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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Okie
Arkansas River (June 26, 2010)
Thompson takes BFL title on Arkansas River
Boater Michael Thompson of Broken Arrow, Okla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win $3,632 in the FLW BFL Okie Division tournament on the Arkansas River. Thompson was finesse-fishing six miles upstream with soft plastics to catch his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Shonn Goodwin, Moore, Okla., five bass, 15-5, $1,816
3rd: Jerry Corbett, Chouteau, Okla., five bass, 14-6, $1,210
4th: Lance Pshigoda, Broken Arrow, Okla., five bass, 13-15, $847
5th: Joe Erwin, Claremore, Okla., five bass, 13-6, $726
6th: Allen Rude, Wynnewood, Okla., five bass, 13-1, $666
7th: John Shore, Owasso, Okla., four bass, 12-12, $605
8th: Jason Wedel, Lowell, Okla., five bass, 12-6, $545
9th: Edward Broaddrick, Tulsa, Okla., five bass, 12-3, $484
10th: James Carper, Wright City, Okla., five bass, 12-2, $424
Snyder winning co-angler
Gary Snyder of Bixby, Okla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 6 ounces to win $1,816 in the Co-angler Division on the Arkansas River. Snyder was fishing the Halton Pool using a finesse worm to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Alan Hill, Ada, Okla., three bass, 9-3, $908
3rd: Randy Staton, Fort Gibson, Okla., four bass, 8-7, $606
4th: Matt Ellis, Muskogee, Okla., three bass, 8-6, $424
5th: Kevin Slate, Choctaw, Okla., two bass, 7-15, $363
6th: Wesley Potter, Colcord, Okla., three bass, 7-6, $333
7th: Bill Bean, Eufaula, Okla., three bass, 7-5, $303
8th: Travis Edwards, Edmond, Okla., four bass, 6-13, $272
9th: James Nuckols, Springdale, Ark., two bass, 6-12, $242
10th: Mike Anderson, Barnsdall, Okla., three bass, 6-11, $212
The next and last BFL Okie Division tournament of 2010 is scheduled for Sept. 18-19, a Super Tournament at Grand Lake in Grove, Okla. After that 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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