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Warren Claims Okie Super Tournament

Hill wins co-angler title in Okie Division event on Grand Lake
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Curt Warren
September 11, 2017 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Curt Warren of Rose, Oklahoma, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on Grand Lake Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 31 pounds, 15 ounces. For his win, Warren earned $6,534.


“The bite was funny this weekend,” says Warren, who logged his first career-win in BFL competition. “It wasn’t as bad Saturday, but Sunday I missed several bites. I don’t know if it was weather or what, but they were finicky. Thankfully my 7-foot Falcon (Cara T7) rod helped me feel the bites, or else I may have missed more.


“I was mainly junk-fishing – just beating the banks,” continues Warren. “I was on the north end of the lake, not too far from takeoff. I fished docks and shallow wood cover. I probably had 50 different stops. All my fish came from less than 10 feet of water.”


Warren says everything he weighed in came on a ½-ounce Bass-X football-head jig with an unnamed green pumpkin-colored trailer. He caught six keepers each day of the event.


“If I pulled up to an area and there weren’t any shad, I usually kept moving,” says Warren. “They were really close to the surface.”


The top 10 boaters:


1st:          Curt Warren, Rose, Okla., 10 bass, 31-15, $6,534


2nd:         Paul Smith, Copan, Okla., eight bass, 29-8, $3,467


3rd:          Cade Alsbury, Springdale, Ark., 10 bass, 28-11, $2,276


4th:          Benjamin King, Garnett, Kan., 10 bass, 26-6, $1,525


5th:          Tim Hickson, Cleveland, Okla., 10 bass, 26-4, $1,307


6th:          Dylan Duncan, Kansas, Okla., 10 bass, 26-2, $1,198


7th:          Sheldon Collings, Grove, Okla., seven bass, 25-13, $1,089


8th:          Thomas Canady, Collinsville, Okla., 10 bass, 23-14, $980


9th:          Chris Torkleson, Sand Springs, Okla., eight bass, 23-4, $871


10th:        Tye Smith, Fort Gibson, Okla., eight bass, 22-5, $762


Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.  


Mark Teply of Midwest City, Oklahoma, caught a bass weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division. The catch earned him the Boater Big Bass award of $937.



Co-angler Alan Hill


Hill wins co-angler title


Alan Hill of Ada, Oklahoma, caught a two-day total of eight bass weighing 22 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the Co-angler Division and $3,267.


The top 10 co-anglers:


1st:          Alan Hill, Ada, Okla., eight bass, 22-9, $3,267


2nd:         Patrick Weir, Broken Arrow, Okla., seven bass, 18-15, $1,633


3rd:          Keltyn Hendrix, Goldsby, Okla., eight bass, 16-2, $1,091


4th:          Jason Buckley, Canute, Okla., six bass, 15-14, $762


5th:          Jacob Sloan, Paola, Kan., seven bass, 15-13, $853


6th:          Nolan Wright, Blanchard, Okla., six bass, 14-10, $599


7th:          Josh Sloan, Paola, Kan., four bass, 14-4, $544


8th:          Sam Bremmerkamp, Joplin, Mo., four bass, 14-4, $540


9th:          Rick Blosser, Tulsa, Okla., six bass, 14-3, $436


10th:        Nathan Colwell, Pryor, Okla., seven bass, 13-12, $381


Tom Verdine of Yukon, Oklahoma, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces – and earned the Co-angler Big Bass award of $469.


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.