UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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Power Plucked Suspended Fish for Win

Kelly Power

 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 spent his morning on the James River targeting suspended bass. He says he used a white Hog Farmer swim jig to catch nearly 30 keepers throughout his day.

“The schools were suspended over deep timber in 10 to 15 of water,” says 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 continues. “The water was 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 says 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,” says 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. I had a great day out there.”

The top 10 boaters:

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.

 

Co-angler Stephen Delgado

Delgado wins co-angler title

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:

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.

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