(Feb. 26, 2013 - MANY, LA.)...
Charles Dubroc of Hessmer, La., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division event on Toledo Bend Reservoir. For his victory, Dubroc earned $6,163.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
|2nd: ||Shannon Wingate ||Deridder, La. ||five bass ||18-10 ||$2,082 |
|3rd: ||Jim Tutt ||Longview, Texas ||five bass ||18-5 ||$1,387 + Evinrude Bonus: $300 |
|4th: ||Randy Deaver ||Blanchard, La. ||five bass ||17-12 ||$971 |
|5th: ||Christopher Barclay ||Cypress, Texas ||five bass ||17-9 ||$833 |
|6th: ||Martin Mayo ||Anacoco, La. ||five bass ||16-8 ||$763 |
|7th: ||Jeremy Guidry ||Opelousas, La. ||five bass ||15-11 ||$694 + Evinrude Bonus: $300 |
|8th: ||Chris McCall ||Brookeland, Texas ||five bass ||15-9 ||$625 |
|9th: ||James Dunn ||Lecompte, La. ||five bass ||15-7 ||$520 |
|9th: ||Brett Sellers ||Denham Springs, La. ||five bass ||15-7 ||$520 |
Doron Pardo of Monroe, La., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win $2,082 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
|2nd: ||Michael Vestal ||Carrollton, Texas ||five bass ||14-11 ||$1,041 |
|3rd: ||Kirk Williams ||Stonewall, La. ||four bass ||13-6 ||$692 |
|4th: ||Eddie Lindley ||Ulm, Ark. ||five bass ||13-3 ||$486 |
|5th: ||Michael Cooley ||Woodville, Texas ||five bass ||12-10 ||$399 |
|5th: ||Daniel Pierce ||La Porte, Texas ||four bass ||12-10 ||$399 |
|7th: ||John Semken ||Tyler, Texas ||five bass ||12-5 ||$347 |
|8th: ||John Tillman ||Leesville, La. ||five bass ||12-3 ||$312 |
|9th: ||Joe Marino ||Bryan, Texas ||five bass ||12-0 ||$278 |
|10th: ||Sammy Strong ||Orange, Texas ||five bass ||11-11 ||$243 |
The next BFL Cowboy Division tournament is scheduled for March 23 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas. After the final divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 17-19 Regional Championship on Lake Texoma in Pottsboro, Texas. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 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 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27-29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart 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 2013 over the course of 220 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 559 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 the FLWOutdoors website and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.