Boater Michael Williamson of Fort Smith, Ark., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win $3,917 plus a $2,000 Ranger bonus in the BFL Arkie Division tournament on Greers Ferry. He was using a Humdinger on a Carolina rig near Devil’s Fork and Little River to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Quincy Houchin, Mabelvale, Ark., five bass, 11-13, $1,958
3rd: Jeff Cooper, Jonesboro, Ark., five bass, 11-8, $1,307
4th: Kerry Milner, Bono, Ark., five bass, 11-5, $914
5th: Jason Powell, Ward, Ark., five bass, 11-4, $783
6th: Daniel Smith, Greenwood, Ark., five bass, 10-4, $685
6th: Stacey Tuggle, Malvern, Ark., five bass, 10-4, $685
8th: Michael Morton, McCaskill, Ark., five bass, 10-2, $588
9th: Shane Hipp, Fairfield Bay, Ark., five bass, 9-14, $489
9th: Michael Palmer, Judsonia, Ark., five bass, 9-14, $489
Gross winning co-angler
Michael Gross of Gurdon, Ark., caught a five-bass limit weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce to win $1,958 in the Co-angler Division on Greers Ferry. Using a green lizard on a Carolina rig under cloudy skies, he won the event by nearly a pound over second-place finisher Dylan Hays of Greenbrier, Ark., who caught five bass that weighed 8-3 worth $979.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
3rd: Tim Preator, Little Rock, Ark., four bass, 8-1, $653
4th: Bud Grant, Bryant, Ark., five bass, 7-12, $457
5th: Keith Lambert, Benton, Ark., five bass, 7-3, $392
6th: Jerry Heaton, Hot Springs, Ark., five bass, 7, $359
7th: Evan Webster, Bryant, Ark., four bass, 6-15, $326
8th: Charles Swain, Jacksonville, Ark., five bass, 6-14, $294
9th: Charles Taylor, Mena, Ark., four bass, 6-10, $261
10th: William Bean, Malvern, Ark., three bass, 6-7, $228
The next BFL Arkie Division tournament is scheduled for June 19 at Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark. After the fifth Arkie Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 14-16 Regional Championship at Lake Texoma in Denison, Texas, where boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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