Thompson wins Arkansas River

FLW Bass Fishing League

Michael Thompson of Broken Arrow, Okla., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday, June 26, 2010 to win $3,632 in the FLW BFL Okie Division tournament on the Arkansas River. Thompson was finesse fishing six miles upstream with soft plastics to catch his limit.

The remaining top 10 anglers were:

2nd: Shonn Goodwin, Moore, Okla., five bass, 15-5, $1,816
3rd: Jerry Corbett, Chouteau, Okla., five bass, 14-6, $1,210
4th: Lance Pshigoda, Broken Arrow, Okla., five bass, 13-15, $847
5th: Joe Erwin, Claremore, Okla., five bass, 13-6, $726
6th: Allen Rude, Wynnewood, Okla., five bass, 13-1, $666
7th: John Shore, Owasso, Okla., four bass, 12-12, $605
8th: Jason Wedel, Lowell, Okla., five bass, 12-6, $545
9th: Edward Broaddrick, Tulsa, Okla., five bass, 12-3, $484
10th: James Carper, Wright City, Okla., five bass, 12-2, $424

Gary Snyder of Bixby, Okla., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday, June 26, 2010 to win $1,816 in the FLW BFL Okie Co-angler Division on the Arkansas River. Snyder was fishing the Halton Pool using a finesse worm to sack his limit.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Alan Hill, Ada, Okla., three bass, 9-3, $908
3rd: Randy Staton, Fort Gibson, Okla., four bass, 8-7, $606
4th: Matt Ellis, Muskogee, Okla., three bass, 8-6, $424
5th: Kevin Slate, Choctaw, Okla., two bass, 7-15, $363
6th: Wesley Potter, Colcord, Okla., three bass, 7-6, $333
7th: Bill Bean, Eufaula, Okla., three bass, 7-5, $303
8th: Travis Edwards, Edmond, Okla., four bass, 6-13, $272
9th: James Nuckols, Springdale, Ark., two bass, 6-12, $242
10th: Mike Anderson, Barnsdall, Okla., three bass, 6-11, $212

The next and last BFL Okie Division tournament for 2010 is scheduled for Sept. 18-19, at Grand Lake in Grove, Okla. After the fifth Okie Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at Lake Texoma in Denison Texas, on Oct. 14-16, 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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