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Sumter Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Arkansas River

Sumter Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Arkansas River Brit Sumter win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on the Arkansas River
 
Sumter Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Opener on Arkansas River

Sumter Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Opener on Arkansas River

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (April 8, 2019) – Boater Brit Sumter of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, brought five bass to the weigh-in stage Saturday totaling 18 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on the Arkansas River. For his victory, Sumter pocketed $4,315.

  

“I caught them all flipping laydowns in the backs of spawning pockets,” said Sumter, who earned his first career victory in FLW competition. “I stayed in the Webbers Falls pool and fished in the Spaniard Creek area and probably hit five different pockets. I think they were moving in to spawn, but the water was too dirty to see them.”

  

Sumter said he used a Texas-rigged, black and blue- or green pumpkin-colored YUM Christie Critter with a 5/16-ounce weight.

  

“My fish were in less than 3 feet of water. As soon as I’d pitch in and pick it up they’d be there, probably hitting it on the fall,” said Sumter. “I caught six keepers and weighed all largemouth. Four of my fish came by 8:30 [a.m.] and two more around noon, which culled a smaller one.”

  

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Brit Sumter, Prairie Grove, Ark., five bass, 18-1, $4,315

               2nd:         Nick Kincaid, Coweta, Okla., five bass, 16-12, $2,157

               3rd:          Brian Dossey, Okmulgee, Okla., five bass, 15-5, $1,439

               4th:          Jacob Keenom, Meeker, Okla., five bass, 15-2, $1,007

               5th:          Phillip Lunceford, Stigler, Okla., five bass, 13-13, $863

               6th:          Mark Shadowens, Kiefer, Okla., five bass, 13-12, $791

               7th:          John Soukup, Agra, Okla., five bass, 13-9, $919

               8th:          Chuck Nelson, Elmore City, Okla., five bass, 13-3, $747

               9th:          Rodney Copeland, Sallisaw, Okla., five bass, 12-13, $575

               10th:        Brandon Linney, Tahlequah, Okla., three bass, 12-10, $478

               10th:        Matt Williams, Prairie Grove, Ark., four bass, 12-10, $478

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Chris Ogan of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, caught a 6-pound, 8-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $610. Matt Wright of Clay Center, Kansas, won the Co-angler Division and $2,157 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Matt Wright, Clay Center, Kan., five bass, 13-12, $2,157

               2nd:         Russell Vandiver, Wyandotte, Okla., five bass, 13-4, $1,079

               3rd:          Steve Sanders, Gore, Okla., three bass, 10-11, $917

               4th:          Jackie Copeland, Sallisaw, Okla., four bass, 10-7, $503

               5th:          Tej Lad, Tulsa, Okla., four bass, 9-9, $431

               6th:          Rick Blosser, Tulsa, Okla., four bass, 9-6, $446

               7th:          Steven Whitaker, Sallisaw, Okla., four bass, 9-3, $360

               8th:          Drake Lumpkin, Ft. Gibson, Okla., three bass, 8-13, $306

               8th:          Keith Sherwood, McAlester, Okla., four bass, 8-13, $306

               10th:        Nic Conger, Fort Smith, Ark., four bass, 8-9, $252

Jimmy Green of Tulsa, Oklahoma, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $305.

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