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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Okie

    Fort Gibson Lake (May 7, 2011)

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    Erwin wins Walmart BFL event on Fort Gibson Lake

    Boater Joe Erwin of Claremore, Okla., earned $4,575 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus and a $1,000 Mercury bonus as winner of the May 7 BFL Okie Division event on Fort Gibson Lake.
    Coats winning co-angler
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    Boater Joe Erwin of Claremore, Okla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces May 7 to win $4,575 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup and $1,000 Mercury bonus in the BFL Okie Division tournament on Fort Gibson.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Shonn Goodwin, Moore, Okla., five bass, 14-10, $2,288

    3rd: Greg Ingram, Owasso, Okla., five bass, 14-0, $1,525

    4th: Daniel Hannon, Muskogee, Okla., four bass, 13-13, $1,068

    5th: Christopher Jones, Bokoshe, Okla., five bass 13-10, $915

    6th: Jason Gilstrap, Owasso, Okla., five bass, 13-3, $839

    7th: Stephen Badley, Broken Arrow, Okla., five bass, 12-12, $763

    8th: Mick Fenn, Cushing, Okla., five bass, 12-3, $686

    9th: Paul Helton, Russellville, Ark., five bass, 11-15, $610 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus

    10th: James Carper, Wright City, Okla., five bass, 11-9, $534

    Coats winning co-angler

    Ken Coats of Tulsa, Okla., earned $2,288 as the Co-angler Division winner of the May 7 BFL Okie event.

    Ken Coats of Tulsa, Okla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces to win $2,288 in the Co-angler Division.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Previn Dixon, Tulsa, Okla., five bass, 13-9, $1,144

    3rd: James Williams Jr., Gans, Okla., five bass, 12-12, $762

    4th: Patrick Weir, Broken Arrow, Okla., four bass, 12-7, $534

    5th: Thomas Carper, Millerton, Okla., three bass, 11-6, $458

    6th: Marc Logan, Edmond, Okla., four bass, 11-3, $419

    7th: Travis Tunnell, Benton, Kan., four bass, 10-11, $381

    8th: Alan Hill, Ada, Okla., three bass, 8-13, $343

    9th: Jason Spencer, Broken Arrow, Okla., five bass, 8-11, $305

    10th: TJ Martin, Broken Arrow, Okla., four bass, 7-10, $267

    Coming up

    The next BFL Okie Division tournament is scheduled for June 18 on 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 Nov. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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