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Skinner Wins Rayovac Series on Havasu

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Billy Skinner of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., weighed five bass totaling 17 pounds, 15 ounces  Saturday  to win the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division event presented by Mercury on Lake Havasu with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 59 pounds, 5 ounces. For his victory, Skinner earned $40,000.

Skinner caught the majority of his bass on a Chatterbait targeting a natural spawning flat but the wind messed up his primary area on the final day so he had to run and gun and started fishing grass and man made cover to catch his biggest stringer of the week and win the even by 12 pounds.

The top 10 pros on Lake Havasu were:

1st:                       Billy Skinner, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., 15 bass, 59-5, $40,000

2nd:                     Jason Borofka, Salinas, Calif., 13 bass, 47-5, $15,500

3rd:                     John Fuqua, Oxnard, Calif., 15 bass, 46-8, $12,000

4th:                       Shaun Bailey, Lake Havasu city, Ariz., 14 bass, 46-5, $10,000

5th:                       Ed Arledge, Valley Center, Calif., 12 bass, 42-15, $9,000

7th:                       Gary Pinholster, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 11 bass, 38-4, $7,000

8th:                       Jimmy Reese, Witter Springs, Calif., 12 bass, 37-10, $6,000

9th:                       David Kromm, Kennewick, Wash., nine bass, 30-11, $5,000

10th:                   Chad Martin, Nocolaus, Calif., 10 bass, 30-7, $4,000

Complete results can be found at  FLWOutdoors.com.

Patrick Whitaker caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division  Friday  â€“ a 7-pound, 15-ounce bass – that earned him the day’s Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $300.

Todd Kline of San Clemente, Calif., won the co-angler division and a Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor with a three-day total of 13 bass weighing 41 pounds, 4 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers on Lake Havasu were:

1st:              Todd Kline, San Clemente, Calif., 13 bass, 41-4, Ranger Z117C with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor

2nd:                     Blaine Christiansen, San Jose, Calif., eight bass, 31-4, $5,000

3rd:                     Gary Haraguchi, Redding, Calif., nine bass, 25-5, $4,000

4th:                       Daniel Leue, Colusa, Calif., eight bass, 25-1, $3,500

5th:                       Aaron Agner, Anderson, Calif., seven bass, 21-4, $3,000

6th:                       Roy Desmangles, Lincoln, Calif., eight bass, 20-10, $2,500

7th:                       Michael Schoffner, Roseburg, Ore., seven bass, 19-3, $2,000

8th:                       Debbie Carnahan, Flagstaff, Ariz., eight bass, 18-9, $1,750

9th:                       Lonnie Foster, Kneeland, Calif., six bass, 18-8, $1,500

10th:                   Roger Haas, Morro Bay, Calif.,seven bass, 17-1, $1,250

Blaine Christiansen caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division  Friday  â€“ a 5-pound, 10-ounce bass – that earned him the day’s Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $200.