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Cape Fair’s Power Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Event on Table Rock Lake

Kelly Power

KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. – Kelly Power of Cape Fair, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament of 2016 on Table Rock Lake. For his victory, Power earned $5,663.

Power said he spent his morning on the James River targeting suspended bass. He said he used a white-colored HogFarmer swim-jig to catch nearly 30 keepers throughout his day.

“The schools were suspended over deep timber in 10 to 15 of water,” said Power, who earned the first win of his FLW career. “I rigged the swim-jig with a pearl-colored Keitech Swimbait so it had more pull. You want something that vibrates a bit for suspended bass.

“At my first area I had 11 keepers in 11 casts,” Power continued. “The fish were less aggressive with the warmer water, but most of the bites were strong. The water was also clear, so a subtle presentation was crucial. I wanted something down there that didn’t look hard to eat.”

By 8:30 a.m., Power said his flurry slowed, so he moved on to new structure.

“I hit 10 or so spots where the channel swung in close to timber or major drops,” said Power. “The bass were with shad schools in the tops of submerged trees about 15 feet down. I just kept culling and brought in what I did. After all was said and done, I had a great day out there.”

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Kelly Power, Cape Fair, Mo., five bass, 16-7, $5,663

               2nd:         Marcus Sykora, Osage Beach, Mo., five bass, 14-15, $2,082

               3rd:          Marc Czachowski, Spokane, Mo., five bass, 14-7, $1,387

               4th:          Roger Fitzpatrick, Eldon, Mo., five bass, 14-5, $971

               5th:          Dustin Lippe, Lampe, Mo., five bass, 14-2, $833

               6th:          Joe Brantley, Willard, Mo., five bass, 13-13, $763

               7th:          Dustin Blevins, Harrison, Ark., five bass, 13-8, $694

               8th:          Lance Williams, Billings, Mo., five bass, 13-6, $590

               8th:          Tyler Matlock, Omaha, Ark., five bass, 13-6, $590

               10th:        Bob Renken, Linn Creek, Mo., five bass, 13-2, $486

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com

Mark Harper of Monett, Missouri, caught a bass weighing 4 pounds, 15 ounces – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $580.

Stephen Delgado of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, weighed in five bass totaling 13 pounds, 8 ounces, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,082.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Stephen Delgado, Lee’s Summit, Mo., five bass, 13-8, $2,082

               2nd:         Jeremy Rushton, Lee’s Summit, Mo., five bass, 11-14, $1,041

               3rd:          Jonathan Dotson, Dover, Ark., five bass, 11-9, $692

               4th:          Donny Murrell, Sapulpa, Okla., five bass, 11-0, $486

               5th:          Josh Spencer, Saint Charles, Mo., four bass, 9-6, $416

               6th:          Sy Kirby, Rogers, Ark., four bass, 9-5, $382

               7th:          B.J. Hicks, Richmond, Mo., five bass, 9-2, $347

               8th:          Brandon Hecker, Camdenton, Mo., three bass, 8-13, $312

               9th:          Eric Rogers, Lawrence, Kan., four bass, 8-8, $260

               9th:          Cory Schuh, Hillsboro, Mo., four bass, 8-8, $260

Stanley Caldwell of Thayer, Missouri, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 8 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $290.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 27-29 Regional Championship on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas. 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.

The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 50 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

About FLW

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2016 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 235 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Periscope: @FLWFishing.

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