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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Arkie
Lake Ouachita (March 22, 2014)
Grace wins Arkie event on Lake Ouachita
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Spencer Grace of Russellville, Ark., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Ouachita. For his victory, Grace earned $3,926.
Grace said that he used a peanut butter and jelly colored jig on deep points to catch his fish.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Kevin Hartman, Greenbrier, Ark., five bass, 20-11, $1,963
3rd: Jeremy Campbell, Benton, Ark., five bass, 18-5, $1,309
4th: Duke Gunnell, Bee Branch, Ark., five bass, 18-1, $916
5th: Huey Applegate, Jessieville, Ark., five bass, 17-7, $785
6th: Shawn Gordon, Russellville, Ark., five bass, 16-12, $720
7th: Quincy Houchin, Mabelvale, Ark., five bass, 16-9, $654
8th: Ronald Mounts, Hoxie, Ark., five bass, 15-6, $589
9th: Russell Richmond, Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 15-5, $490
9th: Michael Yoder, Texarkana, Ark., five bass, 15-5, $490
Complete results can be found here.
Coble wins co-angler division
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jesse Mitchell, Malvern, Ark., five bass, 14-15, $891
3rd: Darren Johnson, Malvern, Ark., five bass, 14-1, $655
4th: Cody Howerton, Rogers, Ark., five bass, 12-14, $458
5th: Nathan Hall, Sheridan, Ark., five bass, 12-12, $393
6th: Michael Gross, Gurdon, Ark., five bass, 12-6, $360
7th: Josh Tittle, Monticello, Ark., four bass, 11-13, $327
8th: Mike Webster, Atkins, Ark., five bass, 11-4, $294
9th: Robert Bogard Jr., Conway, Ark., five bass, 11-2, $262
10th: Gary Holt, Harrison, Ark., four bass, 10-15, $229
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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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