Sullivan Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament at Lake Eufaula

May 2, 2023
BFL News Archive

EUFAULA, Okla. (May 2, 2023) – Boater Bradley Sullivan of Shawnee, Oklahoma, caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Tournament on Lake Eufaula. The tournament was the third event of the season for the BFL Okie Division. Sullivan earned $5,014 for his victory.

“I started out the day and I ran up north to Porum,” Sullivan said. “It was a long run, and it was pretty rough out there.

It was a super slow day for me,” Sullivan continued. “I caught a couple early on a jerkbait, and then I just had to slow down and drag. I had to slow way, way down. I was watching them on my (Garmin) LiveScope and those fish were not reacting to anything. I had to fish incredibly slow.”

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament:

1st:        Bradley Sullivan, Shawnee, Okla., five bass, 17-6, $5,014
2nd:       Chris Jones, Bokoshe, Okla., five bass, 15-9, $2,507
3rd:       Chris Torkleson, Sand Springs, Okla., five bass, 15-8, $1,670
4th:        Fred Fiedler, Fort Gibson, Okla., five bass, 15-7, $1170
5th:        Lance Williams, Billings, Mo., five bass, 15-5, $961
5th:        Dale Andrews, Jay, Okla., five bass, 15-5, $961
7th:        Brad Ragsdale, Fairland, Okla., five bass, 15-2, $836
8th:        Phillip Lunceford, Stigler, Okla., five bass, 15-1, $752
9th:        Dalton Ross, Centerton, Ark., five bass, 14-15, $1,433
9th:        Justin Lillie, Edmond, Okla., five bass, 14-13, $1,085 (includes $500 Phoenix Bonus)

Ross caught a bass that weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and earned the Berkley Big Bass Boater award of $765. Blake Dominguez of Edmond, Oklahoma, won the co-angler division a total of $2,458 Saturday, after bringing four bass to the scale that weighed 12 pounds, 10 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers finished:

1st:        Blake Dominguez, Edmond, Okla., four bass, 12-10, $2,458
2nd:       Tom Fink, Tulsa, Okla., three bass, 11-1, $1,229
3rd:       Jon Ray, Owasso, Okla., four bass, 10-8, $817
4th:        Arturo Baquera, Noble, Okla., five bass, 10-4, $723
5th:        Chase Fitzpatrick, Eldon, Mo., three bass, 9-12, $492
6th:        Jim Kopff, Old Monroe, Mo., four bass, 9-5, $451
7th:        Jason Brown, Miami, Okla., four bass, 9-0, $410
8th:        Dylan Johnson, Miami, Okla., five bass, 8-11, $369
9th:        Rick Blosser, Tulsa, Okla., three bass, 8-2, $328
10th:     Joe Tucker, Osceloa, Mo., four bass, 8-1, $687

Steve Logan of Hugo, Oklahoma, earned the Berkley Big Bass co-angler award of $375, catching a bass that weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces – the largest co-angler catch of the day.

After three events, Chris Jones of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, leads the BFL Okie Division Boater Angler of the Year (AOY) race with 726 points, while Wes Ledbetter of Coweta, Oklahoma, leads the Strike King Co-Angler Division AOY race with 705 points.