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Boater Jason Counsil of Casselberry, Fla., earned $5,831 as winner of the Oct. 1-2 BFL Gator Division Super Tournament on Lake Okeechobee.
Clements winning co-angler
October 2, 2011 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Jason Counsil of Casselberry, Fla., caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 35 1/2 pounds Oct. 1-2 to win $5,831 in the Walmart BFL Gator Division Super Tournament on Lake Okeechobee. Counsil fished in the Kissimme River and used a Carolina rig and topwater baits to catch his bass.

Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

2nd: Robert Crosnoe, Inverness, Fla., 10 bass, 32-4, $2,915

3rd: Thadeus Ragan, Miami, Fla., 10 bass, 32-2, $1,945

4th: Jeff McMillan, Belle Glade, Fla., 10 bass, 30-14, $1,361

5th: Don Demott, Boca Raton, Fla., 10 bass, 30-3, $1,166

6th: Bobby Adams, Okeechobee, Fla., eight bass, 30-0, $1,069

7th: Joseph Kremer, Osteen, Fla., 10 bass, 29-12, $972

8th: Angie Douthit, Okeechobee, Fla., 10 bass, 26-5, $875

9th: Allan Cagle, Deltona, Fla., 10 bass, 26-3, $777

10th: Norris Newhouse, Okeechobee, Fla., 10 bass, 23-14, $680

Clements winning co-angler

Michael Clements of Cocoa, Fla., earned $2,916 as the co-angler winner of the Oct. 1-2 BFL Gator Super Tournament.

Michael Clements of Cocoa, Fla., caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 22 1/2 pounds to win $2,916 in the Co-angler Division. Clements used a Yo-Zuri Rattl’n Vibes and 3D Minnows to catch his bass.

Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Robert Wood, Jupiter, Fla., 10 bass, 21-5, $1,458

3rd: Ryan Eckman, Clewiston, Fla., 10 bass, 21-2, $971

4th: Tommy Robinson, Lakeland, Fla., 10 bass, 18-7, $680

5th: Greg Hervey, Cape Coral, Fla., five bass, 18-2, $583

6th: Ron Buck, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., seven bass, 16-14, $535

7th: Kevin Guynn, Ocala, Fla., six bass, 16-14, $486

8th: David Simpson Jr., Ocoee, Fla., 10 bass, 16-12, $437

9th: Scott Crisafulli, Miramar, Fla., six bass, 16-11, $389

10th: Ernie Johnson, Okeechobee, Fla., eight bass, 16-1, $340

Coming up

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Nov. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Seneca, S.C. 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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