Boater Richard Cunningham of Ragley, La., caught nine bass weighing 25 pounds, 5 ounces over three days to win the Oct. 14-16 BFL Lake Texoma Regional Championship. The victory earned Cunningham a Chevy truck and Ranger boat plus a trip to the BFL All-American. On the final day, he fished near docks and around rocks and tires in 6 to 10 feet of water using crankbaits and big minnows colored blue and chartreuse to seal his victory.
Rounding out the top six boaters to qualify for the BFL All-American:
2nd: Mike Brower, Texarkana, Texas, eight bass, 23-1, $1,500
3rd: Mitchell Webb, Skiatook, Okla., nine bass, 22-4, $1,100
4th: Shonn Goodwin, Moore, Okla., nine bass, 21-13, $1,000
5th: Rusty Edwards, Bowie, Texas, 10 bass, 21-12, $900
6th: Bryce Smith, Cave Springs, Ark., seven bass, 19-10, $800
Phillips winning co-angler
Justin Phillips of Checotah, Okla., caught a total of eight bass weighing 16 pounds, 15 ounces during the three-day tournament to win in the Co-angler Division. The victory earned Phillips a Ranger boat along with a trip to the BFL All-American. On the final day, he fished around rocks in the midlake area using a small jig.
Rounding out the top six co-anglers to qualify for the BFL All-American:
2nd: Eugene Robinett, Springfield, Mo., eight bass, 15-8, $750
3rd: Richard Vallis, Fort Smith, Ark., seven bass, 13-8, $550
4th: Kevin Crady, Desoto, Mo., four bass, 13-3, $500
5th: Rick Krassinger, House Springs, Mo., six bass, 11-9, $450
6th: Mike Hutchings, Eagletown, Okla., seven bass, 11-4, $400
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