Torkleson Wins Bass Fishing League Event on Grand Lake


WHAT : Boater Chris Torkleson of Sand Springs, Okla., caught a 10-bass limit weighing 34 pounds, 11 ounces Sept. 18-19 to win $5,137 in the Bass Fishing League Okie Division tournament on Grand Lake. Torkleson was throwing a jig mid lake in 10 to 12 feet of water near deep points with brush.

WHO: The remaining top10 anglers:
 2nd: Brad Hallman, Norman, Okla., 10 bass, 29-4, $2,569
 3rd: Bob Harter, Tulsa, Okla., 10 bass, 27-10, $1,712
 4th: Travis McKelvey, Jenks, Okla., nine bass, 27-3, $1,199
 5th: Wayne Diffee, Oakhurst, Okla., 10 bass, 27-1, $1,027
 6th: Thomas Canady, Skiatook, Okla., 10 bass, 25-10, $942
 7th: Jason Wedel, Lowell, Ark., 10 bass, 23-6, $856
 8th: Clayton Coppin, Muskogee, Okla., 10 bass, 23-6, $771
 9th: Derek Fulps, Broken Arrow, Okla., 10 bass, 23-1, $685
 10th: Jason Gilstrap, Owasso, Okla., 10 bass, 22-10, $599

WHAT : Justin Phillips of Checotah, Okla., caught a 10-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 6 ounces Sept. 18-19 to win $2,563 in the Co-angler Division. He was using buzzbait and Pop-Rs in shallow water near Wolf Creek and Horse Creek to bag his limits.

WHO: The remaining top10 co-anglers:
 2nd: Patrick Weir, Broken Arrow, Okla., nine bass, 21-11, $1,281
 3rd: Scott Parsons, Bentonville, Ark., 10 bass, 19-14, $853
 4th: Don Benson, Eufaula, Okla., seven bass, 18-9, $598
 5th: Richard Vallis, Fort Smith, Ark., nine bass, 18-8, $513
 6th: Brad Reynolds, Lowell, Ark., nine bass, 18, $470
 7th: Kenny Blackwood, Rogers, Ark., nine bass, 18, $427
 8th: Jeffrey Bullinger, Sapulpa, Okla., eight bass, 17-9, $384
 9th: Parks Pendergraft, Claremore, Okla., eight bass, 17-2, $342
 10th: Dylan Duncan, Kansas, Okla., seven bass, 16-5, $299

NOTES: The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings from the Okie Division have now qualified for the Oct. 14-16 Regional Championship on Lake Texoma in Denison, Texas. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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