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Lee Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division Event On Lake Dardanelle

Lee Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division Event On Lake Dardanelle

by: Jody White, Communications Specialist, FLW Outdoors

(Feb. 24, 2014 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.)

Brandon Lee of Ratcliff, Ark., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Dardanelle. For his victory, Lee earned $3,889.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Dylan Hays Fort Smith, Ark. five bass 22-7 $1,944
3rd: Leland Nixon Bee Branch, Ark. five bass 21-3 $1,297 + Evinrude Bonus
4th: Jerry Williams Conway, Ark. four bass 18-14 $907
5th: Mike Brower Texarkana, Texas five bass 18-10 $778
6th: Dustin Huggins Russellville, Ark. five bass 17-10 $713
7th: Spencer Grace Russellville, Ark. five bass 17-03 $648
8th: Cody Kemp Donaldson, Ark. five bass 16-0 $551
8th: Von Kinsley Clarksville, Ark. five bass 16-0 $551
10th: Evan Barnes Hot Springs, Ark. five bass 15-13 $431
10th: Russell Carothers Sheridan, Ark. five bass 15-13 $431

Co-angler Tommy Rigsby of Lonsdale, Ark., won the Feb. 22 Arkie Division event on Lake Dardanelle with his 17-pound, 15-ounce limit. Rigsby walked away with nearly $2,000 in prize money for his victory.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Patrick Harwell Cabot, Ark. four bass 17-12 $972
3rd: Bruce Thompson Little Rock, Ark. five bass 16-15 $649
4th: Pete Clark Malvern, Ark. five bass 16-7 $454
5th: Jared Allen Morrilton, Ark. five bass 14-14 $389
6th: Robert Bartoszek Conway, Ark. five bass 14-8 $356
7th: Mike Webster Atkins, Ark. five bass 14-6 $324
8th: Rocky Parker Kyle, Texas two bass 8-0 $349
9th: Kevin Clark Malvern, Ark. five bass 11-10 $259
10th: Shad Reeves Drasco, Ark. five bass 11-7 $227

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 16-18 Regional Championship on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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. The 2014 BFL All-American is being held June 5-7 on Wilson Lake in Florence, Ala. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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Brandon Lee of Ratcliff, Ark., won the Feb. 22 Arkie Division event on Lake Dardanelle with a limit weighing 24 pounds, 15 ounces. For his efforts, Lee was awarded nearly $4,000 in tournament winnings.
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors
Brandon Lee of Ratcliff, Ark., won the Feb. 22 Arkie Division event on Lake Dardanelle with a limit weighing 24 pounds, 15 ounces. For his efforts, Lee was awarded nearly $4,000 in tournament winnings.
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors