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Burks Wins BFL, Table Rock Lake

Walmart Bass Fishing League

Boater David Burks of Fordland, Mo., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces Feb. 19 to win $3,842 in the BFL Ozark Division tournament on Table Rock Lake. He was fishing near Indian Point in 80 feet of water using grubs and jerkbaits to haul in his limit.

The remaining top10 anglers:

2nd: Chris Hughes, Springfield, Mo., five bass, 15-14, $1,921
3rd: Pat Klausen, Lincoln, Neb., five bass, 14-12, $1,282
4th: Scott Nelson, Lake Ozark, Mo., five bass, 13-14, $1,896*
5th: David McCormick, Lees Summit, Mo., five bass, 13-5, $768
6th: Donovan Hensley, Nixa, Mo., five bass, 13-4, $704
7th: Marcus Sykora, Osage Beach, Mo., three bass, 12-15, $640
8th: Matthew Jones, Spokane, Mo., five bass, 12-13, $576
9th: Tim Taylor, Nixa, Mo., five bass, 12-10, $512
10th: Michael Fiedler, Springfield, Mo., five bass, 12-7, $448
*Includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus

Keith Sebastian of Rogersville, Mo., caught four bass weighing 13 pounds, 1 ounce Feb. 19 to win $1,921 in the Co-angler Division. He was fishing shallow near mid-lake with Megabass in black and silver to bring in his catch.

The remaining top10 co-anglers:

2nd: Jim Banks, Lamar, Mo., five bass, 12-11, $960
3rd: Dennis Meyer, Ballwin, Mo., four bass, 11-9, $641
4th: David Short, Washington, Mo., three bass, 9-5, $448
5th: Tony Burnham, Lincoln, Neb., four bass, 8-15, $384
6th: Dan Martinez, Lees Summit, Mo., four bass, 8-12, $352
7th: Tommy Lowery, Ofallon, Mo., three bass, 8-11, $320
8th: Derek Felton, Republic, Mo., four bass, 8-6, $288
9th: Dale Sandy, Springfield, Mo., three bass, 7-13, $256
10th: Scott Parsons, Bentonville, Ark., two bass, 7-12, $224

The next BFL Ozark Division tournament is scheduled for March 19 on Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Mo. After the fifth Ozark 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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