B.A.S.S Central Division Championship Results

Texan Collins Keeps On Course To Victory In B.A.S.S. Nation DivisionalZAVALLA, Texas — The frog bite was on at Sam Rayburn Reservoir but Texan Albert Collins avoided that temptation and won the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional.

While runner-up Brandon Pedigo and other contestants turned in double-digit sacks today by fishing plastic frogs in the shallow grass, Collins stuck with an offshore summertime pattern of targeting channel swings near points. He brought a 17-pound, 4-ounce limit of five bass to the scales to clinch the victory. He noted the fish were caught at various depths.

“I was fishing different areas of the lake,” said Collins, who finished with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 53-4. “In some areas they were in 6 to 8 feet and in some areas they were in 18 to 20 feet.

“My primary lure, the one I caught the most fish on, was a Missile Baits Tomahawk worm [in the Love Bug hue].” The 48-year-old plumber from Nacogdoches, Texas, said he rigged the worm Texas style with a 5/16-ounce lead weight and a 5/0 Gamakatsu worm hook.

On the first day, he tried to fish as many different areas and types of habitat as he could to accumulate a decent weight, which he accomplished with a 16-12 limit to move into the runner-up spot behind Pedigo.

The second day started slowly for Collins, but he finished strong with the heaviest bag of the tournament (19-4) and leapfrogged over Pedigo to take over the lead. Collins won the Livingston Lures award of $250 because he led the tournament on Day 2.

The fishing got tougher for Collins during Friday’s final round, because he exhausted several of his best spots in order to build such a heavy stringer of bass on the second day.

“It worked out well though,” said the Nacogdoches Bass Club member. “I planned everything out, and it worked.”

Collins credits his partner in the draw tournament, Kevin Johnston of Missouri, for letting him call the shots in the final round. “He let me position the boat to the point to where I had a good advantage to throw at everything without getting interfered with,” he said.

By winning the divisional and finishing as the top angler on his state team, Collins earned a berth in the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship to be held on Lake Dardanelle in Arkansas, Oct. 24-26.

Other state winners who qualified for the National Championship were Doug Thompson of Arkansas; Beau Branine, Kansas; Ryan Lavigne, Louisiana; Randy Ladner, Mississippi; Brian Wilson, Missouri; Nick Ash, Nebraska; and Pedigo of Oklahoma.

Louisiana won the team championship for the second straight year with 301 pounds, 12 ounces, while the host Texas squad finished second with 280-15.

The Carhartt Big Bass Award of $500 was presented to Destre Dedeaux of Mississippi for his 8-6 largemouth caught on Day 1.

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2013 B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional 6/5-6/7Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Lufkin  TX.

(ANGLER) Standings Day 3

Angler                   Hometown              No./lbs-oz  Pts   

1.  Albert Collins         Nacogdoches, TX (TX)    15  53-04  0

2.  Brandon Pedigo         Durant, OK (OK)         15  51-11  0

3.  Beau Branine           Haysville, KS (KS)      14  39-07  0

4.  Randy Ladner           Bay St Louis, MS (MS)   15  38-11  0

5.  Ryan Lavigne           Gonzales, LA (LA)       15  37-10  0

6.  David Cavell           Prairieville, LA (LA)   12  36-02  0

7.  Jamie Laiche           Gonzales, LA (LA)       15  36-00  0

8.  Jon Harshbarger        Kaufman, TX (TX)        12  33-10  0

9.  Doug Thompson          Mabelvale, AR (AR)      15  33-00  0

10. Mark Hensiek           Humnoke, AR (AR)        13  31-06  0

11. Bobby Whiteside        San Marcos, TX (TX)     11  30-15  0

12. Brian L Wilson         Bloomfield, IA (MO)     15  30-11  0

13. Matthew Dan Waller     Augusta, KS (KS)        14  29-13  0

14. Dylan Hays             Fort Smith, AR (AR)     13  29-08  0

15. Josh McIntire          Platte City, MO (MO)    12  29-03  0

16. Matt Roberts           Pulaski, IA (MO)        13  28-15  0

17. Jeff Avery             El Dorado, AR (AR)      12  28-11  0

18. Curry Schaubhut JR     Gramercy, LA (LA)       13  27-08  0

19. Gerald Spohrer         Gonzales, LA (LA)       9  26-08  0

20. Scotty Smith           Taylor, AR (AR)         13  26-01  0

21. Jimmy Johnson          Ganado, TX (TX)         13  25-13  0

22. Lee Sanders            Stillwater, OK (OK)     13  25-10  0

23. Kenneth Ryals          Hattiesburg, MS (MS)    12  25-08  0

24. Nick Ash               Omaha, NE (NE)          12  25-08  0

25. Chris Waguespack       Des Allemands, LA (LA)  10  24-09  0

26. Robbie Latuso          Gonzales, LA (LA)       11  24-00  0

27. Bryan Schmidt          Olney, TX (TX)          14  24-00  0

28. Kent Priel             No Platte, NE (NE)      11  23-15  0

29. Joe Dale Smith         Fort Worth, TX (TX)     10  23-12  0

30. David M Gatlin         Lincoln, NE (NE)        10  23-05  0

31. Eddie Lindley          Ulm, AR (AR)            12  22-14  0

32. Dale Logan             Iowa, LA (LA)           12  22-10  0

33. Greg Cooper            Monroe City, MO (MO)    8  21-08  0

34. Richard Risewick       Norton, KS (NE)         10  21-07  0

35. Ian Schaben            Raymore, MO (KS)        9  21-06  0

36. Sam Morton             Easton, KS (MO)         12  21-00  0

37. Chris Torkleson        Sand Springs, OK (KS)   10  20-11  0

38. Jason Buchanan         Burnet, TX (TX)         13  20-04  0

39. Jerry Pape             Milford, IA (NE)        11  19-13  0

40. Dell Mettlen, Jr.      Salina, KS (KS)         11  19-11  0

41. Jimmy Lynn             Georgetown, TX (TX)     9  19-11  0

42. Jeff Curtis            Havana , AR (AR)        9  19-09  0

43. Jeff Saunders          Kearney , MO (MO)       7  19-06  0

44. John Soukup            Agra, OK (OK)           10  19-02  0

45. Charlie Hewitt         Prairieville, LA (LA)   9  18-13  0

46. Jody Pfannenstiel      Salina, KS (KS)         10  18-08  0

47. Mark Wade              Caledonia, MS (MS)      9  18-06  0

48. Alex Bergeron          Houma, LA (LA)          9  18-00  0

49. Daniel J Basgall       Hays, KS (KS)           8  17-13  0

50. Destre Dedeaux         Meadville, MS (MS)      7  17-10  0

51. Klint VonFeldt         Hays, KS (KS)           9  17-08  0

52. Michael Anthamatten    Terlton, OK (OK)        10  17-06  0

53. Dave McCoy             Plattsmouth, NE (NE)    7  17-04  0

54. Dennis Edwards         Leavenworth, KS (MO)    9  16-08  0

55. Michael Valentine      Laurel , MS (MS)        9  16-04  0

56. Troy Enmeier           Enid, OK (OK)           9  15-15  0

57. Billy Lemon            Sand Springs, OK (OK)   8  15-09  0

58. Bryan Adams            Omaha, NE (NE)          8  15-05  0

59. Roger VanRanken        Medicine Lodge, KS (KS) 8  15-05  0

60. Randy Kenton           Leavenworth, KS (MO)    8  14-15  0

61. Travis Tunnell         Benton, KS (KS)         7  14-10  0

62. Teb Jones              Hattiesburg, MS (MS)    7  14-04  0

63. John Peterson          Norfolk, NE (NE)        7  14-00  0

64. Kevin Johnston         Sedalia, MO (MO)        7  13-15  0

65. Keith Alton            Sarepta, LA (AR)        8  13-15  0

66. Mike Hughs             Frisco, TX (TX)         4  13-11  0

67. Mike Herndon           Soso, MS (MS)           8  13-08  0

68. Ronnie Sharp           Hammond, LA (LA)        6  13-04  0

69. Doug Ruby              Waldo, AR (AR)          8  13-03  0

70. Scott E Jones          Rogers , AR (AR)        7  13-01  0

71. Kevin Richard          Morse, LA (LA)          8  12-08  0

72. Richard Minyard        El Reno, OK (OK)        7  12-02  0

73. Mark Cowart            Kearney, MO (MO)        6  12-01  0

74. Harold Stark           Eldon, MO (MO)          7  12-01  0

75. Sterling Brugher       Mannford, OK (OK)       7  11-13  0

76. Randy Ryals            Hattiesburg, MS (MS)    6  11-12  0

77. Richard Wilson         Weatherford, TX (TX)    7  11-08  0

78. Randy Reehm            Russellville, AR (AR)   4  11-05  0

79. Randy Craft            Seminary, MS (MS)       6  11-04  0

80. Larry McWilliams       Florence, MS (MS)       6  10-14  0

81. Donnie Cox             Chouteau, OK (OK)       6  10-02  0

82. Trevor Yates           Norman, OK (OK)         5  09-11  0

83. Kent Craft             Wichita, KS (KS)        6  09-09  0

84. Scott Grammier         Deer Park, TX (TX)      5  08-08  0

85. Bob Glasgow            Wilber, NE (NE)         3  08-06  0

86. Josh Edwards           Louisville, MS (MS)     3  08-05  0

87. Yancey Hartzer         Culbertson, NE (NE)     5  08-04  0

88. John Smith             Bartlesville, OK (OK)   5  07-13  0

89. Lee Wubbels            Lincoln, NE (NE)        3  07-07  0

90. Ralph Leonard          Tekamah, NE (NE)        4  07-06  0

91. Nick Carroccio         Plano, TX (TX)          4  06-11  0

92. Farrell Coppin         Wagoner, OK (OK)        4  06-08  0

93. David Wheat            Philadelphia, MS (MS)   3  06-04  0

94. Larry Brumley          Topeka, KS (KS)         2  05-08  0

95. Clayton Coppin         Wagoner, OK (OK)        2  05-07  0

96. Nick Luna              Grain Valley, MO (KS)   2  05-03  0

97. Stephen White          Dalhart, TX (TX)        3  05-01  0

98. Jonny Schultz          Maumelle, AR (AR)       3  04-07  0

99. Joshua Herring         New Augusta, MS (MS)    3  04-04  0

100. Randy Heavin           Oklahoma City, OK (OK)  2  03-14  0

101. James Smotherman       Hollister , MO (MO)     2  03-12  0

102. Remington Wagner       Yatas Center, KS (KS)   2  03-11  0

103. Payton  Michael Holland Lake Charles, LA (LA)   2  03-02  0

104. Chase Myers            Cabot, AR (AR)          1  03-00  0

105. Trent Ladner           Poplarville, MS (MS)    1  02-13  0

106. Hunter Muncrief        Pineland, TX (TX)       1  02-11  0

107. Brian Pahl             Wildwood, MO (MO)       2  02-10  0

108. Colton Kelle           Beatrice, NE (NE)       1  01-09  0

108. Phillip Murphy         Alma, AR (AR)           1  01-09  0

110. Tristin Riddle         San Angelo, TX (TX)     1  01-08  0

111. Garrett McCrackin      Jennings, OK (OK)       1  01-06  0

112. Tony Gafford           Denham Springs, LA (LA) 1  01-02  0

113. Charlie Baker          Kansas City , MO (MO)   0  00-00  0

113. Nathan Craft           Seminary, MS (MS)       0  00-00  0

113. Brad Schaefer          Omaha, NE (NE)          0  00-00  0

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Totals

Day   #Limits    #Fish      Weight

1       29       310       667-14

2       28       282       610-02

3       28       292       628-13

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85       884      1906-13

TEAM STANDINGS Day 3

    State                Lbs-Oz

1 LOUISIANA            301-12

2 TEXAS                280-15

3 ARKANSAS             251-09

4 KANSAS               238-11

5 MISSOURI             226-09

6 OKLAHOMA             214-01

7 MISSISSIPPI          199-11

8 NEBRASKA             193-09

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