UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - James River

Newberry nails it on Rayburn

Newberry nails it on Rayburn
Dicky Newberry of Houston, Texas, won the Feb. 2 Cowboy Division event on Sam Rayburn with a five-bass limit that weighed 36 pounds, 5 ounces. For his efforts, Newberry walked away with over $6,500 in winnings.

JASPER, Texas - Dicky Newberry of Houston, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 36 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division event on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir. For his victory, Newberry earned $6,541.

"I had located these fish a few weeks ago and have been doing quite well on them," said Newberry. "I had been catching 20- to 25-pound stringers off the spot for a solid three weeks in a row. It was my planned starting point of the day and I was boat 22, so I was able to get there first.

"When I arrived at the spot I caught a 6-pounder fairly quickly, but had some trouble getting anymore bites for the next 15 to 20 minutes," Newberry continued. "I finally moved over to another location on the same ridge and caught a fish that weighed almost 9 pounds. I quickly made another cast in there and broke one off. Immediately on the next cast I caught my biggest fish of the day, the 10-7. It all happened so fast."

Newberry describes the spots he was fishing as staging areas in 6 to 10 feet of water. These key spots were located on clay points, adjacent to the lake's large spawning flats.

"Most of the fish came on a 1-ounce football jig," Newberry went on to say. "This is the largest stringer I have ever caught in an individual tournament. It was a very exciting day."

Rounding out the top 10 pros:

2nd: Kevin Lasyone, Dry Prong, La., five bass, 21-11, $2,270
3rd Randy Deaver, Blanchard, La., five bass, 19-13, $1,514
4th: Harold Allen, Shelbyville, Texas, five bass, 17-0, $1,060
5th: Tommy Dickerson, Orange, Texas, five bass, 16-2, $908
6th: Myron Beachy, Baytown, Texas, five bass, 16-0, $795
6th: Teddy Cloide, Vidor, Texas, five bass, 16-0, $795
8th: James Dunn, Lecompte, La., five bass, 15-1, $681
9th: Kent Graham, Nacogdoches, Texas, five bass, 15-00, $605
10th: Corey Stanley, Orange, Texas, five bass, 14-8, $530

Complete results can be found here.

Hogg takes co-angler title

Co-angler Charles Hogg of Haughton, La., won the Feb. 2 Cowboy Division event on Sam Rayburn with four bass for a total weight of 17 pounds, 2 ounces. Hogg was awarded over $2,000 in prize money for his victory. Charles Hogg of Haughton, La., weighed in four bass totaling 17 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win $2,270 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Tazz Ferrell, McKinney, Texas, five bass, 16-6, $1,135
3rd: Bill Fussell, Thibodaux, La., five bass, 15-12, $757
4th: Dylan Griffin, Port Arthur, Texas, four bass, 13-9, $530
5th: Billy Carlisle Sr., West Monroe, La., five bass, 13-5, $454
6th: Randy Pewthers, Pearland, Texas, five bass, 13-4, $416
7th: William Dowden, Leesville, La., five bass, 12-11, $378
8th: Don Bonner, Bossier City, La., five bass, 10-14, $341
9th: Bronk McDaniel, Pitkin, La., five bass, 10-10, $303
10th: Charles Dellard, Burleson, Texas, three bass, 10-8, $265

Complete co-angler results can be found here.

The next BFL Cowboy Division tournament is scheduled for Feb. 23 on Toledo Bend Reservoir in Many, La. After the fifth 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.

About FLW

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 FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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