Freeman Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Toledo Bend Lake

Freeman Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Toledo Bend Lake Glen Freeman won the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament on Toledo Bend Lake

ZWOLLE, La. (April 23, 2018) – Boater Glen Freeman of Zwolle, caught a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament on Toledo Bend Lake. For his efforts, Freeman took home $6,895.


“I concentrated on points where the bass were moving up and feeding at certain times of the day. You just had to be there at the right time,” said Freeman, who is now tied for second on the All-Time BFL wins list with 10 career wins in BFL competition. “I was on the north end of the lake, sitting in 5 to 6 feet of water and throwing to 2 to 3 feet. I had 9 or 10 points and just rotated through them.”


Freeman said he used a green-pumpkin-colored ½-ounce Johnston jig with a Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw trailer of the same color to catch approximately 15 keepers throughout the day.


“They bit the best mid-morning,” said Freeman. “The wind was a big deal for me. I had to have some wind to help the points – that brought the bass up to feed.”


The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Glen Freeman, Zwolle, La., five bass, 24-12, $4,895 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

               2nd:         Matthew McArdle, Humble, Texas, five bass, 20-6, $2,448

               3rd:          Lance Duff, Lumberton, Texas, five bass, 19-13, $1,565

               4th:          Jeff Wooldridge, Chandler, Texas, five bass, 18-10, $1,096

               5th:          Darold Gleason, Many, La., five bass, 18-9, $939

               6th:          Stephen Reitzell, Colfax, La., five bass, 18-2, $861

               7th:          Josh Dunaway, Sulphur, La., five bass, 18-1, $783

               8th:          Nick Lebrun, Bossier City, La., five bass, 17-10, $704

               9th:          Cory Bono, Lake Charles, La., five bass, 17-9, $626

               10th:        T.J. Goodwyn, Center, Texas, five bass, 17-6, $548


Bob Vote of Kingwood, Texas, brought a 7-pound, 12-ounce bass to the scale – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $700. Cason Lewis of Pineville, Louisiana, won the Co-angler Division and $2,548 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 13 pounds, 14 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Cason Lewis, Pineville, La., five bass, 13-14, $2,548

               2nd:         James Waller, Cypress, Texas, five bass, 13-10, $1,174

               3rd:          Ronnie Ray Jr., McKinney, Texas, five bass, 13-7, $831

               4th:          James Callaghan, DeBerry, Texas, five bass, 13-4, $509

               4th:          Blake Landreneau, Youngsville, La., four bass, 13-4, $509

               6th:          Keith Kimbrough, Woden, Texas, five bass, 13-0, $430

               7th:          Bill Fussell, Thibodaux, La., five bass, 12-15, $391

               8th:          Fred Martin, North Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 12-12, $352

               9th:          Cedric Jackson, Sicily Island, La., five bass, 12-10, $293

               9th:          Bernard Fruge, Noble, La., five bass, 12-10, $293

Eddie Burns of Little Rock, Arkansas, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division weighing in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $350.

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