Hill Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Grand LakeHill Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Grand Lake Darrin Hill of Grove, Okla., won the Bass Fishing League Okie Division Super Bass Tournament on Grand Lake
GROVE, Okla. (Sept. 17, 2007) - Boater Darrin Hill of Grove, Okla., won the Bass Fishing League Okie Division Super Bass Tournament on Grand Lake with a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned Hill $4,992 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Wright Patman Lake Regional Championship in Texarkana, Texas, Oct. 25-27, where he could ultimately win a new 519VX Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.
Hill caught his bass fishing an array of lures on mid-lake points.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Chris Torkleson of Sand Springs, Okla. (10 bass, 27-14, $2,937); Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla. (10 bass, 26-01, $1,957); Mike Collins of Eufaula, Okla. (10 bass, 24-15, $1,371) and Paul Smith of Copan, Okla. (10 bass, 24-12, $1,175).
Christie also took home the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award, earning $780 for a 5-pound, 7-ounce bass. Chance Lawless of Durant, Okla., earned $2,937 as the co-angler winner thanks to nine bass weighing 19 pounds, 9 ounces that he caught while fishing a shaky head worm in 10 to 12 feet near brush piles.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Nathan McCartney of Enid, Okla. (nine bass, 18-08, $1,468); Aaron Warren of Broken Arrow, Okla. (nine bass, 18-06, $979); Brent Haggard of Gans, Okla. (nine bass, 18-04, $685) and Dale Little of Dewey, Okla. (eight bass, 18-00, $587).
Marvin Baskett of Yukon, Okla., earned $390 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching a 4-pound, 3-ounce bass.