Boater Bill Burkett of Paris, Ark., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win $5,718 in the FLW BFL Arkie Division tournament on Lake Dardanelle. Burkett was fishing brush piles using a topwater worm to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Shawn Gordon, Russellville, Ark., five bass, 15-12, $1,859
3rd: Bill Gift, Alix, Ark., five bass, 14-9, $1,238
4th: Brian Kirkendoll, Jacksonville, Ark., five bass, 14-8, $867
5th: Kerry Milner, Bono, Ark., five bass, 13-5, $744
6th: Brian Campbell, Lamar, Ark., five bass, 13-2, $682
7th: Al Fisher, Hackett, Ark., five bass, 12-5, $620
8th: Adam Wright, Benton, Ark., three bass, 10-7. $558
9th: Joey Fisher, Casa, Ark., four bass, 9-6, $496
10th: Jamie Reeves, Conway, Ark., four bass, 9-4, $434
Maurice Smith of Jacksonville, Ark., caught two bass weighing 10 pounds, 7 ounces to win $1,859 in the Co-angler Division on Lake Dardanelle. Smith was using a Zoom brush hog on a Carolina rig around ledges to bring in his winning catch.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Eric Vinyard, Benton, Ark., four bass, 10-0, $929
3rd: Jason Nichols, Donaldson, Ark., two bass, 7-13, $619
4th: Sean McCutcheon, Benton, Ark., three bass, 7-11, $434
5th: Keith Lambert, Benton, Ark., three bass, 6-7, $372
6th: Pete Clark, Malvern, Ark., three bass, 6-5, $341
7th: John Teem, North Little Rock, Ark., three, 6-2, $310
8th: Herbert Kimbrough, North Little Rock, Ark., two bass, 6, $279
9th: Daniel Clark, Lake Village, Ark., two bass, 5-10, $248
10th: Juan Barrientos, Clarksville, Ark., two bass, 5-7, $217
The next and last BFL Arkie Division tournament of 2010 is scheduled for Oct. 2-3, at Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Ark. After the fifth Arkie Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at Lake Texoma in Denison, Texas, on Oct. 14-16, for a chance to win a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.