Monday, October 18, 2010

Richard Cunningham Wins BFL Lake Texoma Regional Championship

Boater Richard Cunningham of Ragley, La., caught nine bass weighing 25 pounds, 5 ounces during the three day tournament which was held Oct. 14-16 to win a Chevy truck and Ranger boat in the BFL Lake Texoma Regional Championship. The victory earned Cunningham a trip to the BFL All-American. On the final day he was fishing near docks and around rocks and tires in 6 to 10 feet of water using crankbaits and big minnows colored in blue and chartreuse to seal his victory.

The top six anglers also qualified for the BFL All-American and are:

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

The remaining top 10 are:

7th: Lon Aylsworth, Wildwood, Mo., six bass, 18-9, $700
8th: Kevin Treece, Fort Smith, Ark., seven bass, 18-8, $650
9th: Lendell Martin Jr., Nacogdoches, Texas, nine bass, 18-7, $600
10th: Everett Eaton, Monkey Island, Okla., eight bass, 17-15, $550

Justin Phillips of Checotah, Okla., caught a total of eight bass weighing 16 pounds, 15 ounces Oct. 14-16 to win a Ranger boat along with a trip to the BFL All-American in the Co-angler Division. On the final day Phillips was fishing mid-lake around rocks using a small PB&J colored jig to grab the victory.

The top six co-anglers also qualified for the BFL All-American and are:

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

The remaining top 10 are:

7th: Gary Smith, South West City, Mo., four bass, 11-4, $350
8th: John Semken, Henderson, Texas, six bass, 11, $325
9th: Keeton Blaylock, Benton, Ark., three bass, 10-13, $300
10th: Justin Tye, Westville, Okla., five bass, 10-11, $275


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