UPCOMING EVENT: TACKLE WAREHOUSE PRO CIRCUIT - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Creature Bait Does it for Berhorst

Creature Bait Does it for Berhorst
Dennis Berhorst of Holts Summit, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Truman. For his victory, Berhorst earned $5,963.

Dennis Berhorst of Holts Summit, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Truman. For his victory, Berhorst earned $5,963.

Berhorst said he spent his day targeting two different areas of the lake in the Osage Arm.

“First I focused on flat banks, that were littered with grass, at the end of bluff lines in 10 feet of water,” said Berhorst. “I used a black Omega Alpha Shad Buzzbait and was able to catch five keepers in the first hour.”

After the sun came out, Berhorst said he switched techniques to flipping willow bushes in 5- to 6-foot depths using a creature bait similar to a Zoom Brush Hog.

“What I used was a bit skinnier than a Brush Hog and it did really well,” said Berhorst. “Three of the fish I weighed in came from the bushes including a 4- and a 5-pounder.”

Berhorst said he caught approximately 11 keepers over the course of the tournament.

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Dennis Berhorst, Holts Summit, Mo., five bass, 16-12, $3,963 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         David Ryan, Levasy, Mo., five bass, 14-6, $1,981

3rd:          Ron McLain, Independence, Mo., five bass, 13-9, $1,322

4th:          Todd Knaack, Lawson, Mo., five bass, 13-1, $925

5th:          Roger Fitzpatrick, Eldon, Mo., five bass, 12-9, $793

6th:          B.J. Davis, Mountain Home, Ark., five bass, 12-7, $727

7th:          Shawn Kowal, Linn Creek, Mo., five bass, 12-6, $660

8th:          Doyle Isom Jr., Bourbon, Mo., five bass, 12-2, $594

9th:          Brett Govreau, House Springs, Mo., five bass, 11-7, $528

10th:        Jeremy Lawyer, Sarcoxie, Mo., five bass, 10-1, $462

Complete results can be found here.  

Fitzpatrick caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 12 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $535.

Spencer wins co-angler divison

Josh Spencer of Saint Charles, Missouri, weighed in three bass totaling 8 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $1,981 in the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Josh Spencer, Saint Charles, Mo., three bass, 8-15, $1,981

2nd:         Dewey Larson, Fayetteville, Ark., three bass, 7-13, $991

3rd:          Dennis Spell, Bonne Terre, Mo., two bass, 7-6, $662

4th:          Judd Weible, Desloge, Mo., three bass, 7-5, $462

5th:          Rob Bueltmann, Osage Beach, Mo., two bass, 6-1, $396

6th:          Mark Anderson, Nixa, Mo., three bass, 6-0, $363

7th:          Bobbie Green, Lees Summit, Mo., two bass, 5-7, $313

7th:          Frank Williams, Saint Charles, Mo., two bass, 5-7, $313

9th:          Tom O’ Connor, Eureka, Mo., two bass, 4-15, $264

10th:        Sam Bremmerkamp, Joplin, Mo., two bass, 4-14, $231

Spell 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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