UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Applegate nets title on Greers Ferry Lake

Huey Applegate of Jessieville, Ark., won the May 5 Arkie Division event on Greers Ferry Lake with a total weight of 12 pounds, 2 ounces. For his efforts Applegate took home close to $3,500 in winnings.

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. - Huey Applegate of Jessieville, Ark., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division event on Greers Ferry Lake. For his victory, Applegate earned $3,418.

Rounding out the top 10 pros:

2nd: Kerry Barnett, Waldron, Ark., five bass, 11-9, $1,709
3rd: Dennis Bean, Hot Springs, Ark., five bass, 11-3, $1,138
4th: Adam Wright, Benton, Ark., five bass, 11-1, $798
5th: Dulin Smith, Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 11-0, $684
6th: David Ellis, Leola, Ark., five bass, 10-8, $627
7th: Shawn Gordon, Russellville, Ark., five bass, 10-7, $570
8th: Shane Hipp, Edgemont, Ark., five bass, 10-2, $484
9th: Brad Smith, Hartford, Ark., five bass, 10-2, $484
10th: Quincy Houchin, Mabelvale, Ark., five bass, 9-15, $399

Complete results can be found here.

Coble wins co-angler division

Co-angler Joe Coble of Malvern, Ark., took the title at the May 5 Arkie Division event on Greers Ferry Lake with a total catch of 11 pounds, 3 ounces. Coble walked away with over $1,700 in prize money. Joe Coble of Malvern, Ark., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 11 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win $1,709 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Bart Batchelor, Poyen, Ark., five bass, 9-13, $855
3rd: Daniel Ward, Hoxie, Ark., five bass, 9-11, $570
4th: Todd Bray, Glen Rose, Ark., five bass, 8-14, $399
5th: Stan Cullipher, Malvern, Ark., four bass, 8-4, $342
6th: Don Billiot, Bryant, Ark., five bass, 8-0, $313
7th: Jeff Reece, Casa, Ark., four bass, 7-14, $285
8th: Donnie Adams, Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 7-12, $256
9th: Pete Clark, Malvern, Ark., five bass, 7-9, $228
10th: Dale Clark, Malvern, Ark., four bass, 7-6, $199

Complete co-angler results can be found here.

The next BFL Arkie Division tournament is scheduled for June 2 on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark. After the fifth Arkie Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 18-20 Regional Championship on the Red River in Natchitoches, La. 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 2012 BFL All-American is being held May 17 - 19 on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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