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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Ozark

    BULL SHOALS (April 8, 2000)


    Stark wins Red Man Bass event On Bull Shoals


    BULL SHOALS, Ark — Harold Stark, 38, of Eldon, Mo., out-fished 110 competitors Saturday to earn $3,957 and 50 CITGO Challenge Points on the boater side of the Red Man Tournament Trail's Ozark Division event on Bull Shoals.

    Stark caught five bass weighing 13 pounds, 7 ounces during the one-day event to sneak by Troy Eakins of Nixa, Mo., who finished with a five-bass catch of 13-5 worth $1,978. Stark caught his limit flipping a double tail jig into rocks and laydowns in the Theodosia Arm area of the lake. Eakins, however, won the Abu Garcia Big Bass Award in the Boater Division and collected $550 for a 5-pound, 4-ounce bass.

    Brennan Bosley of Benton, Ark., took third place and collected $989 for five bass weighing 12-10. Bobby Comstock of Protem, Mo., placed fourth and earned $857 for five bass weighing 12-8, while Larry Hurtt of Harrison, Ark., placed fifth and earned $791 for five bass weighing 12-6.

    First place in the Co-Angler Division and $1,978 went to Stacey Harlan, 24, of Pomona, Mo., who topped 110 competitors with five bass weighing 10-11. Second place in the Co-Angler Division and $989 went to Kevin Shelton of Springdale, Ark., for five bass weighing 10-7, while Clayton Reitz of Morton, Ill., took third place and $495 with five bass weighing 10-0.

    Justin Still, a 17-year-old student from Yellville, Ark., won the co-angler Abu Garcia Big Bass Award of $275 for a 3-pound, 11-ounce largemouth he caught off a rocky structure in 25 feet of water at the back of Long Bottom Creek.

    On May 6, the Red Man Tournament Trail will visit Grand Lake for the fourth of five events in the Ozark Division. The boater with the most CITGO Challenge points after the division's season finale, a two-day Super Tournament Sept. 23-24 on Lake Truman, will be declared the Divisional Points Champion and awarded $1,000. The co-angler amassing the most points by the end of the season will receive $500.