UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Beckler And Knaack Tie On Table Rock

Beckler And Knaack Tie On Table Rock
Table Rock winners.

KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. – Matt Beckler of Strafford, Missouri, and Todd Knaack of Lawson, Missouri, each weighed five-bass limits totaling 15 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to tie for the win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division tournament of 2015 on Table Rock Lake. For their victories, each angler earned $3,028. 



Beckler said he chose to target boat docks within various spawning pockets in the mid-lake area with a homemade green-pumpkin-colored shaky-head rig and a 4-inch green-pumpkin Yamamoto Senko . 



“There were three pockets where the shad were spawning around the docks,” said Beckler. “I decided to target the deeper docks that were in 12 to 14 feet of water and managed to catch 12 keepers.



 “I found there were three different bites throughout the day,” Beckler continued. “In the morning the fish were on the bottom in the shadows. Around 10:30 a.m. the fish suspended underneath the docks around the shad spawn. Then, when the sun was higher in the afternoon, the fish were closer to the surface in the shadows of the dock.



“Most of my bass bit in 10 feet of water,” said Beckler. “I just had to be patient.” 



Knaack said he fished slowly in the spawning pockets using a Texas-rigged green-pumpkin-colored Zoom Brush Hog.



“I went looking for stained water. I like fishing that type of color,” said Knaack.



Knaack said he explored around 12 pockets in order to catch his nine keepers.



“I stayed fairly shallow, in 6 feet of water,” said Knaack. “I caught the biggest fish of the tournament, a 4-pound, 14-ouncer, around 11:30. I knew then I had a shot at winning.”



The top 10 boaters:



 1st:          Matt Beckler, Strafford, Mo., five bass, 15-7, $3,028



1st:          Todd Knaack, Lawson, Mo., five bass, 15-7, $3,028 + $1,000 Mercury Bonus



3rd:          James Watson, Springfield, Mo., five bass, 15-1, $1,345



4th:          John Hewkin, Sullivan, Mo., five bass, 14-8, $942



5th:          Chuck Baggett, Union, Mo., five bass, 14-5, $807



6th:          Jeremy Lawyer, Sarcoxie, Mo., five bass, 13-15, $740



7th:          Scotty Villines, Ponca, Ark., five bass, 12-14, $673



8th:          Jamie Kowalsky, Branson West, Mo., five bass, 12-11, $606



9th:          Dennis Berhorst, Holts Summit, Mo., five bass, 12-3, $538



10th:        Roger Fitzpatrick, Eldon, Mo., five bass, 11-14, $471



              



Complete results can be found here.  



Knaack also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 14 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $545.



 



Co-angler Dewey Larson of Fayetteville, Ark., won the May 2 Ozark Division event on Table Rock Lake with 13 pounds, 3 ounces. He earned over $2,000 for his efforts.



Larson wins co-angler title



Dewey Larson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win $1,981 in the co-angler division.



 The top 10 co-anglers:



1st:          Dewey Larson, Fayetteville, Ark., five bass, 13-3, $1,981



2nd:         Jeremy Johnson, Kansas City, Kan., five bass, 11-3, $991



3rd:          Rick McGuire, Warrenton, Mo., five bass, 10-11, $662



4th:          Jeremy Rushton, Lees Summit, Mo., five bass, 10-7, $462



5th:          Frank Williams, Saint Charles, Mo., five bass, 10-5, $396



6th:          Clint Long, Raymore, Mo., five bass, 10-4, $363



7th:          Dennis Spell, Bonne Terre, Mo., five bass, 10-3, $330



8th:          Max Wilson, Everton, Mo., four bass, 9-14, $297



9th:          Matt Masters, Branson, Mo., five bass, 8-14, $264



10th:        Stephen Phillips, Springfield, Mo., four bass, 8-12, $231



 



Larson also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $267.



The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 15-17 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.


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