2011 Championship

11-6-11

Steve Howard Wins the Mr. Bass of Arkansas Classic on Norfork Lake!

Pro Steve Howard wins the MBOA Classic on Lake Norfork 2011

Steve Howard topped 35 pro’s who qualified to fish the 2011 Mr. Bass of Arkansas Classic on Norfork Lake by catching 15 bass that weighed a total of 39.78 pounds during the three day event. The fish are still in transition on Norfork, but plenty of bass were caught and 6 pro’s were able to catch their 5-bass limit each day. Here’s how the top 3 caught their bass:

Pro Steve Howard wins the MBOA Classic on Lake Norfork

1st – Steve Howard – 15 bass – 39.78 pounds – Ranger/Mercury Combo

Steve fished the lower end of Norfork, where he caught the majority of his fish on a Jewel Football Jig (3/4 oz. ; Green Pumpkin Candy). Steve also commented that he caught a few keepers on the Alabama rig. For his efforts, Steve won a 19ft. Ranger Boat powered by a 200 HP Mercury Outboard.

Pro Greg Carpenter wins MBOA 2nd place in the Classic on Lake Norfork 2011

2nd – Greg Carpenter – 15 bass – 38.76 pounds – $2,000.00

Greg caught his bass on swimbaits attached to the “Spinderella” rig created by Cody Kemp. Greg commented that he had to move to find his fish each day, but once they were located he would cull through multiple keepers.

Pro Jerry Williams wins MBOA 3rd place in the Classic on Lake Norfork 2011

3rd – Jerry Williams – 15 bass – 34.62 pounds – $1,200.00

Jerry caught all of his bass on a jigging spoon. He commented that the fish moved a little shallower on day 3, making them easier to catch.

Rest of the top 10 money winners:
4th place – Kevin Late – 15 bass – 33.37 pounds – $1,000.00
5th place – Chris Huselton – 15 bass – 33.14 pounds
6th place – Brandon Rhoden – 15 bass – 32.92 pounds
7th place – Kelly Coble – 14 bass – 32.37 pounds
8th place – Jason Bunch – 13 bass – 30.02 pounds
9th place – Jason Lieblong – 13 bass – 24.16 pounds
10th place – Terry Cordum – 11 bass – 23.72 pounds
Big Bass: Duke Gunnell – 5.92 pounds – $100.00

Top 10 Pro Anglers in the Mr. Bass of Arkansas Classic Tournament 2011

The Top 10 pro’s who made the cut: From left to right: Greg Carpenter, Jason Bunch, Steve Howard, Chris Huselton, Jerry Williams, Kevin Late, Terry Cordum, Kelly Coble, Brandon Rhoden, and Jason Lieblong.

For Complete Results from the pro division, Click Here.

Kevin Crow Wins the Amateur Division Classic Crown!

Am Kevin Crow wins the MBOA Classic on Lake Norfork 2011

Kevin Crow topped the amateur field by catching 8 bass that weighed 15.71 pounds during the two day event. He threw wiggle wart crankbaits to catch his bass. For his victory, Kevin took home a check worth $7,500.

Here’s the rest of the Top 10 money winners:
2nd – Todd Malabanan – 7 bass – 14.82 pounds – $1,000.00
3rd – Joe Glover – 6 bass – 13.47 pounds – $600.00
4th – Jason Scoggins – 7 bass – 13.31 pounds – $500.00
5th – Ron Mounts – 6 bass – 11.49 pounds
6th – Johnny Manning – 5 bass – 9.95 pounds
7th – Terry Williams – 5 bass – 9.48 pounds
8th – Matt White – 5 bass – 8.92 pounds
9th – Brent Jones – 4 bass – 8.11 pounds
10th – Dylan Hays – 3 bass – 6.77 pounds
Big Bass – Brad Patterson – 4.76 pounds – $100.00

For Complete Results From the Amateur Division, Click Here.

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