Ormond Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake GreesonOrmond 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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