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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Okie
Fort Gibson Lake (April 26, 2014)
Kincaid captures title on Fort Gibson
WAGONER, Okla. – Nick Kincaid of Tulsa, Okla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Okie Division tournament of 2014 on Fort Gibson Lake. For his victory, Kincaid earned $5,830.
“I’ve got a fair amount of experience on Fort Gibson, but I don’t think I’ve ever fished there this early in the year before,” Kincaid said. “It’s usually a lake I only go to in the summertime.
“I practiced a little bit on Friday and figured out that I could get bit flipping around the wood cover up the river where the water was dirtier,” explained Kincaid. “I started up there Saturday morning and got a limit pretty quickly. I pretty much ran that same pattern just upgrading slowly all day. I actually caught my biggest fish of the day with about 15 minutes to go before I had to weigh in.”
Kincaid said that he caught most of his fish flipping a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss around bigger lay-downs.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Earl Hoskins, Burns Flat, Okla., five bass, 19-2, $2,415
3rd: Christopher Jones, Bokoshe, Okla., five bass, 18-11, $1,609
4th: Thomas Canady, Bartlesville, Okla., five bass, 17-14, $1,127
5th: Ken Smith, Dallas, Texas, five bass, 17-11, $966
6th: Jeremy Johnson, Henryetta, Okla., five bass, 17-7, $885
7th: Walter Andries, Coweta, Okla., five bass, 17-6, $805
8th: Bruce Sears, Fort Smith, Ark., five bass, 17-2, $724
9th: Brandon Mosley, Choctaw, Okla., five bass, 16-5, $603
9th: Casey Sullivan, Vian, Okla., five bass, 16-5, $603
Complete results can be found here.
Grider takes co-angler victory
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Nathan Colwell, Pryor, Okla., five bass, 14-12, $1,207
3rd: Jeff King, Wagoner, Okla., five bass, 14-10, $806
4th: Mark Johnson, Weleetka, Okla., five bass, 14-3, $563
5th: Ben Blaschke, Muldrow, Okla., four bass, 12-10, $483
6th: Dana Boling, Tulsa, Okla., four bass, 12-8, $443
7th: Drew Sagely, Rogers, Ark., five bass, 12-6, $402
8th: Clay Waggle, Muskogee, Okla., five bass, 12-3, $362
9th: Kirk Walker, Tahlequah, Okla., five bass, 11-13, $322
10th: Don Benson, Eufaula, Okla., three bass, 11-11, $268
10th: Robert Catron, Stilwell, Okla., four bass, 11-11, $268
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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