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 â€“ 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 â€“ that earned him the day’s Rayovac FLW Series Big Bass award of $200.