Newberry Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Sam Rayburn ReservoirNewberry Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Sam Rayburn Reservoir
JASPER, Texas (Feb. 4, 2013) – Dicky Newberry of Houston, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 36 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division tournament on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir. For his victory, Newberry earned $6,541.
“I had located these fish a few weeks ago and have been doing quite well on them,” said Newberry. “I had been catching 20- to 25-pound stringers off the spot for a solid three weeks in a row. It was my planned starting point of the day and I was boat 22, so I was able to get there first.
“When I arrived at the spot I caught a 6-pounder fairly quickly, but had some trouble getting anymore bites for the next 15 to 20 minutes,” Newberry continued. “I finally moved over to another location on the same ridge and caught a fish that weighed almost nine pounds. I quickly made another cast in there and broke one off. Immediately on the next cast I caught my biggest fish of the day, the 10-7. It all happened so fast.”
Newberry describes the spots he was fishing as staging areas in six to 10 feet of water. These key spots were located on clay points, adjacent to the lake’s large spawning flats.
“Most of the fish came on a 1-ounce football jig,” Newberry went on to say. “This is the largest stringer I have ever caught in an individual tournament. It was a very exciting day.”
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Kevin Lasyone, Dry Prong, La., five bass, 21-11, $2,270
3rd Randy Deaver, Blanchard, La., five bass, 19-13, $1,514
4th: Harold Allen, Shelbyville, Texas, five bass, 17-0, $1,060
5th: Tommy Dickerson, Orange, Texas, five bass, 16-2, $908
6th: Myron Beachy, Baytown, Texas, five bass, 16-0, $795
6th: Teddy Cloide, Vidor, Texas, five bass, 16-0, $795
8th: James Dunn, Lecompte, La., five bass, 15-1, $681
9th: Kent Graham, Nacogdoches, Texas, five bass, 15-00, $605
10th: Corey Stanley, Orange, Texas, five bass, 14-8, $530
Charles Hogg of Haughton, La., weighed in four bass totaling 17 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win $2,270 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Tazz Ferrell, McKinney, Texas, five bass, 16-6, $1,135
3rd: Bill Fussell, Thibodaux, La., five bass, 15-12, $757
4th: Dylan Griffin, Port Arthur, Texas, four bass, 13-9, $530
5th: Billy Carlisle Sr., West Monroe, La., five bass, 13-5, $454
6th: Randy Pewthers, Pearland, Texas, five bass, 13-4, $416
7th: William Dowden, Leesville, La., five bass, 12-11, $378
8th: Don Bonner, Bossier City, La., five bass, 10-14, $341
9th: Bronk McDaniel, Pitkin, La., five bass, 10-10, $303
10th: Charles Dellard, Burleson, Texas, three bass, 10-8, $265
The next BFL Cowboy Division tournament is scheduled for Feb. 23 on Toledo Bend Reservoir in Many, La. After the fifth divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 17-19 Regional Championship on Lake Texoma in Pottsboro, Texas. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.