Walmart Bass Fishing League - Cowboy
Sam Rayburn (Sept. 30-Oct.. 1, 2006)
JASPER, Texas — Boater Bradley Stringer of Huntington, Texas, earned 300 points and $6,638 Sunday as the winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Super Tournament on Lake Sam Rayburn.
Stringer’s two-day winning catch of nine bass weighed 34 pounds, 9 ounces. He was throwing a topwater frog and a crankbait targeting wood and other structure in submerged grass beds.
Stringer also won the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award with a 9-pound, 9-ounce bass that earned him an additional $952.
Rounding out the top five boaters are David Truax of Beaumont, Texas (nine bass, 29 pounds, 13 ounces, $3,319); Stephen Johnston of Hemphill, Texas (10 bass, 29 pounds, 10 ounces, $2,213); Cody Davis of Glen Rose, Texas (nine bass, 29 pounds, 6 ounces, $1,549); and Nicholas Albus of Trinity, Texas (10 bass, 28 pounds, 4 ounces, $1,328).
John Sparks of Houston, Texas, earned $3,319 as the co-angler winner thanks to seven bass weighing 27 pounds, 10 ounces.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Craig Strickland of Lumberton, Texas (nine bass, 22 pounds, 11 ounces, $1,660); Brian Shook of Beaumont, Texas (10 bass, 20 pounds, 15 ounces, $1,107); Tim Achee of Hemphill, Texas (six bass, 17 pounds, 14 ounces, $774) and Clint Bridges of Round Rock, Texas (seven bass, 17 pounds, 5 ounces, $664).
Jim Dillingham of Haltom City, Texas, earned $476 as the Co-Angler Division Snickers Big Bass winner with a 7-pound, 8-ounce bass.
The top 40 Cowboy Division boaters and co-anglers based on year-end points standings will now advance to the no-entry-fee Wright Patman Regional Championship near Texarkana, Texas, Oct. 19-21, where they will compete against Arkie, Louisiana and Okie anglers for a new Ranger boat and a Chevy truck in the Boater Division plus six slots in the no-entry-fee 2007 Wal-Mart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. With a total purse of $1 million and a potential $140,000 cash going to the winning boater and $70,000 going to the winning co-angler, the All-American is one of the most prestigious and lucrative events in bass fishing.
The Boater Division points champion who advances the farthest at the All-American will earn $10,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion. The co-angler points champion who advances the farthest will earn $5,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion in the Co-angler Division.
For complete Cowboy Division standings, browse FLWOutdoors.com.
The $8.8 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League features 28 divisions nationwide. In BFL competition, boaters and co-anglers are randomly paired, with boaters supplying the boat and fishing against other boaters and co-anglers fishing from the back deck against other co-anglers.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Stratos Owners’ Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $37.9 million through 249 events in 2006.
For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or browse FLWOutdoors.com.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most-respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world’s leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.