UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Champlain

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Kings Cracks 21-2 on Spinnerbait

Kings Cracks 21-2 on Spinnerbait
Brett King

Brett King of Kinta, Oklahoma, caught five bass Saturday weighing 21 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on Eufaula Lake. King netted $4,127 for his efforts.

King slow-rolled spinnerbaits to earn his win. He says he used a ½-ounce black and chartreuse-colored BOOYAH Single Colorado Blade spinnerbait with a pearl-colored YUM Pulse swimbait before switching to a ½-ounce white, blue and chartreuse BOOYAH Double Colorado in the afternoon with the same trailer.

“I was throwing on small channel swing banks,” says King, who earned his first career victory in FLW competition. “I had two stretches about 50 yards long around the Oak Ridge Cove area that had channel swings and little sandy points with laydown logs. The fish were pulling out of spawning pockets and heading back out to the main lake.

“Both stretches were equally productive,” King continues. “I didn’t start catching them until about 10:30 [a.m.] and I caught my last keeper at 1:30 [p.m.].

In total, King caught eight keepers throughout his day.

 

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament:

 1st: Brett King, Kinta, Okla., five bass, 21-2, $4,127

 2nd: Jeremy Johnson, Henryetta, Okla., five bass, 20-7, $2,064

 3rd: Douglas Johnson, Ponca City, Okla., five bass, 19-6, $1,577

 4th: Dane Coale, Norman, Okla., five bass, 18-12, $1,063

 5th: John Soukup, Agra, Okla., five bass, 17-14, $825

 6th: Ray Stagner, Tulsa, Okla., five bass, 17-4, $757

 7th: Shawn Mote, Ardmore, Okla., five bass, 17-0, $688

 8th: Joe Holmes, Claremore, Okla., five bass, 16-14, $619

 9th: Mark Johnson, Weleetka, Okla., five bass, 16-11, $550

 10th: Mick Fenn, Grove, Okla., five bass, 16-5, $707

 10th: Ben Blaschke, Roland, Okla., five bass, 16-5, $457

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Thomas Canady of Collinsville, Oklahoma, caught a 6-pound, 6-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $575.

 

Co-angler Clint Symes

Symes wins co-angler title

Clint Symes of Yukon, Oklahoma, won the Co-angler Division and $2,428 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 18 pounds, 9 ounces.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Clint Symes, Yukon, Okla., five bass, 18-9, $2,428

 2nd: Tej Lad, Tulsa, Okla., five bass, 18-3, $1,089

 3rd: Kenny Howard, Watts, Okla., five bass, 17-3, $691

 4th: Jake Hess, Tulsa, Okla., five bass, 15-1, $485

 5th: Justin Freel, Midwest City, Okla., three bass, 14-10, $701

 6th: Kurt Gordon, Cushing, Okla., five bass, 12-13, $346

 6th: Dalton Fulps, Wagoner, Okla., five bass, 12-13, $346

 6th: John Baumert, Pryor, Okla., five bass, 12-13, $346

 9th: Lang Yang, Miami, Okla., five bass, 12-11, $277

 10th: David Hardin, Bethel, Okla., five bass, 12-9, $242

Freel caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 5 pounds, 4 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $285.

 

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. 17-19 BFL Regional Championship on Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Gilbertsville, Kentucky, presented by Evinrude. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard.

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