Ormond Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Greeson

Ormond Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Greeson Jake Ormond won the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Greeson

MURFREESBORO, Ark. (March 20, 2017) – Jake Ormond of Sterllngton, Louisiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Greeson. For his win, Ormond took home $3,879.


“I kicked the day off at a little point in West Fork,” said Ormond, who earned his first career-win in FLW competition. “I caught two keepers on a Livingston Lures Primetyme SQ 2.0 squarebill-crankbait and a Rapala DT 6 crankbait.


“After that I went up the Little Missouri River to an area known as Four Mile Bank,” continued Ormond. “It was steep – probably a 45-degree angle or steeper. There was also a lot of rock. I ran down the stretch twice to finish out my day.”


Along the stretch, Ormond said he rotated between the DT 6 and a ½-ounce Rat-L-Trap.


“I ran the baits in 4 to 6 feet of water, where there was wood,” said Ormond. “Once I had a limit of 10 or 11 pounds, I switched to a XCalibur Xr75 Rattle Bait, which is a bigger lure.”


Ormond said that the bigger crankbait produced some heavier bass, but they were harder to come by.


“I probably caught 20 to 25 keepers throughout the tournament,” said Ormond. “My biggest fish – a 4-pounder – came around 2 p.m. on the Rapala.”


The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Jake Ormond, Sterlington, La., five bass, 15-14, $3,879

               2nd:         Justin Swayze, Gurdon, Ark., five bass, 14-5, $2,140

               3rd:          Chris Darby, Hot Springs, Ark., five bass, 13-6, $1,393

               4th:          Steve Howard, Conway, Ark., five bass, 13-3, $1,420

               5th:          Charles Williams, Clarksville, Ark., five bass, 12-1, $776

               6th:          Kevin Fant, Murfreesboro, Ark., five bass, 10-15, $711

               7th:          Brian Kirkendoll, Jacksonville, Ark., five bass, 10-11, $647

               8th:          Matt Wood, Jessieville, Ark., five bass, 10-2, $582

               9th:          Stephen Tyson Jr., Camden, Ark., five bass, 10-1, $517

               10th:        Jamey Black, Sheridan, Ark., five bass, 10-0, $453


Howard caught a bass weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces – the largest of the event – which earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $515. Buddy Rudolph of Hot Springs, Arkansas, weighed in five bass totaling 10 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Co-angler Division and the top prize of $1,940.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Buddy Rudolph, Hot Springs, Ark., five bass, 10-4, $1,940

               2nd:         Steve Standridge, Conway, Ark., five bass, 9-10, $970

               3rd:          Brian Choate, Conway, Ark., five bass, 8-11, $846

               4th:          Steven Stroud, Conway, Ark., three bass, 8-10, $710

               5th:          Jonathan Wolfe, Camden, Ark., five bass, 8-6, $388

               6th:          Stephen  Simms, Hot Springs, Ark., five bass, 7-15, $356

               7th:          Jackson Whitbeck, Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 7-11, $307

               7th:          Timothy Allen, Murfreesboro, Ark., five bass, 7-11, $307             

               9th:          Chance Stone, Nashville, Ark., five bass, 7-10, $292

               9th:          Michael Gross, Malvern, Ark., five bass, 7-10, $242


Stroud caught the biggest bass among Co-angler Division anglers, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $257.

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