Boater Josh Busby of Rogersville, Mo., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win $3,113 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the FLW BFL Ozark Division tournament on Truman Lake. Busby was fishing near the dam with a 10-inch worm on a Carolina rig to catch his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Larry Egidy, Warsaw, Mo., four bass, 11-4, $1,557
3rd: Jason Perrego, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., five bass, 10-9, $2,037*
4th: Dennis Berhorst, Holts Summit, Mo., four bass, 10-5, $726
5th: Chris Savoie, Topeka, Kan., three bass, 9-10, $623
6th: Jim Eakin, Plato, Mo., three bass, 9-2, $571
7th: Nathan Poindexter, Midwest City, Okla., three bass, 8-13, $519
8th: Marcus Sykora, Osage Beach, Mo., three bass, 8-11, $467
9th: Greg Poindexter, Bolivar, Mo., four bass, 8-2, $415
10th: Jim Young, House Springs, Mo., two bass, 7-2, $363
*includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Pailer winning co-angler
Donald Pailer of Arnold, Mo., caught three bass weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces to win $1,557 in the Co-angler Division on Truman Lake. Pailer was finesse-fishing with a green-pumpkin worm eight miles from takeoff to haul in his winning sack.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Kal Chamaoun, St. Louis, two bass, 6-2, $778
3rd: Kevin Crady, Desoto, Mo., two bass, 6, $521
4th: Pete Mathews, Shawnee, Kan., three bass, 5-13, $363
5th: Gary White, Lamar, Mo., one bass, 5-5, $311
6th: Donald Simonsen, Omaha, Neb., two bass, 4-10, $285
7th: Jarod Newman, Galena, Kan., two bass, 4-3, $259
8th: Chris McQuarry, Springfield, Mo., one bass, 4-1, $233
9th: Steve Miller, Excelsior Springs, Mo., one bass, 3-13, $208
10th: James Camden Jr., Clinton, Mo., one bass, 3-1, $182
The next and last BFL Ozark Division tournament for 2010 is scheduled for Sept. 25-26, a Super Tournament at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. After that 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 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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