Boater Andre Dickneite of Freeburg, Mo., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on Lake of the Ozarks in Warsaw, Missouri. For his victory, Dickneite earned a total of $3,794.
The tournament was the fourth of five events in the Ozark Division presented by Tournament Anglers Group (TAG).
“My wife let me go fishing a few weeks ago on Labor Day, and on that trip I found the docks that I caught them off of today,” says Dickneite, who earned his fourth career tournament win in FLW competition. “I caught them on two different jigs. I have one combination that I use in dirty water, and one combination for cleaner water.”
With more big tournaments upcoming, including two Toyota Series events at Lake Dardanelle and Lake of the Ozarks in the next month, Dickneite declined to divulge the specifics of his jig.
“I caught all of my fish flipping,” Dickneite says. “I had to have the wind, I had to have shade and I had to have shad. The color of the jig is the whole key.”
The top 10 boaters:
1st: Andre Dickneite of Freeburg, Mo., five bass, 18-7, $3,794
2nd: Adam Boehle of Warrenton, Mo., five bass, 17-10, $1,897
3rd: Bob Bueltmann of Osage Beach, Mo., four bass, 17-1, $1,760
4th: Chris Aswegan of Tiffin, Iowa, five bass, 16-12, $822
4th: Kyle Alsop of Overland Park, Kan., five bass, 16-12, $1,322
6th: Chad Deaver of Russellville, Mo., five bass, 15-4, $696
7th: Jacob Welch of Jefferson City, Mo., five bass, 15-3, $632
8th: Mike Malone of Lake Ozark, Mo., five bass, 14-12, $569
9th: Jason Rhyne of Foristell, Mo., five bass, 14-7, $506
10th: Andy Newcomb of Camdenton, Mo., five bass, 14-0, $443
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Bueltmann caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces to earn the day’s $495 Boater Big Bass award.
Alsop took home an extra $500 as the highest finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member. Boaters are eligible to win up to an extra $7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if all requirements are met. More information on the FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.
Hammond wins co-angler title
Walter Hammond of Lees Summit, Missouri, earned the win in the Co-angler Division Sunday after catching five bass weighing 12 pounds, 10 ounces. Hammond earned $1,897 for his victory.
The top 10 co-anglers:
1st: Walter Hammond of Lees Summit, Mo., five bass, 12-10, $1,897
2nd: Michael Clark of Richland, Mo., four bass, 11-7, $949
3rd: Bryan Plyter of Greeley, Colo., four bass, 9-4, $633
4th: David Rice of Galena, Mo., four bass, 9-0, $411
4th: Dennis Young of Olathe, Kan., three bass, 9-0, $411
6th: Zach Wilson of Kansas City, Kan., five bass, 7-9, $348
7th: Ed Lawrence of Florissant, Mo., two bass, 7-4, $316
8th: Shawn Kemper of Iberia, Mo., two bass, 6-2, $269
8th: Troy Ladehoff of Kansas City, Mo., three bass, 6-2, $519
10th: Paul Davis of Battlefield, Mo., two bass, 5-15, $210
10th: Jeremy Fiedler of Sullivan, Mo., three bass, 5-15, $210
Mark Landis of Ballwin, Missouri, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 4 pounds, 14 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $247.
The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Ozark Division presented by TAG, based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 15-17 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin, hosted by Explore La Crosse. Boaters will compete for a $60,000 prize package, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.