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Mccall Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Okie Division on Grand Lake

Hubbard wins co-angler title

by: Julie Huber, Social Media Manager/Strategist,

(Mar. 11, 2014 - GROVE, OK.)

Chris McCall of Brookeland, Texas, weighed four bass totaling 16 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Okie Division event on Grand Lake. For his victory, McCall earned $5,604.

McCall said that he was fishing the edge of a creek near Elk River using a Yum umbrella rig and a Santone jig. He was fishing in about12-feet of water.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Matthew Salyer Owasso, Okla. five bass 16-3 $2,652
3rd: Bob Harter Tulsa, Okla. four bass 14-10 $1,768
4th: Justin Phillips Checotah, Okla. four bass 13-12 $1,238
5th: Craig Smith Dewey, Okla. three bass 9-15 $1,061
6th: Orlean Smith McAlester, Okla. three bass 9-1 $972
7th: Scott Anderson Broken Arrow, Okla. four bass 8-14 $884
8th: Blake Neighbors Grove, Okla.. three bass 8-5 $796
9th: Donny Murrell Sapulpa, Okla. , three bass 8-1 $707
10th: Walter Andries Coweta, Okla. two bass 7-6 $619

John Hubbard of Broken Arrow, Okla., weighed five bass totaling 10 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the co-angler division. Hubbard earned $2,652 for his victory.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Doug Sagely Rogers, Ark. two bass 9-12 $1,326
3rd: Devin Duncan Kansas, Okla. three bass 7-9 $887
4th: Mike Blevins Jay Okla. two bass 5-9 $619
5th: Mike Reed Grove, Okla., two bass 5-8 $530
6th: Heath Eldridge McAlester, Okla. two bass 5-1 $464
6th: Jarod Newman Riverton, Kan. one bass 5-1 $464
8th: Harry Segress Vinita, Okla. one bass 3-14 $398
9th: Steve Bradfield Claremore, Okla. one bass 3-10 $354
10th: Robert Catron Stilwell, Okla. one bass 3-4 $309

The next BFL Okie Division tournament is scheduled for March 29 on the Arkansas River in Muskogee, Okla. After the last divisional tournament is complete, 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 EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy- the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." For more information about FLW visit the FLWOutdoors website and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.