UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Mead

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Wood Hunkers Down for Title

Matt Wood

Matt Wood of Jessieville, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Dardanelle. For his win, Wood took home $4,046.

“I was entered in this event as a co-angler, and I decided to switch over and compete as a boater on Friday morning, the day before the event,” says Wood, who had previously fished one season as a co-angler in BFL competition. “I knew that there were more co-anglers on the waiting list, and I had a pretty good practice so I figured I’d take a shot. I still can’t believe I won.”

Wood fished the entire day at just one spot – a dock which had some brush and cover nearby.

“The bass were after baitfish, and the wind was blowing perfectly to pin the bait against the dock and brush,” Wood says. “There were a ton of bass – I must have caught around 20 to 25 keepers.”

Wood says he caught his fish on just two baits – a Strike King Red Eye Shad crankbait and a white Strike King Pure Poison swim jig with a white Yum Swimmin Dinger.

“The Red Eye Shad was what I caught my bigger fish on,” Wood explains. “The key was fishing it super-fast and triggering a reaction bite.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:           Matt Wood, Jessieville, Ark., five bass, 21-2, $4,046

2nd:          Cody Burke, Bryant, Ark., five bass, 20-4, $2,023

3rd:          Zach King, Clarksville, Ark., five bass, 18-15, $1,348

4th:           Steve Howard, Conway, Ark., five bass, 18-4, $944

5th:           Zack Freeman, Russellville, Ark., five bass, 17-7, $1,009

6th:           Rick Ellis, Cabot, Ark., five bass, 16-1, $842

7th:           Jeremiah Jordan, Dover, Ark., five bass, 15-14, $674

8th:           Israel Mills, Donaldson, Ark., five bass, 15-9, $607

9th:           Jonathan Dotson, Dover, Ark., four bass, 14-12, $539

10th:        Daniel Standridge, Sheridan, Ark., five bass, 14-4, $472

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.  

Randall Clark of Little Rock, Arkansas, caught a 7-pound, 1-ounce bass – the largest of the event – which earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $555.

 

Co-angler Johnny Crider

Crider wins co-angler title

Johnny Crider of Fulton, Arkansas, weighed in four bass totaling 16 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,300.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:           Johnny Crider, Fulton, Ark., four bass, 16-10, $2,300

2nd:          Jason Wedel, Lowell, Ark., five bass, 11-9, $1,011

3rd:          Brian Choat, Conway, Ark., five bass, 11-0, $874

4th:           Kevin Clark, Malvern, Ark., five bass, 10-9, $488

4th:           Jim Cummings, Murfreesboro, Ark., three bass, 10-9, $438

6th:           Herbert Kimbrough, North Little Rock, Ark., four bass, 10-5, $371

7th:           Steve Standridge, Conway, Ark., three bass, 10-4, $337

8th:           Michael Lucas, Forrest City, Ark., four bass, 9-8, $303

9th:           Buddy Rudolph, Hot Springs, Ark., four bass, 8-9, $253

9th:           Bryan Branson, Hensley, Ark., three bass, 8-9, $253

Crider also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $277.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 19-21 BFL Regional Championship on the Red River in Bossier City, Louisiana. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

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