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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Ozark

    Lake of the Ozarks (March 24, 2012)


    Sykora wins BFL event on Lake of the Ozarks

    Boater Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, Mo., won the March 24 Walmart BFL Ozark Division event on Lake of the Ozarks with a total catch of 26 pounds, 4 ounces. For his efforts, Sykora walked away with over $5,200 in winnings.
    Jaycox snares co-angler win during Ozark Division event

    OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, Mo., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 26 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division event on Lake of the Ozarks. For his victory, Sykora earned $5,235.

    Rounding out the top 10 pros:

    2nd: John Bach, Salem, Mo., five bass, 22-10, $2,118

    3rd: Jeremy Lawyer, Sarcoxie, Mo., five bass, 22-5, $1,413

    4th: Michael Stetich, Omaha, Neb., five bass, 20-1, $988

    5th: Wes Endicott, Joplin, Mo., five bass, 19-12, $847

    6th: Tom Silber, Labadie, Mo., five bass, 18-11, $776

    7th: Dennis Berhorst, Holts Summit, Mo., five bass, 18-9, $706

    8th: Jason Cordiale, Orinda, Calif., five bass, 18-5, $635

    9th: Cory Steckler, Rocky Mount, Mo., five bass, 17-12, $565

    10th: Robert Derr, Reeds Spring, Mo., five bass, 17-8, $494

    For a complete list of results, click here.

    Jaycox wins co-angler title

    Vernon Jaycox of Lake Ozark, Mo., took home top honors in the Co-angler Division at the March 24 Walmart BFL Ozark Division event on Lake of the Ozarks. Jaycox, who netted a total catch of 13 pounds, 11 ounces, took home more than $2,100 in prize money.Vernon Jaycox of Lake Ozark, Mo., weighed in three bass totaling 13 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win $2,118 in the co-angler division.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Patrick Beckham, St. Peters, Mo., five bass, 12-14, $882

    2nd: Alan Quick, Springfield, Mo., five bass, 12-14, $882

    4th: Timmy Burt, Blue Springs, Mo., four bass, 12-8, $494

    5th: William Wilson, Hot Springs, Ark., five bass, 12-2, $424

    6th: Jeremy Rushton, Lees Summit, Mo., three bass, 11-2, $388

    7th: Drew Barnes, Bella Vista, Ark., four bass, 11-0, $353

    8th: Dennis Spell, Desloge, Mo., three bass, 10-10, $318

    9th: Richard Johnson, Lee’s Summit, Mo., two bass, 9-11, $282

    10th: William Hoffert, Columbia, Mo., three bass, 9-7, $247

    The next BFL Ozark Division tournament is scheduled for April 21 on Stockton Lake in Stockton, Mo. After the fifth Ozark Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 11-13 Regional Championship on Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

    The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2012 BFL All-American is being held May 17 – 19 on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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