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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Ozark
Lake of the Ozarks (March 29, 2014)
Steckler wins Ozark Division event on Lake of the Ozarks
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Cory Steckler of Rocky Mount, Mo., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division tournament of 2014 on Lake of the Ozarks. For his victory, Steckler earned $3,889.
Steckler said that he caught his fish throwing an umbrella rig in 8- to 15-feet of water in the North Shore area of the lake.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Jay Hulsey, Bourbon, Mo., five bass, 19-9, $1,944
3rd: Steve Ruff, Wentzville, Mo., five bass, 18-3, $1,297
4th: Reggie Crabdree, Park Hills, Mo., five bass, 17-14, $907
5th: Jeremy Medina, Camdenton, Mo., five bass, 17-6, $778
6th: Mark Tucker, Kirkwood, Mo., five bass, 16-5, $713
7th: Andre Dickneite, Freeburg, Mo., five bass, 15-15, $648
8th: Shawn Kowal, Linn Creek, Mo., five bass, 15-4, $583
9th: Dan Brueggemann, Antioch, Ill., five bass, 14-15, $519
10th: Steve Ortiz, Lawrence, Kan., five bass, 14-0, $454
Complete results can be found here.
Hicks wins co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Dennis Toops, Sunrise Beach, Mo., five bass, 12-3, $972
3rd: Steven Sizemore, O’Fallon, Mo., four bass, 9-4, $649
4th: James Beussink, Maryland Heights, Mo., five bass, 9-3, $454
5th: James Camden Jr., Clinton, Mo., four bass, 8-9, $389
6th: Joe Dietz, O’Fallon, Mo., three bass, 7-14, $356
7th: Jacob Harris, Bonne Terre, Mo., two bass, 7-10, $324
8th: William Bloomberg, West Burlington, Iowa, three bass, 6-11, $292
9th: Gary White, Lamar, Mo., three bass, 6-9, $259
10th: Donnie Agnew, Farmington, Mo., three bass, 6-6, $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. 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, Instagram and YouTube.