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Williams Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division On Lake Ouachita

Hopkins wins co-angler title

by: Joe Opager, Director of Public Relations,

(Oct. 01, 2012 - HOT SPRINGS, AR.)

Jerry Williams of Conway, Ark., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 23 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division super tournament on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark., on Sunday. For his victory, Williams earned $6,465.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Kevin Hartman Greenbrier, Ark. 10 bass 21-4 $2,233
3rd: Mark Ladd Greenwood, Ark. 10 bass 19-10 $1,488
4th: Greg Carpenter Royal, Ark. 10 bass 19-1 $1,042
5th: Adam Wright Benton, Ark. 10 bass 18-8 $893
6th: Dennis Bean Hot Springs, Ark. 10 bass 18-4 $819
7th: Chris Darby Mount Ida, Ark. 10 bass 17-0 $744
8th: Keith Green Arkadelphia, Ark. 10 bass 16-11 $670
9th: Derek Sandlin Mount Ida, Ark. 10 bass 16-7 $595
10th: Spencer Shuffield Bismarck, Ark. 10 bass 16-6 $521

Kevin Hopkins of Poyen, Ark., weighed in 10 bass totaling 17 pounds, 6 ounces Sunday to win $2,233 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Stan Cullipher Malvern, Ark. seven bass 15-1 $1,116
3rd: Keeton Blaylock Benton, Ark. 10 bass 13-15 $744
4th: Jonathan Starkey Conway, Ark. 10 bass 13-13 $521
5th: John McCullar Benton, Ark. eight bass 12-10 $447
6th: Ricky Duncan Cabot, Ark. nine bass 12-1 $409
7th: Michael Gross Gurdon, Ark. nine bass 12-0 $372
8th: Evan Barnes Casa, Ark. seven bass 11-4 $335
9th: Pete Clark Malvern, Ark. nine bass 11-1 $298
10th: Brian Choate Conway, Ark. seven bass 10-10 $260

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 18-20 Regional Championship on the Red River in Natchitoches, La. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing - the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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Jerry Williams of Conway, Ark., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 23 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Arkie Division super tournament
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors


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