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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Okie

    Grand Lake (Sept. 18-19, 2010)


    Torkleson takes top BFL honors on Grand Lake

    Boater Chris Torkleson of Sand Springs, Okla., picked up his third FLW win Sunday during the BFL Okie Division Super Tournament on Grand Lake. He earned $5,137.
    Phillips winning co-angler

    Boater Chris Torkleson of Sand Springs, Okla., caught a 10-bass limit weighing 34 pounds, 11 ounces Sept. 18-19 to win $5,137 in the BFL Okie Division tournament on Grand Lake. Torkleson was throwing a jig in the midlake area in 10 to 12 feet of water near deep points with brush.

    Rounding out the top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Brad Hallman, Norman, Okla., 10 bass, 29-4, $2,569

    3rd: Bob Harter, Tulsa, Okla., 10 bass, 27-10, $1,712

    4th: Travis McKelvey, Jenks, Okla., nine bass, 27-3, $1,199

    5th: Wayne Diffee, Oakhurst, Okla., 10 bass, 27-1, $1,027

    6th: Thomas Canady, Skiatook, Okla., 10 bass, 25-10, $942

    7th: Jason Wedel, Lowell, Ark., 10 bass, 23-6, $856

    8th: Clayton Coppin, Muskogee, Okla., 10 bass, 23-6, $771

    9th: Derek Fulps, Broken Arrow, Okla., 10 bass, 23-1, $685

    10th: Jason Gilstrap, Owasso, Okla., 10 bass, 22-10, $599

    Phillips winning co-angler

    Justin Phillips of Checotah, Okla., earned $2,563 as co-angler winner of the Sept. 18-19 BFL Okie Division Super Tournament.

    Justin Phillips of Checotah, Okla., caught a 10-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 6 ounces Sept. 18-19 to win $2,563 in the Co-angler Division. He was using buzzbaits and Pop-Rs in shallow water near Wolf Creek and Horse Creek to bag his limits.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Patrick Weir, Broken Arrow, Okla., nine bass, 21-11, $1,281

    3rd: Scott Parsons, Bentonville, Ark., 10 bass, 19-14, $853

    4th: Don Benson, Eufaula, Okla., seven bass, 18-9, $598

    5th: Richard Vallis, Fort Smith, Ark., nine bass, 18-8, $513

    6th: Brad Reynolds, Lowell, Ark., nine bass, 18-0, $470

    7th: Kenny Blackwood, Rogers, Ark., nine bass, 18-0, $427

    8th: Jeffrey Bullinger, Sapulpa, Okla., eight bass, 17-9, $384

    9th: Parks Pendergraft, Claremore, Okla., eight bass, 17-2, $342

    10th: Dylan Duncan, Kansas, Okla., seven bass, 16-5, $299

    Coming up

    The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings from the Okie Division have now qualified for the Oct. 14-16 Regional Championship on Lake Texoma in Denison, Texas. 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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