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Kincaid Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Okie Division Event On Fort Gibson Lake

Grider wins co-angler title

by: Jody White, Communications Specialist, FLW Outdoors

Nick Kincaid of Tulsa, Okla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Okie Division tournament of 2014 on Fort Gibson Lake. For his victory, Kincaid earned $5,830.
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(Apr. 30, 2014 - WAGONER, OK.)

"I've got a fair amount of experience on Fort Gibson, but I don't think I've ever fished there this early in the year before,"Kincaid said. "It's usually a lake I only go to in the summertime.

"I practiced a little bit on Friday and figured out that I could get bit flipping around the wood cover up the river where the water was dirtier,"explained Kincaid. "I started up there Saturday morning and got a limit pretty quickly. I pretty much ran that same pattern just upgrading slowly all day. I actually caught my biggest fish of the day with about 15 minutes to go before I had to weigh in."

Kincaid said that he caught most of his fish flipping a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss around bigger laydowns.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Earl Hoskins Burns Flat, Okla. five bass 19-2 $2,415
3rd: Christopher Jones Bokoshe, Okla. five bass 18-11 $1,609
4th: Thomas Canady Bartlesville, Okla. five bass 17-14 $1,127
5th: Ken Smith Dallas, Texas five bass 17-11 $966
6th: Jeremy Johnson Henryetta, Okla. five bass 17-7 $885
7th: Walter Andries Coweta, Okla. five bass 17-6 $805
8th: Bruce Sears Fort Smith, Ark. five bass 17-2 $724
9th: Brandon Mosley Choctaw, Okla. five bass 16-5 $603
9th: Casey Sullivan Vian, Okla. five bass 16-5 $603

Ron Grider of Edmond, Okla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $2,415 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Nathan Colwell Pryor, Okla. five bass 14-12 $1,207
3rd: Jeff King Wagoner, Okla. five bass 4-10 $806
4th: Mark Johnson Weleetka, Okla. five bass 14-3 $563
5th: Ben Blaschke Muldrow, Okla. four bass 12-10 $483
6th: Dana Boling Tulsa, Okla. four bass 12-8 $443
7th: Drew Sagely Rogers, Ark. five bass 12-6 $402
8th: Clay Waggle Muskogee, Okla. five bass 12-3 $362
9th: Kirk Walker Tahlequah, Okla. five bass 11-13 $322
10th: Don Benson Eufaula, Okla. three bass 11-11 $268
10th: Robert Catron Stilwell, Okla. four bass 11-11 $268

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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW 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. For more information about FLW visit the FLWOutdoors website and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.