LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Billy Skinner of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., weighed five bass totaling 17 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division event presented by Mercury on Lake Havasu with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 59 pounds, 5 ounces. For his victory, Skinner earned $40,000.
The top 10 pros on Lake Havasu were:
1st: Billy Skinner, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., 15 bass, 59-5, $40,000
2nd: Jason Borofka, Salinas, Calif., 13 bass, 47-5, $15,500
3rd: John Fuqua, Oxnard, Calif., 15 bass, 46-8, $12,000
4th: Shaun Bailey, Lake Havasu city, Ariz., 14 bass, 46-5, $10,000
5th: Ed Arledge, Valley Center, Calif., 12 bass, 42-15, $9,000
6th: Kevin Hugo, Chino, Calif., 12 bass, 38-9, $8,000
7th: Gary Pinholster, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 11 bass, 38-4, $7,000
8th: Jimmy Reese, Witter Springs, Calif., 12 bass, 37-10, $6,000
9th: David Kromm, Kennewick, Wash., nine bass, 30-11, $5,000
10th: Chad Martin, Nocolaus, Calif., 10 bass, 30-7, $4,000
Patrick Whitaker caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division Friday – a 7-pound, 15-ounce bass – that earned him the day’s Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $300.
Todd Kline of San Clemente, Calif., won the co-angler division and a Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor with a three-day total of 13 bass weighing 41 pounds, 4 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers on Lake Havasu were:
1st: Todd Kline, San Clemente, Calif., 13 bass, 41-4, Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor
2nd: Blaine Christiansen, San Jose, Calif., eight bass, 31-4, $5,000
3rd: Gary Haraguchi, Redding, Calif., nine bass, 25-5, $4,000
4th: Daniel Leue, Colusa, Calif., eight bass, 25-1, $3,500
5th: Aaron Agner, Anderson, Calif., seven bass, 21-4, $3,000
6th: Roy Desmangles, Lincoln, Calif., eight bass, 20-10, $2,500
7th: Michael Schoffner, Roseburg, Ore., seven bass, 19-3, $2,000
8th: Debbie Carnahan, Flagstaff, Ariz., eight bass, 18-9, $1,750
9th: Lonnie Foster, Kneeland, Calif., six bass, 18-8, $1,500
10th: Roger Haas, Morro Bay, Calif.,seven bass, 17-1, $1,250
Blaine Christiansen caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division Friday – a 5-pound, 10-ounce bass – that earned him the day’s Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $200.
The Rayovac FLW Series consists of five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of three tournaments and competitors will be vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the opportunity to fish in the no-entry-fee Rayovac FLW Series Championship. The 2014 Rayovac FLW Series Championship is being held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 on Wheeler Lake in Rogersville, Ala.
This was the first Rayovac FLW Series Western Division event of the 2014 season. The next Rayovac FLW Series Western Division tournament will be April 15-17, at the California Delta in Bethel Island, Calif., and is hosted by Hook, Line & Sinker.
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