Local angler Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament on Lake of the Ozarks Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 37 pounds, 14 ounces. For his victory, Sykora earned $7,071.
According to post-tournament reports, Sykora caught his fish in 14 feet of water near mid-lake brush piles using an unnamed crankbait and a Zoom Brush Hog.
The top 10 boaters:
1st: Marcus Sykora, Osage Beach, Mo., 10 bass, 37-14, $7,071
2nd: Roger Cook, Lebanon, Mo., 10 bass, 36-8, $3,436
3rd: Adam Boehle, Warrenton, Mo., 10 bass, 35-9, $2,796
4th: Greg Glandt, Fenton, Mo., 10 bass, 35-1, $1,603
5th: Dennis Berhorst, Holts Summit, Mo., 10 bass, 34-1, $1,374
6th: David McCormick, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 10 bass, 32-15, $1,360
7th: Roger Fitzpatrick, Eldon, Mo., 10 bass, 32-5, $1,145
8th: Mark Tucker, Kirkwood, Mo., 10 bass, 32-2, $1,031
9th: Andy Newcomb, Camdenton, Mo., 10 bass, 32-2, $916
10th: Bob Bueltmann, Osage Beach, Mo., 10 bass, 31-9, $802
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Boehle caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 15 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division. The catch earned him the Boater Big Bass award of $506.
Strohkirch wins co-angler title
Aaron Strohkirch of Camdenton, Missouri, caught a two-day total of eight bass weighing 28 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the Co-angler Division and $3,436.
The top 10 co-anglers:
1st: Aaron Strohkirch, Camdenton, Mo., eight bass, 28-1, $3,436
2nd: Reid Kesel, Bonnots Mill, Mo., 10 bass, 27-1, $1,918
3rd: Ray Larson, Springfield, Ill., 10 bass, 23-1, $1,195
4th: Nathan Portell, Festus, Mo., nine bass, 22-11, $802
5th: Charles Frick, Saint Louis, Mo., eight bass, 19-2, $687
6th: Jordan Williams, Oak Grove, Mo., eight bass, 19-1, $630
7th: Stephen Delgado, Lee’s Summit, Mo., eight bass, 18-13, $573
8th: Brandon Hecker, Camdenton, Mo., six bass, 17-15, $515
9th: Ernie Wooten, New London, Mo., eight bass, 17-12, $458
10th: Taylor Harris, Paola, Kan., seven bass, 17-0, $401
Bob Keeth of Dixon, Missouri, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces – and earned the Co-angler Big Bass award of $506.
The T-H Marine FLW BFL Ozark Division tournament on Lake of the Ozarks was hosted by the Tri-County Lodging Association/Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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. 5-7 BFL Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. 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.