2013 Tournament 4

6-6-13
Story provided by Cody Kemp

Nathan Stratton Wins the Mr. Bass of Arkansas Tournament on Lake Dardanelle!

The fourth MR. BASS of Arkansas tournament was held on Sunday, on a wet and muggy Lake Dardanelle out of beautiful Lake Dardanelle State Park. With morning clouds and drizzle everyone anticipated huge weights to be brought in. At the end of the day Dardanelle did not disappoint, as 3 sacks over 19lbs came across the scales! Here’s how the top finished up.

Pro Nathan Stratton wins MBOA at Lake Dardanelle
First place on the Pro side was Nathan Stratton with 19.63lbs. An awesome catch with no practice!!! Nathan commented his practice time consisted of driving across the HWY 64 Bridge just before the tournament meeting. “I took one look at the lake and new exactly what I would be doing” commented Nathan as Ronnie questioned him about his day. All of Nathans fish came on a crankbait fished deep, but he was reluctant to give much more insight.  For his awesome day Nathan earned $2,056 for first place plus a $500 check for Ranger Cup qualification, and an additional $500 for his Everette  Buick GMC truck!

Pro Quincy Houchin wins MBOA 2nd place at Lake Dardanelle
Second Place was “Q” Quincy Houchin he had another impressive Dardanelle Limit weighing 19.33lbs he commented he had to be using the a Jewel “Swim-it” Jig in “black and Blue” flavor to put big fish in his boat.  He caught a lot of other fish on other lures but the bulk came from the swim jig. For his efforts he earned $1,028.

Pro Carl Carpenter wins MBOA 3rd place at Lake Dardanelle
Third Place on the Pro side was Carl Carpenter with ANOTHER limit over 19lbs!!! At 19.18lbs Carl earned $771.00. Carl commented his fish came from various top waters including a frog.

Big Bass Pro Side: Chip Hawkins – 6.12lbs

To see complete results from the Pro side Click Here.

To see Pro points standings as of  06/16/2013 Click Here.

John Thorn Wins the Amateur Division on Lake Dardanelle

Am John Thorn wins MBOA at Lake Dardanelle
First Place on the Co-angler side was Jonathan Thorn with 15.22lbs. Jonathan commented catching fish on just about everything from shakey heads with 8lb line to frogs all put fish in the boat for Jonathan. For his efforts he earned $1,045. He also earned second big bass for the day which was a 4.65lb chunk caught on the 8lb line!

Second Place was Kevin Beatty, who slammed 15.17lbs earning him $523. Kevin commented catching the majority of his fish on frogs.

Third Place was Randy Verboon with 15.10lbs wish netted him a cool $392. Randy had had all the sun he could stand for the day so he left out before we could question his tactics for the  day.

Big Bass Co Side: – Clay Bradford – 6.69lbs

To see complete results on the Am side Click Here.

To see AM points standings as of 06/16/2013Click Here.

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