Boater Jason Robertson of Pineville, La., caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 13 ounces Feb. 19 to win $4,009 in the BFL Cowboy Division tournament on Toledo Bend. After a fog delay Robertson fished near drains using Sweet Beaver Hill Billy Specials to bag his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Matthew Armand, Hessmer, La., five bass, 20-15, $2,005
3rd: Dan Stevens, Dry Prong, La., five bass, 18-11, $1,336
4th: Keith Hawkins, Missouri City, Texas, five bass, 18-7, $935
5th: Dean West, Lake Charles, La., five bass, 18-1, $802
6th: Ken Smith, Dallas, Texas, five bass, 17-5, $701
6th: Jarred Williams, Woodworth, La., five bass, 17-5, $701
8th: Alex Manitzas, Deridder, La., four bass, 16-15, $601
9th: George Jeane Jr., Evans, La., five bass, 16-10, $535
10th: Don Williams, Keithville, La., five bass, 16-5, $468
Kyle Swearingen of Lumberton, Texas, caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 10 ounces Feb. 19 to win $2,005 in the Co-angler Division. He was fishing ridges and grass with red Rat-L-Traps to haul in his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Ryan Morott, Princeton, Texas, five bass, 15-4, $1,002
3rd: James Adams, Many, La., five bass, 12-15, $668
4th: Dennis Jones, Oakdale, La., five bass, 12-12, $468
5th: Walt Stevens, Ruston, La., five bass, 12-11, $401
6th: Ken Pecanty, Vicksburg, Miss., five bass, 12-3, $368
7th: Charles Hogg, Haughton, La., five bass, 12-2, $334
8th: Paul Chambers Jr., Ball, La., five bass, 11-14, $284
8th: Mark Wilson, Evans, La., five bass, 11-14, $284
10th: Brian Tolley, Katy, Texas, five bass, 11-11, $234
The next BFL Cowboy Division tournament is scheduled for March 12 on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas. After the fifth Cowboy Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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