Thompson Leads Sam Rayburn Reservoir

EverStart Series

Bert Thompson of Benton, La., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds, 13 ounces Friday to lead day one of the EverStart Series Texas Division event presented by Evinrude on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Thompson holds a 5-pound, 15-ounce lead going into the final day of competition.

Wednesday’s opening day of competition was cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions. The event was reformatted to two days of competition where the full fields of both pros and co-anglers fish both Friday and Saturday. The winners of each field will be decided by two-day cumulative weights. Anglers will take off at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Umphrey Family Pavilion in Sam Rayburn, Texas, and the final weigh-in on Saturday will be at the Umphrey Family Pavilion at 3 p.m.

Rounding out the top 25 pros are:

2nd: Todd Castledine, Nacogdoches, Texas, five bass, 21-4
3rd: Robert Seals, Porter, Texas, five bass, 18-4
4th: Ronnie Eschete Jr., Thibodaux, La., five bass, 18-3
5th: Charles Bebber, Willis, Texas, five bass, 17-1
6th: Russell Cecil, Willis, Texas, five bass, 16-14
6th: Art Garza, Buna, Texas, five bass, 16-14
8th: Chuck Naomi, Rayne, La., five bass, 16-3
8th: Claude Rabb, Vidalia, Texas, five bass, 16-2
10th: Stephen Johnston, Hemphill, Texas, five bass, 15-9
11th: Jerrel Pringle, Hemphill, Texas, five bass, 15-8
12th: Andy Gaia, Tomball, Texas, five bass, 15-5
13th: Kris Wilson, Montgomery, Texas, five bass, 15-3
14th: Kevin Walker, Buna, Texas, five bass, 15-1
15th: Trent Durst, Longview, Texas, five bass, 14-11
16th: Ed Grisham, Katy, Okla., five bass, 14-9
17th: Joe Erwin, Claremore, Texas, five bass, 13-13
18th: David Harvey, Beaumont, Texas, five bass, 13-12
19th: Ricky Guy, Humble, Ark., five bass, 13-4
20th: Michael Yoder, Texarkana, Texas, five bass, 12-11
21st: Marc Woolems, Jasper, Texas, five bass, 12-5
22nd: Nicholas Albus, Trinity, La., four bass, 12-3
23rd: Don Williams, Keithville, Texas, five bass, 11-15
24th: Ronnie Wagner, Houston, Texas, five bass, 11-13
25th: Jim Guzman, Coldspring, Texas, five bass, 11-13

Thompson caught the big bass weighing 9-3 on the pro side to win $230. Hubert Davis of Kirbyville, Texas, leads the Co-angler Division with five bass weighing 17-4.

Rounding out the top 25 co-anglers are:

2nd: Brett Rachal, Monroe, La., five bass, 16-6
3rd: Dan Wilson, Pilot Point, Texas, five bass, 14-11
4th: Johnny Carr, Loxley, Ala., four bass, 14-0
5th: Pernell Roberts, Humble, Texas, five bass, 13-15
6th: Rusty Harvey, Nederland, Texas, five bass, 13-9
7th: Trevor Rogge, San Antonio, Texas, five bass, 13-2
8th: Kerry Barnett, Waldron, Ark., five bass, 12-15
9th: Buddy Hicks, Port Neches, Texas, four bass, 11-6
10th: Jeremy Bawcum, Cibolo, Texas, five bass, 11-5
10th: Chip Woods, Alice, Texas, five bass, 11-5
12th: Alan Moore, Lufkin, Texas, four bass, 10-1
13th: David Kayda, Crosby, Texas, three bass, 9-14
14th: Stephen Francis, Brookeland, Texas, four bass, 9-13
15th: Gregg Swindle, Katy, Texas, four bass, 8-10
16th: Robert Royal, Vidor, Texas, two bass, 8-6
17th: Bubba Petrich, Yorktown, Texas, three bass, 8-4
18th: Chris Stone, Copperas Cove, Texas, two bass, 8-2
19th: Danny Cherry, Kountze, Texas, two bass, 7-10
20th: Brian Liles, Texarkana, Ark., three bass, 7-7
21st: Brian Tate, Austin, Texas, three bass, 7-6
22nd: Bill Fussell, Thibodaux, La., two bass, 7-4
23rd: Keith Honeycutt, Temple, Texas, three bass, 7-2
23rd: Bo Standley, Silsbee, Texas, two bass, 7-2
25th: Donny Davis, Livingston, La., four bass, 6-14
25th: Eric Richey, Paradise, Texas, three bass, 6-14

Carr caught the big bass weighing 9-5 on the co-angler side to win $153.

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