Guthrie Wins BFL on Degray Lake

Ryan Guthrie of Paragould Ark., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 4 ounces using a Rat-L-Trap on Saturday, March 27, 2010 to win $4,350 in the FLW BFL Arkie Division tournament on DeGray Lake. He was fishing secondary points under clear skies.

The remaining top 10 anglers were:

2nd: Mark McDonnel, Benton, Ark., five bass, 18-3, $2,175
3rd: Gentry Depriest, Sheridan, Ark., five bass, 17-1, $1,451
4th: Donald Vining, Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 15-11, $1,015
5th: Jimmy Abernathy, Mount Ida, Ark., five bass, 15-6, $870
6th: Kerry Milner, Bono, Ark., five bass, 14-10, $798
7th: Matthew Mize, Ben Lomond, Ark., five bass, 14-4, $689
7th: Jason Powell, Ward, Ark., five bass, 14-4, $689
9th: Tim Gartman, Conway, Ark., five bass, 13-7, $580
10th: Gary Clark, Sheridan, Ark., five bass, 12-14, $482
10th: Justin Haynes, Tulsa, Okla., four bass, 12-14, $482

Randy Peek of Maumelle, Ark., and Paul McCullough of Benton, Ark., each caught a 5-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday, March 27, 2010 to tie for the win and earn $1,588 in the FLW BFL Arkie Co-angler Division on DeGray Lake. Peek was using jerkbaits in the Arlie Moore area while McCullough fished the river also using jerkbaits.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers were:

3nd: Jacob Wilson, Redfield, Ark., five bass, 11, $706
4th: Gary Cates, North Little Rock, Ark., three bass, 9, $459
4th: Ronald Mounts, Walnut Ridge, Ark., three bass, 9, $459
6th: Will McBride, Humphrey, Ark., four bass, 8-15, $388
7th: Greg Rudell, Shreveport, La., three bass, 8-9, $353
8th: John McCullar, Benton, Ark., two bass, 7-15, $318
9th: Jerry Heaton, Hot Springs NP, Ark., two bass, 7-3, $282
10th: Eric Richey, Higden, Alaska, two bass, 6-12, $247

The next BFL Arkie Division tournament is scheduled for May 15, at Greers Ferry in Greers Ferry, Ark. After the fifth Arkie Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Ark., on Oct. 2-3, for a chance to win a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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