Walmart Bass Fishing League - Arkie
Lake Dardanelle (Feb. 22, 2014)
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Brandon Lee of Ratcliff, Ark., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Dardanelle. For his victory, Lee earned $3,889.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Dylan Hays, Fort Smith, Ark., five bass, 22-7, $1,944
3rd: Leland Nixon, Bee Branch, Ark., five bass, 21-3, $1,297 + Evinrude Bonus
4th: Jerry Williams, Conway, Ark., four bass, 18-14, $907
5th: Mike Brower, Texarkana, Texas, five bass, 18-10, $778
6th: Dustin Huggins, Russellville, Ark., five bass, 17-10, $713
7th: Spencer Grace, Russellville, Ark., five bass, 17-03, $648
8th: Cody Kemp, Donaldson, Ark., five bass, 16-0, $551
8th: Von Kinsley, Clarksville, Ark., five bass, 16-0, $551
10th: Evan Barnes, Hot Springs, Ark., five bass, 15-13, $431
10th: Russell Carothers, Sheridan, Ark., five bass, 15-13, $431
Complete results can be found here.
Rigsby takes co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Patrick Harwell, Cabot, Ark., four bass, 17-12, $972
3rd: Bruce Thompson, Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 16-15, $649
4rd: Pete Clark, Malvern, Ark., five bass, 16-7, $454
5th: Jared Allen, Morrilton, Ark., five bass, 14-14, $389
6th: Robert Bartoszek, Conway, Ark., five bass, 14-8, $356
7th: Mike Webster, Atkins, Ark., five bass, 14-6, $324
8th: Rocky Parker, Kyle, Texas, two bass, 8-0, $349
9th: Kevin Clark, Malvern, Ark., five bass, 11-10, $259
10th: Shad Reeves, Drasco, Ark., five bass, 11-7, $227
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 16-18 Regional Championship on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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 2014 BFL All-American is being held June 5-7 on Wilson Lake in Florence, Ala. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.