Today is the Championship of The Bass Federation, which if you don't know is the FLW's lowest grassroots level. The tournament is at Bull Shoals in MO. The top fisherman and co-angler in a Division wins entry to the BFL All-American, and the winners of the whole tournament get an entry into The Forrest Wood Cup, $10,000 and the "Living the Dream Package." The package includes use of a "Living the Dream" wrapped Chevy truck and Ranger boat powered either by Evinrude or Yamaha, sponsor merchandise and paid entry fees into the winner’s choice of either the 2009 Walmart FLW Tour or Walmart FLW Series to compete against the world’s top bass anglers.
A guy from Sconni has a 4lb lead going into today, which is the final day. Minnesota boater contestant Bob Perkins, bobsfishing on the Fishwrench forum, cashed a check finished in 17th place out of 44 anglers. Bob owns a tackle business here in the Brainerd lakes area called Tournament Tackle. He has been at the last two Bass Snatchers Club meetings but I have not met him. He will probably be at our meeting next week, so I will congratulate him then.
The Minnesota Co-Angler is a very well known Minnesota bass guy named Scott Bonnema. Bonnema used to be on the Fuji Film team, but I don't think he ever fished the FLW tour. Scott came in 13th and cashed a check.
Also of Note- Al Lindner's son Troy fished it representing California and came in 2nd to last. Troy is trying to make his way up in the pro ranks out West.
The Weigh in is on right now 3PM Central on FLW Live.
Nick Smyers from WI only caught 2 today and lost by 11ozs. He lost a fish that cost him. Bob Harkness from West Viginia gets the come from behind win with the days biggest bag.