UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Santee Cooper

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Freeman Nets 10th Career Win

Freeman Nets 10th Career Win
Glen Freeman

Glen Freeman of Zwolle, caught a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division event on Toledo Bend Lake. For his efforts, Freeman took home $6,895.

“I concentrated on points where the bass were moving up and feeding at certain times of the day. You just had to be there at the right time,” says Freeman, who is now tied for second on the All-Time BFL wins list with 10 career wins in BFL competition. “I was on the north end of the lake, sitting in 5 to 6 feet of water and throwing to 2 to 3 feet. I had 9 or 10 points and just rotated through them.”

Freeman used a green-pumpkin-colored ½-ounce Johnston jig with a Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw trailer of the same color to catch approximately 15 keepers throughout the day.

“They bit the best mid-morning,” says Freeman. “The wind was a big deal for me. I had to have some wind to help the points – that brought the bass up to feed.”

 

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Glen Freeman, Zwolle, La., five bass, 24-12, $4,895 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Matthew McArdle, Humble, Texas, five bass, 20-6, $2,448

3rd:          Lance Duff, Lumberton, Texas, five bass, 19-13, $1,565

4th:          Jeff Wooldridge, Chandler, Texas, five bass, 18-10, $1,096

5th:          Darold Gleason, Many, La., five bass, 18-9, $939

6th:          Stephen Reitzell, Colfax, La., five bass, 18-2, $861

7th:          Josh Dunaway, Sulphur, La., five bass, 18-1, $783

8th:          Nick Lebrun, Bossier City, La., five bass, 17-10, $704

9th:          Cory Bono, Lake Charles, La., five bass, 17-9, $626

10th:        T.J. Goodwyn, Center, Texas, five bass, 17-6, $548

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Bob Vote of Kingwood, Texas, brought a 7-pound, 12-ounce bass to the scale – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $700.

 

Lewis wins co-angler title

Cason Lewis of Pineville, Louisiana, won the Co-angler Division and $2,548 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 13 pounds, 14 ounces.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Cason Lewis, Pineville, La., five bass, 13-14, $2,548

2nd:         James Waller, Cypress, Texas, five bass, 13-10, $1,174

3rd:          Ronnie Ray Jr., McKinney, Texas, five bass, 13-7, $831

4th:          James Callaghan, DeBerry, Texas, five bass, 13-4, $509

4th:          Blake Landreneau, Youngsville, La., four bass, 13-4, $509

6th:          Keith Kimbrough, Woden, Texas, five bass, 13-0, $430

7th:          Bill Fussell, Thibodaux, La., five bass, 12-15, $391

8th:          Fred Martin, North Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 12-12, $352

9th:          Cedric Jackson, Sicily Island, La., five bass, 12-10, $293

9th:          Bernard Fruge, Noble, La., five bass, 12-10, $293

Eddie Burns of Little Rock, Arkansas, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division weighing in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $350.

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. 25-27 BFL Regional Championship on Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri. 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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