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Skinner Wins Rayovac FLW Seris Western Division Event On Lake Havasu

Kline wins co-angler title

by: Jody White, Communications Specialist, FLW Outdoors

(Feb. 03, 2014 - LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ.)

Billy Skinner of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., weighed five bass totaling 17 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division event presented by Mercury on Lake Havasu with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 59 pounds, 5 ounces. For his victory, Skinner earned $40,000.

The top 10 pros on Lake Havasu were:

1st: Billy Skinner Lake Havasu City, Ariz. 15 bass 59-5 $40,000
2nd: Jason Borofka Salinas, Calif. 13 bass 47-5 $15,500
3rd: John Fuqua Oxnard, Calif. 15 bass 46-8 $12,000
4th: Shaun Bailey Lake Havasu City, Ariz. 14 bass 46-5 $10,000
5th: Ed Arledge Valley Center, Calif. 12 bass 42-15 $9,000
6th: Kevin Hugo Chino, Calif. 12 bass 38-9 $8,000
7th: Gary Pinholster Lake Havasu, Ariz. 11 bass 38-4 $7,000
8th: Jimmy Reese Witter Springs, Calif. 12 bass 37-10 $6,000
9th: David Kromm Kennewick, Wash. nine bass 30-11 $5,000
10th: Chad Martin Nocolaus, Calif. 10 bass 30-7 $4,000

Patrick Whitaker caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division Friday - a 7-pound, 15-ounce bass - that earned him the day's Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $300.

Todd Kline of San Clemente, Calif., won the co-angler division and a Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor with a three-day total of 13 bass weighing 41 pounds, 4 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers on Lake Havasu were:

1st: Todd Kline San Clemente, Calif. 13 bass 41-4 Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or
Mercury outboard motor
2nd: Blaine Christiansen San Jose, Calif. eight bass 31-4 $5,000
3rd: Gary Haraguchi Redding, Calif. nine bass 25-5 $4,000
4th: Daniel Leue Colusa, Calif. eight bass 25-1 $3,500
5th: Aaron Agner Anderson, Calif. seven bass 21-4 $3,000
6th: Roy Desmangles Lincoln, Calif. eight bass 20-10 $2,500
7th: Michael Schoffner Roseburg, Ore. seven bass 19-3 $2,000
8th: Debbie Carnahan Flagstaff, Ariz. eight bass 18-9 $1,750
9th: Lonnie Foster Kneeland, Calif. six bass 18-8 $1,500
10th: Roger Haas Morro Bay, Calif. seven bass 17-1

Blaine Christiansen caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division Friday - a 5-pound, 10-ounce bass - that earned him the day's Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $200.

The Rayovac FLW Series consists of five divisions - Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of three tournaments and competitors will be vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the Strike King Angler of the Year title, which allows them to fish the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup.

This was the first Rayovac FLW Series Western Division event of the 2014 season. The next Rayovac FLW Series Western Division tournament will be April 15-17, at the California Delta in Bethel Island, Calif., and is hosted by Hook, Line & Sinker.

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