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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., 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., 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
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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