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Surprise’s Uribe Jr. Wins Costa FLW Series Western Division Opener on Lake Havasu Presented by Ranger Boats

Surprise’s Uribe Jr. Wins Costa FLW Series Western Division Opener on Lake Havasu Presented by Ranger Boats

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Joe Uribe Jr. of Surprise, Arizona, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to claim top honors at the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener on Lake Havasu presented by Ranger Boats. Uribe’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 51 pounds, 13 ounces, was enough to earn him $80,838, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

“The feeling is very surreal right now,” said Uribe, who also won the FLW Series event on Lake Havasu when the Series last visited the fishery in 2015. “I only fish FLW events out west, and couldn’t do it at this level without the support of my sponsors. I’m truly blessed.”

Uribe said he primarily spent his mornings targeting largemouth bass in Windsor Basin and his afternoons targeting smallmouth near rock piles. He said he caught all of his largemouth bass this week on a custom 7-inch swimbait, the same lure he used to win the event in 2015.

“I focused on shallow bays littered with tules and caught three largemouth on Day One,” said Uribe. “When the sun came out, I headed out to deep rock piles looking for smallmouth. I used a “Ned rig”. It was a 3/16-ounce mushroom-head jig with a 7-inch Watermelon Laminate-colored Yamamoto Senko, cut down to 3 inches. I caught two smallmouth on it, including a 3- and a 4-pounder. Of the seven total bites I had that day, those two were my key fish.”

Uribe said he followed a similar pattern on Friday.

“I started out throwing the swimbait in the same shallow tules and got some bites,” said Uribe. “Around noon, I went back out to the rock piles with the Ned rig and caught a 3-pound smallmouth. On Friday, I found that the bass were really moving shallow, so on Saturday, I knew I’d be staying up near the bank.”

Uribe said he finished the tournament in Windsor Basin, using the swimbait to put together his limit.  

“I fished every shallow pocket with tules and stained water that I could find,” said Uribe. “I fished slow and methodically, and caught 10 largemouth. I never lost a fish all week, which was huge for me.”

The top 10 pros on Lake Havasu were:

1st:          Joe Uribe Jr., Surprise, Ariz., 15 bass, 51-13, $80,838

2nd:         Mike Nichelini, Napa, Calif., 13 bass, 46-0, $13,810

3rd:          Jason Hickey, Weiser, Idaho, 15 bass, 45-14, $10,692

4th:          Roy Hawk, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., 14 bass, 45-9, $9,010

5th:          Marty Lawrence, Mesa, Ariz., 14 bass, 45-2, $8,019

6th:          Gary Collins, Upper Lake, Calif., 14 bass, 42-7, $7,128

7th:          Justin Kerr, Simi Valley, Calif., 15 bass, 42-5, $6,237

8th:          Robert Lee, Angels Camp, Calif., 15 bass, 42-3, $5,346

9th:          Mark Williams, Blythe, Calif., 12 bass, 41-5, $4,455

10th:        Johnny Johnson, Lakeside, Ariz., 13 bass, 37-13, $3,564

A complete list of results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Bink Desaro of Meridian, Idaho, caught a 7-pound, 3-ounce bass Friday – the biggest of the tournament in the Pro Division. For his catch, Desaro earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $248.

Andrew Levy of Grover Beach, California, won the Co-angler Division and $27,000, including a Ranger Z175 with a 90-horsepower Evinrude outboard motor. Levy earned his win with a three-day total catch of six bass weighing 21 pounds, 15 ounces. 

The top 10 co-anglers on Lake Havasu were:

1st:          Andrew Levy, Grover Beach, Calif., six bass, 21-15, $27,000

2nd:         Lon Armel, Scottsdale, Ariz., eight bass, 20-12, $4,582

3rd:          Scott Bern, San Rafael, Calif., six bass, 18-3, $3,636

4th:          James Poff, Apple Valley, Calif., seven bass, 17-6, $3,137

5th:          Brent Benish, San Diego, Calif., seven bass, 17-4, $2,689

6th:          James Tate, Calabasas, Calif., six bass, 17-1, $2,241

7th:          Mark Dietrick, San Jose, Calif., seven bass, 15-7, $1,793

8th:          Jason Cloke, Alpine, Calif., five bass, 15-0, $1,569

9th:          Dale Roesener, Las Vegas, Nev., seven bass, 14-6, $1,345

10th:        Kyle Gelles, Pingree, Idaho, five bass, 13-11, $1,120

Justin Bolen of Paradise, California, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the Co-angler Division Friday, a fish weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces that earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $165.

The Costa FLW Series on Lake Havasu was hosted by the Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau. It was the first Western Division tournament of 2017. The next Costa FLW Series tournament will be the Southwestern Division opener, held Feb. 23-25, on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas. For a complete schedule, visit FLWFishing.com.

The Costa FLW Series consists of five U.S. divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western. Each division consists of three tournaments with competitors vying for valuable points that could earn them the opportunity to fish in the Costa FLW Series Championship. The 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship is being held Nov. 2-4 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Costa FLW Series 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 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 274 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa 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 FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Snapchat: @FLWFishing.

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