Dodson Earns $24K & 198VX Ranger Boat
Robbie Dodson of Harrison, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 10 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Central Division event on Table Rock Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 37 pounds, 6 ounces. For his victory, Dodson earned $24,133 and a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor.
"It was a brutal slow week," said Dodson who has two previous top 10 finishes on Table Rock Lake. "Every day was different and you had to figure something new out each day. There was no one emerging pattern all week. What worked one day didn't work the next and it took a couple hours each morning to figure it out.
"I had seven bites on Thurs., six yesterday and six today, continued Dodson. "I caught fish in 1 foot of water and I caught fish 40 feet deep. I was using Luck "E" Trickster Spinnerbaits, Lucky Strike series 3 brown and black jigs and Lucky Strike spoons.
"Fishing on clear water is always tough but you just have to keep your head down and work hard."Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Tom Murphy, Richland, Mo., 14 bass, 34-2, $8,274
3rd: Pop-tarts pro Greg Bohannan, Rogers, Ark., 12 bass, 31-0, $6,895
4th: Lance Williams, Billings, Mo., 13 bass, 30-1, $6,206
5th: Matthew Jones, Spokane, Mo., 11 bass, 24-8, $5,516
6th: Earl Garrison IV, Bull Shoals, Ark., 10 bass, 24-1, $4,827
7th: Scott Nelson, Lake Ozark, Mo., 10 bass, 23-12, $4,137
8th: Zach King, Clarksvile, Ark., seven bass, 22-7, $3,448
9th: Chris Hughes, Springfield, Mo., 10 bass, 22-7, $2,758
10th: Randall Hutson, Washburn, Mo., 10 bass, 21-3, $2,069
Robert Nosbisch of Collinsville, Ill., won the Co-angler Division and a Ranger boat with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor with a three-day total of 10 bass weighing 21 pound, 13 ounces.Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Brett Haake, Joliet, Ill., six bass, 15-10, $3,365
3rd: Larry Creech, Columbia City, Ind., five bass, 11-14, $2,991
4th: Melvin McNeal, Circleville, Ohio, five bass, 11-7, $2,617
5th: Jimmy Lee, Carthage, Mo., five bass, 11-6, $2,243
6th: Jacques Fleischmann, Lampe, Mo., four bass, 8-15, $1,869
7th: Max Wilson, Everton, Mo., four bass, 8-11, $1,495
8th: Joey Henderson, Mayfield, Ky., four bass, 7-14, $1,122
9th: Kevin McCullough, Greencastle, Ind., two bass, 7-7, $748
10th: Tom Lindsay, Glenview, Ill., three bass, 7-6, $598
The EverStart Series consists of five divisions - Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of four tournaments and competitors will be vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the Strike King Angler of the Year title along with $5,000 for the pro and $2,000 for the co-angler. The top 40 pros and co-anglers from each respective division will qualify for the EverStart Series Championship that will be held on Kentucky Lake in Buchanan, Tenn., Oct. 27-30.For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the EverStart Series on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWEverStartSeries and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWOutdoors.