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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Arkie

    Lake Dardanelle (Feb. 22, 2014)

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    Lee wins Arkie event on Dardanelle

    Brandon Lee of Ratcliff, Ark., won the Feb. 22 Arkie Division event on Lake Dardanelle with a limit weighing 24 pounds, 15 ounces. For his efforts, Lee was awarded nearly $4,000 in tournament winnings.
    Rigsby claims co-angler prize
    22.Feb.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

    Co-angler Tommy Rigsby of Lonsdale, Ark., won the Feb. 22 Arkie Division event on Lake Dardanelle with his 17-pound, 15-ounce limit. Rigsby walked away with nearly $2,000 in prize money for his victory.Tommy Rigsby of Lonsdale, Ark., weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $1,944 in the co-angler division.

    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.

    About FLW

    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.




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