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Treece takes Okie event on Arkansas River

Treece takes Okie event on Arkansas River
Kevin Treece of Fort Smith, Ark., won the July 20 Okie Division event on the Arkansas River with a 17-pound, 4-ounce limit. For his efforts, Treece cashed nearly $4,000 in tournament winnings.

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Kevin Treece of Fort Smith, Ark., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Okie Division event on the Arkansas River. For his victory, Treece earned $3,889.

Treece capitalized on muddy current for his first BFL win.

"I locked down into Kerr and fished main-channel current breaks that had some coontail and hydrilla around them," said Treece. "I felt like I was in the right area to win. I think a key was that a lot of people shied away from the colored water, and there weren't many people around me."

Treece said he fished a chartreuse and blue Rapala DT-6 and a hand-tied Okie Craw-colored jig with a green pumpkin Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver to catch most of his fish.

Rounding out the top 10 pros:

2nd: Charley Slanton, Valliant, Okla., five bass, 16-7, $1,944
3rd: Casey Sullivan, Vian, Okla., five bass, 14-5, $1,297
4th: Rayovac pro Jason Christie, Park Hill, Okla., five bass, 13-13, $907
5th: Don Turner, Wagoner, Okla., five bass, 13-10, $778
6th: Kevin Ledoux, Choctaw, Okla., five bass, 13-1, $713
7th: Jason Gilstrap, Owasso, Okla., five bass, 12-14, $648
8th: Christopher Jones, Bokoshe, Okla., five bass, 12-11, $551
8th: Don McFarlin, Gordonville, Texas, five bass, 12-11, $551
10th: Billy Lemon, Sand Springs, Okla., five bass, 12-5, $454

Complete results can be found here.

Martin wins co-angler title

Co-angler Jesse Martin of Edmond, Okla., won the July 20 Okie Division event on the Arkansas River with a 14-pound, 6-ounce limit. Martin walked away with over $1,900 in prize money for his efforts. Jesse Martin of Edmond, Okla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win $1,944 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Albert White, Crosby, Texas, five bass, 13-12, $972
3rd: Kevin Turner, Sand Springs, Okla., five bass, 13-5, $649
4th: David Blankinship, Cushing, Okla., three bass, 10-7, $454
5th: Bubba Graves, Wagoner, Okla., five bass, 9-11, $389
6th: Mike Ketcher, Stilwell, Okla., four bass, 8-15, $356
7th: Dylan Duncan, Kansas, Okla., four bass, 8-11, $324
8th: Joe Holmes, Claremore, Okla., four bass, 8-1, $292
9th: Mark Oakley, Davis, Okla., four bass, 7-12, $259
10th: Donald Singleterry, Rogers, Ark., three bass, 7-8, $227

Complete co-angler results can be found here.

The next BFL Okie Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 28-29 on Broken Bow Lake in Broken Bow, Okla. After the last 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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