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Pickett Found the Right Four

Pickett Found the Right Four
James Pickett of Trafalgar, Ind., won the May 14 Hoosier Division event on Lake Monroe with four bass weighing 14 pounds, 4 ounces and claimed over $4,000 in prize money.

James Pickett of Trafalgar, Indiana, weighed four bass totaling 14 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Lake Monroe presented by Navionics. For his victory, Pickett earned $4,009.

Pickett targeted spawning bass in two different areas throughout his day. He says he caught each of the four fish he brought to the scale on a Texas-rigged Indiana Craw-colored Hawgback Tube.

“My first area was a 200-yard stretch of bank near Crooked Creek,” says Picket, who earned the first win of his FLW career. “The bass were spawning next to laydowns on the bank in ditches. I caught my first keeper within 30 minutes, and another one soon after. After that I ran east and hit another stretch with similar cover. After 20 minutes, I caught my final two big ones.”

Picket says the technique he used to position his bait in the cover was what helped him catch his winning limit.

“They key to my success was casting at the correct angle,” says Pickett. “You needed to run the bait down the laydown because they were spawning right next to it. They didn’t want it shook or snapped, so I let it lay there. When the time came to move it, I just pulled it along the bottom.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          James Pickett, Trafalgar, Ind., four bass, 14-4, $4,009

2nd:         Terry Dillon, Danville, Ind., four bass, 12-0, $2,005

3rd:          Nick Uebelhor, Jasper, Ind., five bass, 11-14, $1,336

4th:          Eric Moore, Hamilton, Ohio, four bass, 9-5, $935

5th:          Kyle Weisenburger, Ottawa, Ohio, three bass, 9-0, $802

6th:          Scott Bateman, Jasper, Ind., three bass, 8-15, $735

7th:          Chris Wilkinson, Farmersburg, Ind., three bass, 8-6, $668

8th:          Chris Abrell, Terre Haute, Ind., four bass, 8-4, $601

9th:          Roger Hahn, Fairfield, Ohio, two bass, 7-9, $535

10th:        Travis Feuerbach, Bloomington, Ind., three bass, 7-8, $468

Complete results can be found here.  

Calvin Davidson of Plainfield, Indiana, caught a 6-pound, 15-ounce bass – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $550.

 

Co-angler John Thomas of Quincy, Ind., won the May 14 Hoosier Division event on Lake Monroe with three fish weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces to claim a $2,000 payday.

Thomas wins co-angler title

John Thomas of Quincy, Indiana, weighed in three bass totaling 7 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,005.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          John Thomas, Quincy, Ind., three bass, 7-10, $2,005

2nd:         Billy French, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 6-11, $1,002

3rd:          Scott Standafer, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 6-9, $668

4th:          Chandler Fleetwood, Vallonia, Ind., three bass, 6-7, $468

5th:          Ryan Sykes, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 5-4, $401

6th:          Scottie Davis, Martinsville, Ind., two bass, 4-15, $351

6th:          Jared Robinson, Vallonia, Ind., two bass, 4-15, $351

8th:          Kris Looney, Indianapolis, Ind., one bass, 4-13, $576

9th:          Phill Parker, Bedford, Ind., one bass, 4-7, $250

9th:          Cory Cook, Carrollton, Ky., two bass, 4-7, $250

Looney caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 13 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $275.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 6-8 Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee. 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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