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Shuffield Wins on Hamilton

Delaney takes Arkie Division co-angler title
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Spencer Shuffield
September 25, 2017 • MLF • Archives

Local angler Spencer Shuffield of Hot Springs, weighed a two-day cumulative of 10 bass totaling 20 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Hamilton presented by Geared. Shuffield took home $5,277 for his efforts.


According to post-tournament reports, Shuffield caught his fish on a buzzbait in less than 2 feet of water.


The top 10 boaters:


1st:          Spencer Shuffield, Hot Springs, Ark., 10 bass, 20-8, $5,277


2nd:         Fred Martin, North Little Rock, Ark., 10 bass, 18-1, $2,939


3rd:          Justin Swayze, Gurdon, Ark., eight bass, 17-14, $2,331


4th:          Matt Wood, Jessieville, Ark., 10 bass, 17-9, $1,185


5th:          Huey Applegate, Jessieville, Ark., nine bass, 17-0, $1,015


6th:          Leland Nixon, Bee Branch, Ark., 10 bass, 16-12, $931


7th:          Danny Gwinn, Mount Ida, Ark., 10 bass, 16-1, $846


8th:          Jake Ormond, Sterlington, La., 10 bass, 16-1, $762


9th:          Dustin Huggins, Russellville, Ark., 10 bass, 16-0, $677


10th:        Jamey Black, Sheridan, Ark., 10 bass, 15-6, $592


Complete results can be found at  


Swayze caught a 5-pound, 5-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the Boater Big Bass award of $637.


Co-angler Trevor Delaney


Delaney wins co-angler title


Trevor Delaney of Benton, Arkansas, caught a two-day total of 10 bass bass weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the Co-angler Division and $2,539.


The top 10 co-anglers:


1st:          Trevor Delaney, Benton, Ark., 10 bass, 18-7, $2,539


2nd:         Steve Standridge, Conway, Ark., seven bass, 13-4, $1,269


3rd:          Michael Lucas, Forrest City, Ark., seven bass, 12-5, $846


4th:          Jody Jones, Harvey, Ark., eight bass, 11-0, $592


5th:          Rod Martinez, Benton, Ark., seven bass, 10-12, $608


6th:          Mark Stevens, Hot Springs, Ark., six bass, 10-8, $784


7th:          Stephen  Simms, Hot Springs, Ark., eight bass, 10-4, $423


8th:          Jerry Tabler, Mineral Springs, Ark., seven bass, 9-15, $431


9th:          Steven Sherrill, Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 9-1, $339


10th:        Joey Taylor, Benton, Ark., seven bass, 8-10, $296


Stevens caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 4 pounds, 11 ounces – and earned the Co-angler Big Bass award of $319.


The T-H Marine FLW BFL Arkie Division tournament on Lake Hamilton was hosted by Visit Hot Springs.


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.