Erwin wins Fort Gibson BFL

FLW Bass Fishing League

Joe Erwin of Claremore, Okla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces May 7 to win $4,575 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup and $1,000 Mercury bonus in the BFL Okie Division tournament on Fort Gibson.

The remaining top10 anglers:

2nd: Shonn Goodwin, Moore, Okla., five bass, 14-10, $2,288
3rd: Greg Ingram, Owasso, Okla., five bass, 14-0, $1,525
4th: Daniel Hannon, Muskogee, Okla., four bass, 13-13, $1,068
5th: Christopher Jones, Bokoshe, Okla., five bass 13-10, $915
6th: Jason Gilstrap, Owasso, Okla., five bass, 13-3, $839
7th: Stephen Badley, Broken Arrow, Okla., five bass, 12-12, $763
8th: Mick Fenn, Cushing, Okla., five bass, 12-3, $686
9th: Paul Helton, Russellville, Ark., five bass, 11-15, $610 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus
10th: James Carper, Wright City, Okla., five bass, 11-9, $534

Ken Coats of Tulsa, Okla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces May 7 to win $2,288 in the Co-angler Division.

The remaining top10 co-anglers:

2nd: Previn Dixon, Tulsa, Okla., five bass, 13-9, $1,144
3rd: James Williams Jr., Gans, Okla., five bass, 12-12, $762
4th: Patrick Weir, Broken Arrow, Okla., four bass, 12-7, $534
5th: Thomas Carper, Millerton, Okla., three bass, 11-6, $458
6th: Marc Logan, Edmond, Okla., four bass, 11-3, $419
7th: Travis Tunnell, Benton, Kan., four bass, 10-11, $381
8th: Alan Hill, Ada, Okla., three bass, 8-13, $343
9th: Jason Spencer, Broken Arrow, Okla., five bass, 8-11, $305
10th: TJ Martin, Broken Arrow, Okla., four bass, 7-10, $267

The next BFL Okie Division tournament is scheduled for June 18 on the Arkansas River in Muskogee, Okla. After the fifth Okie 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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