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Freeman Goes Offshore on Toledo

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Glen Freeman
October 2, 2017 • MLF • Archives

Boater Glen Freeman of Zwolle, Louisiana, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament on Toledo Bend Lake Sunday with a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 37 pounds, 11 ounces. For his efforts, Freeman took home $8,074.

“I fished offshore ridges, just above the Pendleton Bridge, in 15 to 20 feet of water,” said Freeman, who notched his ninth career win on Toledo Bend in BFL competition. “The main thing for me this weekend was timing. They’d bite early in some spots one day, and the next day they’d bite late in those spots. You had to be in the right place at the right time.”

Freeman said he rotated between two lures to catch his fish – a Red Bug-colored Texas-rigged Double Z Lures Magnum-T Worm and a Mister Twister worm. He said he caught seven keepers Saturday and around 10 on Sunday.

“It was a lot of basic, offshore, old-fashioned Texas-rig worm fishing out there,” said Freeman.

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Glen Freeman, Zwolle, La., 10 bass, 37-11, $6,074 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

               2nd:         Albert Collins, Nacogdoches, Texas, 10 bass, 36-7, $3,037

               3rd:          Nick Lebrun, Bossier City, La., 10 bass, 32-7, $1,957

               4th:          Randy Deaver, Blanchard, La., 10 bass, 30-13, $1,371

               5th:          Charles DuBroc, Hessmer, La., nine bass, 29-4, $1,865

               6th:          Darold Gleason, Many, La., 10 bass, 28-3, $1,077

               7th:          Kyle Guidry, Opelousas, La., nine bass, 25-10, $979

               8th:          Kevin Jeane, Natchitoches, La., 10 bass, 25-7, $881

               9th:          Brian Martin, Hemphill, Texas, 10 bass, 24-15, $783

               10th:        Philip Crelia, Center, Texas, 10 bass, 24-10, $685

Complete results can be found here.  

Big Bass

Stephen Reitzell of Colfax, Louisiana, caught an 8-pound, 9-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the Boater Big Bass award of $390.


Co-angler Justin Shelton

Justin Shelton of Kemp, Texas, caught a two-day total of eight bass weighing 27 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the Co-angler Division and $3,037.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Justin Shelton, Kemp, Texas, eight bass, 27-7, $3,037

               2nd:         David Kayda, Huffman, Texas, five bass, 21-12, $1,518

               3rd:          Charles Dellard, Burleson, Texas, nine bass, 21-0, $979

               4th:          Russell Lewis, Pineville, La., 10 bass, 20-8, $685

               5th:          Cedric Jackson, Sicily Island, La., five bass, 17-9, $587

               6th:          Doug Estep, Baton Rouge, La., eight bass, 14-4, $538

               7th:          Gary Medley, Vidor, Texas, six bass, 14-0, $489

               8th:          Logan Slaughter, Dallas, Texas, seven bass, 13-15, $441

               9th:          Dwayne Dennis, Colmesneil, Texas, five bass, 13-15, $392

               10th:        Alexander Phillips, Bossier, La., seven bass, 13-0, $343

Complete results can be found here.

Big Bass

Tim Woodard of Rosepine, Louisiana, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounces – and earned the Co-angler Big Bass award of $390.

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.