Rogers Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Grand LakeRogers Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Grand Lake Joe Dickey of Rogers, Ark., won the Bass Fishing League Ozark Division bass fishing tournament on Grand Lake
GROVE, Okla. (June 23, 2008) - Boater Joe Dickey of Rogers, Ark., won the Bass Fishing League Ozark Division bass fishing tournament on Grand Lake Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 22 pounds, 14 ounces. The victory earned Dickey $3,607 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Lake Ouachita Regional Championship in Mount Ida, Ark., Oct. 23-25, where he could ultimately win a new 198VX Ranger boat and a Chevy truck. Dickey caught his bass on a Rapala DT Series crankbait on points in the mid lake.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Tom Murphy of Richland, Mo. (five bass, 21-15, $2,122); Rick Johnston of Oronogo, Mo. (five bass, 18-00, $1,413); Chris Macy of Diamond, Mo. (five bass, 17-15, $990) and Ronnie Kane of Gardner, Kan. (five bass, 17-14, $849).
Murphy took home the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award, earning $600 for a 6-pound, 14-ounce bass he caught on a Berkley 10-inch worm in June-bug.
Scott Parsons of Bentonville, Ark., earned $2,122 as the co-angler winner Saturday thanks to five bass weighing 20 pounds, 2 ounces that he caught on a shaky-head worm in green-pumpkin.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are John Haley of Branson West, Mo. (five bass, 18-05, $1,061); Eugene Robinett of Springfield, Mo. (five bass, 16-08, $707); Gary Gregory of Troy, Mo. (five bass, 15-03, $495) and Wade Bryan of Springdale, Ark. (five bass, 15-01, $424).
Bobbie Green of Lees Summit, Mo., earned $300 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching a 5-pound, 15-ounce bass he caught on a spinnerbait. A two-day Super Tournament, the division's fifth and final event, will be held on Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Mo., Sept. 27-28.