Walmart Bass Fishing League - Okie
Grand Lake (June 5, 2010)
Boater Wayne Diffee of Oakhurst, Okla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win $4,199 in the BFL Okie Division tournament on Grand Lake. On a hot and sunny day, Diffee used crankbaits in shallow water near Duck Creek to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Paul Smith, Copan, Okla., five bass, 19-1, $2,100
3rd: Derek Fulps, Broken Arrow, Okla., five bass, 18-10, $1,398
4th: Bo Byers, Bixby, Okla., five bass, 17-12, $980
5th: Steve Bradfield, Claremore, Okla., five bass, 17-7, $840
6th: Ron Shaw, Moore, Okla., five bass, 17-3, $770
7th: Raymond Renfroe, Bartlesville, Okla., five bass, 17-0, $1,700*
8th: John Wynn, Bentonville, Okla., five bass, 16-12, $630
9th: Jason Christie, Park Hill, Okla., five bass, 16-9, $560
10th: Andy Littlejohn, Commerce, Okla., five bass, 16-7, $490
*includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Damon Duncan of Kansas, Okla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 13 ounces to win $2,100 in the Co-angler Division on Grand Lake. Duncan was fishing midlake in 5- to 12-foot depths with Mad Cow and Elk River jigs to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Justin Tye, Westville, Okla., five bass, 15-12, $1,050
3rd: Jason Duggan, Inola, Okla., five bass, 15-11, $701
4th: Chad King, Davis, Okla., five bass, 15-10, $490
5th: Kevin Berry, Gentry, Ark., five bass, 15-7, $420
6th: Gary Snyder, Bixby, Okla., five bass, 15, $385
7th: Dick Hindman, Sapulpa, Okla., five bass, 14-15, $350
8th: Marc Logan, Edmond, Okla., five bass, 14-13, $315
9th: Patrick Weir, Broken Arrow, Okla., five bass, 14-9, $280
10th: Darin Crowder, Collinsville, Okla., five bass, 13-14, $245
The next BFL Okie Division tournament is scheduled for June 26 at the Arkansas River in Muskogee, Okla. After the fifth Okie Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 14-16 Regional Championship at Lake Texoma in Denison, Texas., where boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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