marion, IL               2  06-15  135
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   06-15
67. Perry Flowers          Mcalester, OK            3  06-11  134
Day 1: 3   06-11     Day 2: 0   00-00
68. Parker Greer           The Woodlands, TX        3  06-11  133
Day 1: 2   05-01     Day 2: 1   01-10
69. Brian Dickirson        Choctaw, OK              4  06-11  132
Day 1: 3   05-00     Day 2: 1   01-11
70. Bob Burgess            Millington, TN           3  06-11  131
Day 1: 2   03-13     Day 2: 1   02-14
71. Steve Tennison         Lexington, OK            2  06-10  130
Day 1: 1   03-12     Day 2: 1   02-14
72. Bill Black             McAlester, OK            3  06-09  129
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   06-09
72. Steve Hatch            Long Beach, MS           3  06-09  129
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   06-09
72. Rick Parker            Kaufman, TX              3  06-09  129
Day 1: 3   06-09     Day 2: 0   00-00
75. Lonnie Miller          Broken Arrow, OK         3  06-08  126
Day 1: 1   02-04     Day 2: 2   04-04
76. Derek Scholes          Pittsburg, KS            2  06-08  125
Day 1: 1   03-12     Day 2: 1   02-12
77. Joe Nance              Pearland, TX             3  06-07  124
Day 1: 2   03-13     Day 2: 1   02-10
78. Randy Woodard          Paris, TX                2  06-04  123
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   06-04
79. Steven Gilliam         Blanchard, OK            2  06-02  122
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   06-02
80. David Arms             Cache, OK                3  06-00  121
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   06-00
81. William Mcnutt II      Bossier City, LA         3  05-15  120
Day 1: 3   05-15     Day 2: 0   00-00
81. Gregory Shimanek       Keller, TX               3  05-15  120
Day 1: 3   05-15     Day 2: 0   00-00
83. Shigekazu Tateno       Dallas, TX               3  05-06  118
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   05-06
84. Tim Noyes              Broken Arrow, OK         3  05-03  117
Day 1: 2   03-03     Day 2: 1   02-00
85. Todd Drury             Colleyville, TX          2  05-01  116
Day 1: 2   05-01     Day 2: 0   00-00
86. John Hammersmith       Branson, MO              3  04-14  115
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 3   04-14
87. Brent Shimanek         Fort Worth, TX           2  04-13  114
Day 1: 1   02-07     Day 2: 1   02-06
88. Angel Alvarez          Houston, TX              2  04-11  113
Day 1: 2   04-11     Day 2: 0   00-00
89. Jerry Coutee           Montgomery, LA           2  04-06  112
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   04-06
90. Rusty Cappo            Prairieville, LA         1  04-06  111
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   04-06
91. David Booth            Erin, TN                 2  04-04  110
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   04-04
92. Kevin Maxwell          Laneville, TX            2  04-03  109
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   04-03
93. Larry Beauboeuf        Bossier City, LA         2  04-02  108
Day 1: 1   02-05     Day 2: 1   01-13
94. James Simmons          Houma, LA                2  04-01  107
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   04-01
95. Matt Dobson            Edmond, OK               2  04-01  106
Day 1: 1   01-15     Day 2: 1   02-02
96. Scott Bailey           Longview, TX             4  03-15  105
Day 1: 2   00-00     Day 2: 2   03-15
97. Garrett Perkins        Mamou, LA                2  03-15  104
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   03-15
98. Bill Hunter            Murfreesboro, TN         2  03-12  103
Day 1: 2   03-12     Day 2: 0   00-00
99. Bill McCoun            Amarillo, TX             1  03-09  102
Day 1: 1   03-09     Day 2: 0   00-00
100. William Wood           Sylacauga, AL            2  03-08  101
Day 1: 1   01-10     Day 2: 1   01-14
101. Ronald Robbs           Ironton, MO              2  03-07  100
Day 1: 1   02-02     Day 2: 1   01-05
102. Joshua Lane            Wagoner, OK              1  03-05   99
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   03-05
103. Dustin Duvall          Denham Springs, LA       2  03-05   98
Day 1: 1   01-10     Day 2: 1   01-11
104. Brent Homan            Graham, TX               2  03-04   97
Day 1: 2   03-04     Day 2: 0   00-00
104. Danny Mosley           Collinsville, MS         2  03-04   97
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   03-04
106. James Marion           Tulsa, OK                1  03-01   95
Day 1: 1   03-01     Day 2: 0   00-00
107. Cole Lamb              Melbourne, AR            1  02-13   94
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   02-13
108. Dwight Minogue         Keithville, LA           1  02-11   93
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   02-11
108. Zachary Scholes        Frontenac, KS            1  02-11   93
Day 1: 1   02-11     Day 2: 0   00-00
110. David Gilliam          Forest, MS               1  02-09   91
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   02-09
111. Brad Bailey            Saint Louis, MO          1  02-07   90
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   02-07
112. Shane Holden           Deforest, WI             1  02-04   89
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   02-04
112. Alex Parrish           Florence, AL             1  02-04   89
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   02-04
114. Brad Bickle            Muskogee, OK             1  02-03   87
Day 1: 1   02-03     Day 2: 0   00-00
115. Mike Bennett           Mustang, OK              1  02-01   86
Day 1: 1   02-01     Day 2: 0   00-00
115. Fred Ruggles           Alexandria, LA           1  02-01   86
Day 1: 1   02-01     Day 2: 0   00-00
117. Kerry Trent            Dodge City, KS           1  02-00   84
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   02-00
118. Terrel Brown           Wagoner, OK              1  01-15   83
Day 1: 1   01-15     Day 2: 0   00-00
119. Jean Trahan            Lafayette, LA            1  01-14   82
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   01-14
119. Jeff Whitehead         Slaton, TX               1  01-14   82
Day 1: 1   01-14     Day 2: 0   00-00
121. Jeff Hinton            Moss Point, MS           1  01-13   80
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   01-13
122. Cameron Naquin         Gray, LA                 1  01-12   79
Day 1: 1   01-12     Day 2: 0   00-00
123. Rob Brown              Kenner, LA               1  01-09   78
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 1   01-09
124. Ian Madere             Baton Rouge, LA          1  01-08   77
Day 1: 1   01-08     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Joey Bohannon          Rogers, AR               0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Bill Bonner            Wetumpka, AL             0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Shea Breznik           Borger, TX               0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Morris Collins         Kettering, OH            0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Steven Doolittle       Inola, OK                0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Gino Esposito          Sugar Grove, IL          0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Logan Forbess          Nevada, TX               0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Keith Glasby           Ovilla, TX               0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Scott Hill             Saint Louis, MO          0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. David Jameson          Lawton, OK               0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Will Major             Port Allen, LA           0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Matthew Mcardle        Humble, TX               0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Chris Nail             Tulsa, OK                0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Koda Noisey            Vian, OK                 0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Jim Opetaia-Williamson Dunnellon, FL            0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Matthew Owens          Russellville, AR         0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Lonny Peryer           Sparta, MO               0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Brad Rieks             West Des Moines, IA      0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Mike Silagi            Tulsa, OK                0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Dan Thomas Jr          Milton, FL               0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
125. Meghan Tolley          Butler, IN               0  00-00    0
Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00
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Totals
Day   #Limits    #Fish      Weight
1        37       196       487-11
2        31       188       440-06
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68       384       928-01

Adrian College Uses Largemouth To Claim Bassmaster College Series Win

Nick Marsh (right) and Jarrod Layton of Adrian College won the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops on Pickwick Lake out of Florence, Ala., with a three-day total weight of 58 pounds, 11 ounces.

                                                                                                                         Photo by Ronnie Moore/B.A.S.S.

FLORENCE, Ala. — Adrian College’s Nick Marsh and Jarrod Layton rode a wave of shallow largemouth to victory at Pickwick Lake in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops with a three-day total of 58 pounds, 11 ounces.

After catching over 20 pounds on both Thursday and Friday, the duo from Michigan managed 17-8 during Saturday’s final round to notch the victory by a 5-6 margin over West Virginia University’s Nolan Minor and Casey Lanier.

Although they believed their pattern was dying due to the falling water, Marsh and Layton made a slight adjustment and brought in another solid bag of largemouth to sail away with the win.

“We had a few key bites on Friday around cypress trees,” Marsh said. “We knew the water would continue to drop and the fish would completely leave the buckbrush and eventually the cypress trees. We shifted to cypress trees and the middle of the pockets. The water cleared up, and we eventually started seeing big largemouth laying in the mud trying to spawn.”

They used a one-two punch of flipping a jig at isolated cover and throwing a spinnerbait in the gaps as they covered water. Their key bait was a 1/2-ounce black and blue jig with subtle trailers like a Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver. The spinnerbait size was key as Marsh and Layton threw a heavy 3/4-ounce model with a bigger blade than what comes stock.

“A lot of anglers like to throw a lighter spinnerbait when you’re in 2 feet of water or less, but I felt a bigger one would help coax those bigger fish around the trees and brush,” Marsh said. “I changed those blades to bigger sizes, so it would produce more thump and it also allowed me to fish it slower through the cover.”

Each day the Adrian College teammates would catch one big smallmouth at Wilson Dam to help anchor their bag. But that didn’t pan out Saturday as the fishing near the dam was tougher, so they bailed and relied solely on largemouth.

Minor and Lanier steadily moved up each day of competition as they went from 22nd place on Thursday to third on Friday and eventually settled in the runner-up position. They shared water and often saw the winners from Adrian College, but they also found a way to catch smallmouth without competing at the dam.

After three days, their 53-5 three-day total consisted of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass.

“We had two areas very close in proximity,” Minor said. “We would start on a main river current seam and catch our limit in the first two hours and then we would fish shallow cover for largemouth and some spotted bass the rest of the day.”

Their smallmouth area was taken over by spotted bass on Championship Saturday, but they were solid bass. They managed a limit in the first hour but never could upgrade shallow because of heavy boat traffic in the shallow sloughs they had been fishing.

“We fished current seams with a Ned Rig and then flipped shallow bushes with a Texas-rigged Missile Baits D Bomb,” Minor said. “Alabama has treated us great over the first two years of college fishing. Bass act the same for the most part all over the country, but these lakes have some big and beautiful fish.”

The biggest jump on the final day came from Joe McClosky and John Austin-Welch of Bethel University who moved from 19th to third after catching 21-11 on Saturday. They fished deeper than most teams this week hoping to find places that reloaded with fish. They did so and qualified for their first Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops in their first Bassmaster College Series event.

Matthew Cross and Mekiah Jack of Middle Tennessee State University took home the Big Bass Award for catching an 8-2 largemouth on Thursday.

The Top 5 teams also received Abu Garcia Veritas rods and Abu Garcia Revo reels for outlasting the record-setting, 266-boat field.

With the conclusion of the Southern Tour event on Pickwick, there are two remaining Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Tour events left, with the next coming at Cherokee Lake in Tennessee and the finale at Clear Lake in California, both in the month of May.

The Top 38 teams qualified for the National Championship, which is at Lake Tenkiller, Oklahoma, on July 19-21, 2018.

2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Title Sponsor: Carhartt

2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Presenting Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops

2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Platinum Sponsor: Toyota

2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Premier Sponsors: Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha, ABU Garcia, Berkley, Huk, Humminbird

2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Supporting Sponsors: Livingston Lures, Lowrance, Mossy Oak Fishing, Phoenix Boats

About B.A.S.S.
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The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation presented by Magellan Outdoors, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.

Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops

4/19/2018 – 4/21/2018

Pickwick Lake – McFarland Park – Florence, AL

STANDINGS BOATER DAY 3

Name # Fish # Live Lbs – Oz # Fish # Live Lbs-Oz PTS

1 Nick Marsh – Jarrod Layton Adrian College 5 5 17- 8 15 15 58-11 500.00

2 Nolan Minor – Casey Lanier West Virginia University 5 5 14- 9 15 15 53- 5 498.12

3 Joe McClosky – John-Austin Welch Bethel University 5 5 21-11 14 14 52- 9 496.24

4 Thomas Milstead – Jared Turnbloom University of Alabama 4 4 16- 8 14 14 52- 5 494.36

5 Ryan Nevil – Nathan Wood Dallas Baptist University 5 5 17- 0 14 14 51- 5 492.48

6 Matthew Cross – Mekiah Jack Middle Tennessee State University 5 5 13- 9 15 15 49-15 490.60

7 Alex Murray – Trent Manuel McNeese State University 4 4 16-15 13 13 49- 2 488.72

8 Justin Barnes – Adam Carroll University of Montevallo 5 5 17-15 15 15 48- 2 486.84

9 Harbor Lovin – Evan Bramhill Murray State University 5 5 15-10 13 13 47- 0 484.96

10 Kyle Weems – Trent Turner LA Tech 5 5 16- 9 14 14 46-15 483.08

11 Bennett Pierce – Austin Phillips Arkansas Tech University 5 5 16- 6 14 14 46-14 481.20

12 Dillon Harrell – Colby Bryant Sam Houston State University 5 5 15- 6 15 15 46- 1 479.32

13 Blake Albertson – Adam Puckett Murray State University 5 5 18- 1 15 15 45-12 477.44

14 Brian Pahl – John Garrett Bethel University 2 2 4- 9 12 12 45- 9 475.56

15 Cade Reeder – Will Harding Wallace State Hanceville 5 5 13- 6 15 15 45- 2 473.68

16 Nick Montilino – Nick Inzeo Murray State University 3 3 9-11 13 13 44-14 471.80

17 Tyler Craig – Spencer Lambert U. of Louisiana at Monroe 2 2 7-12 12 12 43-11 469.92

18 Wesley Griner – Justin Sisavath University of Georgia 3 3 10-15 13 13 42- 8 468.05

19 Dalton Childers – Blake Spradlin Auburn University 4 4 11-10 13 13 42- 2 466.17

20 Cody Stahl – Reese Kingston SCAD 2 2 9-11 12 12 41- 7 464.29

21 Zeke Gossett – Hayden Bartee Jefferson State 3 3 7-12 13 13 41- 4 484.96

22 Shane Campbell – Ethan Jones McKendree University 5 5 10-14 14 14 41- 0 454.89

23 Conner Fogg – Chandler Fogg Bryan College 2 2 8- 2 12 12 40-14 483.08

24 Parker Humber – Carlos Welch Itawamba Comm College 4 4 8-11 14 14 40- 3 471.80

25 Bradley Dunagan – Nick Ratliff Campbellsville University 3 3 8- 4 12 12 40- 0 475.56

26 Jacob Daily – Andrew Deloney University of Alabama 2 2 5-12 12 12 37- 1 468.05

27 Wilson Smith – Cole Walker Bethel University 2 2 6- 2 12 12 34- 4 449.25

28 Luke Potter – Stephen Thomas Lamar University 1 1 3-14 8 7 32-10 453.01

29 Noah Garnett – Tyler Pendergrass Wallace State Hanceville 2 2 4- 0 10 10 31-10 443.61

30 Miller Spivey – Chandler Sickafoose Wallace State Hanceville 2 2 0- 0 10 10 28- 8 451.13

31 Jordan Hartman – Hunter McKinley Murray State University 0 0 0- 0 10 10 27-15 447.37

32 Taylor Hamburger – Carson Smith Northeastern State University 0 0 0- 0 10 10 27- 7 441.73

33 Nathan Bell – Cole Sands Bryan College 10 10 27- 4 439.85

34 Trevor McKinney – Curtis Lilly McKendree University 8 8 27- 0 437.97

35 Greyson Williams – Ben Stone Lander University 8 8 26-11 436.09

36 Collin Bode – Josh Perrin Sam Houston State University 9 9 26-10 434.21

37 John Moore – Clark Mannas Texas A&M University 9 9 26- 9 432.33

38 Chris Walter – Jacob Gress Indiana University 9 9 26- 7 430.45

39 Jacob Louis – Taylor Schmitt McKendree University 10 10 26- 6 428.57

40 Bates Enmeier – Dexter Flick Oklahoma State University 8 8 26- 5 426.69

41 Rick Couch Jr – John Kaufman U. of Central Florida 10 10 26- 1 424.81

42 Jake Houston – Austin Keith University of Mississippi 10 10 25-15 422.93

43 Evan Owrey – KJ Queen Bethel University 7 7 25-10 421.05

44 Chase Fernandez – Garrett Marler U. of North Alabama 8 8 25- 9 419.17

45 Dalton Price – Jake Lee Bryan College 7 7 25- 6 417.29

46 Case Key – Daniel Murkerson University of Alabama Birmingham 8 8 25- 5 415.41

47 Kyler Chelminiak – Ricky Harris Bethel University 9 9 25- 5 413.53

48 Robert Moody – Matt Fielder Missouri State University 9 9 25- 5 411.65

49 Brennan Soileau – Garrett McDonald LA Tech 8 8 25- 3 409.77

50 Jarred Jones – Devin Mobbs Jacksonville State University 10 10 25- 1 407.89

51 Ryan Winchester – Tyler Black Bethel University 8 8 24-13 406.02

52 Garrett Enders – Bethel University 7 7 24-10 404.14

53 Triston Crowder – Lake Blasingame U. of North Alabama 7 7 24- 9 402.26

54 Ty Cox – Alden Keel Jr Blue Mountain College 7 7 24- 9 400.38

55 Caiden Sinclair – Hunter Gibson University of Alabama 6 6 24- 5 398.50

56 Laura Ann Foshee – Gabriella Gonzalez SCAD 10 10 23-11 396.62

57 Tyler Pennington – Brady Bowden Faulkner University 7 7 23- 9 394.74

58 Patrick Pelt – Logan McEwen Auburn University 10 10 23- 8 392.86

59 Kyle Palmer – Jason Felter Bethel University 10 10 23- 8 390.98

60 Evan Slentz – Colin Slentz Lander University 8 8 23- 6 389.10

61 Will Phillips – Sean Murphy Auburn University 7 7 23- 6 387.22

62 Jack Spreen – Anthony Vintson Auburn University 8 8 22-14 385.34

63 Hunter Whiteley – Tyler Nekolny Kansas State University 6 6 22- 0 383.46

64 Cody Henderson – Will Spencer U. of North Alabama 8 8 21-10 381.58

65 Heath Smith – Isaac Duncan Bethel University 8 8 21- 8 379.70

66 Alex Henderson – John Franko Adrian College 8 8 21- 3 377.82

67 Mike Lowry – Brian Koch Murray State University 9 9 20-15 375.94

68 Sloan Pennington – Hunter McCarty U. of North Alabama 7 7 20-14 374.06

69 Austin Niggli – Andrew Althoff McKendree University 7 7 20- 8 372.18

70 Mitch Van Ert – Brandon Schultz U. of Wisconsin Whitewater 6 6 20- 5 370.30

71 Lee Mattox – Anderson Aldag University of Alabama 6 6 20- 4 368.42

72 Chad Poulsen – Jared Penton East Texas Baptist University 7 7 20- 2 366.54

73 Josh Worth – Max Spangler Colorado Mesa University 7 7 20- 2 364.66

74 Tristan Thomas – Braxton Martin U. of North Georgia 5 5 19-14 362.78

75 Austin Finley – Hunter Ward Central AL Community College 5 5 19-14 360.90

76 Andrew Liveoak – Brant Lewis U. of West Alabama 7 7 19- 9 359.02

77 Luke Mason – Nathan Methvin U. of North Alabama 7 7 19- 9 357.14

78 Jacob Keith – Mason Beatty East Texas Baptist University 8 8 19- 7 355.26

79 Jacob Locke – Lucas Harrison Georgetown College 6 6 19- 6 353.38

80 Anthony Jordan – Ben Grizzell Middle Tennessee State University 7 7 19- 4 351.50

81 Max Gresham – Zack Blake Valdosta State University 5 5 19- 3 349.62

82 Chris Hiott – Steven Petz University of Alabama Birmingham 7 7 18-10 347.74

83 Zach Clisch – Adam Neu U. of Wisconsin Platteville 8 8 18- 3 345.86

84 Blake Jackson – Brady Faust McKendree University 5 5 18- 1 343.98

85 Dylan True – Justin Melson UT Martin 5 5 18- 0 342.11

86 Tanner Ward – Jacob Klicman Kent State University 5 5 17-15 340.23

87 Donald Hart – Tyler Winn Northeastern State University 6 6 17-11 338.35

88 Ethan Stokes – Will Lancett Arkansas Tech University 7 7 17- 9 336.47

89 Nathan Adams – Brendan Bingham Murray State University 8 8 17- 8 334.59

90 Briana Tucker – Hollie Reagan Bryan College 6 6 17- 7 332.71

91 Cully Scroggins – Nathon Portch Bethel University 8 8 17- 4 330.83

92 Cole Hewett – Dawson McGovern U. of Central Florida 5 5 16-15 328.95

93 Parker Davis – Drake Tavel U. of North Alabama 5 5 16-12 327.07

94 Martin McCravy – Koby Littrell U. of North Alabama 4 4 16-11 325.19

95 Jacob Schrimsher – Austen Willard Calhoun Community College 5 5 16-10 323.31

96 Will Brown – Chase Chastain Jacksonville State University 5 5 16- 9 321.43

97 Chase Christie – Brandon Black University of West Georgia 6 6 16- 8 319.55

98 Justin Bun – Evan Wieber Polk State College 5 5 16- 7 317.67

99 Joseph Bruener – Nathan Doty McKendree University 5 5 16- 7 315.79

100 Brodie Cox – Jacob Robbins Clemson University 6 6 16- 3 313.91

101 Denver Satterlee – Landon Smith Calhoun Community College 6 6 16- 2 312.03

102 Logan Parks – Lucas Lindsay Auburn University 7 7 15-14 310.15

103 Chris Carnes – Tyler Lawwill UNC Charlotte 6 6 15-13 308.27

104 Anthony Fazio – Carlos Thomas Illinois State University 6 6 15-10 306.39

105 Daniel Kennedy – Sean Hall SCAD 7 7 15- 6 304.51

106 Johnny Ledet – Logan Laprarie Northwestern State University 6 6 14-15 302.63

107 Chris Lupo – Hunter Brazier Calhoun Community College 6 6 14-11 300.75

108 Mason Sapp – Tray Hardwick Campbellsville University 5 5 14- 9 298.87

109 Austin Bartholomew – Brayden Garza University of Iowa 4 4 14- 7 296.99

110 Jonathan Kelley – John Duarte Coastal Carolina University 5 5 14- 5 295.11

111 Josh Dugger – Jacob Dugger Arkansas Tech University 5 5 14- 4 293.23

112 Louie Dazzo – Brett Yahnke U. of Wisconsin Whitewater 4 4 13- 9 291.35

113 Taylor Cranford – LSU 5 5 13- 6 289.47

114 Branden Newcome – Colin Steele West Virginia University 4 4 13- 5 287.59

115 Zane Loveday – Blake Burtram Calhoun Community College 4 4 13- 3 285.71

116 Parker Davis – Will Perry Kansas State University 5 5 13- 1 283.83

117 Thad Simerly – Ethan Shaw Bryan College 5 5 13- 0 281.95

118 Zachary Asher – Christian Hylton Kent State University 5 5 12-15 280.08

119 Chase Serafin – Cody Batterson Adrian College 5 5 12-14 278.20

120 Makenzie Henson – Jacob Denton U. of North Alabama 4 4 12-12 276.32

121 Connor McNabb – Brandon Boyd Mississippi State University 4 4 12-10 274.44

122 Zachary Martin – Cole Emerson Murray State University 5 5 12- 6 272.56

123 Nathan Ragsdale – Jerimiah Freelund University of Georgia 5 5 12- 5 270.68

124 Dakota Pierce – Tristan McCormick Bethel University 5 5 12- 3 268.80

125 Jacob David – Nick Prestwood Tarleton State University 5 5 12- 3 266.92

126 Alex Torkleson – Tyler Hastings Rogers State University 5 5 11-15 265.04

127 Liam West – Brady Waits Clemson University 4 4 11-11 263.16

128 Logan Callahan – Andrew Roaten Mississippi State University 5 5 11- 9 261.28

129 Hayden Suddith – Tre Brown U. of North Alabama 4 4 11- 6 259.40

130 Levi Neave – Noah Caulder Clemson University 5 5 11- 3 257.52

131 Tate Clements – Joshua Boone Eastern Kentucky University 5 5 10-14 255.64

132 Austin Traffansteadt – Wyatt Beavers UT Chattanooga 4 4 10-12 253.76

133 Jake Soto – Michael Greer Dallas Baptist University 4 4 10- 9 0.00

134 Ryan Wood – Reid Strobl Dallas Baptist University 3 3 10- 9 250.00

135 Dakota Cantrell – Austin Moore Campbellsville University 3 3 10- 8 248.12

136 Riley Rathbun – Riley Fletcher Drury University 5 5 10- 7 246.24

137 Kyle Stafford – Austin Bell Polk State College 4 4 10- 6 244.36

138 Ryan Michael – Jacob Lamb University of Alabama Huntsville 4 4 10- 6 242.48

139 Luke Croft – Tyler Pigg University of Alabama Huntsville 5 5 10- 4 240.60

140 Travis Howard – Kyle Ingleburger Tennessee Tech University 3 3 10- 4 238.72

141 Kevin Latham – Austin Gregory Lander University 5 5 10- 4 236.84

142 Quinton Booth – Clay Cooper Missouri State University 3 3 9-15 234.96

143 Brendan Madden – Braden Watt McKendree University 3 3 9-12 233.08

144 Tanner Barnes – Ezra Oliver Campbellsville University 3 3 9-11 231.20

145 Adam Carman – Grant Adams Campbellsville University 4 4 9-10 229.32

146 Trevor St. John – Bailey Fain Bryan College 3 3 9- 8 227.44

147 Justin Tingle – Clay Roberson Snead State Community College 3 3 9- 7 225.56

148 Alec Garrison – U. of Wisconsin Platteville 3 3 9- 5 223.68

149 Dax Ewart – Logan Millsaps Bethel University 3 3 9- 2 221.80

150 Austin Padgett – Seth Pemberton Florida State Panama City 2 2 9- 0 219.92

151 Carter McNeil – Bethel University 3 3 8-15 218.05

152 Luke Gillund – Jack Kons Bemidji State University 3 3 8-15 216.17

153 Chase Farris – Reid Daniel U. of North Georgia 2 2 8-14 214.29

154 Samuel Whitemire – Trenton Rogers Polk State College 3 3 8-11 212.41

155 Tyler Presnell – Brandon Acker Faulkner University 3 3 8-10 210.53

156 Ryan Baker – Tyler Harless University of Montevallo 4 4 8- 9 208.65

157 Jordan Thompson – Mitchell Gowen Calhoun Community College 3 3 8- 8 206.77

158 Cameron Smith – Grant Harris Drury University 3 3 8- 4 204.89

159 Tyler Dunlap – Wyatt Cagle Rogers State University 4 4 8- 1 203.01

160 Josh McIlwain – Nolan Rowell Troy University 3 3 7-15 201.13

161 Nicholas Price – Tom Miles Mississippi State University 3 3 7-12 199.25

162 Bridger Thomas – Peyton Satterfield U. of North Alabama 3 3 7-10 197.37

163 Blake Campbell – Evan Dodd University of Arkansas Fort Smith 2 2 7-10 195.49

164 Brett Clark – Jacob Sanders East Texas Baptist University 3 3 7-10 193.61

165 J T Russell – Jarrett Brown University of Montevallo 3 2 7- 9 191.73

166 Trevor Sagrecy – Travis Hunt Campbellsville University 2 2 7- 8 189.85

167 Justin Roberts – Oakley Connor SCAD 3 3 7- 8 0.00

168 Logan Brewster – Chase Dawson U. of Tennessee 2 2 7- 5 186.09

169 Dalton Noble – Kolby Hillman Eastern Kentucky University 3 3 7- 3 184.21

170 Reid Conner – Joshua Butts Wallace State Hanceville 2 2 7- 3 182.33

171 Logan Morel – Chandler South University of Mississippi 2 2 7- 1 0.00

172 Shawn Blankenship – Brad Ableman Bethel University 3 3 7- 1 178.57

173 Garret Sanders – Owen Kuhn Florida State University 3 3 7- 0 176.69

173 Trevor Schleich – Charlie DeShazer University of Nebraska 3 3 7- 0 176.69

175 Brandon Bland – James Mullek-Russell U. of South Alabama 3 3 6-14 172.93

176 Cordell Beckman – Ricky Huge Greenville University 2 2 6-14 171.05

177 Joshua Rockefeller – Augusta University 2 2 6-11 169.17

178 Zachary Tallent – Jacob Crowe Western Carolina University 2 2 6-10 167.29

179 JP Kimbrough – Ryan Antee LSU Shreveport 2 2 6- 4 165.41

179 Blake Lockhart – Ransom Phillips Troy University 2 2 6- 4 165.41

181 Justin Lane – Andrew Cannon U. of North Alabama 2 2 6- 3 161.65

182 Caleb Fisk – Dakota Guzman Calhoun Community College 2 2 6- 3 159.77

183 Justin Jones – Zach Lineberry Troy University 2 2 6- 2 157.89

183 Dillon Roberts – Tanner Bracken Rogers State University 2 2 6- 2 157.89

185 Dallin Hatter – Garrett Deavers University of Montevalllo 3 3 5-14 0.00

186 Hunter Louden – Seth Roberts Bethel University 3 3 5-12 152.26

187 Elijah Wilson – Derick Vickery U. of North Alabama 2 2 5-10 150.38

188 Tanner Eaves – Bradley Lynn Calhoun Community College 2 2 5- 9 148.50

189 Austin Mize – Ethan Goodwin U. of North Alabama 2 2 5- 9 146.62

190 Chase Herndon – JP Pirani Jr Auburn University 2 2 5- 7 144.74

191 Matthew Reyer – Joe Nakai U. of North Alabama 2 2 5- 6 142.86

192 Matthew Reece – Hunter Ruber Eastern Kentucky University 2 2 5- 5 140.98

193 Ethan Gilmore – Wallace State Dothan 1 1 5- 3 139.10

194 Crosley Welch – Hayden Lee Missouri State University 2 2 5- 2 137.22

195 Seth Hornsby – Brock Meigs McKendree University 1 1 5- 2 135.34

196 Derek Freeman – Robert White Clemson University 1 1 5- 0 133.46

‘Powerful Opposition’ Kills Public Access Reform In Louisiana, Conservation

The Louisiana Delta was home to four Bassmaster Classics, including the 2011 championship won by Kevin VanDam. A bill to restore angler access to public waters in the delta was recently defeated in the Louisiana House of Representatives. 
Photo by: B.A.S.S

.BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A bill that would have restored anglers’ rights to access public waters in Louisiana was voted down in the state legislature this week by a vote of 37-59.

Proponents of House Bill 391, including B.A.S.S., the Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation and the Louisiana Sportsmen’s Coalition (LaSC), were disappointed but not surprised at the loss, said Gene Gilliland, national conservation director for B.A.S.S.

“Everyone knew going in that this was likely to be a contentious issue and that it might take several years to find a good fix,” he explained. “When the vote came to the full House of Representatives, wealthy landowners and energy companies with deep pockets and armies of lobbyists persuaded legislators from many parts of Louisiana that are not even affected by this issue to vote against the bill.”

Gilliland said the bill’s author, Rep. Kevin Pearson (R., Slidell), told him his bill was perhaps the most talked about piece of legislation in this session, and although it was voted down, it raised awareness of the problem statewide.

HB 391 would have restricted the ability of private landowners to prohibit boater access to navigable waters flowing over or through their lands. Almost alone among the 50 states, Louisiana permits private property owners in tidewater areas to bar public access to those waters and to do so without posting them against trespassing.

“Almost everywhere else, the law says that, ‘If you can float it, you can boat it,’” Gilliland pointed out.

“Louisiana is one of the only states in the nation where you can be traveling by boat on public, navigable waterways, and suddenly with no warning find that you are not,” according to the LaSC. “As a result, families out for a day of fun have been subjected to armed challenges from guards hired by big landowners and told to leave the unmarked, seemingly open water.”

Because of the inconsistencies in access, B.A.S.S. announced last year that it would no longer conduct professional bass tournaments in Louisiana’s tidal regions, including the Louisiana Delta, which has hosted four Bassmaster Classics, and others where public access is being increasingly restricted. In the upcoming Bassmaster Elite at the Sabine River out of Orange, Texas, competitors have been told they cannot fish in Louisiana waters.

Gilliland said Pearson made it clear that B.A.S.S.’s decision to stay away from Louisiana until this issue is resolved played a major role in raising awareness among the public and his fellow legislators.

“Although the bill is dead for this year, Rep. Pearson is fully committed to making a run at this issue again next year,” Gilliland said. “We hope that prior to next year’s session there will be meetings of all the concerned stakeholders, including B.A.S.S. and the Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation.

“We want to build a consensus on how public access to the waters of Louisiana can be preserved for recreation and commerce, while respecting landowners’ rights.”

The LaSC said in a statement this week that it is encouraged by the fact that 37 state representatives voted for the reform despite “powerful opposition” and little time to prepare for a legislative push.

It added, “This was always going to be a multi-year fight, and we are optimistic that the progress made in this year’s legislative session has moved up the expected timeline.”

About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), radio show (Bassmaster Radio), social media programs and events. For 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

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